Program and Examination Regulations (PER)

The PER is the Program and Examination Regulations for a program and contains clear and sufficient information about the program, making it the basic document for both students and teachers.

Subjects covered by the PER include:

  • the content of the program and the associated final examinations, the number and sequence of other examinations and the times when these can be taken
  • the type of examination (oral, written or other types of examination)
  • the period of validity of successfully completed examination components
  • the right of inspection and evaluation

The Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek) draws a distinction between program and examination regulations and examination committee rules and guidelines. Subjects regulated by the TU/e Examination Committee Rules and Guidelines (Examination Regulations) include:

  • compilation Examination Committee
  • procedures Examination Committee
  • tasks Examination Committee
  • rules relating to quality assurance of testing and exams
  • rules relating to measures taken in the event of fraud by examinees
  • rules and guidelines relating to testing and exams
  • compensation regulations
  • graduation regulations

Exam regulations

For the official regulations and more information about fraud and the corresponding measures during exams, we refer to the central page about Exams and assessment and in particular to this attachment of the regulations. A summarized overview of the most important regulations:

  1. It is called fraud when it is impossible for the examinator to assess the student’s gained knowledge.
  2. It is fraud when the student, among other things:
    • Commits identity fraud, like:
      • Actively contributes to providing one’s work to others and he or she could hand this in for assessment as one’s own work
      • When a student does not not use his or her own clicker or uses more than one clicker simultaneously during an exam
      • Uses someone else’s identification
      • Lending of own identification
    • Unauthorized sources and/or aids at your disposal during an exam like internet, mobile phone or any other media devices. 

While making a written exam or taking an oral exam, it is said to be fraud (or attempt to) when:

  • Mobile phone or any other media supported device is placed on the desk or hidden in clothes
  • (attempt to) use unauthorized sources and aids like internet, mobile phone and such
  • Have other papers available than the ones provided by the TU/e for that exam, unless reported otherwise
  • Visiting a toilet (or walking outside) unless permission is given by the exam monitor
  • To copy others work (no matter how)

Take a look at the exam directions.

Binding Recommendation (BSA)

All students starting their freshman year of the program Mechanical Engineering for the first time at or after September 1, will receive a binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (OER article 7.5). A written preliminary recommendation will be given after the exams of quartile two. The written final binding recommendation will be given at the end of the first year of enrollment for the propaedeutical phase. Students with a termination of enrollment before March 1 will not receive a BSA.

A positive recommendation will be received when the student has at least 45 credits of the first year of the program and satisfies the requirements of the ‘BSA basket’. Transfer students and rematriculators will possibly receive a custom BSA, drawn up by the examination board.

BSA basket:
The department ME has an additional requirement to get a positive recommendation, namely 10 credits of the 45 credits from the propaeduetical phase should be from the following four courses (OER article 7.5.5.aa)

4RA00 Mechanics
4RA10 Introduction transport phenomena
4DA00 Dynamics
4MA00 Structure and properties of materials

Custom BSA-benchmark:
The examination board can draw up a custom BSA-benchmark of 40 credits when a course (of which it is not possible to take a resit during the current academic year) is completed with an insufficient grade, while the final exam is sufficient (6.0 or higher). 

A negative recommendation will be provided if the above mentioned is not accomplished.