Rules & Regulations

Graduating Cum Laude

On this page you will find information on the rules regarding graduating cum laude. 

EXAMINATION BOARD REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

RULE 12 ‐ GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION

  1. The examination board will draw up distinction regulations for the bachelor’s programme.
  2. These regulations include the following criteria:
    1. When a student has demonstrated exceptional ability in his bachelor’s exam, this can be stated on the diploma with the words “Cum Laude.
    2. Displaying exceptional ability requires the student to meet each of the following conditions:
      1. The average of the exam grades for the study units of the B programme, excluding the study units of the first semester of the third academic year, is at least 8.0.
      2. When calculating the aforementioned average, study units that were not evaluated with a grade or for which an exemption was given are not included.
      3. Exemptions were granted for no more than a third of the total bachelor’s programme.
      4. The final grade for module 12 (final bachelor’s assignment) is at least an 8.
      5. Any additional study units are not included under the aforementioned regulations.
      6. The bachelor’s programme was completed within four years, unless exceptional circumstances, in the opinion of the examination board, justify a greater exceeding of the study duration.
      7. These exceptional circumstances include the conditions that are grounds for granting graduation support. 

If these guidelines are not fully met, the chair of the graduation committee or the bachelor coordinator can submit a proposal to the examination board to award the designation “with distinction”. In that case, the special circumstances and the exceptionality of the achievement must be properly substantiated.