Current Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO)

The Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO) are legally binding documents which contain everything students need to know about the examinations and assessments in any given study programme. They are updated when any changes are made to the regulations and the most recently officially published version of the SPO is valid. Click here for an Introduction to SPOs.

To help international students understand these highly complex documents, translations for the General SPOs for Bachelor's and Master's programmes are provided below. Please note, ONLY the German version is legally binding. For some few programmes, only an English SPO exists and for these, of course, the English version is legally binding.

General SPO Bachelor (Last revision January, 2017)

General SPO Master (Last revision January, 2017)

Specific regulations for each study programme are contained in the Special sections of each SPO listed below (in German).

Foundation Studies Studium Plus

Study programme
Valid sinceComments
Grundstudium StudiumPlus

WiSe 2013/14
Version 10

Faculty of Digital Media

Study programme
Valid since
Comments
Computer Science in Media (Bachelor) - MIB WiSe 2016/17
Version 14
Computer Science in Media (Bachelor) - MIB WiSe 2012/13
Version 13
Last admission SoSe 2016
Computer Science in Media (Bachelor) - MIBWiSe 2011/12
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2012
Computer Science in Media (Bachelor) - MIB WiSe 2009/10
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2011
Computer Science in Media (Bachelor) - MIB WiSe 2005/06
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2009
Online Media (Bachelor) - OMBWiSe 2016/17
Version 14
Online Media (Bachelor) - OMB WiSe 2012/13
Version 13
Last admission SoSe 2016
Online Media (Bachelor) - OMB WiSe 2011/12
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2012
Online Media (Bachelor) - OMB WiSe 2009/10
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2011
Online Media (Bachelor) - OMB WiSe 2005/06
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2009
Media Design (Bachelor) - MKB WiSe 2016/17
Version 14
Media Design (Bachelor) - MKB WiSe 2012/13
Version 12
Media Design (Bachelor) - MKB WiSe 2011/12
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2012
Media Design (Bachelor) - MKB WiSe 2010/11
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2011
MusicDesign (Master) - MUM WiSe 2017/18
Version 10
Interactive Media Design (Master) - DIM WiSe 2016/17
Version 11
Interactive Media Design (Master) - DIM WiSe 2013/14
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2016
Computer Science in Media (Master) - MIM WiSe 2016/17
Version 11
Computer Science in Media (Master) - MIM WiSe 2013/14
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2016
Digital Media (Master) - DMMWiSe 2010/11
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2012/13

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society

Study programme Valid since
Comments
Applied Health Sciences (Bachelor) - AGW SoSe 2017
Version 13
Applied Health Sciences (Bachelor) - AGW WiSe 2014/15
Version 12
Last admission WiSe 2016/2017
Applied Health Sciences (Bachelor) - AGW WiSe 2012/13
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014
Applied Health Sciences (Bachelor) - AGWWiSe 2011/12
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2012
Physiotherapy (Bachelor) - PT WiSe 2016/17
Version 10
Security and Safety Engineering (Bachelor) - SSBWiSe 2015/16
Version 13
Security and Safety Engineering (Bachelor) - SSBSoSe 2012
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2015
Security and Safety Engineering (Bachelor) - SSBSoSe 2010
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 2011/2012
Security and Safety Engineering (Bachelor) - SSBWiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2009/2010
Security & Safety Engineering (Master) - SSM SoSe 2014
Version 11
Security & Safety Engineering (Master) - SSM SoSe 2013
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2013

