Testing and assessment
A great variety of testing methods are used at TU/e, such as written tests, presentations, designs or reports that are assessed. The chosen testing method depends on what is being tested and the reason for testing:
At university, we talk of examinations. An examination is a review of the knowledge, understanding and skills of the student, and the assessment of the results of that review, which in Bachelor courses consists of at least two interim tests and a final test in the first year and at least one interim test and a final test after the first year. A large part of the examination result consists of the grade of the final test. Interim tests in the Bachelor courses also always count for a small percentage1 of the final examination grade.
The regulations concerning the holding of examinations by TU/e are officially laid down in the TU/e Central Examiniation Regulations 2014 (also applicable in 2015).
1. This text is an indication and no rights may be derived from this. The regulations on (interim)test can be found in the TU/e Central Examination Regulations and the PER of your major. Exact examination criteria per course can be found at the course information on OASE.
Tests must meet certain quality requirements. The conditions to which tests are subject are laid down in the TU/e exam framework.
The general exam framework is determined at university level. The exam policy for study programs is described at departmental level. The exam policy is reviewed every year.
An Examination Committee is available for every degree program to ensure the quality of testing. This committee will be called upon by the lecturer in the case of fraud or the suspicion thereof. But students can also call upon this committee if they have any complaints about testing and assessment.
A TU/e diploma is highly valuable. It is essential that students, the labor market, and society at large are able to trust this value and that TU/e diplomas are obtained legitimately. Students must be in no doubt that there is no place for fraud in an academic program. The Executive Board has ordered that fraud policies be harmonized and kept up-to-date.
The TU/e Educational Fraud Policy, adopted on 9 April 2015, takes the TU/e Code of Conduct for Academic Practice as its starting point. A plagiarism prevention policy is part of the TU/e Education Fraud Policy and contains plagiarism detection measures for all Bachelor’s and Master's final projects.