Exam Data Analytics declared invalid

Because exam questions were revealed prior to the exam for the course Data Analytics for Engineers on Tuesday April 19, the decision has been made to declare the exam invalid. This step is based on the investigation of the exam committee and on (external) legal advice. A retake of the exam will take place in Q4. Against the individuals involved, sanctions will be taken.

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This afternoon first year students who took the exam of the course Data Analytics for Engineers on April 19, were notified by email that the exam was declared invalid. This means all students will have to take it again.

‘As TU/e, it is our professional duty to ensure that the bachelor diploma you work so hard for has and retains the guarantee of quality. This invalidation is therefore the best choice in the interest of our students.’ That was the message coming from Ines Lopez Arteaga, dean of the Bachelor College.

The invalidation means that the exam will be dealt with as if it has not taken place. The retake of the exam will take place during the Q4 exam week on Saturday, July 2, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and from 11.00 - 12.30 a.m. Furthermore, this also means that everyone is entitled to a (new) resit, which is scheduled for the interim exam week, on: Saturday, August 20, from 9.00 - 10.30 a.m. and from 11.00 - 12.30 a.m.


Because of the impact this decision can have on students, measures have been taken to minimize this impact. If a student achieves a passing grade for the course with the result of the new exam, his or her BSA (= the binding recommendation on the continuation of your study) will remain unchanged. This means that he or she needs to have passed 40 out of 60 credits to get a positive BSA. If a student does not pass the course with the result of the new exam, the course Data Analytics for Engineers will be removed from the BSA. Thus, you must then pass 35 credits of a total of 60 credits to receive a positive BSA. Of course, concluding the course with a passing grade is required to complete your degree program.

In the education guide students will find an FAQ with answers to frequently asked questions. If a question is not answered there, please send a message to info@tue.nl or WhatsApp (+316 41683406).

Tomorrow, May 13, Cursor will publish an interview with dean Ines Lopez Arteaga en professor Mark de Berg, chair of the exam committee. They will tell more about what happened on April 19 and how the final decision came about.

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