Students receive a diploma when they have completed the following: all compulsory modules and subjects totalling 68 credits, two compulsory modules totalling 28 credits, an elective module totalling 14 credits, free elective subjects (5 credits) and diploma thesis (5 credits).
Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).
Higher vocational school in cooperation with employers providing practical training.
- Matura or
- vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination) or
- master craftsman’s, foreman’s and managerial examination, with an additional test of knowledge at the vocational matura level