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Informations on the new StuPO BSc chemistry from winter semester 2019/20

Dear students,In the winter semester 2019/20, new study and examination regulations (StuPO) will be introduced for the bachelor’s degree in chemistry (B.Sc. chemistry). On this page you will find all the information you need.

As a legally binding basis, the StuPO regulates the structure and the course of studies. This has already been published in the Official Journal of the TUB [1]. The old study and examination regulations still apply.

Note: The bachelor’s degree - B.Sc. Chemical engineering receives a new StuPO. This can be viewed here [2].

When does the new StuPO apply?

The new StuPO will enter into force on October 1st, 2019. Students who are already enrolled can switch to the new StuPO and must do this actively (more information on this can be found below). Starting with the winter semester 2019/20, the new StuPO automatically applies to all newly enrolled students.

What changes for me?

The relevant changes in the new StuPO compared to the old are listed in the following table.

 

Differences between the StuPO 2012 and 2019
StuPO 2012
StuPO 2019
Compulsory area (144 LP) and small elective area (24 LP)
Compulsory area (126 LP) and great elective area
Basic chemistry education = compulsory area

In the compulsory area so far only a few offers from chemistry and therefore only a few opportunities to build your own chemical profile. Rather, the modules offered by the TU Berlin had to be used as a whole.
Introduction of an elective area for individual profiling in chemical disciplines. There are a total of six compulsory elective areas (with several different modules of 6 CP each):

1.     Inorganic and analytical chemistry
2.     Biological chemistry
3.     Organic chemistry – Synthesis and Catalysis
4.     Physical and theoretical chemistry
5.     Synthetic molecular chemistry
6.     Technical chemistry

From a compulsory elective area, 3 modules (including an internship) must be taken to develop your own profile. One module each from two further elective compulsory areas (no internship module may be underneath).
Semesters and internships abroad are only recommended, however, framework conditions are not created for implementation in accordance with the standard period of study
Real mobility window in the 5th semester - compulsory elective modules can be completed well abroad and can be easily recognized after prior consultation.
Large number of individual module exams (e.g. OC I and OC II one exam each and thermodynamics & electrochemistry and kinetics & spectroscopy one exam each)
Fewer exams thanks to larger and thematically related modules (e.g. now only one OC and PC exam)
Several internships in one semester
1 semester – 1 internship (except 2nd semester)
Numerous compulsory participation requirements for many modules (often extension of study time)
Only one mandatory participation requirement for all lecture modules: "General Chemistry"
Specified and binding examination periods

Should I - and if so, by when - change StuPO?

A change of StuPO is generally recommended for everyone, unless you are already at the end of your bachelor's degree in chemistry (in terms of performance at the level of the 4th or 5th semester). In this case, get personal advice (contact points see below). You have to choose a StuPO (old or new) by March 31, 2020. However, when making your decision, consider: The old StuPO will expire on March 31, 2021. From this point on, courses and exams according to the old StuPO are no longer offered and there is an automatic change to the new StuPO.

What happens to the academic achievements I have already performed when I switch?

All academic achievements already performed are recognized. An overview of the specific equivalence rules for all modules can be found in the table below. 

Equivalence rules [3]

How can I switch to the new StuPO?

You must submit an application to the Examination Office to change the study and examination regulations. To do this, personally go to the examination office during the regular opening hours and fill out the appropriate form. Alternatively, you can call up the form at the link below (application to change StuPO), fill it in and send it to the examination office.

Important: It is recommended to print or save an up-to-date QISPOS overview of your services and to save them as proof of the services already performed before you switch to the new StuPO.

Attention: Even those modules that now fall from the old compulsory area into the new elective compulsory or elective area are automatically recognized by the examination office. However, you can exercise your right to exchange modules. The corresponding form [4] must be submitted to the examination office.

What changes will there be in my course plan?

Overall, the new course plan provides “basic chemistry education” - a compulsory area of ​​four semesters. The 5th and 6th semester are available for you to build your own profile, because in these two semesters, apart from the synthetic internship and the bachelor thesis, only elective compulsory or elective modules must be taken. You can also use the 5th semester for a stay abroad (student mobility [5]). (Note: Before you go abroad or stay at another university, a "Learning Agreement" should be agreed, whereby the question of the recognition of modules for the elective or elective area is clarified at an early stage.)

Sample course schedule [6]

We recommend the following to all students who are currently in the second semester: Participation in the additional course offered in Organic Chemistry I in the summer semester 2019 instead of the elective module that is provided for in the old course plan for the second semester. In this way you acquire the necessary prior knowledge for the organic chemistry internship taking place in the winter semester. Accordingly, we have adjusted the course plan for students who started their chemistry studies at the TU Berlin in the winter semester 2018/19.

Modified model study schedule B.Sc. 2018/19 [7]

Information about the additional event OC I in SoSe 2109 can be found here [8] and here [9]. Please use this link [10] to register with ISIS.

We recommend a case-by-case examination to all other students. Depending on the individual's progress, continuing the bachelor’s degree in chemistry according to the old course plan may also make sense. We offer various advice options (see below).

Where can I find an overview of all modules?

A new module list (module catalog [11]) can also be found in the new StuPO. It lists all compulsory and compulsory elective modules with the respective examination form. The modules of free choice (12 CP) can be chosen from the entire range of courses at TU Berlin.

The module list is updated every semester. The detailed module descriptions, including information about the necessary prerequisites for participation or the proof of performance to be taken, will shortly be available in the module transfer system (MTS). (Attention: both the correct study regulations and the correct semester must be selected).

Where can I get advice?

We would be happy to help you make an individual decision regarding the StuPO change. We are also happy to advise you on questions regarding the recognition of services already performed. We offer various personal office hours. Just come over!

Student advisory service:

Ms. Taban Mottale

Current office hours [12]

TC 410 (in the stairwell)

 

Contact person for the redesign of the Bachelor's degree in chemistry:

Dr. Tobias Lüdtke

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (and by appointment)

C 127

 

Head of central administration at the Institute of Chemistry:

Dr. Lars Merkel

Monday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

TC 411

 

Chairman of the examination board for the Bachelor's degree in chemistry:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedrich

Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PC 201

 

 

Mailinglisten Abonnement für die Studierenden

  • Mailinglisten für die Studierenden der Chemie [13]

Informationsveranstaltung zum neuen BSc Chemie

  • Informationsveranstaltung BSc_07-2019 [14]

Representatives of the Institute

  • Student advisory service [15]

Service of Faculty II

  • Office of studies and teaching [16]

Service of TU Berlin

  • Academics and teaching [17]
  • Academic Advising Service [18]
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