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Examination related matters

General examination instructions

Examination regulations:

Examination regulations are drawn up separately for each degree program on the basis of § 64 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW), adopted by the Department Council and the University Management, and published in the Official Notices of the TU Dortmund University. They are legally binding and compliance with them can be enforced in case of doubt at the competent administrative court (Gelsenkirchen).

Higher Education Act NRW

Scope of the examination regulations:

  • The objectives of the degree programs
  • General regulations, e.g. on access and admission to degree programs
  • General examination regulations, e.g. on forms of examination and on the possibility of repeating or crediting examination results
  • Special examination regulations, e.g. on study projects, urban planning designs or seminars
  • Degree completion, e.g. structure and scope of the study program and the determination of the final grade
  • Special protective regulations, e.g. for chronically ill or physically impaired students and within the framework of the Maternity Protection Act

The examination regulations are authoritative for all students.

Here you can find all examination regulations.

In the interest of students appearing in person, telephone calls are generally not accepted during office hours. You would not like your personal conversation to be constantly interrupted by telephone calls either. We ask for your understanding in this matter!

Please notify the Student Secretariat immediately of any change of address using the form below. A change of name or nationality can also be reported here.

How can I send documents via mail to the Examination Board (PA) oft he Department of Spatial Planning?
Please ensure that the postmark is received by the deadline.
The following delivery options are available for letters subject to deadlines:

  • by mail
    TU Dortmund University
    Department of Spatial Planning
    Examination Board
    August-Schmidt-Str. 10
    44227 Dortmund
  • North Campus
    Turn in at the outside mailbox of the Department 4.3 - Central Examination Administration


in person
only during the office hours of the Secretary of the Examination Board
August-Schmidt-Str. 10
44227 Dortmund

For plagiarism check, please send a link with your thesis uploaded on ExaBase (i.e. via Sciebo or WeTransfer) by mail to the Examination Board of the Department of Spatial Planning pa.rptu-dortmundde.

Oral examinations that are not held during the examination period must be arranged with the examiners and the examination committee must be notified at least 14 days before the examination date.

According to §7 of the examination regulations of the Bachelor in Spatial Planning, students with long-lasting or permanent disabilities, chronic illness or with care requirements may be given preference in the allocation of courses with a limited number of participants. If the conditions stated in the examination regulations apply, please contact the Examination Committee of the Department of Spatial Planning of the University of Dortmund by telephone or informal e-mail. This applies to the seminar and exercise modules of the department. Please note, however, that the number of seminars is usually sufficient for the demand. Places will be allocated according to the number of places announced in the examination calendar.

The Bachelor's examination regulations for B.Sc modules taken by M.Sc transfer students are applicable for transfer students in the Master's program in Planning.

The seminar and practical exercise course allocation in the Bachelor and in the Master programs takes place before the beginning of each semester. Please inform yourself about the deadlines for the allocation of places in courses via the examination calendar. Each student has the opportunity to select up to three priorities. Please note that indicating only a single seminar/exercise does not lead to a higher probability of being able to take the seminar or exercise.

See hardship provision above.

Certificates must be submitted promptly, or in advance by e-mail to Ms. Kitsche in Department 4.3.

Students enrolled in degree programmes at universities belonging to the UA Ruhr (TU Dort­mund, Ruhr-Uni­ver­sity Bo­chum and Uni­ver­sity of Duis­burg-Essen) can take courses at the Department of Planning and take exa­mi­nations within the frame­work of the UA cooperation agreement. Confirmation is provided by the respective lecturers; corresponding forms are to be or­ga­nized at the main study pro­gram.

In accordance with §9 of the examination regulations for the Bachelor in Spatial Planning, an application for compensation (German) for disadvantages must be submitted to the central examination administration in the event of prolonged or permanent disability or chronic illness.

If you have any further questions, please contact the secretariat of the examination board.

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