Course Organisation, schedules
Semesters and quarters
The course year for the master programme is divided in four periods of 10 weeks called ‘kwartiel’ (quarter). Each quarter consists of 8 or 9 weeks of lectures and 1 or 2 exam weeks. Lectures are scheduled for each week of the block unless indicated else by week numbers. If there is no holiday during a quarter, then this quarter lasts 10 calendar weeks. If there is a holiday (Christmas holiday, May holiday, etc.), then a quarter will last more than 10 calendar weeks. There are no special ‘in between breaks’ between two quarters. Two quarters make one semester. Some subjects are being taught during one quarter, some are being taught during one semester.
After the summer break of 2011 the quarters start as follows:
1st quarter: 05-08-2011
2nd quarter: 14-11-2011
3rd quarter: 06-02-2012
4rd quarter: 23-04-2012
For more details about the academic year, see the ‘Academic Calendar’.
When you choose your set of preferred courses, be sure that they are being taught in the same period. In the course description you'll find either the indication 'Study periods' followed by a 'K' or 'Q' and a number (1-4), indicating the quarter, or you'll find the indication 'Semester' followed by an 'S' and a number (1-2). In general it is not possible to join in a subject after the lectures have been going on for a couple of weeks, so be sure that you can start at the beginning of a quarter. If there is no indication of a quarter of semester, it probably means that there are no lectures, and that it might be possible to do this subject any time you want.
See below for the course schedules, which describe for each year where each course of each programme is lectured.
Lecture hours can be found here.
Mechanical Engineering is located in building De Horst (nrs. 20-26 on this Campus map). However, courses are given in all buildings of the university. In the schedules you will find the locations given as abbreviations for a building name followed by a room number. Check this list what these abbreviations mean.
Schedules of the different faculties and departments can be found at:
Faculty of Engineering Technology:
- Bachelor programme of Civil Engineering
- Bachelor programme of Industrial Design Engineering
- Bachelor programme of Mechanical Engineering
- Master programme of Civil Engineering and Management
- Master programme of Construction Management and Engineering
- Master programme of Industrial Design Engineering
- Master programme of Mechanical Engineering
- Master programme of Sustainable Energy Technology
Faculty of Science and Technology:
- Bachelor and master programmes (Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nano Technology, Technical Medicine)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Informatics:
Faculty of Management and Governance:
- Bachelor programmes (Business Administration, Business and IT, Public Administration, European Studies, Health Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Management)
- Pre-Master programmes (Business Administration, Business and IT, Public Administration, European Studies, Health Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Management)
- Master programmes (Business Administration, Business and IT, Public Administration, European Studies, Health Sciences / Health Care Management, Industrial Engineering and Management, Social Systems Evaluation and Survey Research)
Faculty of Behavioural Sciences:
- Master programme of Communication Studies
- Master programme of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
- Master programme of Social Systems Evaluation and Survey Research
Some of the pdf’s are still in Dutch, therefore the following small list of words: