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For Students Exam administration

Our exam administration

General information

The examination office is responsible for organizing bachelor’s and master’s exams and general exam administration, including certifying grades and registering for or withdrawing from exams. If you have any questions regarding exams, please contact: Ms. Annette Heße

Telephone: +49 2381 9291-144


General Information on Exams


Bachelor’s programs normally comprise 180 Credit Points (CP) which are distributed between different modules. Students collect these CPs by completing these modules and passing the corresponding exam, which can take different forms. The CPs are not related to grades (how well you do in a module) but are a measure of much work and effort students can expect to need to expend to pass the module. At the university rectors’ conference a CP has been defined as representing a work load of about 25 to 30 hours. Ideally, students should collect about 30 CPs per semester, so that a Bachelor’s program normally takes six semesters.

The same basic principle applies to Master’s programs, except that here 120 CPs are collected during four semesters.

Our staff at the Examination Office will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about examination regulations.



Deadlines for Examinations


Students can register for exams electronically, using “CampusNet” no later than the deadline given by the university (usually three weeks before the exam). If you want to withdraw your registration , you need to do so by one week before the exam at the latest. After that, it is no longer possible to do so.

Should a student be unable to attend the exam due to health reasons, they must hand in a doctor’s certificate to the university no later than one week after the exam date (please note: the doctor’s certificate must be from the day of the exam) . Should the doctor’s certificate be sent by post, the postmarked date counts. If the certificate is handed in within this time frame, then the exam will not count as failed. If students have missed an exam through no fault of their own, then they must immediately describe the circumstances in writing. If it is deemed credible and sufficient, then the exam will also not count as having been failed. If there is neither a withdrawal from registration nor a doctor’s certificate, an exam that the student failed to attend will be marked with “failed” (5,0).



Examination Format


Several different examination types are used by the SRH University Hamm. This may take the form of a classic exam, project work, seminar papers, an oral exam or an in-class presentation – all of these examples are part of our examination portfolio. The Bachelor’s thesis at the end of a study course is written over a period of 12 weeks (three months) and is usually done in cooperation with a company and then presented to the supervising professors at a colloquium. The topic of the thesis is determined together with the supervisor and the company.

Similarly, the Master’s thesis is written over a 26-week period (6 months), reflecting the greater scope and depth required. It is also generally written in conjunction with a company.

This variety of examination forms helps ensure that students are prepared for a wide range of challenges in their careers.