Elective courses

Submitting a personal curriculum proposal

Deadline = 1st of October

Step 1: Read the FAQ ‘Curriculum’ !

This page gives an overview of the dos en don’ts in composing a personal curriculum. If you do not find an answer to your questions, contact the Learning Track Counsellor.

Step 2: Choose your courses

Course catalogue: http://studiegids.ugent.be/current/EN/

  • Consult the course catalogue 2020-2021 to see which mandatory courses you need to follow, for how many credit units you need to choose optional courses, and from which lists you are allowed to choose optional courses.
  • Make an inventory of the optional courses you wish to follow and check the course schedules to make sure there is no overlap with mandatory or other optional courses. Course schedules are available in the course catalogue on the page of the programme you are registered for (upper right corner).
  • If you are allowed and want to follow courses at other Faculties, please contact the responsible professor and ask when the course will take place (day, time, place) and whether you have permission to follow the course.
  • Once you have decided on your personal curriculum, next step is to submit your proposal in OASIS so it can be evaluated by the Curriculum Committee.

Step 3: Submit a personal curriculum proposal in OASIS

  • Log in on OASIS-website. The start page opens; if necessary change to Student (in the grey banner on the top of the window).
  • Enroll – if not done yet– for the next academic year
    • You can re-enrol online from the day after your proclamation. Deadline is 30 September 2020! After that day you need the permission of the Curriculum Committee that will require a correct, academically acceptable, justified explanation for late re-enrolment.
    • Go to the menu General Information and select the menu option Enrolments.
    • In the box showing your current programme and number of ECTS to achieve, click on Enrol
    • Complete the form and click on Confirm Enrolment. Confirm once more by clicking Yes. After you are re-enrolled, you will receive an email in your UGent inbox. This email contains an overview of your re-enrolment, the initial tuition fee and additional, important information!!
  • Compose your curriculum
    • Go to the menu AY 2020-2021 - Curriculum and select the menu option Edit Curriculum (LA)
    • Select Curriculum in the column Action to open your curriculum
    • In the window that opens, Choose the tab Edit this year’s curriculum
    • Complete your curriculum by adding courses you want to take and deleting courses you want to postpone to next academic year.
    • Check your curriculum for the last time. Is everything according to the regulations? Are there no overlapping courses?
    • After you have completed your curriculum, click save and close
  • Submit your proposal for approval
    • After submitting, the status of your curriculum proposal changes from draft to proposal ! Once the status has changed to proposal you cannot edit your proposal anymore. So, as long as your proposal is not final, do not submit !
    • If your curriculum proposal is final, submit it for approval before the 1st of October. Select the study programme of which you want to submit your curriculum by checking the check box in the left column.
    • Click the button "Submit for approval"

Changing an elective course in an established curriculum

Any requests to change an established curriculum (i.e. adding and/or removing course units) need to be submitted by the student to the Curriculum Committee  by e-mail (contact person: Learning Track Counsellor).


  • before 15 November for first-term course units
  • before 1 March for second-term and full-year course units

Questions? Contact the Learning Track Counsellor!



  • Campus Kortrijk (Industrial Engineering):
    • Jan De Smet (all students from the 1st year bachelor and all Biochemistry students from the 2nd year onwards)
    • Pascal Dejans (Chemistry students from the 2nd year onwards)
    • Diederik Rousseau (Environmental Science students from the 2nd year onwards)