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FAQ of the Examination Committee for the Master Degree Programs of the Faculty of Life Sciences at HAW Hamburg

Welcome to the pages of the examination committee for the following master’s courses at the Faculty of Life Sciences:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • EMMaH
  • Food Science
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Process Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Systems

(If you are looking for the FAQ for the examination committee of the Bachelor Program Medizintechnik instead, you can find it here.)

Here are the answers to many of the most frequently asked questions.

Since most of the regulations are valid for all master programs, a large part of this Wiki is designed the same for all degree programs. When necessary, there are, of course, specific references and additions to the proper degree programs.

The examination committee, represented by the examination committee chairmen is responsible for the formal aspects of the academic studies. These aspects include the compliance with and interpretation of the examination regulations, CPs (credit points), verification of registration of master theses, diplomas, etc.

Due to the special precautions and restrictions associated with the current Corona situation, I accept applications for master theses and other applications in electronic form by e-mail until further notice. Please be sure to additionally submit the original paper version at the earliest opportunity by (snail-)mail, too.


“The time required to complete the study projects and […] master's theses will be extended for the period until the continuation of teaching at HAW Hamburg.
Deadlines for submissions between 14.03.[2020] and 20.04.[2020] will be automatically extended by the period between 14.03. and the actual submission date.
Example: A written paper should have been submitted on 18.03. The duration is extended by five days (difference between 14.03. and 18.03.), so the paper must be submitted on 25.04. instead of 20.04.
Deadlines after 20.4.2020 are automatically extended by the duration of the closing of the libraries (currently 14.03.-20.04.2020 = 38 days).”

Decision of the President dated 26.03.2020

There is no need to apply for an extension. Confirmation from the chair of the examination board (PAV) is also not required. The extension is automatic.

Please also see the important notes on the pages of the Faculty Service Office here and here!

Even though the pages have been created and continue to be maintained with great care, there may contain errors or inaccuracies. In any case of doubt, the information of the examination committee or the statements of the underlying documents always apply. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the Examination Committee

You should be familiar with the examination regulations 1). Overruns of time and situations similar due to lack of knowledge of one’s own examination regulations are the student’s responsibility and under no circumstances will special exceptions be made. A good starting point for this is the section Regulations.

you can find the latest version of the examination regulations that applies to you in MyHAW
  • en/start.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/04/03 07:35
  • by petra