Your knowledge will be tested by means of various assessments, such as:
- Written examinations (course examinations);
- Assignments (oral and written);
- Attendance and participation;
- Multiple Choice (MC) examinations.
Learning approach: the so-called ‘Problem-Based Learning (PBL)’ approach at the SBE allows you to work on problems in small groups of about ten (10) to fourteen (14) students with the assistance of a Tutor. This means you need to participate during tutorial groups and skills trainings, as well as fulfilling your assignment and examination requirements. Presentations are often a part of this learning method.
Attendance: Your attendance and participation in tutorial groups is essential to your learning process. Your attendance will therefore be registered by the Course Coordinator; at the end of the course period, you should check whether your attendance records are correct. In the first year of your bachelor’s programme, if you have attended at least 75% of the group tutorials in a course period, you will be exempted from the course assignment for that course. For skills training (including Academic Writing and Economy Game/Management Game), 100% attendance may be required – check in the relevant study materials.
Course assignments: If you are required to take or re-take a first year course assignment. Course assignments in the final bachelor are arranged by the Course Coordinator. For information on deadlines for course assignments, click here.
Grading: Grades are given on a scale of 0.0-10.0 in whole grades, half grades, “no grade” or a pass/fail. A grade of 5.5 is a pass. For more information on grades, please refer to the Education and Examination Regulations or the NUFFIC grading systems(grading scale).
For more information on assessment methods, click on one of the links below:
- The requirements and assessment methods for examinations and written assignments in the relevant articles are detailed in the Education and Examination Regulations – Examination and Exam Requirements.
- More general information about examinations and the Rules and Regulations of conduct are under the heading Education and Examination Regulations.