Qualification Assessment (QFV)
The procedure for qualification assessment is regulated in the General Examination Regulations for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the School of Engineering of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Section 29 and Appendix 1, as well as in the Degree Program and Examination Regulations for the Master’s Degree Program Medical Engineering (FPOMT; for the current German versions click here).
A short description of the process:
Every application that is submitted on time and with all required documents is subject of a two-phase procedure for qualification assessment.
Evaluation of study content and grades
Is the Bachelor’s degree similar enough to our own Bachelor’s degree or not equivalent? Applicants with a non-equivalent degree are rejected.
Did the applicant achieve a final grade (grade average) of 2,5 or better (according to the German system)? This assessment is made based on the conversion of your grade to the German grading system; the conversion will be made by our officers at FAU. Applicants with a discipline-related degree but a final grade worse than 2,5 (according to the German system) will be rejected.
The conversion to the German grading system is dependent on your country and sometimes even university.
In order to get a rough non-binding estimation, you may use the equation
German grade = 1 + 3(N_max-N_d)/(N_max-N_min)
where N_max and N_min are the best possible and the minimum passing grade in your grading system, respectively, and N_d is your personal Bachelor’s grade.
Note that in the German system, 1,0 is the best possible grade, higher numbers mean worse grades.
Digital admission test
In the second phase, applicants with a discipline-related degree and a final grade equal to or better than the German grade 2.5 are invited to an online admission test. The test takes 60 minutes and is carried out via our digital exam platform StudOn Exam. The following topics will be tested:
- competent knowledge of the basics of the subject (mathematics, physics, algorithms), 25%,
- consolidated knowledge in engineering corresponding to the chosen specialization in the Master’s degree program, 75%.
The result of the digital admission test is either “passed” or “not passed”.
If you are invited to the online admission test, you will be informed about it at least 7 days in advance. Only applicants who are invited by our admission commission can participate in the test. Please find comprehensive instructions on the digital admission test here:
Please note that it is your responsibility to read the above instructions thoroughly and familiarize youself with our test platform StudOn. If you are unable to handle the digital test environment, you result will be “not passed”.
We do not provide you with mock exams, examples for potential questions or similar. The content of the test is based on our Bachelor’s curriculum. If you possess the solid engineering background we require from our students you will be able to pass it without additional studying. If you don’t pass it this means that our program is not suitable for you.
The admission can also be granted with conditions:
If your Bachelor’s certificate has not yet been issued at the time of your application, you must submit it to the Student Records Office within one year after enrollment.