ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation

Examination Office



  • Universitätsstr. 150
    44801 Bochum
    IC 02/501

    Opening times for students:

    Tuesdays 9:00-12:00 a.m.
    Thursdays 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    or on appointment


  • Examination period SS 2019:
    19.08.2019 – 20.09.2019
  • Registration for summer semester 2019 examinations:
    • Compulsory modules (1-5):
      Students are automatically registered for the examination
      (If a module examination is not passed the student will be automatically registered for a re-test on the next possible date. This applies to automatic and independently registered examinations).
    • Profile/optional modules 6-12:
      Students have to register by themselves until 05.07.2019!
  • Cancellation of examinations:
    Unregistering from an automatic registration to a module examination for modules 1 to 5 is not possible.
    It is possible to unregister from independently registered exams up to 1 week before the date of the exam.

   Examination regulations


Examination regulations 2016
Current version:

Old Examination regulations
2011 (expired):

   ECTS Grades and Statistics

The ECTS grading scale is a grading system defined in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) framework by the European Commission. In our programme the ECTS grade is limited to the overall grade and only included in the diploma supplement.
ECTS grades (relative grades) are assigned according to the distribution of absolute grades of a 5-year timespan and are built according to the following rule:

  • grade A corresponds to the grades obtained by the best 10% of students;
  • grade B corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 25%;
  • grade C corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 30%;
  • grade D corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 25%;
  • grade E corresponds to the grades obtained by the final 10%.

ECTS grades according to distribution of grades from winter term 2013/14 until summer term 2018.