Faculty of Industrial Technologies

Study programme Valid since Comments
Technical Orientation Prep Course

SoSe 2015

Industrial MedTec (Bachelor) - IMT WiSe 2013/14
Version 12
Industrial MedTec (Bachelor) - IMTWiSe 2010/11
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 12/13
Industrial MedTec (Bachelor) - IMTWiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2010
Industrial Automation and Mechatronics (Bachelor) - IAM WiSe 2017/18
Version 11
Industrial Automation and Mechatronics (Bachelor) - IAM WiSe 2014/15
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2016/17
Industrial Systems Design (Bachelor) - ISD WiSe 2013/14
Version 12
Last admission WiSe 13/14
Industrial Systems Design (Bachelor) - ISDWiSe 2010/11
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 12/13
Industrial Manufacturing (Bachelor) - IMF WiSe 2013/14
Version 12
Industrial Manufacturing (Bachelor) - IMFWiSe 2010/11
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 12/13
Industrial Manufacturing (Bachelor) - IMFWiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2010
Industrial Materials Engineering (Bachelor) - IME WiSe 2013/14
Version 11
Industrial Materials Engineering (Bachelor) - IME
WiSe 2012/13
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 12/13
Industrial Virtual Engineering (Bachelor) - IVE WiSe 2013/14
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 14/15
Industrial Virtual Engineering (Bachelor) - IVE WiSe 2011/12
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 12/13
Engineering Psychology (Bachelor) - IP WiSe 2017/18
Version 10
Mechatronic Systems (Master) - MES WiSe 2017/18
Version 11
Mechatronic Systems (Master) - MES

WiSe 2014/15
Version 10

Last admission WiSe 2017/18
Applied Materials Science (Master) - AMW

WiSe
2016/17
Version 10

Faculty of Computer Science

Study programme Valid since Comments
Computer Science (Bachelor) - AIN

WiSe 2015/16
Version 10

Computer Science (Bachelor) - AIB

WiSe 2014/15
Version 12

Last admission SoSe 2015
Computer Science (Bachelor) - AIB WiSe 2009/10
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014
Computer Networking (Bachelor) - CNB WiSe 2014/15
Version 13
Last admission SoSe 2015
Computer Networking (Bachelor) - CNB WiSe 2011/12
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2014
Computer Networking (Bachelor) - CNB WiSe 2009/10
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2011
IT Product Management (Bachelor) - ITP WiSe 2015/16
Version 10
Software Product Management (Bachelor) - SPB WiSe 2014/15
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2015
Software Product Management (Bachelor) - SPB SoSe 2012
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014
Software Product Management (Bachelor) - SPB WiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2011/12
Computer Science (Master) - ACM
SoSe 2006
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2013/14
Computer Science (Master) - INMWiSe 2014/15
Version 10
formerly ACM
Mobile Systems (Master) - MOSWiSe 2015/16
Version 11
Mobile Systems (Master) - MOSWiSe 2014/15
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2015

Faculty of Mechanical and Medicial Engineering (formerly: Computer & Electrical Engineering)

Study programme
Valid since
Comments
Electronics and Technical Computer Science  (Bachelor) - ETIWiSe 2010/11
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2015
Information Communication Systems (Bachelor) - ICSWiSe 2008/09
Version 10
Smart Systems (Master) - SMAWiSe 2014/15
Version 11
Smart Systems (Master) - SMAWiSe 2011/12
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2013/14

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Study programme Valid since
Comments
Electrical Engineering (Bachelor) - ELA WiSe 2015/16
International Engineering (Bachelor) - IEB WiSe 2013/14
Version 12
International Engineering (Bachelor) - IEB WiSe 2011/12
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 2012/13
International Engineering (Bachelor) - IEB WiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2011
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (Bachelor) - MM WiSe 2017/18
Version 12
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (Bachelor) - MM SoSe 2007
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2017
Medical Engineering (Bachelor) - MEB WiSe 2017/18
Version 12
Medical Engineering (Bachelor) - MEB SoSe 2007
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2017
Advanced Precision Engineering (Master) - APE WiSe 2014/15
Version 10
Biomedical Engineering (Master) - BME WiSe 2014/15
Version 13
Biomedical Engineering (Master) - BME
WiSe 2010/11
Version 12
Last admission WiSe 2013/14
Micromedicine (Master) - MZ WiSe 2014/15
Version 10

Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences

Study programme
Valid since
Comments
Bio- and Process Technology (Bachelor) - BPT

