What does our future ideally look like? How can you create responsible solutions to create a future worth wanting? And how can technology positively influence our society? As a student of University College Twente (UCT), you will aim to find answers to these questions. During the three-year, English-taught Bachelor's in Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences (ATLAS), you will work on various complex, real-life challenges together with your fellow students. You will develop knowledge and skills in many different fields of study so that you can become the problem-solver of the future.
This programme is not like any other bachelor’s. It is an Honours Programme for motivated and ambitious students who are eager to challenge themselves with an out-of-the-box study programme. Three things you need to know about the UCT curriculum:
This Bachelor's is a three-year programme, spread over six semesters. Each semester, you and your team members will work on a different project, while also following (elective) courses to gain knowledge and skills. You will pass a semester once you have successfully completed the semester project as well as the (elective) courses within a semester.
At university, you will come across something called study credits, also known as EC(s). The abbreviation EC is derived from the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which was designed for the comparison of courses internationally. One credit equals 28 hours of work; you need to acquire 60 credits each year, which adds up to a total of 180 EC in three years. You will receive credits for every assignment you pass.
Within UCT, each semester consists of 27 EC. In addition, you need to complete the Personal Pursuit, which is worth 6 EC each year. In the first year, you need to get 27 study points to be able to continue to the second year. This binding recommendation means you need to pass both semesters (i.e. all courses and projects within the first year), with the exception of the Personal Pursuit.