The syllabus of each course is determined by the lecturer. Depending on the course, the syllabus may include lectures, laboratories, applications and educational fieldtrips.  

Each course is examined either at the end of the semester with written or oral examinations or with assigned projects during the semester, or with a combination of the two. In the case of failure, a second examining period exists in September of the same year. 

In the case of failure in an obligatory course, the student must repeat the course in a following semester. In the case of failure in an elective course, the student must either repeat the course in a following semester or replace it with another elective course.  Preparation for final examinations involves the study of the course textbook(s), lecture notes and readings provided by the lecturer.