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M.Sc. in Media Informatics

How many credit points will I get for lecture xyz?

Please take a look at the Credit points page to understand the general scheme and visit the Courses page for currently and previously offered courses. 

How can I register for examinations?

You can register online via the Campus-Office (VZPA) or you can go personally to the registration officer from the Central Examination Office ("Zentrales Pruefungsamt").

(The office is located in the Super C building, Templergraben 57.)

You can register for examinations at some special dates announced by ZPA (see below at "For which exams do I have to register?"). 

If you go there personally you need to present your student I.D. when registering.

Please, tell the registration officer the following information: 

  • the name of the Master Programme (this is "Media Informatics") 

For exams of each course, tell him

  • the title of the course 
  • the name of the instructor 
  • the area the course belongs to, i.e. Computer and Communication Technology, Multimedia Technology or either Multimedia Use and Impact. If you do not know the area, look it up in CAMPUS or ask the student advisory team.

Note that the exams usually are either oral exams (min. 20 up to 30 minutes) or written exams covering the whole content of the lecture depending on your instructor.

Date and time of written exams are announced in the lectures and on the webpages of the courses. Oral exam dates are arranged with the instructor in person. Once you have registered for the courses with the registration officer, he/she will send the official registration forms to the respective instructors. The forms will be filled out after the exam and the instructors will send them back to the Central Examination Office, where the results will be recorded. If anything is unclear, please, don't hesitate to ask.

For which exams do I have to register?

You have to register for examinations in courses in which you want to take an examination!

You also have to register for examinations that you have failed and want to repeat this semester.
(You do not have to register for examinations at ZPA for seminars, Technical Writing courses, German Exams, or labs.) 

If you want to take ANY examinations in lectures directly offered for MI you MUST register for them in the announced time frames (via VZPA or directly at the ZPA officer).

The exam registration in the summer terms usually does take place about start/mid of June. The exam registration in the winter terms usually does take place about start/mid of December.

Information about that can e.g. be found at the RWTH exam registration information page and typing Media Informatics in the given search field on that page. This information and the information below does refer to lectures directly offered for MI. The lectures directly offered for MI (in Bonn as well as in Aachen) can be found in the respective MI lecture areas (CCT, MMT, and MMUI) in the campus system of RWTH Aachen (cf. the Courses page).

Registration for the retry exam date

A registration for the retry exam date (e.g. via VZPA) is in general ONLY possible IF you had registered for the first exam taking place after the lecture period and after you did not pass that exam (i.e. if you fail the exam, if you withdraw from the exam without medical certificate (equivalent to fail), or if you withdraw from the exam with approved medical certificate (exam attempt not counted)). 

If you did not pass the first exam and you want to attend the second exam date then you must register for the second exam date. That is _not_ done automatically. (You can register for the second exam date but you don't have to if you don't want to participate in the second exam date.)

When can I register for the retry exam date?

If a retry exam date is specified you can register for the retry exam date via VZPA until 7 (seven) days before the exam date (see the important reminder/condition for that below at IMPORTANT). 


If no retry exam date is specified a registration via VZPA for the retry exam is not possible. In this case, please inform the ZPA of RWTH Aachen that you want to participate in the retry exam (e.g. via email to the ZPA officer and providing the following information to him/her: 

  • the course name,
  • the credits of the course,
  • the lecturer/the professor responsible for the course,
  • and the location of the course (Bonn or Aachen).

IMPORTANT: A registration for the retry exam date (e.g. via VZPA) is in general ONLY possible IF you had registered for the exam taking place after the lecture period and you did not pass that exam.

Can I cancel examinations?

Yes you can. But only until three work days before your examination date. After that date you need a medical certificate.

Examination regulations

The German version of the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) can be found on the web page of RWTH Aachen University under "Amtliche Bekanntmachungen". Please find here an informal English translation of the examination regulations.

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