Course registration

 

Registration for and withdrawal from courses are made via the Study Planner. No lecturer or professor can register/enroll a student for a course.

Students must be registered for a course to attend classes—including laboratory exercises—participate in group work, and obtain course information and teaching material (notes, etc.) via DTU Learn. Students not registered for the course can contact the lecturer to access the course group. Still, access to this group does not entitle the student to hand in assignments or participate in the exam.

Course registration in the first semester
BEng and BSc students are automatically registered for courses in the first teaching period (13-week period) in the first semester of their study programme. Students must register for all other courses through the Study Planner.

MSc students and visiting students must register for courses through the Study Planner.

New MSc students and visiting students must confirm that they accept DTU’s code of honour to be able to register for courses via the Study Planner. See also at DTU Inside under ‘Study rules’ /’DTU’s code of honour’.

Course registration in other semesters
Students are responsible for ensuring that their course registrations have been registered correctly in their study plan and that registration for the courses has been made within the applicable registration and withdrawal deadlines.

Registration and withdrawal deadlines for courses can be found at DTU Inside under Study rules/Registration deadlines for courses and examinations.

In the supplementary course registration period, a decision on limited admission to a course can be made on the grounds of the capacity of facilities or academic reasons. See DTU Inside under ‘Participation in limited admission courses’ under ‘Teaching’. Therefore, students must be aware that participation in a course may not be possible if the student registers for the course in the supplementary course registration period, even if limited admission is not noted in the course description.

Registration for final projects, internships, and special courses
Students cannot register for final projects, internships, or special courses themselves. Registration takes place via the Project Reporting System, and the supervisor of the final project and special courses and the internship supervisor can register students via this system. Once the supervisor has registered the activity in the project reporting system, the student will receive an email in their study email when it is approved.

Registration for courses under the transitional procedure for the master's programme
Information on how to register for courses under the transitional procedure can be found at DTU Inside under Study rules/Transferring to an MSc programme.

Rules for choice of courses
Students cannot register for a course they have already passed. A course has been passed if the grade 02 or the assessment ‘Pass’ has been awarded. Reregistrations for passed courses will be rejected.

Students can register for courses that form part of their curriculum. All other courses must be pre-approved by the Head of Study before registration. The Head of Study shall send this approval to the Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs via email: studadm@adm.dtu.dk

BSc students may have as many as 10 ECTS credits at the BEng level as part of the Elective Courses in their bachelor's programme.

MSc students may have as many as 10 ECTS credits at the BSc level.
MSc students are not allowed to register for BEng courses. Neither the Head of Studies nor the Board of Exemptions can exempt from this.

Some courses are only provided for students in selected study programmes. That will be stated in the course description. Students who do not attend these study programmes will not be granted access to the course.

Students must not register for courses above the prescribed total ECTS credits for the study programme and must always try to plan their studies according to the prescribed total ECTS credits for the programme. Also, see DTU Inside under ‘Study rules’/‘Credit transfer’/‘Credit transfer during the study programme’.

Elective courses
BEng students
In the BEng programme, lists of optional courses that the student can freely choose from are available in the individual curricula, and all the courses have already been pre-approved by the head of studies. If a student wants to take a BEng or BSc course that is not on the list, it must be approved in advance by the head of studies. Documentation for the head of study's approval must be sent to the Study Administration. MSc courses may not be taken. Exceptions are MSc courses pre-approved for inclusion at the bachelor's level in the individual BEng programme. These courses will appear in the curriculum.

BSc students enrolled in study programmes/curricula valid before September 2023
In the BSc programme, the student can choose freely from all courses at DTU at the bachelor's and master's levels. It is also possible to choose from all BEng courses, but these may not exceed 10 ECTS credits in total. Courses cannot be taken at PhD level.

Both BEng and BSc students enrolled in study programmes valid before September 2023 who are bound by a master's course they have not passed can request to be released from the course by writing to studiedispensation@adm.dtu.dk via their student email with a reason and stating which other course they wish to take instead. The student must register for the new course. Read about the general rules on binding courses at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Teaching'/'Binding courses'.

BSc students enrolled in study programmes/curricula valid from September 2023
In the BSc programme, the student can choose freely from all courses at DTU at bachelor's level. It is also possible to choose from all BEng courses, but these may not exceed 10 ECTS credits in total. MSc courses may not be taken. Exceptions are master's courses that by the Head of Studies are pre-approved for inclusion at the bachelor's level in the individual BSc programme. These courses will appear in the curriculum.

MSc students
In the MSc programme, all courses at the master's and PhD levels at DTU are pre-approved. All bachelor's courses at DTU will also be pre-approved but may not exceed 10 ECTS credits in total. MSc students are not allowed to take courses at the BEng level. Neither the Head of Studies nor the Board of Exemptions can exempt from this.

Courses outside DTU: The rules for this are specified at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Credit transfer/'Credit transfer during the study programme'.

Students who have completed MSc courses on their Beng or BSc programme
MSc students who, as part of their qualifying BEng or BSc education, have passed a course corresponding to courses in either the general competence group or the technological specialization group for the MSc programme must take a different course that contributes to the overall learning outcomes of the programme in question. That also applies if the student otherwise has acquired academic knowledge and competencies.

DTU courses
If the course belongs to the general competence group, students must choose a different course from the general competence group (GC) or the technological specialization group (TS). In the latter case, students must contact the Study Administration via studadm@adm.dtu.dk. An approval from the head of studies must be attached, after which the student can take a TS course instead of the GR course, which the student has passed on his/her BEng or BSc programme.

If the course belongs to the technological specialization group, students must choose a different course in that group.

Non-DTU courses
If it is not possible to choose a different course in line with the above rules or if the course is not from DTU, students must obtain approval from the head of studies to take another course that supports the academic profile of the study programme. The head of studies contacts the Study Administration. When in doubt about the programme level of the course or the conversion of the credits from abroad to ECTS credits, the head of studies or the student is welcome to contact merit@adm.dtu.dk.  

Cancellation of courses
A non-mandatory course may be cancelled if fewer than ten students have registered. Other rules for minimum participation must be specified in the course description.

Mandatory courses and courses from the mandatory groups cannot be cancelled. With only a few registered, the course coordinator can, with the approval of the Department Board of Studies, decide that the course is run in an alternative way, e.g. as a study group. Questions about this should be directed to the course coordinator.

A student bound to a course can be released from the binding if the course is cancelled during the teaching period in which the student had planned to take the course. Requests to be released from the course must be made via e-mail to studadm@adm.dtu.dk and must be submitted in the same semester as the course has been cancelled. However, the student must still observe the curriculum of the study programme. Find more information on binding courses at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Teaching'/'Binding courses'.

https://studieinformation.dtu.dk/english/rules/education/course-registration
21 JULY 2024