Tips and information from the Office for Student Affairs

The Office for Student Affairs is available to all students and staff for questions concerning teaching and the organisation of examinations. In the following we have compiled the most important information on frequently asked topics.

If you have any further questions, please contact us – preferably by .

Lecture about the organisation of the study during the O-week

In a lecture on 28 Oct 2020, the new students of Department 13 were informed about the organisational boundary conditions of their studies and the orientation in TUCaN.

The presentation slides can be viewed here.

Further information…

In order not to miss important dates and deadlines, we strongly recommend to regularly check your TUCaN account for new messages. You can also have TUCaN messages forwarded to your e-mail address! You will find information on how to do this here.

Procedure for examination schedules

The most important points:

  • Modules of the general compulsory and elective section can be completed without an examination schedule.
  • The student is required to submit a signed examination schedule (form under Downloads on the website of the Office for Student Affairs) with the profile selection or the study focus/study focus combination prior to registering for modules/examinations in the elective section.
  • The student is required to submit a signed examination schedule (form under Downloads on the website of the Office for Student Affairs) with the profile selection or the study focus/study focus combination prior to registering for modules/examinations in the elective section.
  • Deadlines: The examination schedule must be submitted to the Student Office in the summer semester by 15 May, in the winter semester 2020, the cut-off deadline is November 30, 2020 (normally November 7 for a winter semester)
  • Please observe the Regulations for exchanging modules (this must always be reported).

Examination dates and registration deadlines

The lists of examination dates and registration deadlines can be found in the menu Deadlines and dates.

Individual examination dates

All examinations offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (including those with individual examination dates) will be registered during the same registration period (usually 15 Nov – 15 Dec in the WiSe and 01 Jun – 30 Jun in the SoSe) by the students in TUCaN.

The exact dates of the examinations marked “individual examination date” are communicated by the examiners to the Office for Student Affairs by e-mail to in a timely manner, but not later than 31 Jan in the WiSe and 1 Jul in the SoSe). (Note: At least 10 days must elapse between registration with the Office for Student Affairs and the examination date in order to be able to register in TUCaN and at the same time guarantee the student's withdrawal period). If there are several examination days, the examiners must also report the assignment of the candidates to the respective examination date to the Office for Student Affairs.

Examinations which fall within the lecture period are special examination dates, which have to be applied for in writing at the Office for Student Affairs by the student with a notice period of 4 weeks in consultation with the examiners and have to be approved by the chairman of the examination board.

2. Repeat examination and associated consultation

For all students who have failed a repeat examination, § 31 paragraph 1 APB provides the possibility to take a second repeat examination in each subject examination.

According to § 31 paragraph 3 APB, a second repeat examination should be preceded by a study consultation in the department. If the student would like to have such a counselling interview in addition to the Information event (automatic invitation by the Office for Student Affairs) they can contact their respective mentor.

Procedure in the event of withdrawal from the examination due to illness (§ 15 (2) APB)

At TU Darmstadt, procedural rules apply for the withdrawal from examinations. This will ensure that the same rules apply to all students and that the decision to withdraw due to illness can be made on a better basis.

In order to withdraw from an examination in due form and time in case of illness, a medical certificate (not a certificate of incapacity to work!), which certifies the inability to take the examination, must be submitted to the responsible Office for Student Affairs in original (no e-mail, fax or scan) within 3 calendar days from the day of the examination.

Office hours in the Office for Student Affairs

In the FAQ about TUCaN you will find the answers to the most important questions concerning the organisation of your studies.

Further information is available during office hours at the Office for Student Affairs.

Office for Student Affairs mailbox

In front of the Office for Student Affairs (in the entrance hall on the 1st floor next to the entrance to the side wing) there is the Office for Student Affairs mailbox, which is emptied daily. Here you can also submit completed forms/applications etc. outside office hours.

Please always make sure to include your name and matriculation number and do not forget your signature (if required)!

Admission/Application for studies

Information on application and admission can be found here on the main pages of the TU.

Student advisory service

If you would like to find out about the study possibilities at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering before you start your studies, please contact the Student Advisory Service directly.

As an enrolled student you can of course also contact the student advisory service. In addition, you will be assigned a personal mentor who will guide you through your studies.

The mentor assignment can be obtained at any time from the Office for Student Affairs.

Internship

For the recognition of an internship and for all questions regarding internships, please contact the internship office responsible for your study programme: