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Graduation requirements

Graduation requirements are provided by The Study and Examination Code for Students of the CTU in Prague http://www.cvut.cz/en/ects-ds/brief/sr

Article 20

Termination of study

 

1.      Study is regularly terminated by completing one's study in a particular study program. The day of regular completion of study is the day on which the comprehensive final examination or its final part were passed.

 

2.      Proof of regular termination of study and the obtaining of the corresponding academic degree is a university diploma, which is issued by the CTU to its graduates stating the respective study program and branch of study, together with an attachment ot the diploma in Czech-English version.

 

3.      Graduates of Bachelor's degree study programs are awarded the academic degree of Bachelor's (abbreviated to "Bc." and placed before one's name).

 

4.      Graduates of Master's degree study programs are awarded the academic degree of Engineer (abbreviated to "Ing." and placed before one's name), the Faculty of Architecture are awarded an academic degree of Engineer Architect (abbreviated to "Ing.arch." and placed before one's name).

 

5.      Study is further terminated by:

a)      dropping out of university,

b)      the non-fulfillment of the requirements of a study program in accordance with this Code,

c)      the withdrawal of accreditation of a study program,

d)      the termination of accreditation of a study program in accordance with § 80 par. 4 of the Act,

e)      the expulsion from study in accordance with § 65 par. 1 letter c) or § 67 of the Act.

 

In the cases stated under letters c) and d) the CTU is obliged to provide a student with the possibility of continuing his/her study in the same or similar study program at the same or another university.

 

6.      Graduates of a study program in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be issued by the dean, based on their request a document on completed examinations.

 

7.      A student who terminated his/her study on the basis of reasons stated in paragraph 5 shall be issued by the dean on his/her request a document on completed examinations or a certificate of study.

 

8.      The day of termination of study

under paragraph 5 letter a) is the day when the faculty where the student is registered received his/her written statement on withdrawal from study,

b) under paragraph 5 letter b) is the day when the decision on termination of study is delivered per the Art. 68 of the Act

c) under paragraph 5 letter c) is the day when the term set in the decision of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (hereafter "Ministry") has elapsed,

d) under paragraph 5 letter d) is the day on which the CTU announced the abolishment of a study program would take effect,

e) under paragraph 5 letter e) is the day when the decision on expulsion from study came into force.

 

9.      A student who has terminated his/her study in accordance with paragraph 1 and 5 is obliged to return his/her student's ID card and submit proof of settling all claims towards the CTU, including the payment of fees, without delay.

 

Article 21

Comprehensive final examinations

 

1.      A comprehensive final examination is held in front of a board of examiners. The course of examination and declaration of results of a comprehensive final examination are public.

 

2.      The chairperson, deputy chairperson and members of a board of examiners consisting of professors, associate professors and other experts approved by the scientific council of the faculty are appointed by the dean. The board members are also prominent experts in the given branch appointed by the Ministry. The proceedings of a comprehensive final examination is documented by a report which is signed by the chairperson and all present members of the board of examiners. More boards of examiners may be established for one study program (branch of study). The minimum number of board members, including the chairperson, is five.

 

3. Study in Bachelor's and Master's degree study programs is completed by a comprehensive final examination. It consists of several parts, each with a separate evaluation:

a) the defense of a Bachelor's project or diploma thesis,

b) oral examinations in technical courses or groups of topics,

c) potential other parts in accordance with paragraph 5.

      Individual parts of a comprehensive final examination may take place on various dates. The board of examiners assesses the result of the defense and oral examination at a non-public session.

 

4. The defense of a Bachelor's project is part of a comprehensive final examination in Bachelor's degree study programs, while the defense of a diploma thesis is part of the comprehensive final examination in a Master's degree study program. If a student did not turn in his/her Bachelor project or Masters thesis by a given deadline and gave a written excuse that was excepted by the dean. He/she will receive another deadline. However if a student did not follow proper procedures and/or excuse was not accepted by the dean, he/she can register second time. If a student, during a repetition of this process did not turn in Bachelor's project or Master's thesis by a given deadline, did not give a written excuse or the excuse was not accepted by the dean. Students study is terminated according to law § 68.

 

5. Component parts and individual courses or groups of topics of a comprehensive final examination are given by the respective study program, which also sets their order. Individual parts of a comprehensive final examination are not supposed to take longer than one hour.

 

6.      Preconditions for admittance to a comprehensive final examination or its parts are given by the respective study program.

 

7. The dates for holding comprehensive final examinations or their parts are set by the dean.

 

8. If a student fails to attend a comprehensive final examination on a set date and does not submit a written excuse stating reasons within five days from that date, he/she is granted a failing mark. Non-observance of the five-day term may be waived by the dean for extreme reasons, namely health reasons.

