In the Bachelor’s programme Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences you will trained to become a New Engineer. This means that you will get a base in Engineering, but also in Social Sciences. Next to that after finishing this Bachelor’s programme at the University College Twente, you will be able to solve worldwide problems. You will get this experience in project work and interactive courses. Read more about our project-based learning and Personal Pursuit on the next pages.
The ATLAS curriculum is a framework that invites you to choose your own path. The programme is spread over six semesters. You start each semester by writing your own Personal Development Plan (PDP). One of the teachers will become your mentor and will personally guide you forward on your academic journey. In your PDP we want you to tell us what you think you need to learn and why – as well as how you propose to do it. Read more about guidance at University College Twente.
Each semester you will write a Self-Evaluation Report (SER) based on the ambitions you described in your Personal Development Plan and on feedback you’ve had from students and staff. At UCT we don’t believe standardized tests and grades will help you in your learning or stimulate you in developing your talents. The SER is more than a reflection on your progress and development: it shows that you are in charge of providing proof of – and insight into – what you have learned in that particular semester. At the end of each semester your SER will be discussed and assessed by a panel of lecturers.
The bachelor is a three-year educational programme, spread over six semesters and has a study load of 180 credits.
Every ATLAS student chooses an unique path during their six semesters in the programme. Students start off with the same courses in engineering, mathematics, and social sciences in semester 1. In each following semester they can explore or deepen their knowledge in subjects of their choice through electives and personal projects, hereby slowly developing their expertise. After their six semesters in the programme they have found their individual profile as an ATLAS engineer.