Personalized Learning Track

A standard learning track (MOT) is the designated learning track of a specific study programme curriculum in terms of its objectives, and the build-up and successiveness of the course units as part of that study programme. The course catalogue specifies the standard learning track for each study programme.

A personalized learning track (GIT) is a learning track that deviates from a standard learning track. It is custom-tailored to suit an individual student.

GIT-requirements from 2015-2016 onwards

GIT within the Bachelor's programme

  • You have acquired at least 30 ECTS-credits in the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units in the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 75 ECTS-credits per academic year.
  • You have acquired at least 71 ECTS-credits in the 1st and 2nd year of the Bachelor's programme. If you need to finish 50 ECTS-credits or more from in the 1st and 2nd year of the Bachelor's programme, you are not allowed to take up course units in the 3rd year.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units from the 1st and 2nd year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 75 ECTS-credits per academic year.

 

GIT in a 2-year Master's programme - not applicable for MSc in Bioscience Engineering

  • You have acquired at least 11 ECTS-credits in the 1st year of the Master's programme. If you need to finish 50 ECTS-credits or more in the 1st year, you are not allowed to take up courses from the 2nd year.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units from the 1st year of the Master's programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 75 ECTS-credits per academic year. Exception: students who acquired at least 30 ECTS-credits in the 1st year, can choose to take up all remaining course units from the Master's programme.

 

GIT combining the Bachelor's and Master's programme

  • You have acquired credits for all course units from the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • You have acquired at least 131 ECTS-credits in the Bachelor's programme. If you need to finish 50 ECTS-credits or more in the Bachelor's programme, you are not allowed to take up courses from the Master's programme.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units from the Bachelor's programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 75 ECTS-credits per academic year (1-year Master's programme) or 81 ECTS-credits (2-year Master's programme).

 

GIT combining the linking programme and Master's programme

  • If you need to finish 50 ECTS-credits or more in the linking programme, you are not allowed to take up courses from the Master's programme.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units from the linking programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 66 ECTS-credits per academic year.

 

GIT combining the preparatory programme and Master's programme

  • If you need to finish 50 ECTS-credits or more in the preparatory programme, you are not allowed to take up courses from the Master's programme.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units from the preparatory programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 66 ECTS-credits per academic year (1-year Master's programme) or 75 ECTS-credits (2-year Master's programme)

 

External GIT

An external GIT is a personalized learning track in which you combine an enrolment at another Flemish university or university college with an enrolment at Ghent University for a successive programme. More information on the enrolment procedure (Dutch).

  • You have acquired credits for all course units from the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • You have acquired at least 131 ECTS-credits in the Bachelor's programme. If you need to finish 50 ECTS-credits or more in the Bachelor's programme, you are not allowed to take up courses from the Master's programme.
  • You are required to take all the remaining course units from the Bachelor's programme.
  • The maximum study load of a GIT is 75 ECTS-credits per academic year (1-year Master's programme) or 81 ECTS-credits (2-year Master's programme).
  • Follow the procedure (Dutch)
  • The curriculum committee will evaluate your file and decide whether or not you are allowed to register for an external GIT.

 

Compose a GIT

How the programme you enrolled for is structured and more information on the course units is available in the course catalogue.

Step 1: Check if you meet the requirments to enrol for a GIT

If you have questions on GIT requirements, contact your learning track counsellor.

Step 2: Check if you need to retake the practical work of the course units for which you have failed

Contact the lecturer in charge or check Minerva.

Step 3: Make a personal course schedule containing the remaining courses from a study year

Step 4: Check which course units from a higher study year you can take up

  • course schedule and examination schedule

Avoid overlapping classes. Try to ensure that your learning track is reasonably balanced between the two semesters.

It may happen that your exams are planned relatively close to each other, due to the fact that you combine course units from more than one study year. Always give priority to the exams of the course units in the lowest study year !

  • Successiveness

Within a personalized learning track, one is not always free to choose course units. Successiveness needs to be respected. Successiveness is the sequence in which course units need to be taken, in due consideration of the required initial competences for each course unit. The initial competences for each course unit are described in the course specifications (course catalogue).

Step 5: Check if your curriculum complies with the rules on composing a learning track

Submit your GIT proposal

Deadline = 1st of October
A learning track must always be approved by the curriculum committee !
  • Log in on OASIS-website. The start page opens; if necessary change to Student (in the grey banner on 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 2017! After that day you need the permission of the Curriculum Committee who will require a correct, academically acceptable, justified explanation for late re-enrolment.
    • Go to the menu AY 2017-2018 - Curriculum and select the menu option Re-enrol.
    • In the list of your current programmes, click on re-enrol (in the column Action) next to programme in which you wish to re-enrol.
    • Complete the form and press 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 2017-2018 - 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 change 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 by clicking 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 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).

Deadlines:

  • 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)