Credit Contract

What?

A contract to obtain a credit certificate for a particular course unit.

The regulatory framework is to be found in art. 31 of the Education and Examination Code.

Which courses can be followed at the FBE via credit contract?

  • Course units with code Ixxxxx of which the lecturer in charge belongs to the FBE staff.
    • the code is mentioned in the course specifications in the course catalogue
    • to see if the lecturer in charge belongs to the FBE staff, check the column "Dept." in the course catalogue. If 'KUL', 'VUB', 'UA' or an university abroad is mentioned, you cannot enrol via credit contract for that course unit at Ghent University.  
  • Course units with following conditions in the section “conditions for credit contract”  in the course sheet in the course catalogue:
    • Access to this course unit via a credit contract is determined after successful competences assessment, or
    • Access to this course unit via a credit contract is unrestricted: the student takes into consideration the conditions mentioned in 'Starting Competences'

Conditions

    • conditions for credit contract = after successful competences assessment

      • You need to meet the admission requirements for the study programme, to which this course unit belongs.
        • To follow a course unit from a Bachelor's programme you need to have a secondary school diploma
        • To follow a course unit from a Master's programme, you can check the course catalogue to see if you meet the admission requirements
      • You need to meet specific requirements for the course unit. Check the course specifications of the course unit in the course catalogue
        • Course catalogue: Click on 'By faculty' -> Select the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering -> Choose a programme type -> Name of the study programme -> Select the course unit.
      • You need to meet the language requirements for the study programme, to which this course unit belongs

 

  • conditions for credit contract = unrestricted

    • You need to meet the admission requirements for the study programme, to which this course unit belongs.
      • To follow a course unit from a Bachelor's programme you need to have a secondary school diploma
      • To follow a course unit from a Master's programme, you can check the course catalogue to see if you meet the admission requirements
    • You need to meet the language requirements for the study programme, to which this course unit belongs

Credit contract = enrolment is pending the approval of the Faculty

The Curriculum Committee of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering will check if you meet the requirements to enrol via credit contract !

Should you not meet the admission requirements of the study programme, you can only be admitted (maximum 24 ECTS credits per academic year) after a competence assessment by the curriculum committee.

If you wish to take up a credit contract, please contact the Learning Track Counsellor first.

Course schedules

How to check:

  • Course catalogue: Click on 'By faculty' -> Select the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering -> Choose a programme type -> Name of the study programme -> Select the course schedules in the upper right corner.

Enrolment

  • New students: follow the procedure 'First enrolment'. Please note that an enrolment is provisional and pending the Faculty approval. If you wish to take up a credit contract, please contact the faculty first.

 

Late enrolment from 1 October is also applicable for a credit contract

 

Once you are enrolled, you can add the course units to your personal curriculum in OASIS (login) and submit for approval:

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

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