The evaluation system for degree programs encompasses seven quality objectives which were developed for an evaluation sheet with indicators and items (metavariables). The regulations and guidelines adopted by the academic bodies of TU Berlin and higher-level institutions form the basis of these quality objectives. Among others, these include, in particular, the General Study and Examination Regulations of TU Berlin, the guidelines for degree program development, and the common structural guidelines for the accreditation of bachelor's and master's degree programs of the German federal states (Ländergemeinsame Strukturvorgaben für die Akkreditierung von Bachelor- und Masterstudiengängen).
The evaluation sheet helps evaluation team members to evaluate degree programs based on the same criteria. Before evaluating a degree program, the assessors conduct an individual preliminary assessment of the degree program. Following conversations in this step, the assessors update the items in the evaluation sheet for the final evaluation (using a five-tier scale, where 1 = applies fully and 5 = does not apply at all).
The item scores are summarized as an average score for each quality objective to provide a condensed synopsis of the strengths and weaknesses of the program. In addition, in the consensus meeting at the end of the procedure, the most important reasons for the final assessment are discussed These are then incorporated into the evaluation team’s final report (assessment).