WiSe 2014/15
Version 13

Bio- and Process Technology (Bachelor) - BPT SoSe 2013
Version 12a
Last admission SoSe 2014
Bio- and Process Technology (Bachelor) - BPTWiSe 2010/11
Version 12
Last admission WiSe 12/13
Bio- und Process Technology (Bachelor) - BPT SoSe 2008
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2010
Molecular and Technical Medicine (Bachelor) - MTZWiSe 2014/15
Version 11
Molecular and Technical Medicine (Bachelor) - MTZ
SoSe 2010
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2014
Sustainable Bioprocess Technology (Master) - NBT WiSe 2017/18
Version 11
Sustainable Bioprocess Technology (Master) - NBT WiSe 2014/15
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2017
Medical Diagnostic Technologies (Master) - MDT WiSe 2015/16 Version 11
Medical Diagnostic Technologies (Master) - MDT WiSe 2013/14
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2014/15
Technical Physician (Master) - TP WiSe 2015/16
Version 11
Technical Physician (Master) - TP WiSe 2013/14
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2015/16

HFU Business School

Study programme Valid since
Comments
Business Management and Psychology (Bachelor) - BMPSoSe 2017
Version 10
International Business (Bachelor) - IBWWiSe 2014/15
Version 12
International Business (Bachelor) - IBWSoSe 2008
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014
International Business Management (Bachelor) - IBMWiSe 2014/15
Version 12
International Business Management (Bachelor) - IBM
WiSe 2008/09
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 13/14
International Engineering (Bachelor) - IEBWiSe 2013/14
Version 12
International Engineering (Bachelor) - IEBWiSe 2011/12
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 12/13
International Engineering (Bachelor) - IEB WiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2011
International Management (Master) - IMMSoSe 2012
Version 11
International Business Management (MBA)
English Version
WiSe 2014/15
Version 12
International Business Management (MBA)
English Version
WiSe 2009/10
Version 11
Last admission WiSe 13/14
Executive Master of International Business Management (MBA)SoSe 2017
Version 11
Executive Master of International Business Management (MBA)WiSe 2009/10
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2016

Faculty of Business Information Systems

Study programme
Valid since
Comments
Business Information Systems (Bachelor) - WIB

WiSe 2016/17
Version 13

Business Information Systems (Bachelor) - WIBWiSe 2014/15
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2016
Business Information Systems (Bachelor) - WIBWiSe 2011/12
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014
Business Information Systems (Bachelor) - WIBWiSe 2005/06
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2011
Business Networking eBusiness (Bachelor) - WNBWiSe 2016/17
Version 13
Business Networking eBusiness (Bachelor) - WNBWiSe 2014/15
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2016
Business Networking eBusiness (Bachelor) - WNBSoSe 2010
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014
Business Application Architectures (Master) - BAMSoSe 2015
Version 11
Business Application Architectures (Master) - BAMWiSe 2012/13
Version 10
Last admission WiSe 2014/15
Business Consulting (Master) - BCMSoSe 2015
Version 12
Business Consulting (Master) - BCMSoSe 2007
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2014

Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering

Study programme Valid since
Comments
Business Administration and Engineering - Service Management (Bachelor) - SMB WiSe 2013/14
Version 13
Service Management (Bachelor) - SMB WiSe 2010/11
Version 10
Last admission SoSe 2013
Business Administration and Engineering - Sales and Marketing (Bachelor) - MVB WiSe 2013/14
Version 13
Sales and Marketing (Bachelor) - MVB WiSe 2010/11
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2013
Sales and Marketing (Bachelor) - MVB SoSe 2007
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2010
Business Administration and Engineering - Product Engineering (Bachelor) - PEB WiSe 2013/14
Version 13
Product Engineering (Bachelor) - PEB WiSe 2010/11
Version 12
Last admission SoSe 2013
Product Engineering (Bachelor) - PEB SoSe 2007
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2010
Business Administration and Engineering - Product Innovation (Master) - WPISoSe 2016
Version 10
Business Adminstration and Engineering - Sales & Service Engineering (MBA) - SEMWiSe 2015/16
Version 12
Sales & Service Engineering (MBA) - SEMWiSe 2009/10
Version 11
Last admission SoSe 2015