Higher Vocational Colleges
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).
- Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination); or
- 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 vocational education.
All compulsory modules and subjects for a total of 83 credits:
Business communications (20 credits), Safety and protection of the environment (8 credits), Automation and measurements in the electricity sector (18 credits), Basics of economics (9 credits), Project design (9 credits), Electricity (19 credits); one of the following elective modules consisting of 13 credits: Protection and efficiency in the electricity sector (13 credits), Installations and protection in the electricity sector (13 credits), Electrical efficiency and electrical installations (13 credits); three compulsory subjects consisting of 14 credits: Mathematics for engineering (3 credits), Basics of electrical engineering (4 credits), Applied mechanics, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics (7 credits); a freely elective subject (5 credits) and a bachelor's thesis (5 credits).