Mandatory participation in class and mandatory assignments

Mandatory participation in class
Attending classes is generally not mandatory. However, many courses (practical courses, laboratory courses, etc.) require active participation to pass the course. In connection with projects, giving presentations and acting as a critic in relation to presentations given by other students may be mandatory. If participation in class is mandatory, this must be specified in the course description.

Mandatory presrequisite assignments etc.
A course coordinator may decide that the submission and approval of written assignments, oral presentations, etc. during the course are a prerequisite for the students being allowed to take the course exam. In such case, this must be stated in the course description.

Prerequisite assignments must meet the learning objectives for the course in terms of form and content, and it is expected that the course coordinator provides the students with feedback on the assignments. The individual course coordinators decide on the criteria for approval of mandatory assignments and inform the students. Mandatory assignments are not included in the assessment, but are to be regarded as a course element.

Whether a mandatory assignment is approved or not must be communicated to the students no later than a week before the deregistration deadline for the exam. Deadlines for registration and withdrawal from exam can be found at DTU Inside under 'Exam'/'Registration deadlines for courses and examinations'.  If this deadline is not met, students who have not been approved for a mandatory prerequisite assignment must write to via their study email, after which they will be deregistered from the exam. Documentation must be enclosed that the student has not been informed that a submitted prerequisite assignment, etc. is not approved until after the exam cancellation deadline.

Mandatory prerequisite assignments may also be included in the assessment as a part-exam. Find more information about on this at DTU Inside under 'Exam'/'Requirements for passing exams and part-exams'.

Mandatory presrequisite assignments in relation to re-exams are described in further detail at DTU Inside under ‘Courses with mandatory assignments as a prerequisite for exam participation’ under ‘Re-exams’.

Illness or other legitimate reasons for absence from mandatory activities
Students who are prevented from participating in mandatory teaching modules or completing laboratory or workshop activities, due to illness or for other legitimate reasons, are obligated to notify the lecturer responsible as soon as possible.

The student can agree with the lecturer to retake the mandatory activity or have it replaced by a similar activity. The student must be able to document the reason for being absent if requested from the lecturer. If it is not possible to retake the mandatory activity in the current semester, the student is entitled to take the activity again the next time the course is offered.

If the student is unable to participate in the exam in the course due to legitimate absence, the student must submit documentation for the reason for the absence. If the students does not submit documentation, the exam will count as an exam attempt (see more on ‘Structure and rules’ / ‘Exam ‘ / ‘Illness in connection with exams’).
25 NOVEMBER 2020