Development of degree programs


Whether or not a degree programme “is right” for TU Braunschweig and how it should be structured is decided by comparing it to the profile of TU Braunschweig, to the university’s objectives and values, and to the attributes of graduates from TU Braunschweig defined in 2015 and 2016.


Guidelines were developed In 2017 for the quality assurance of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, which have to be taken into account in the (continued) development of degree programmes. In the agreement of objectives for programmes of study, the university and the Ministry of Science and Culture annually agree what degree programmes should be introduced, changed or closed in the following year.


Responsibility for study quality and the design of degree programmes lies primarily with the departments. The Vice President for Teaching and Study has overall responsibility; s/he is supported by the Teaching and Study team in the Executive Office. The meetings of the Deans of Studies provide a platform for regular exchange between the central and decentralised levels.

Decentralised level

Responsibilities within the departments:

  • Departmental council – takes decisions of fundamental importance; passes resolutions on regulations (particularly examination regulations); gives statements on the introduction, change or closure of degree programmes.
  • Studies committee(s) – hear(s) decisions made by the departmental council on matters relating to teaching, study and examinations.
  • Dean of Studies – responsible for ensuring the availability of programmes of study, student advisory services, and for conducting examinations.
  • Examination boards – organisation of examinations and carrying out tasks allocated to them under the General Examination Regulations.

Central level

Responsibilities at the central level:

  • Executive Board – strategy for the programmes of study; decides on the introduction or closure of and major changes to degree programmes; approves examination regulations.
  • Senate – gives statements on the introduction or closure of and major changes to degree programmes; passes resolutions on regulations.
  • Commission for study and continuing education – advises the Senate and Executive Board on matters relating to teaching and study.
  • Strategy commission – advises the Senate and Executive Board in strategic matters.


In addition to legal requirements ,the following documents are relevant for degree programmes at TU Braunschweig:

Development of new programmes of study

Continued development of degree programmes

Provisions for the structure of degree programmes

The rules of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, of the German Rectors Conference and of the Accreditation Council need to be observed in the structuring of degree programmes.

A comprehensive overview of resolutions and reports on the implementation of the Bologna process in a range of areas can be found on the Accreditation Council’s website..

Special handouts from TU Braunschweig


Study und Teaching        

Jule Bobzin


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