 

9. A comprehensive final examination or its final part, including its potential make-up, must be completed by the student no later than 1 year from the day of fulfillment of all other requirements of a study program. This period is extended to 1.5 years (18 months) in the case where the study program, in accordance with paragraph 5, states that the student may register for the defense of his/her diploma thesis only after passing the prescribed parts of a comprehensive final examination under paragraph 3. Failing to pass the comprehensive final examination within this deadline is considered as non-fulfillment of the requirements of a study program in accordance with § 56 par. 1 letter b) of the Act and Art. 20 par. 5 letter b). The decision-making procedure in this matter is regulated by § 68 of the Act. The day of fulfillment of all other requirements resulting from a study program is considered the last day of the examination session of the last semester in which a student registered for courses.

 

10. A comprehensive final examination or its final part must be completed by the student no later than the end of the term given by the maximum period of study stated in Art. 3 par. 8. If a student fails to pass his/her comprehensive final examination in this way, his/her study is terminated in accordance with § 56 par. 1 letter b) of the Act and Art. 20 par. 5 letter b). The decision-making procedure in this matter is regulated by § 68 of the Act.

 

11. A board of examiners constitutes a quorum if a clear majority of its members is present, and among the present members there must always be the chairperson or deputy chairperson. In case of a tie, the vote of the chairperson is decisive.

 

12. The proceedings of a board of examiners are directed by its chairperson or deputy chairperson. The rules of procedure of boards of examiners are laid out by a directive of the dean.

 

13. The manner of registration of students for comprehensive final examinations, as well as the organization of comprehensive final examinations are laid out by a directive of the dean.

 

Article 22

Evaluation of comprehensive final examinations

 

1.      Individual parts of a comprehensive final examination and the comprehensive final examination as a whole are evaluated by means of a scale in accordance with Art. 15 par. 1. Final state examination can be repeated ONLY once.

 

2.      The resulting mark of a comprehensive final examination is set by the board of examiners with regards to the evaluation of its component parts, including the defense of a diploma thesis or Bachelor's project. If any component part of a comprehensive final examination was evaluated by a failing mark, the overall result of a comprehensive final examination is also evaluated by a failing mark.

 

3.      The dean sets the student a substitute term for holding a comprehensive final examination if the student

a)      failed to submit a Bachelor's project or diploma thesis on time, justified this fact by writing in advance, and the excuse was recognized by the dean,

b)      failed to attend the comprehensive final examination or its make-up on a set date, his/her nonattendance was properly excused in writing in accordance with Art. 21 par. 8, and the excuse was recognized by the dean.

 

4.      The dean sets the student a make-up term for holding a comprehensive final examination if the student

a)      failed to submit a diploma thesis within a set term and did not excuse this fact properly, or the excuse was not recognized by the dean,

b)      failed to attend a comprehensive final examination on a set date and his/her nonattendance was not properly excused in writing within five days, or the excuse was not recognized by the dean,

c)      his/her defense of a Bachelor's project, diploma thesis or any other part of a comprehensive final examination were evaluated by a failing mark or all prescribed parts of a comprehensive final examination were evaluated by a failing mark.

 

5.      A comprehensive final examination is re-taken only in the part(s) which was (were) evaluated by a failing mark. If the defense of a Bachelor's project or diploma thesis was evaluated by a failing mark, the requirements for re-taking the comprehensive final examination is the revision of a Bachelor's project or diploma thesis. The dean will decide revision's method and procedure.

 

6.      A student who has failed to submit a Bachelor's project or diploma thesis within the set term during the make-up comprehensive final examination in accordance with par. 4, has failed to attend the comprehensive final examination without an excuse or whose defense of a Bachelor's project or diploma thesis or other part of the comprehensive final examination is evaluated by a failing mark, has his/her study terminated in accordance with § 56 par. 1 letter b) of the Act and Art. 20 par. 5 letter b). The decision-making procedure in this matter is regulated by § 68 of the Act.


Article 23

Overall study result

 

1.      Overall study results are assessed by the following evaluation grades:

a)      "pass with honors"

b)      "pass with merit"

c)      "pass"

d)      "fail"

 

2.      The evaluation "pass with honors" for the whole study program is awarded to a student who has achieved an overall weighted study average under Art. 16 para. 1 of not more than 1.50 during her/his studies, who did not receive the grade "good" more than once during her/his studies, and who passed her/his comprehensive final examination with an overall result of "excellent".

 

3.      The evaluation "pass with merit" for the whole study program is awarded to a student who has achieved an overall weighted study average under Art. 16 para. 1 of not more than 1.50 during her/his second and higher years of study with a standard period of study three and more years, who did not receive the mark "good" more than once during her/his second and higher years of study, and who passed her/his comprehensive final examination with an overall result of "excellent".