Assessment forms and grading

Students must be assessed individually. In connection with both individual exams, group exams and group assignments, an assessment must be made of the performance of each individual student, and individual grades must be awarded. For group projects, each individual student must be given his or her own grade or assessment; it is thus not possible to give a grade for the group as a whole.

In connection with their assessment, the external examiner and the primary examiner must take notes about the candidate’s performance and the grading for use in the event of a future appeal. The notes must be kept for at least a year and until the conclusion of any subsequent appeal.

The assessment consists of a grade based on the 7-point grading scale or the assessment ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’. The assessment ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ can only be used for tests/exams accounting for up to one third of the study programme’s ECTS credits.

At least 1/3 of the total ECTS credits on the study programme must have been completed with external co-examination. This does not apply to exams for which credits have been transferred from other universities.

This does not apply to exams for which credits have been transferred from other universities.

In cases where an assessment cannot be made in accordance with the Danish 7-point grading scale or ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’, the following registration may occur:

  • The registration ‘Ill’ (SYG) is used if the student has been registered for the exam without participating - or have had to leave the exam due to illness - and the student can present documentation for this (see ‘Illness in connection with exams’.) The exam attempt will get the registration 'Ill' (SYG), and the student will automatically receive a new exam attempt. The course is still binding.
  • The assessment ‘Did not take exam’ (‘Ej mødt’ (EM)) is used if the student has been registered for the exam without taking the exam. It is registered that the student has used an exam attempt.
  • The registration ‘Not approved’ (‘Ikke godkendt’ (IG)) is used when the student fails to meet requirements for submission of mandatory assignments as a prerequisite for taking the exam (see  ‘Mandatory participation in class and mandatory assignments’ under ‘Teaching’). It is registered that the student has used an exam attempt, unless the student withdraws from the course exam himself/herself.
  • The registration ‘Cheating’ (SNYD) is used if the student has had an exam performance/result for a full course cancelled because of violation of the exam rules (exam cheating). It is registered that the student has used an exam attempt.
https://studieinformation.dtu.dk/english/rules/exam/assessment-forms-and-grading
22 NOVEMBER 2019