Extension of the maximum duration of studies

The examination boards have decided to extend the maximum duration of studies.
This applies to all students who were enrolled in the same degree programme in both SS 20 and WS 20/21:

  • Bachelor BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 14 semesters.
  • Master BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 10 semesters

For all students who started their studies in WS 20/21:

  • Bachelor BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 13 semesters
  • Master BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 9 semesters

The dates for the expiry of the Bachelor examination regulations 2012 (30.09.2022) do NOT change.


Changes to the statutes for the following study and examination regulations will come in the summer semester 2020.

Bachelor CIW SPO 2015 / Bachelor BIW SPO 2015
Master CIW SPO 2016 / Master BIW SPO 2016

The changes to the statutes can be found at

The most important in brief:
The above statutes regulate the expiry of the 2012 Study and Examination Regulations and the expiry of the Diploma Examination Regulations.
The date for the expiry of the Bachelor POs BIW and CIW 2012 is postponed to 30.09.2022.
The diploma examination regulations will finally expire on 30.09.2022 .

Bachelor Theses:
The maximum processing time of a bachelor thesis has been reduced to 4 months (all bachelor theses starting after 01.04.2020 are affected). A presentation is a mandatory part of these theses.


Master-Messe/ Vertiefungsfachinfo




Rückschau: O-Phase: Veranstaltungen für Studienanfänger*innen

From WS 20/21 there is a new version for the module Technical Mechanics: Statics and Strength of Materials.

What is new?
In the first semester only statics (4 SWS/ 5 LP) and in the second semester only strength of materials (4 SWS/ 5 LP) will be taught. For both parts there is a separate exam.

Who is affected?
The change applies to all who have not yet started the module up to and including summer semester 2020. All those who write the exam for the first time no later than 20.10.2020 are automatically still in the old version.
For all those who have already written the exam up to and including 20.10. but have not passed it, a repeat exam will be offered in which the parts statics and strength of materials will be assessed together.
All those who start their studies in WS 20/21 or who postpone the TM exam will automatically be in the new version with two separate exams.

Why the change?
The exam covering the material of two semesters has not proved successful in the past. The knowledge from the first semester is often no longer so present in the fall, making it difficult to prepare for the exam. In addition, the division brings more flexibility, e.g. in the case of recognition of achievements in the case of a change of subject.

Most important change: The maximum processing time for Bachelor theses has been reduced to 4 months.
The complete text of the study and examination regulations including all changes is summarised in the unofficial reading version