Recognition of Foreign Exam Results


Under the precondition that the contents are of same value, exam result received for courses not taken at RWTH Aachen can be recognized as equivalent to “Regelungstechnik”.


The following information refers exclusively to the course „Regelungstechnik“. In general, an application must always be made to the faculty, according to the information provided by the faculty.


Recognition Process

1. Required Course Content: Tips for choosing courses - All topics that are marked red need to be fully covered.
2. Necessary Forms for the Institute of Automatic Control: Basic information - German version (doc)
Basic information - Attachment - German version (doc) - Needed for any additional course if recognition of a combination of courses is requested.
3. Application to the Faculty: Curriculum Changes - Must be applied before staying abroad.
Procedure of Recognition – Must be applied after staying abroad.
4. After completion of the course:

Course content
Please complete based on your course materials such as lecture notes or others. Please do not bring books except for books from the lecturer.

5. Please transfer the completed forms and your course materials – if possible in electronic form – to our contact person.


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After your documents have been reviewed, you will be informed about the result. It serves as a recommendation for recognition or rejection of recognition for Professor Heike Vallery. The professor will make the final decision on your application.

Additional Information

The Institute of Automatic Control only assesses the equivalence of your course’s contents. For questions regarding the number of credit points, please be advised by your student advisor or the faculty, as we do not have influence on formal issues.


In the winter term 23/24, our „Regelungstechnik” lecture has been thoroughly restructured, which means that some old topics are no longer taught, instead some new content will is added. In connection with the lecture renewal, the recognition process including the recognition criteria has been also updated.

Some important innovations summarized:

  • The Course Content form has been updated.
  • It will no longer be possible to cover the missing topics through an additional work (e.g. in the form of homework or an oral exam). The combination of different subjects in order to cover all relevant topics remains permitted.
  • The experience reports from previous years are currently outdated due to updated recognition criteria and should not be taken into account.


Can I get a binding assertion in advance that confirms that my foreign course will be accepted?

It is in general not possible to provide a binding confirmation about the recognition of a course.

In particular, this also leads to the situation that you cannot change your study plan in advance of your stay abroad.

The course that I am planning to attend does not cover all topics marked red or only a few marked yellow. Is it still possible to get it recognized?

You can take several subjects and have them recognized in combination instead of control engineering, so that all missing subject areas are covered.

It is not possible to get an examination of the missing topics by IRT!