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Vertieferfachpruefung vs. Vertieferpruefung

English translation: Major subject specialist examination

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German term or phrase:Vertieferfachpruefung
English translation:Major subject specialist examination
Entered by: Michael Grunwald
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04:26 Jun 28, 2001
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German term or phrase: Vertieferfachpruefung vs. Vertieferpruefung
On an Engineering degree certificate -
Two "Pruefungsfaecher" within the person's major of "Wasserbau". The third examination under this heading was "Grundlagenfachpruefung"
michael grunwald
Major subject examination vs. Major subject specialist examination
Explanation:
Vertieferpruefung = examination in the major strand of the overall degree, i.e. Wasserbau is one of 4 or 5 strands within Civil Engineering.

Verteiferfachpruefung = examination in one specialist area within the one major strand (of 4 possible specialist areas). The examination grade is a composite of a written and an oral exam.
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Summary of answers provided
naMajor subject examination vs. Major subject specialist examination
Michael Grunwald
naspeciality, examination subjects, obligatory examination subjects
Sigrid Lensink-Damen
naminor subject examinationSonja Tomaskovic


  

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minor subject examination


Explanation:
I am not quite sure, whether this is the right translation. What is meant with "Vertieferfachprüfung" is the subject, someone chooses within his major subject to specialize in, while "Grundlagenfachprüfung" means that the basics of the choosen subject are being examined.

Sonja Tomaskovic
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1 day 2 hrs
speciality, examination subjects, obligatory examination subjects


Explanation:
vertiefer(fach)pruefung = speciality. This means the subjects you choose to write an special paper about later.

pruefungsfaecher = examination subjects. These are the subjects the person took in his examination.

grundlagenfachpruefung = obligatory examination subjects. These are the subjects every student has to take in his examination.

HTH
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    german-english dictionary.
Sigrid Lensink-Damen
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1 day 3 hrs
Major subject examination vs. Major subject specialist examination


Explanation:
Vertieferpruefung = examination in the major strand of the overall degree, i.e. Wasserbau is one of 4 or 5 strands within Civil Engineering.

Verteiferfachpruefung = examination in one specialist area within the one major strand (of 4 possible specialist areas). The examination grade is a composite of a written and an oral exam.


    Reference: http://www.ifv.uni-karlsruhe.de/vorlesungen/diplomnote1.htm
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