FAQ for Students

Status 13.11.2020, 16:00 pm

The following FAQ supplements the FAQ website provided by UZH with frequent questions about regulations and processes within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics.

 

Latest information

The following is always a list of the latest questions. However, you will find all questions sorted by topic further down on this page.

Coronavirus: Information sheet studies fall semester 2020

Enclosed you will find the information sheet for your studies at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics in the fall semester 2020.

Information sheet studies fall semester 2020 (PDF, 148 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 13 November 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Binding instructions» (PDF, 188 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 22 October 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Switch to online teaching» (PDF, 33 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 2 October 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Partial attendance is increased, OLAT account for examinations» (PDF, 51 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 11 September 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Start of semester» (PDF, 36 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 4 September 2020 for first semester students

The following e-mail has been sent to all already registered first semester students at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Division into partial attendance» (PDF, 54 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 27 August 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Planung HS20 / Planning the Fall Semester 2020» (PDF, 49 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 10 August 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Modulbuchung HS20 / Module Booking HS20» (PDF, 230 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 31 July 2020 for first semester students

The following e-mail has been sent to all already registered first semester students at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «First information for the Fall Semester» (PDF, 48 KB)

Where can I find information on how my module is carried out (on-site or online)?

In the course catalogue under «Notes» you will find all information about lectures and modules, i.e. whether the lectures or modules take place online and/or on-site and  under «Assessment» how the examination is conducted. Further information on the assessment level in the fall semester 2020 can be found here.

 

General

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about the individual modules, please contact module coordinator or the lecturer directly.

Until further notice the Dean's Office is only available by e-mail. You will find your contact persons on our website:www.oec.uzh.ch/en/staff/team

If you have general questions, please address them to:  deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch

 

How do I get information relevant to my studies?

Please check and read your e-mails you receive at your UZH e-mail address every day. All information relevant to your studies will be sent to this address. It is the student's responsibility to read and process this information accordingly. Sent out e-mails are considered as delivered information, regardless of whether you read the e-mails or not. There are no exceptions or leeway here. It is therefore, absolutely essential that you read your e-mails well so that you receive all important information on examinations and other processes in good time and can act accordingly.

Where can I find information on how my module is carried out (on-site or online)?

In the course catalogue under «Notes» you will find all information about lectures and modules, i.e. whether the lectures or modules take place online and/or on-site and  under «Assessment» how the examination is conducted. Further information on the assessment level in the fall semester 2020 can be found here.

 

Technical notes on the oline examinations

Which examination software is used for your examinations?

1. Examinations of the assessment level and large compulsory modules
In general all examinations of the assessment level and of large compulsory modules are conducted in the OLAT examination environment (EPIS). This environment is similar to but different from the OLAT teaching environment that you use in your courses. This uniformity of the examination environment has the advantage that you can get used to this examination environment. Furthermore, a test run will be carried out in time for each examination so that you will be prepared for the exam technique and know what to expect. In addition, the OLAT examination environment also has the technical advantage that protected access channels can be used for the examinations, thus limiting the risk of technical overload.

2. Further examinations
Further and especially smaller examinations can be held with selected other examination software, depending on the requirements of the respective courses. You will receive the relevant information from the lecturers in good time for each examination.

What do I have to prepare now?

Make sure that you are able to log in with your OLAT account on the following page https://lms.uzh.ch/dmz/. There you also find your OLAT courses for each of your modules; thus you will later be able to access the examination.

If you are not yet registered, you will find instructions under the following link: https://www.zi.uzh.ch/en/students/software-elearning/olat.html

In order to participate in the examination an OLAT account (and the availability of your login data for registration) is a mandatory requirement. It is your unconditional obligation to ensure this.

What technical infrastructure do I need to have ready for the online examinations?

Since 16 March, the University has had to completely convert its teaching operations to digital teaching due to the extraordinary situation. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure a suitable infrastructure for digital teaching and digital examinations. This includes in particular Internet access and equipment with hardware that is sufficiently tested and stable.


In concrete terms, this means that you need to have a computer (desktop or laptop), an integrated or separate camera and microphone, and a smart phone for photos or scans. The devices must be equipped with a current Firefox or Chrome browser version. If further aids are required in individual courses (additional software (introduced during the lecture), calculators, etc.), you will be informed in good time before the examination. Again, it is your unconditional obligation to ensure this.

How do digital examinations ensure honest answers and that students do not collaborate or seek unauthorized help?

