about study conditions at the University of Zenica in alignment with the Bologna process and ECTS credit system
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  General information about the programmes

About the University

Study Programmes
- Titles of awarded academic degrees
- Admission requirements
- Educational and professional aims
- Access to further study
- The structure of the ECTS study
- Examination and assessment methods
- Final exams
- ECTS coordinator at faculties/departments

Basic Information for Students

Bologna and ECTS



Examination and assessment methods

A student’s knowledge may be tested and assessed during the course through preliminary examinations, and the final grade should be defined at the final examination.
Students are eligible to take examinations in each examination period.
Examinations are taken in all the courses a student registered for according to the programme defined in the curriculum.
Atudent who has fullfilled all the set obligations defined in the curriculum is entitled to take an examination.
Examinations are public and, in case of taking an oral examination, a student is entitled to request taking the examination in presence of public.
Transparency of an examination is ensured by a timely issuing of the examination schedule on the faculty information boards and the University and faculty web sites.
Examinations may be individual and joint, and they may also be theoretical and/or practical.They may be taken in practical form, written or oral form, written and oral form, i.e. in oral and practical form. The practical part of an examination may be taken separately from the theoretical part.
Should  an examination be consisted of two parts, a student who has passed the first but not the second part shall not be obliged to take the passed part unless the course is followed again.

The student’s result scored in the examination and other tests is graded as follows:

  • 10 – outstanding; 9 – excellent; 8 – very good; 7 – good; 6 – sufficient and 5 – fail.

The passing grades: 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6 are entered in the matriculation book and other relevant student documents and records.The grade ‘fail’ (5) is entered only in the examination entry form.

The numeric system is compared with the ECTS grading system as follows:
A →   10 (outstanding results with insignifcant mistakes),
B →   9 (above average with some mistakes),
C →   8 (correct work – average with a number of certain mistakes),
D →   7 (good in general, but with significants faults),
E →   6 (satisfies the minimal criteria) i
F →   5 (failed– more substantial work needed).

The average programme grade is determined as the average grade scored in all the subjects and it is abbreviated to the second decimal place, taking into consideration the course value expressed in ECTS score.

A student unsatisfied with the scored grade is entitled to file a complaint within 24 hours upon publishing the examination results and to request to retake an examination before a panel. Such an exam shall be held within 24 hours upon receipt of the complaint.

The examination panel is appointed by the faculty dean and it consists of three members, but the chairman of the panel can not be the professor whose grade the student has not been satisfied with.
The examination panel makes the decision by a majority vote.
No complaint may be filed against the examination panel grade.
5 (five) times is an exam taking maximum.
For the fourth and fifth time the examination is taken before the panel.
Atudent who has failed the examination in his fourt or fifth attempt is bound to register for the same course in the next academic year (term).
Should a student fail the examination after reregistering the course, his/her entitlement to studying that particlar programme shall be forfeited.