Credit transfer from previously non-completed study programmes at the same level (pre-commencement credit transfer)

Credit transfer from previously non-completed study programmes at the same level (pre-commencement credit transfer)

Credit transfer means replacing elements forming part of the student’s study programme at DTU by courses or exams passed at another Danish or foreign educational institution. DTU may grant credit transfer upon submission of an application.

Upon admission to DTU’s BEng, BSc, and MSc programmes, students are obliged to apply for credit transfer for passed programme elements (courses etc.) from all previous non-completed ordinary study programmes at the same level. This may, for example, be the case if an applicant to a BSc programme has previously been admitted to another BSc programme without having completed the programme. 

If it is deemed by the Head of studies, that credit transfer for programme elements can be granted to the mandatory parts of the programme, students will be granted credit transfer.

If it is deemed that credit transfer for programme elements can be granted to the elective parts of the programme, students can decide whether they want credit transfer. A credit transfer cannot be withdrawn once it has been granted.

If students do not submit an application for credit transfer for previously passed programme elements at the same level or submit incorrect or incomplete information thereon, DTU may withdraw its offer of a place on the study programme.

It is possible for students who wish so, to apply for credit transfer for programme elements from previous completed study programmes at the same level.

For students admitted from the summer 2017 it applies for the BEng and BSc programmes that courses must be at professional bachelor or BEng level as a minimum. For the MSc programmes the courses must be at MSc level as a minimum.

BEng students who have completed a higher education programme in technical sciences prior to admission can apply for credit transfer for parts of the programme, provided that an established credit transfer agreement has been concluded. For information on current established credit transfer agreements, please send an email to merit@adm.dtu.dk.

When granted a pre-commencement credit transfer, students can still obtain a diploma from DTU even though credit transfer has been granted for more than half of the programme.

Exam attempts
Students who are admitted to DTU via quota 1 or 2,and who have used exam attempts on failed courses they have previously attended at DTU on another study programme will automatically be assigned three new exam attempts on the relevant courses if these courses may be included in the study programme.

Non-transferrable programme elements
Students cannot be granted transfer of credits from the qualifying programme/exam.

A final project (BEng project, BSc project or master thesis) from another educational programme cannot be transferred as substitution for the final project to a DTU study programme. The project or elements of the project can only be transferred to the student’s programme as substitution for other programme elements (courses), and if approved by the Head of Study.

If the last passed course on the student’s DTU study programme dates back more than five years prior to readmission, courses on the study programme cannot - as a general rule - be transferred to the new study programme to which the student has been admitted. However, an exemption may be granted from this rule in special cases following an application from the student. The relevant head of studies will assess whether an exemption may be granted from the five-year limitation period. The assessment of the exemption will be processed in connection with the assessment of the application for readmission. Courses, that dates back more than five years, will only be transferred to the applicants new study programme, is the applicant wishes to do so.

Study activity requirements and programme deadlines in relation to pre-commencement credit transfer
Students who have been granted pre-commencement credit transfer must still comply with the study activity requirement (30 ECTS credits in the first year of study and 45 ECTS credits in each of the following years of study). The number of transferred ECTS credits will not be deducted from the study activity requirement. 

The maximum duration of study is reduced with one semester for each 30 ECTS credits the student has been granted in pre-commencement credit transfer.

If the student has been granted pre-commencement credit transfer on courses that is included in the first-year exam. In order to pass the first year exam the student is only required to pass the remaining elements.

Decision-making authority
The exemption committee for the BSc and MSc programmes (CMDU) and the exemption committee for the BEng programmes (DMDU) have authorized the heads of studies and the Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs (AUS) to make decisions in cases related to credit transfer. 

A decision on credit transfer is not valid until a written decision has been issued to the student by the Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs (AUS) via email or at www.merit.dtu.dk.

http://www.studieinformation.dtu.dk/english/rules/credit-transfer-studying-abroad/credit-transfer
23 SEPTEMBER 2019