Transfer and recognition of credits at the School of Engineering

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TRANSFER OF CREDITS

Are you already studying at Mainz University of Applied Sciences and planning to switch degree programs there? Or are you planning to switch universities nationally/internationally or spend a temporary period of time studying abroad? The recognition and transfer of already acquired university qualifications fosters mobility, reduces the workload and, where applicable, results in a reduction of the duration of your studies.

This page gives you an overview of the concrete procedures and processes of recognition and transfer at the School of Engineering. Furthermore, the downloads section provides, among other things, a guide to recognition/crediting at the School of Engineering.

The application portal of Mainz University of Applied Sciences accepts applications for the

  • first degree program semester and/or
  • higher degree program semesters.

The department performing the approval and transfer is happy to advise you on the selection of the appropriate semester.

Depending on the application choice, the recognition process is divided into the following types of recognition:

  • after enrollment and/or
  • during the application process

In the case of temporary study abroad, it is recommended that, before your study abroad, you sign a

  • learning agreement

The following sections will guide you through the steps of the respective process.

PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBLE PARTIES AT THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Under Section 25 para. 3 of the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate, the transfer and recognition of credits at the School of Engineering is carried out “upon request”.

 

In accordance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention, achievements are recognized and credited as long as there is not a significant difference between the knowledge and skills acquired and the knowledge and skills to be acquired. The learning outcomes are an important criterion here. The decision will be made by the body responsible for the recognition procedure.


Please note that an application for recognition and transfer of credit is also required in the event of an internal transfer at Mainz University of Applied Sciences (with the exception of transferring from the architecture degree program to architecture with an integrated practical period).

 

Recognition after enrollment

Applicants applying to the first semester of the degree program and students who are already enrolled and who are only seeking recognition of individual modules can submit the application for recognition and transfer of credits and other required documents (see Downloads) to the office of the School of Engineering responsible for recognition and transfer no later than the end of the first four weeks after the start of lectures.

However, the transfer to a higher semester after enrollment is not possible in these cases.

 

Recognition during the application process

If you have already completed previous academic work that qualifies you for a higher semester, you must submit an application for recognition in the application portal together with your university application and the generally required documents by the application deadline at the latest.

If you wonder which higher semester you qualify to apply for you can contact us directly. We can recommend which semester to apply for based on your up-to-date record.

Please keep in mind that the School of Engineering needs time to process applications. Early submission of the application for recognition together with your university application is therefore highly recommended.

 

What is eligible for recognition and transfer?

Recognition is granted for independent modules that have typically been completed with an examination and are equivalent to the modules they are to replace. Coursework assessments and individual exam or assessment components are generally only recognized in the event of a transfer within the university itself. You will be informed of the findings of the Examination Office of the School of Engineering. You will usually receive the notification of recognition by April 30 at the latest for the respective summer semester, or November 15 for the respective winter semester.

The examination regulations of the School of Engineering provide for the crediting and transfer of failed examinations in the chosen degree program or in other degree programs, if the modules are equivalent, in accordance with Section 25 para. 3 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act.

The final failure of an exam (Endgültig Nichtbestehen) in the chosen degree program will result in the rejection of your application. The final failure of an exam (Endgültig Nichtbestehen) in a module of a related degree program with equivalent or lesser module requirements will also lead to a rejection of your application.

You will receive information on the recognition and transfer of failed examinations and the documents to be submitted by e-mail at the start of the lecture period.

CREDIT FOR QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

Are you pursuing the opportunity to study at the School of Engineering, and you already possess knowledge and skills you acquired outside of the university? You may have acquired them, for example in the form of vocational education, professional development/continuing education, seminars, online classes or as a result of work experience, possibly also in a leadership position. Are the skills you already possess equivalent in content and level to modules of your intended degree program at Mainz University of Applied Sciences?

Here you will find an overview of the procedures and possibilities for receiving credit for non-university qualifications at the School of Engineering.

PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

The procedures for crediting at Mainz University of Applied Sciences can basically be divided into individual and blanket crediting. The two procedures can also be combined.

You must provide proof of the equivalence of the previously acquired skills and expertise.

Downloads

At a glance: Engineering
PDF, 117 KB
Checkliste Anerkennung
PDF, 191 KB
Leitfaden Anerkennung/ Anrechnung FBT
PDF, 189 KB
Application for recognition
PDF, 575 KB

Deadlines

Application deadlines

  • for respective winter semester ordinary July 15
  • for respective summer semester ordinary January 15 (varying/ extended deadlines are up to course management - check Office for Student Affairs for latest information)

Submission of up-to-date documents (transcript of records, module handbook, certificate of exmatriculation) to the School of Engineering for crediting of failed attempts

  • No later than 4 weeks after the start of lectures for the respective semester (by April 16 or October 29)
  • Submission is done electronically using Seafile Link

After enrollment, you will receive another email reminder about the submission of your up-to-date documents.

Processing times

Submission of the application for recognition and transfer after enrollment

(for first semesters or enrolled students)

  • No later than 4 weeks after the start of lectures for the respective semester (by April 16 or October 29)

Submission of the application for recognition and transfer during the application process

(for higher semesters)

Please bear in mind that applications must be fully processed by the application deadline. Early submission is thus highly recommended.

Recommended time period for submission:

  • May 17 - July 1 for the respective winter semester
  • December 1 - January 1 for the respective summer semester

Availability of the transfer certificates after enrollment:

  • By April 30 for the respective summer semester
  • By November 15 for the respective winter semester

Who to Contact

Katja Reinhardt
Transfer and recognition of credits
T +49 6131 628-1025
(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
katja.reinhardt (at) hs-mainz.de

Room: H 2.14
Simon Hermann
Transfer and recognition of credits
T +49 6131 628-1026
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
simon.hermann (at) hs-mainz.de

Room: H 2.14

Department and degree programs

Prof. Jürgen Alfred Rustler
Department of ARCHITECTURE
T +49 6131 628-1228
juergen.rustler (at) hs-mainz.de
Ulrich Bogenstätter
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bogenstätter
Department of Civil Engineering, Building & Property Management/Facility Management Degree Program
Alfons Buchmann
Prof. Dr. Alfons Buchmann
Department of Civil Engineering, International Civil Engineering (ICE) Degree Program
T +49 6131 628-1325
alfons.buchmann (at) hs-mainz.de
Thomas Giel, Foto: Melanie Billian
Prof. Thomas Giel
Department of Civil Engineering, Technical Property Management Degree Program
T +49 6131 628-1328
thomas.giel (at) hs-mainz.de
Martin Neujahr
Prof. Dr. Martin Neujahr
Department of Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering: Construction in Existing Contents M.Eng. Degree Program
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober
Department of Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering B.Eng. and Industrial Engineering (Construction) B.Eng Degree Programs
Stephan Ruhl
Prof. Dr. Stephan Ruhl
Department of Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering (Construction) B.Eng Degree Program
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schlüter
Department of applied informatics and geodesy
T +49 6131 628-1440
martin.schlueter (at) hs-mainz.de