Written assignments

A number of courses include written compulsory assignments or written take-home assignments as exam form.

Below, you can read more about formalities, requirements, rules, deadlines, etc. relating to these written assignments. These rules also apply to Bachelor project and Master's thesis.

Information regarding supervisors
Students, who wish to be supervised by supervisors from outside the department, must apply for permission and provide a justification for the proposed supervisory arrangement:

      External supervisors will be appointed in exceptional cases only.

      Please note that at least one written assignment on the Master’s degree programme must be submitted as an individual assignment. In this context, the Master’s Thesis, Topics and project course assignments count as written assignments.  Please refer to your academic regulations for further information.

      If you are writing a confidential project, please go to this webpage for more information.

      Formalities

      Generally for all written assigments: A standard page (normalside) = 2400 keystrokes including spaces.

      The following parts of the thesis are NOT parts of a standard page:

      • Title page
      • Table of contents
      • Bibliography/References
      • Appendix

      Calculation of keystrokes in relation to assignments with tables, table notes and figure notes:A normal page amounts to 2400 key strokes including spaces. The maximum number of pages is denoted X (e.g. max 20 pages). Thus, the maximum number of keystrokes amounts to X*2400 including spaces. Equations, tables, figures, table notes, and figure notes count towards the number of pages; the space taken up by these items in total is denoted Y (e.g. 2.5 pages). Thus, X-Y normal pages are available for regular text, i.e. the remaining available key strokes amount to (X-Y)*2400 including spaces.

      The frontpages should state:

      • Title (in Danish and English)
      • Course title (eg. 4805: Topics in Economics and Management)
      • Subject Area (for BSc projects/assignments: row) alternatively Econometrics, Finance and Accounting etc.
      • Name of Author(s)
      • Student number(s)
      • Supervisor/specialist teacher
      • Department
      • Hand-in date
      • SPECIFICATION OF WHETHER THE ASSIGNMENT CAN BE MADE PUBLIC

      Copies to be handed in:

      • Please refer to the guidelines in the course descriptions

      Written assignments are handed in via the digital exam system, WISEflow.

      Project courses - Submissions deadlines

      Project courses - with oral defense and external examiner

      Deadlines

      Autumn:
      1st exam attempt: 15 December. Exam: January.
      2nd exam attempt: 15 February. Exam: February.
      3rd exam attempt: 15 December (the following year). Exam: January.

      Spring:
      1st exam attempt: 15 May. Exam: June.
      2nd exam attempt: Monday in week 31. Exam: August.
      3rd exam attempt: 15 May (the following year). Exam: June.

      Non-submitted project
      There is no access to the oral exam, and an exam attempt has been used. The project can be submitted for re-examination (2nd exam attempt), after which there is access to the oral exam. 3rd exam attempt must be completed in the same semester the following year according to the guidelines that apply to the 1st and 2nd exam attempt.

      Deadline met
      If the student obtains a grade of either -3 or 00, it is possible to prepare a revised project in connection with the 2nd and 3rd exam attempt, if the student wishes to. Students, who wish to submit a revised project in connection with the 2nd and/or 3rd exam attempt, are responsible for informing both their supervisor and the study administration,  kandidat.bss@au.dk, immediately after having learnt that the 1st (or 2nd) exam attempt has not been passed.

      Deadline met for written hand-in, but the student fails to appear at oral exam
      An exam attempt has been used. There is access to the oral exam at the re-examination (2nd exam attempt) in the same project. 3rd exam attempt must be completed in the same semester the following year according to the guidelines that apply to the 1st and 2nd exam attempts. See deadlines above.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register by mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk.

      Topics - Submission deadlines

      Topics in Economics and Management

      Deadlines

      Autumn 2019 

      Registration

      Submission

      1 - 5 May 2019 (self service facility)

      First attempt  2 January 2020

      8 February 2020

      Second attempt 15 February 2020

      28 March 2020 
      (can be changed)

      Third attempt 1 June 2020

      Spring 2020 

      Registration

       Submission

      1 - 5 November 2019  (self service facility)

      First attempt 1 June 2020

      8 July 2020

      Second attempt 1 - 15 August 2020
      (no submission in July)

      16 September 2020
      (can be changed)

      Third attempt  2 January 2021

      Non-submitted or not passed project
      An exam attempt has been used. The project can be submitted for re-examination (2nd exam attempt) 6 weeks after the first deadline - see above. The same applies for the 3rd exam attempt.
      The project must be revised each time. Revision of synopsis and project is approved by the supervisor.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register via the student self service facility (mystudies.au.dk). If you experience problems with the registration, please send an e-mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk.  Remember to state your full name, study number and the title of your topic.

