What's new?

The change of regulations per HS22 is the implementation of the model framework regulationscentrally specified by UZH and leads to a better comparability of the different regulations across the faculties.

Repetition regulations for compulsory, core elective, and elective modules

The failed attempt pool, which previously applied to examinations at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, is now replaced by repetition regulations.

  • A failed compulsory module can be repeated once. Substitution, i.e. replacing it with anoth-er module, is not possible. If the opportunity to repeat the module has been exhausted un-successfully, the compulsory module is considered to have been definitively failed and the student will be irrevocably excluded from studies. 
  • A failed core elective or elective module can be repeated once, provided that the module is offered again. However, it can also be substituted by another core elective or elective module (for details see program regulations). If the repeat attempt is also failed, the student is NOT excluded from the study program in question.

Partial cancellation of failed attempts

All failed attempts prior to HS22 will be dropped - with the following exceptions:

  • Failed attempts of the major assessment level
  • Failed attempts in modules from additional requirements (= Bachelor modules within the scope of the individual Master’s admission)
  • Failed attempts for failed final theses

No change in deadlines

All deadlines continue to run. This concerns the assessment deadline for students who started the Bachelor's major before HS22. It also affects the deadline imposed on individual students for completing the additional requirements as part of the Master's admission.

Modified study programs

The change of regulations was also used at all departments to review existing offerings and make changes or redesign them where appropriate.

In the Bachelor's degree program in business and economics, all previous major and minor programs remain in place, but there are isolated changes in the curricula of the minor programs.

In the Master's program in business and economics, all previous majors and minors remain in place*, but there are isolated changes in the curricula of the major and minor programs.

In the Bachelor's degree program in informatics, all previous major and minor programs remain in place*, but there is a change regarding the Bachelor's thesis and isolated changes in the curricula of the OEC minor programs.

In the Master's program in informatics, all previous major and minor programs remain in place*, but there is a change regarding the Master's thesis, as well as isolated changes in the curricula of the OEC minor programs.

In the minor programs for faculty external students, all previous programs remain in place*, but there are isolated changes in the curricula.

* Please note that individual study programs in Informatics will be discontinued as of FS24. This was already announced in HS21. Further information can be found on the general regulations page (see box «Change of the program regulation (RVO16) as per HS21»).

Reasons for irrevocable exclusion / banning of studies.

As of HS22, each failed attempt in a compulsory module is decisive. If the opportunity to repeat the module has been exhausted unsuccessfully, the compulsory module is considered to have been definitively failed (first attempt and one retake). An irrevocable exclusion from the study program in question will be issued.

The semester enrollment is not decisive. Regardless of the enrollment, at least all study programs for which the definitively failed module is a compulsory module will be banned.

The further consequences of an irrevocable exclusion or a banning of studies are set out in § 33 and 34 RVO and Clause 13 SO.

New module codes

All WWF Bachelor's and Master's modules will have new module codes starting in HS22.