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 graded 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).
- Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination)
- master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary technical education.
- Candidates who satisfy the general conditions must also sign a contract with the police
Diplomas are issued to students who complete all compulsory modules/subjects (110 credits), a freely elective subject (5 credits) and a bachelor's thesis (5 credits).