      Topics in Economics and Management (P) – with oral defense and external examiner

      Deadlines
      The same as the above.

      You will receice an email from Sidse Nielsen with information about time and place of the oral defence. 

      Non-submitted project
      There is no access to oral examination, and an examination attempt is used. The project can be submitted to the reexamination, after which it is possible to take the oral reexamination.

      Non-passed project
      If the student obtains a grade of either-3 or 00 at the oral defence, the student may choose to revise the project in connection with the second and third examination attempt. The review of the synopsis and project is subject to the approval of the supervisor.

      Deadline met for written hand-in, but the student fails to appear at oral exam
      An exam attempt has been used. There is access to the oral exam at the re-examination (2nd examination attempt) in the same project. See deadlines above.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register via the student self service facility (mystudies.au.dk). If you experience problems with the registration, please send an e-mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk.  Remember to state your full name, study number and the title of your topic.

      Project-based internship / project report

      Deadlines

      Project-based internship - Autum:
      1st exam attempt: 1 March
      2nd exam attempt: 12 April
      3rd exam attempt: 1 June

      Project-based internship - Spring:
      1st exam attempt: 1 October
      2nd exam attempt: 12 November
      3rd exam attempt: 1 January

      Non-submitted or not passed project
      An exam attempt has been used. The project can be submitted for re-examination (2nd exam attempt) 6 weeks after the first deadline - see above. The same applies for the 3rd exam attempt.
      The project must be revised each time. Revision of synopsis and project is approved by the supervisor.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register by mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk

      Re-examinations topics and projects

      All students who have to take a re-examination will be allowed to revise their project, but may at their own risk choose to retain the project already submitted. Please note, you must hand in the project paper for the reexamination no matter whether it is revised or not.

      If a student chooses to revise the submitted project, the student must explain which parts of the assignment have been revised. This can be done by writing a page with a description of changes in relation to the original project.

      The same rules apply to students who have submitted a group project. They are responsible for deciding whether they want to take part in the group's project or change parts of the project before the re-examination. If the project is changed, the changes must be accounted for as if the students had handed in the assignment individually.

      Students who have not submitted a project must submit a brief summary of no more than one page on how the project has been changed in relation to the project, which was intended for submission to the ordinary submission date. In cases where a student is ill, or if special circumstances apply, the student may apply for an exemption from the rules.

      Projects

      Non-submitted project
      There is no access to the oral exam, and an exam attempt has been used. The project can be submitted for re-examination (2nd exam attempt), after which there is access to the oral exam. 3rd exam attempt must be completed in the same semester the following year according to the guidelines that apply to the 1st and 2nd exam attempt.

      Deadline met
      If the student obtains a grade of either -3 or 00, it is possible to prepare a revised project in connection with the 2nd and 3rd exam attempt, if the student wishes to. Students, who wish to submit a revised project in connection with the 2nd and/or 3rd exam attempt, are responsible for informing both their supervisor and the study administration,  kandidat.bss@au.dk, immediately after having learnt that the 1st (or 2nd) exam attempt has not been passed.

      Deadline met for written hand-in, but the student fails to appear at oral exam
      An exam attempt has been used. There is access to the oral exam at the re-examination (2nd exam attempt) in the same project. 3rd exam attempt must be completed in the same semester the following year according to the guidelines that apply to the 1st and 2nd exam attempts. See deadlines above.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register by mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk.

      Topics

      Non-submitted or not passed project
      An exam attempt has been used. The project can be submitted for re-examination (2nd exam attempt) 6 weeks after the first deadline - see above. The same applies for the 3rd exam attempt.
      The project must be revised each time. Revision of synopsis and project is approved by the supervisor.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register via the student self service facility (mit.au.dk). If you experience problems with the registration, please send an e-mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk.  Remember to state your full name, study number and the title of your topic.

      Topics in Economics and Management (P) – with oral defense and external examiner

      Deadlines
      The same as the above.

      You will receice an email from Sidse Nielsen with information about time and place of the oral defence. 

      Non-submitted project
      There is no access to oral examination, and an examination attempt is used. The project can be submitted to the reexamination, after which it is possible to take the oral reexamination.

      Non-passed project
      If the student obtains a grade of either-3 or 00 at the oral defence, the student may choose to revise the project in connection with the second and third examination attempt. The review of the synopsis and project is subject to the approval of the supervisor.

      Deadline met for written hand-in, but the student fails to appear at oral exam
      An exam attempt has been used. There is access to the oral exam at the re-examination (2nd examination attempt) in the same project. See deadlines above.

      Please note: For the 2nd and 3rd attempt, you must register via the student self service facility (mit.au.dk). If you experience problems with the registration, please send an e-mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk.  Remember to state your full name, study number and the title of your topic.