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Rules, Regulations & Procedures

On this website you will find all information for students, examiners and educational support about the examination boards of BMS, rules and regulations, and the procedures and conditions for making a request. Meeting schedule and deadlines 

Tasks, composition and meetings of the examination boards

According to the the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) each educational programme or group of programmes has an examination board. The examination board is the forum that determines whether a student has fulfilled the conditions with regard to knowledge, insight and skills as stated in the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of this university in order to receive a degree in one of the BMS programmes. The examination board has several other tasks and competences according to the WHW and the EER. One of these competences is to make exceptions to the rules for students, such as exemptions, free educational programmes and extra exam or test opportunities. For that students can submit a request to the examination board on this website. The examination board also judges cases of fraud (plagiarism) and determines the sanctions. Furthermore the examination board is commissioned to set out policy for safeguarding quality of testing and examination. Therefore they appoint examiners for administering and grading tests and exams, they monitor the relationship between final attainment targets, learning goals and tests, and safeguard the quality of the assessment of theses. You can find more information about members, monthly Cycle and the Chamber of chairs here. 

How to submit a request

According to the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) the examination board has the competence to deviate from the rules stated in the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of this university in specific cases. For that students can submit a motivated request which then will be decided on by the examination board.
When you want to submit a request, please read the following information carefully. Only requests that are complete and submitted on time will be dealt with. You can submit a request here

Information for examiners

On this page you find practical downloads and information on several subjects that are related to the examination boards of BMS and that may be useful for your work as an examiner.

Regulations

The Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of the faculty BMS states the conditions with regard to knowledge, insight and skills for students to obtain a degree, rules regarding education and examinations, and the tasks and competences of the examination boards. One of the tasks of the examination boards of BMS is to set up Rules and Regulations (R&R) on how to execute the requirements and powers from the EER. When making a request to the examination board you need both the information in the EER and the R&R.

Rules and Regulations of the Examination Boards BMS
Education and Examination Regulations BMS
Archives Rules and Regulations BMS
Archive Rules and Regulations BMS 2014-2015 and older

students Charter

The Students' Charter contains the rights and obligations of students on the one hand and the University of Twente on the other hand. The charter consists of 2 parts:

  • an institutional section that applies to all students of the UT (see website CES)
  • a programme section that contains the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) and the programme specific appendices of this faculty (you will find them on this page).

Besides, the examination boards of BMS have their own Rules and Regulations that state how they execute the requirements and powers the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) and the EER have set for them. The current R&R you will find on the website of the examination boards BMS. Older versions are filed on the page you are now on.

Fraude and Free-riding

A test is an investigation of knowledge, skills and insight of a student. A student has to deliver only his own and original work. If not, it will be considered as fraud or plagiarism. Also free-riding behaviour, that is benefiting from other people's efforts in group assignments while not putting in the same effort as the other group members, can be considered as fraud. When an examiner detects fraud in a test or assignment he or she has to report this to the examination board. The board then investigates the case and determines whether sanctions will be applied and what they will be. Read more about Fraude and Free-rinding here

Contact

Employees and Registry examination boards BMS