Quality Management Instruments


In order to draw on a sound data base for our evaluation system, we are using controlling data from the University's statistics department. Moreover, RWTH Aachen has quality assurance instruments in place that focus on the entire student life cycle.


First-Year Student Survey

Surveys already begin at the start of the student life cycle with the first-year student survey, in which, for example, first-year students explain why they chose RWTH as a university or how they informed themselves about their course of study in advance.

Student Course Evaluation

Each semester students extensively evaluate the quality of teaching and grade their courses and teachers in the student course evaluation.

Course of Study Evaluation

Course of study evaluations are regularly carried out in order to systematically and comprehensively analyze the strengths and weaknesses of individual courses of study.

Module and Examination Survey

Are students satisfied with the organization of the modules they have to take? What services help students to prepare for their exams and how do students rate their own exam preparation? The Module and Examination Survey asks these and other questions.

Pass Rates

The Faculties are offered a summary of the pass rates twice a year, which offer an overview of the current exam results, in order to directly address the Faculty's examiners and if necessary, create measures to improve the pass rate.

Student Survey

How do students evaluate the organization of the studies and the quality of teaching? The University gathers feedback on these topics and others related to the course of studies from all Bachelor's and Master's students using the RWTH student survey.

Graduate Survey

RWTH is involved in the national, collaborative project Graduate Survey, which is centrally coordinated by Institute for Applied Statistics (ISTAT) and provides findings on where graduates are and retrospective consideration of study conditions.


The QMSLportal is a platform that provides a variety of metrics to support the periodic review of the University's degree programs.