In modular courses of study, teaching and learning units that are coordinated thematically and chronologically are referred to as modules. A module can extend over one or two semesters and comprise various courses. A distinction is made between compulsory and compulsory elective modules (Pflichtmodule, Wahlpflichtmodule), which enable students to set their own priorities. The relevant details are governed by the respective study and examination regulations.
For each successfully completed module, students receive a certain number of credit points according to the rules of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), depending on the content and workload. One credit point corresponds to 30 hours of student work (including preparation and follow-up). For receiving credit points, only the successful completion of the module is decisive, not the resulting grade.
Modules are completed with an examination (written exam, term paper, course work, etc.). The module appendix of the study regulations contains all information on the content, scope, study and examination requirements and learning goals of the modules.