Corona: FAQ for Faculty 2

Last update: 24 September

The faculty has implemented major changes to its operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the general FAQ list of the Frankfurt UAS on the effects of the corona pandemic on everyday university life, we have compiled specific information regarding our faculty on this website (regularly updated). If you miss important topics, please contact Kristina Danneberg at kristina.danneberg(at)

Contact and Accessibility

Our buildings will be open only from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please use the main entrances.
The BCN tower's north entrance is closed, please use the main entrance.

The library has reopened. Books can be borrowed, learning places are not available. During your stay, the number of users is limited; please wear a mouth-and-nose cover and follow the "one-way streets" that have been made visible accordingly. Further information can be found on the library website.

Our laboratories will remain open for lab staff, including student employees and tutors. Access is limited to these individuals. The laboratory management will decide whether individual students working on research projects may use the respective laboratory. 

All safety regulations must be observed. An adequate distance between individuals must be maintained. Surfaces, especially door handles and keyboards, must be disinfected regularly. Everyone should wash their hands more often and intensively than usual. Those who feel symptoms of illness, please stay at home to minimize the risk of infecting other people.

Unfortunately, our computer rooms have to remain closed for the time being. Some computer rooms are to be partially reopened soon for use to a limited extent and in strict compliance with safety regulations. We'll keep you updated as to which rooms will be reopened.

We are still available for you by e-mail and telephone.
Here you will find your contact persons in the examination offices (German only) of our teaching units Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.

We are still available for you by e-mail and telephone.
Here you will find your contact persons in the secretariats (German only) of our teaching units Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.

Lectures in the summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/21

Lectures for the winter semester 2020/21 will start on November 3 2020. Our introduction for freshmen will take place on November 2.
The winter semester will be a "hybrid semester" - online lectures will still continue to have priority over classroom teaching. You must re-register for the winter semester by September 1, 2020. There is no late fee for late re-registration until September 30, 2020. 
Courses after the turn of the year 2020/21 will start on 4 January 2021.

Students who complete their last exams at Frankfurt UAS in the exam period from October 1 to October 31, 2020 and are no longer properly enrolled are nonetheless classified as students of the summer semester 2020. Students do not have to re-register at the Registrar's Office for the month of October 2020 but are considered enrolled for the month of October 2020 (October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 inclusive). The special student status does not include the use of RMV for the month of October 2020. Upon informal request, the Student Administration Office will issue you with a certificate stating that you are enrolled for the summer semester 2020 up to and including 31 October 2020.

Restrictions due to the Corona pandemic represent a special challenge for parents and those with care duties. Therefore, students, lecturers and staff at Frankfurt UAS have founded an initiative that serves as a platform for mutual exchange and gives a voice to those concerned. You'll find more information on the initiative's website (German only):


Oral and written final examinations

If you would like to register a final thesis (Bachelor's or Master's thesis), please contact our Examination Offices (German only).

As usual, you can send final papers, project work and similar written work as well as other documents to us by post. Please note that the postmark determines whether you have met the deadline. In addition, the digital submission of written works is now also accepted. You can upload your paper via Moodle in the course Prüfungsamt Fachbereich 2.
The registration key is: Verf@hren
Please note that compliance with the submission deadline also applies to digital submissions.

There will be a flat-rate extension of 21 days for all final papers that were started before March 18th 2020. In all these cases, the examination office will automatically extend the deadlines for submission. Should there be any further delays due to the Corona crisis or other reasons, applications should be sent to the Examination Office by e-mail stating your reasons.

The Rico Printcenter on campus is still open. There you can have your thesis printed and bound before the final exam. Please send your dissertations (Bachelor/Master) by registered mail to the contact person in our Examination Offices.

If you have any questions, please send them via e-mail directly to the Examination Office (German only).

If you have registered for an exam that was canceled due to the corona pandemic, your registration remains valid. There is no need to cancel your registration. We will inform you about new examinations dates as soon as possible. If you have already canceled your registration, you may re-register for alternative dates.

Please send any applications to our Examination Offices to the chairmen of the boards (German only) via e-mail. Alternatively, applications can also be sent by post.

If you are planning a colloquium/a presentation or if a date has already been set, please get in touch with the respective contact persons in our Examination Offices. It is possible to postpone the date of your final colloquium until April 30, 2020 without having to re-register for the summer semester 2020.

Colloquia (for final theses) and presentations (for practical stages and other projects) are classed as examinations and as such are not suspended. As a matter of principle - and always in compliance with all safety precautions – these exams take place in suitable rooms at the university.

In view of the current situation, it is is possible to hold online exams (colloquia and presentations) in exceptional cases. If you wish your colloquium or presentation to take place online, please submit an application to the examiner. The examinee is not entitled to this exception! 
This regulation is initially valid until May 31, 2020.

The deadline for providing verification of your passed Bachelor's degree before the start of any Master's programme is extended from 30 April 2020 to 21 May 2020. Your student status will be maintained until this date.

Our faculty has scheduled a total of four weeks of examinations during the lecture-free period between the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21 - the "regular" examination period (July 20 to August 1) plus a further examination period from October 12 to 24. The fortnight in October will be used to make up for some of the exams that had to be cancelled in May and June. In addition, some of the exams previously scheduled for July were postponed to October. The additional examination period became necessary in order to comply with the required hygiene measures in the allocation of our exam rooms.
In the winter semester 202/21, there will be a three weeks-examination period from February 13, 2021 to March 6, 2021.
You will always find up-to-date information on the exams in your Moodle courses.

Practical stage

Due to the Corona pandemic, the Examination Boad has decided: In the winter semester 2020/21 and in the summer semester 2021, the prerequisite proof of pre-study internship for all modules of the third and fourth semester in the study programs Mechanical Engineering B.Eng. (examination regulations 2019), Mechanical Engineering Double Degree Program with the Universidad de Cádiz B.Eng. (examination regulations 2019), Product Development and Technical Design B.Eng. (examination regulations 2019) and Service Engineering B.Eng. (examination regulations 2019) will be suspended.

Please contact our Practice Unit Coordinators via e-mail if you have any questions regarding your practical stage in a company.

All seminars accompanying your Practical Stage are canceled. Please contact your supervisor to speak about the next steps.

Team projects

Please contact your supervisor regarding current or upcoming team projects. Group presentations cannot take place at the moment.


Our preliminary courses in maths and physics will take place from Tuesday, 27 October 2020 to Friday, 31 October 2020. If you are interested, please enrol until 20 October in our Moodle course and sign up for a group. 

... are canceled if

  • they do not fall into our core areas of teaching and research,
  • they were designed for an external audience or
  • they are considered major events.
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last updated on: 09.24.2020