Regarding course descriptions

Course descriptions contain the following information:

  • Language
  • ECTS credits (work load)
  • Course type (BEng, BSc, MSc, PhD, part-time diploma, or part-time MSc)
  • Scheduling, location, and duration of the course
  • General course and learning objectives
  • Teaching and learning methods
  • Attendance requirements, if any, e.g. laboratory exercises
  • Mandatory or recommended academic prerequisites for attendance, if any
  • Evaluation (the use of  internal or external examiner and the use of 7-point grading scale or pass/fail)
  • Type of assessment
  • Requirements, if any, for submission of mandatory written assignments as a prerequisite for exam participation
  • Weighting of part-exams assessed by using part grades
  • Courses with which the course is not applicable with, if any
  • Scheduling of exam
  • If the course is not suitable to be offered for re-exam (see DTU Inside under ‘Structure and rules’ / ‘Exam’ / 'Re-exams'.)
  • Limits to admission, if any

Changes to course descriptions
Significant changes to the course descriptions must be available no later than:

  • 25 June for the 13-week period in autumn
  • 1 November for the 3-week period in January
  • 25 November for the 13-week period in spring
  • 15 April for the 3-week periods in June, July, and August.

In exceptional cases, significant changes can be made during the teaching period. This has to be approved by the lecturer, the department board of studies and the students.

The procedure in the event of significant changes are as follows:

  1. Proposed changes must be formulated in writing and sent to the department board of studies for approval.
  2. If the proposal is approved, , the proposal is sent as a bulletin via DTU Inside to all registered students. The bulletin must clearly state that the change is a proposal which will be implemented unless objections are raised by one or more students. Students are given at least 14 days to object against the change.
  3. If no objections are received, the lecturer posts a new bulletin announcing that no objections have been raised against the change. The change will hereby be adopted.

Approved changes are updated in the course descriptions on DTU’s website:
25 NOVEMBER 2020