Guidelines from the Cyber Security Examination Board

Last update: 15 April 2021


All formal requests to the Examination Board must be filed by email to using the student’s university email address and stating their matriculation number.

Requests based on the current corona regulations must be filed within two weeks of the announcement of the examination results via email


Changing degree programmes (from DSAI, ES, Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science) in the CS Department at Saarland University

The Examination Board decides on the placement in the corresponding academic semester. Usually placement occurs into the next higher study semester on the basis of the semesters completed in the previous degree program, regardless of the number of credits already obtained.


Transferring credits from another degree programme

Recognition of academic credits will only be granted upon formal request (only once) within one semester after the day of change.

You will find further information under how-to's of computer science.


Transferring credits from another university

Recognition of academic credits completed at another university will only be granted upon formal request. For transferring credits obtained elsewhere and going back up to two years, requests must be filed within the first semester of enrollment in the corresponding degree program at UdS. Similarly, requests for transferring credits obtained while studying abroad must be filed within the first semester after returning to UdS.

Please note that it is not possible to recognise courses whose content overlaps in whole or in part with examinations that have already been taken (duplication of content). This applies in particular to the courses from the Specialised Compulsory Area of Cybersecurity and the core lecture Security.

You will find further information under how-tos computer science.



Bachelor’s Theses

Requests for extension of the deadline for submission of Bachelor’s thesis must be filed for approval no later than five working days before the set deadline. The formal supervisor who assigned the thesis subject must be informed about the request by including them in cc in the email. The supervisor must formally agree to the requested extension.

If a Bachelor’s thesis is not given a passing grade upon the first attempt, a second thesis must be registered with the Examination Office within four weeks (see §23 (6) of the Examination Regulations for the Faculty MI). As a rule, the supervisor should be the same as for the first thesis, in which case no further Bachelor's seminar is required, unless requested by the formal supervisor. In all cases, the student must report to the Examination Board with any questions or problems within this four-week period.

Supervisor for a Bachelor's thesis must be a person from the following list (see §8 (1) and (7) of the Examination Regulations for the Faculty MI):

As a rule, the second reviewer is also to be found in this group of persons. Upon request, an external professor or PhD member of a university or research institution may be approved.

The reviewers must be named on the title page of the Bachelor's thesis. Further specifications and a template for the title page can be found under how-to's for thesis submission of computer science.

Using a publication as a Bachelor's thesis: the relevant expert reviews from the journal or conference must accompany the work and should be included in the submitted document.

The compulsory electronic version of the Bachelor's thesis must be uploaded into the official cloud storage of the department ( CDs/DVDs/USB-Sticks or similar formats will not be accepted anymore. Instructions on how to use the cloud storage can be found under how-to's of computer science.

It is possible to inspect the reports on the Bachelor's thesis upon formal request to Ms. Wintringer, the Study Coordination Office or the Examination Board. Students will be given an appointment in the Examination Office.