Version: 31-03-2016

This hand-out is meant to give you insight in the elective opportunities which are known at the moment. For TEM students, the elective within the Business & IT programme consists of two components: the programme specific elective and the minor.

MINOR (2X 15 EC):

Your minor consists of two quartiles within which various course options are offered:

  1. In-depth modules: you take a module which elaborates on a computer science field;
  2. Join-in modules: You take a module which is part of another UT programme;
  3. High Tech Human Touch (HTHT) modules: These modules highlight social themes for which the UT, through research, devises solutions. These can be 15 EC modules as well as a combination of 30 EC modules;
  4. Exchange minor: studying at a foreign university;
  5. Three special module packages

1. In-depth modules (15 EC)

At first, you can choose at maximum one in-depth module (15 EC). When you choose for an in-depth module, this means that next to this module, you have to choose a second module from the remaining offer. When you do not choose an in-depth module, you have to choose two modules from the remaining offer. The in-depth modules which can be chosen:

  • 201500066 Serious Gaming (Q1)
  • 201500025 Web Science (Q2)
  • 2016xxxxx High Tech Talent Management in a Global Context (Q2)

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2. Join- modules (15 EC)

As said before, these are modules which are part of another programme and which you can join. These are not only offered in Q1 and Q2, but also in Q3 and Q4.

In the join-in matrix, you can see which join-in modules you, as BIT student, can take.

3. High Tech Human Touch modules (1x or 2x 15 EC)

Besides, there are also so-called High Tech Human Touch (HTHT) modules. These are only offered in Q1 and Q2.

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4. Exchange Minor (1x or 2x 15 EC)

The UT offers the possibility to go international. For this there are two possibilities, for which the examination board have to be asked approval before beginning:

The first option is taking 15 or 30 EC of courses at a foreign university, by means of an exchange minor. For these courses, the same rules as for taking courses within the UT apply: A maximum of 15 EC can be deepening. The other 15 EC have to be broadening: i.e. differ substantially from the BIT programme. There cannot be overlap with modules from your own programme. See the appendix for a step-by-step plan.

5.Crossing Borders (2x 15 EC)

The second option to go abroad, is the minor Crossing Borders. This minor can be used in two ways:

  1. You carry out an individual assignment (worth 15 or 30 EC) abroad.
  2. You join your study association’s study tour. In this case, the minor consists of two 15 EC modules.

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6. Educational minor (Only in Dutch)

Are you interested in teaching? Then you can follow a 15 EC introduction to teaching, or even 2x 15 EC with which you can get an annotation.

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7. Board minor (Only in Dutch)

Are you being part of a board this year? Then you can use your board member experience to gain ECs with the board minor. You will then complete assignments, with which you further develop your board member competences.

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In principle, non-TEM students can use all electives which are allowed for BIT students, to fill in their still open electives (including minor).

Appendix 1: Step-by-step plan Exchange

Step 1:
Read the Exchange Manual. This describes what has to be taken care of, before getting on the plane.

Step 2:
Explore possible exchange universities. There are multiple places to get information:

  • There is an Excel file on the University’s website with all the Erasmus agreements the UT possesses.
    • Do you want to do an exchange within the BIT/CS area, then search for suitable partner institutions in the BIT and CS columns.
    • Do you want to follow courses in another area of study, the search for suitable partner institutions in the columns of your interests.
    • Look at the website of the partner institutions and their offered courses.
  • Besides the partner institutions, the BIT programme takes part in the IS Link network. This is a network of Information Science programmes within and outside Europe.
    • Look at the abovementioned website for the participating universities and their offers.
  • The University also has several contracts with international partner institutions. The number of available places at these partner institutions are very limited: only 2 to 4 places UT-wide per year! The faculty can only nominate one student per international partner. The 2 to 4 places are then assigned among all nominees. Thus, the chance that you will not be chosen is big. Do you want to go on an exchange to one of these universities, then also prepare a Plan B.

Step 3:
Schedule an appointment with the internationalisation coordinator of the Faculty of EEMCS, mr. Schut. He will go through all formalities, together with you.