Course programme approval

As a student in the Master Computer Science you have a lot of freedom to compose your own 120EC programme around the (semi)mandatory courses and suggested electives for each specialisation. To obtain your degree, you need to complete at least 120EC containing all mandatory and semi-mandatory courses and meet all additional requirements for your specialisation. Furthermore, all credits within your approved (examination) programme will count towards cum laude. Courses on a Master level, which are not part of your course programme will be shown as other on your degree supplement. 

To make sure your planned programme meets the requirements for CS, you need approval from your programme mentor for the set of courses you plan to take. This way, you know your programme meets the requirements and at the same time this confirms your specialisation in Osiris. Until the approval you won't be linked to an exam programme or specialisation and the message 'this course is not part of your programme' will continue to pop up whenever you register for a course.

Fill out your programme form

As a first step in obtaining course programme approval students have to complete the programme form for the academic year they started in during their first semester.

During the first quarter (<30EC)
At the start of your programme, you should know your specialisation and after the Kick-in, the first 3 courses, 15EC, you are plannig to take. During this phase, the student can be advised by their programme mentor. After the first quarter, you should have established your programme by filling out the course programme form and obtaining approval from your programme mentor. Note. If you are combining Computer Science with another programme at the UT, after approval from your programme mentor, you have to send in a separate request for approval of the entire combined progamme to the Examination Board CS (See EER, Article on Combining programmes). 

Possible changes (15-80EC)
After receiving approval from the programme mentor on your initial programme, you might end up wanting to change some of the courses you initially planned on taking, either because of changing interests, scheduling issues, or other reasons. This is is very common and can be done until you take your first steps towards graduation, with the start of Reserach Topics. Up until that point students are also free to change their specialisation. However for all changes, but especially with regards to specialisation, keep in mind that the later you decide to change, the more likely a delay will be in order to meet the requirements for that specialisation. 

Established / set programme (start graduation/RT)
The programme mentor approves the 120-credit course programme in its entirety, but up until you start your graduation by starting RT you will still be able to change the courses (or even your specialisation) in your programme. At this point it is clear which chair/chairs will bear responsibility for the student’s graduation supervision. Note. If you took more than the required 120 credits, make sure that your approved course programme mirrors the courses you want to be part of the at least 120 credits neccesary to graduate, but also counting towards a possible cum laude. 

As a Data Science and Technology student you are on track to complete 125 credits after finishing RT and FP. Your initial programme included the course Complex Networks for which you obtained a 7.0, bringing down your overall average grade for your course programme to just below the 8.0 needed for Cum Laude. Although not part of your initial programme you also completed Spatial Statistics with an 8.0. You could consider changing your course programme by switching one elective (Complex Networks) for another (Spatial Statistics) in order to be eligible for Cum Laude. 

Keep in mind: you always need to meet the requirements for your (specialisation) programme, so mandatory courses cannot be excluded from an approved programme, nor can there be less than 120 credits in totall. Furthermore, if you obtained approval for a course programme with more than 120 credits, which we don't recommend, all the credits will be taken into account when calculating your average. Only courses listed outside of your programme under other won't be taken into account.