Challenging problems, practical solutions

During the first year of the Bachelor’s programme Advanced Technology you will become familiar with the basis of technical and scientific disciplines. In the projects and practical assignments – which together make up around 20% of your programme- you can immediately apply the knowledge you gain. The second year is about broadening and deepening your knowledge and you can start to pursue your own interests by getting familiar with popular Master’s programmes. The third year is made up of elective modules in which you will prepare yourself for the Master’s programme of your choice and for your graduation assignment – the final step you must take before you can call yourself a Bachelor of Science.

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First time at university

When you are a first-year student, you experience many new things. Here we start explaining at least a few of them. 

You complete modules

Your Bachelor’s programme Advanced Technology is three years long and is designed according to the Twente Educational Model. Every year you have four ten-week modules; so, during the course of your studies you complete twelve modules. In every module you work on a current subject from society or the business world. Within that subject all the different parts of your study come together: theory and practice, researching connections and designing solutions, self-study and teamwork. 

Study points - how do they work?

At university you will come across something called study credit. Also known as EC(s). The abbreviation EC is derived from the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which allows you to compare courses internationally. One credit equals 28 hours of work; you need to reach 60 credits each year. You receive credits for every assignment you pass. Your programme decides how many hours it takes to complete an assignment, write a project report or study to pass an exam.

Did you get 45 credit points or more? Then you can continue on to the second year

In order to pass from first year to second year, you have to get a minimum of 45 out of 60 points in the first year. You need at least 45 EC in your first year in order to continue with the programme. At the end of your first year, we will give you a Binding Study Advice (BSA). If you reach 45 EC, you can be sure that you are in the right place and can keep up with the programme. If it doesn’t go exactly as you had planned, then we are of course always available to advise you.

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