PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES CAREFULLY BEFORE DECIDING ON A MINOR.
Why are there minors?
The UT wants to teach students to become T-shaped professionals. Apart from in-depth knowledge that is provided in every study programme students can become acquainted with a (completely) different academic discipline through the minors. This is not so much about the content of this other discipline as it is about how you would explore this content, how you would learn to communicate with people outside your field of study, and how to judge the context, relevance, and relativity of your own field.
Minors are there to provide a basis from which a broad spectrum of academic qualifications can be (further) developed. Through the minors you will become a more complete graduate with increased chances on the labour market. On top of that it is also a fun experience!
Do I have to take 30 EC worth of minors?
Basic principle: all UT bachelor students take a minor in the first semester of their third year except students in Clinical Technology and in some exceptional situations.
How can I fill up 30 EC with minors?
The UT gives students the option to take 30 EC worth of minors. You can choose for (a combination of):
- High tech human Touch (htht)
- Crossing boarders, Educative minor, board minor
- Study abroad
- Join-in minors
- In-depth minor (maximum 1*15 EC)
These 30 EC can be tailored to your own preferences. In HTHT minors it is for example possible to choose from so-called ‘packages’. One package contains 2 independent minors that are each worth 15 EC. It is almost always possible to take a minor from a package separately; therefore it is possible to combine a minor from a package with an independent minor that is also worth 15 EC so that together they form a total of 30 EC.
It is also possible to follow one HTHT minor together with a broadening (Crossing Borders, Educative minor, Board minor), join-in, or in-depth minor. As you can see there are a lot of possibilities when selecting a minor.
If you wish to study abroad, it is possible to do so for a period of 30 EC. Afterwards you will receive the required credits. Studying abroad however is also possible for 15 EC. In case of the latter, you will be required to take another minor of 15 EC to reach the total of 30 EC.
Can I do a minor?
Further guidelines can be found in the Education and Examination Regulations of each study programme. Visit the website of your study program, this information can also be listed under a specific item.
Can I do every minor?
It depends (mostly) on the specific study programme which minors are possible, since for some programmes there are additional demands. Please consider the matrices of options of the HTHT minors and join-in minors and which in-depth minors are possible to see to what minors you are eligible.
Am I allowed to take any minor?
If you are allowed to take a certain minor depends on your study programme. Taking a minor which contains subjects that are also part of the normal curriculum of a programme is not allowed.
A matrix of options has been made for the HTHT minors and join-in minors. These specify for every study programme if a certain minor is allowed, not allowed, or only allowed under certain conditions. An in-depth minor can only be taken by students who are part of the study programme that is offering the minor.
Can I always follow the minor of my first choice?
Leren lesgeven (in Dutch) has a participation limit, in case of the minor is oversubscribed there will be an intake procedure.
Am I allowed to take more than 30 EC’s worth of minors?
Any minors additional to the required 30 EC will be counted as extra-curricular.
On which days of the week do educational activities take place?
In principle on every workday.
I find it very hard to decide. Do you have some tips?
The following tips may help you in making a choice:
- Consider and inventory which minors are interesting for you. What appeals to you?
- First, look at the matrix of options of the HTHT- or Join-in minors which of these minors you may or may not follow.
Do you have limited the choice to two or three preferences?
- Get additional information, firth through the regular information channels (website, minor information market, digital brochures), then perhaps at the minor contactperson.
- You really cannot decide? Discuss with your study counsellor if he or she can help you with your choice.
I am not part of the TOM students and have not yet taken a minor. What should I do now?
Please contact the study counsellor of your study programme. The study programme should supply an alternative.
I am not part of the TOM students and am not yet finished with my minor. What should I do now?
Finishing a minor you have already started should be done in accordance with the transitional arrangement. Please contact the study adviser of your study programme.
Do I receive a certificate for completing my minor?
No minor certificates are awarded for successfully completing a minor. The minor will be mentioned on the appendix of the degree certificate, including the name of the minor and the amount of ec's
Can I also follow a minor at a different Dutch University?
Yes, following a minor at a different Dutch University is possible. If you are interested in doing so, you are required to write a proposal together with your study adviser which should be submitted to the examination board. They will have to approve your proposal to study at a different Dutch university.
Can I also take a minor at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences?
Yes that is possible. The UT is a part of ‘Kies op Maat’ , and many institutes for higher professional education are as well. An overview of all minors currently being offered here can be found on the website www.KiesopMaat.nl. Once you have found a minor that you would like to take, you can download a learning agreement for that minor and discuss your choice with your study adviser. If the discussion has a positive result you can submit your learning agreement to the examination board. The examination board decides if you can take a minor at at Dutch University of Applied Sciences. After approval of the examination board you should scan the learning agreement (please take care that you have the appropriate signatures and a stamp from the study programme) and E-mail the scan to the contact person at the institution offering the minor. S/he will notify you if you have been accepted or not and tell you of any next steps you should take.
If you would like to take a minor that is not offered in KOM you should write a proposal in collaboration with your study adviser. This proposal should be submitted to the examination board of your study programme. They will have to approve of your proposal to follow a minor at a different university. If the institute for higher professional education will charge fees in any form for taking that minor this should be communicated explicitly to both the study adviser and the examination board.
How do I register for a minor?
Students can register for a minor through OSIRIS-student. More information about the procedure can be found under registration.