We assume that all students follow the rules of honest academic work (see also section 11.2 of the program regulations), i.e. that they comply with the code of honor (just as we do with all written work, the processing of which we cannot monitor in detail either).

As with any other written work, any violation of the code of honor in online examinations is subject to disciplinary action. This applies both to students who have made unauthorized use of external help and to students who have given unauthorized help.

Checklist for documentation of technical problems

In this checklist (PDF, 255 KB), you will find basic instructions for the documentation of technical problems.

 

Processes regarding study

The following applies to all processes: You must submit your documents and applications via your official UZH e-mail address. Documents sent from other e-mail addresses will not be processed. As an exception and due to the exceptional situation, we accept scanned or digital signatures but as always, these must be received on time. Please also note that applications submitted by post or in person cannot be processed due to the minimal operation of the University and the closure of the Dean's Office.

Theses business and economics: How does the topic allocation work?

From now on, we will receive your topic from the professors digitally and have digitalized the topics that we have already received. Please contact deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch if you want to start your thesis. You will receive your topic and deadline by e-mail within two working days. Furthermore, the general regulations and guidelines on our website still apply:  ww.oec.uzh.ch/en/studies/general/theses

Theses business and economics: How does the submission of the thesis work?

From now on, you can submit your thesis as a PDF file by e-mail to deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch. We will confirm the submission and forward it to your supervising professor.

Theses informatics: How does the topic allocation work?

Fill out the registration form for your thesis and send it to studies@ifi.uzh.ch. We will then obtain confirmation from the supervising professor and confirm the starting and submission dates.

Furthermore, the general rules and regulations on our websites still apply: www.oec.uzh.ch/en/studies/general/theses
www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/studies/bsc-info
www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/studies/msc-info

Theses informatics: How does the submission of the thesis work?

From now on, you can submit your thesis as a PDF file by e-mail to studies@ifi.uzh.ch. We will confirm the submission and forward it to your supervising professor.

How does the digital theses process work via OLAT?

If you already use the digital process of writing your thesis via OLAT nothing will change for you. Your supervising professor will tell you whether you can use this process or not.

How does the registration for graduation work?

From now on, you can submit the graduation form by e-mail to deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch. The deadlines and requirements according to our website still apply: www.oec.uzh.ch/en/studies/general/graduation

PhD business and economics: How does the registration for graduation work?

Please submit all documents digitally to deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch. As an exception and due to the extraordinary situation we accept scanned and digital signatures.

PhD informatics: How does the registration for graduation work?

If you have any questions, please contact Karin Sigg by e-mail: sigg@ifi.uzh.ch

 

Petitions / Appeals / Recourses

How to proceed regarding petitions / appeals / recourses?

Submit your applications digitally in letter form by e-mail to deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch. Furthermore, the guidelines on the form and content of applications on the following website still apply:  www.oec.uzh.ch/en/studies/general/petitions

 

For Informatics students: Further processes

Independent-study modules (Master’s Basic Module, Master-Project, Independent Study):

Fill in the application form for your independent-study module and send it to studies@ifi.uzh.ch. We will then obtain the confirmation from the supervising professor and confirm receipt. Furthermore, the general regulations and guidelines on our website still apply:

www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/studies/bsc-info
www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/studies/msc-info

What do I have to do if I want to do a Informatics Practical Training?

Fill out the application form for the informatics practical training and send it together with the project description to studies@ifi.uzh.ch. We will then check your application and give you a feedback within 2 weeks. Furthermore, the general rules and regulations on our website still apply: www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/studies/bsc-info

 

Communication – What was communicated to the students?

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 22 October 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Switch to online teaching» (PDF, 33 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 2 October 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Partial attendance is increased, OLAT account for examinations» (PDF, 51 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 11 September 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Start of semester» (PDF, 36 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 4 September 2020 for first semester students

The following e-mail has been sent to all already registered first semester students at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Division into partial attendance» (PDF, 54 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 27 August 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Planung HS20 / Planning the Fall Semester 2020» (PDF, 49 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 10 August 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Modulbuchung HS20 / Module Booking HS20» (PDF, 230 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 31 July 2020 for first semester students

The following e-mail has been sent to all already registered first semester students at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «First information for the Fall Semester» (PDF, 48 KB)

Coronavirus: Mailing from the Dean's Office on 30 July 2020

The following e-mail has been sent to all students enrolled in Major or Minor at the Faculty:

E-mail for students: «Grades an transcript of records (FS20)» (PDF, 39 KB)