Welcome to the pages for students of the study program Medical Engineering!
On the following pages, we have collected the most important information about your studies for you. If something is unclear and your question has not been answered in the FAQs , please contact your Study Advisor.
- Study Guide (applicable to students who study according to FPO 2022. For older study guides, please refer to the archive: study guides)
- Important semester dates (FAU page)
- Use online courses of Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (VHB) (continue reading below for more information)
- Video on public transportation and the semester ticket
Examination periods and dates at the Faculty of Engineering
On the website below, the preliminary exam schedule of the current semester is provided. Please note that the data might change on short notice. The data you can see in your exam registrations in Portal Campo is relevant. Date and time of exams are made available in Campo rather shortly before the exams. This is necessary with respect to the optimization of the use of room capacities.
Website of the Examinations Office
You can also find useful information in our study guide.
Information on online platforms and other material
- How to create your course schedule in the Campo portal (step-by-step instructions)
- How to register for examps in the Campo portal (step-by-step instructions)
- StudOn: access to course materials/e-learning (introduction)
- VHB: Virtual University Bavaria (introduction)
Please note that online courses from VHB can only be accredited for your module group “Free Choice Uni” if they are graded and if the grade is received via an on-site exam or an online exam with identity control (= ID check and video transmission during the exam) or written work such as essay etc. Online exams without identity control and supervision will not be accepted! VHB courses which are not offered by FAU lecturers can generally not be used for “Flexible Budget Faculty of Engineering”. When you are in doubt if a VHB course can be used for your Medical Engineering degree, please contact your study advisor before taking the course.
- How to print in the computer rooms (CIP Pools)
Presentations from our information events
- Form Research Laboratory
- Form for study leave/vacation semester
- English Master’s thesis registration form (=English reading help – NOT to be filled out!); German Master’s thesis registration form (=official document to be filled out by you and your supervisor)
- Form for issuing of Master’s certificate
- Form for de-registration
- Form for withdrawal from registered exams due to illness (to be handed in at the Examinations Office immediately)
- Form for withdrawal during the exam due to illness (to be handed in at the Examinations Office immediately)
- Form for extension of studies (more than 5 semesters)
- Form for accreditation of academic achievements
If you need help with filling in the forms please don’t hesitate to contact your study advisor.
Information on withdrawing from examinations
- You may withdraw from an examination which you are taking for the first time up to three working days (Monday–Friday, excluding public holidays) before the examination date. You can withdraw from examinations during this time period via the Campo portal without giving any reasons. Your registration for the examination is cancelled on withdrawal and you must re-register for the examination in the following semester if you want to take it then (see Section 10 ABMPO). You can withdraw from repeat examinations only if you have legitimate reasons, see section 2 below for more information.
- You can withdraw before every examination after the three-day deadline has passed if you have a legitimate reason. These reasons include illness, which must be confirmed by submitting a doctor’s certificate and the relevant form (“Notification of illness”) to the Examinations Office immediately, otherwise the examination will be graded as unsatisfactory (see Section 10 ABMPO).
Candidates may also withdraw before examinations in justified exceptional circumstances. If on the day of the examination you cannot attend an examination or you are unable to sit an examination for reasons out of your control (e.g. traffic jam, accident or cancellation of connections in public transport), you must report this to the Examinations Office immediately, otherwise the examination will be graded as unsatisfactory (see Section 10 ABMPO). The reasons for withdrawal must be explained credibly in writing to the Examinations Office (with supporting documents etc.). If you are unable to submit your medical (or other) certificate before the exam or on the day of the exam, the examinations office may grant you a courtesy period of 7 days after the exam date (at the very latest) to hand in the missing document. Please note, however, that students are not entitled to this courtesy period. If you withdraw from an exam after the deadline for self-deregistration (see section 1) has passed, you will automatically be registered for the same exam in the examination period of the following semester.
- If you fall ill during an examination, you may leave the examination. In this case, you must visit an official FAU medical examiner without delay (see Section 10 ABMPO). You can find an information sheet and a list of official FAU medical examiners here.
If you complete the examination as normal, you confirm that you are in good health and are able to sit the examination – you cannot submit an application for special consideration retrospectively (even with medical certificates).
If you do not attend a registered exam and do not submit a medical (or other) certificate to the examinations office in due time, the exam will be counted as a failed attempt. This is also the case if you only informed your examiner (which would be polite to do if you are taking a smaller course with few participants), but not the examinations office (which you must do).
Disadvantage compensation for chronic illness and disability
Students with a disability or chronic illness can ask for disadvantage compensation for examinations (for example longer time for the exam or authorization of support). This applies to all physical and mental impairments lasting at least 6 months, as well as to illnesses that require at least one medical treatment per quarter over the course of one year. Disadvantage compensation does not require a disability card. Furthermore, it does not appear in the certificate documents. Your contact person for filing a petition for disadvantage compensation is Dr. Jürgen Gündel. For further information, please click here.