General outline

There are six general rules to be observed by the student and study adviser in assessing the student’s possible course programme choices and in signing the finalized course programme. These general rules work differently according to programme, graduation subject field and track.

1. The student creates a programme of units of study totalling 120 credits. These units are selected from among the courses offered by the UT or, where beneficial, courses offered by other universities. All course programmes except for graduate school students have to include Computer Ethics (191612680, 5 credits), a 30-credit graduation assignment, and a 10-credit research project. Graduate school students have to include Computer Ethics (191612680, 5 credits), a 15 credit international research orientation/internship and a 30 credit graduation assignment

2. The admissions board may grant a student admission with additional requirements, imposing additional diploma eligibility requirements. These requirements differ from student to student. No more than 30 credits will be required to satisfy the conditions imposed by the admissions board.

The Master’s programme final assessment cannot be passed if the course programme of this category of students does not satisfy the additional requirements imposed. There are no exceptions to this rule.

3. Requirements apply to each course programme to ensure basic knowledge in the field of study and the track selected. The admissions board may adjust these requirements on the basis of the student’s prior education and training. Such an adjustment will never entail an intensification of the requirements. The Master’s programme final assessment cannot be passed if the course programme does not satisfy the basic knowledge requirements. The only exception to this rule is when the admissions board lowers the basic knowledge requirements.

4. Requirements apply to each course programme to ensure sufficient depth of study in the track selected. The manner in which these requirements are satisfied is determined in consultation with the study adviser. This includes, where necessary, taking into account which chair/chairs will bear responsibility for the student’s graduation supervision. The Master’s programme final assessment cannot be passed if the course programme does not satisfy the depth of study requirements. There are no exceptions to this rule.

5. Requirements apply to some course programmes governing the chair from which the student can complete his/her studies, according to the graduation subject field or track selected. The Master’s programme final assessment cannot be passed if, during the course of study, the requirements for the composition of the graduation committee are not satisfied. There are no exceptions to this rule.

6. The total number of credits completed at the UT or at another university or research institute approved by the study adviser, must be at least 90. The Examination Board may permit a student to deviate from this rule. Additional requirements with regard to the type of activities completed by students outside of the UT may be posed. For instance, the obligation that a student complete a traineeship. Such a requirement must involve no more than 30 credits. The Master’s programme final assessment cannot be passed if the course programme does not satisfy the requirements imposed with regard to the units of study completed outside of the UT, unless an exemption has been granted.