Besides the core programme of the Bachelor CE of 150 EC, each student is free to fill 30 EC worth of courses within the minor space. A minor is a package of course subjects of (in most cases) in total 15 ECTS. A minor offers you the opportunity to specialize yourself, or broaden your knowledge and competences. The Civil Engineering educational programme has reserved the first semester of the third year for 30 ECTS of minors. Naturally, most students take minors during that semester.
If, for some reason, you can’t take minors during this semester, the UT offers a chance to take minors during the second semester. However, the number of minors that are being offered in the second semester, is a lot less compared to the first semester.
Important note: before you may start your minor, you need to have gained at least 45 EC from B1 ánd 45 EC from B2.
Options to take
There are many different options as for what your minor comprises of. This can be either at the UT or outside of the UT. You can choose from (a mix of) the following options (with between brackets a link to the minor's corresponding webpage on the UT website):
- High Tech Human Touch minors (HTHT) (UT website)
- Regular UT minor (for example, a module of another BSc programme) (UT website)
- Transfer Minor (pre-Master for if you want to partake in a non-CE Master) (UT website)
- Educative minor (Leren Lesgeven minor, only available in Dutch) (UT website)
- Crossing Borders minor (UT website)
- Minor at another educational institute within the Netherlands (UT website)
- Minor abroad (UT website)
An extentive Minor-tool-of-Options has been developed. This tool offers you some assistance during the orientation process. By selecting Civil Engineering as your study programme, you will see a list of all the minors you're allowed to take. In this tool, information is given on the responsible educational programme, the quartile the minor takes place in and whether you might have overlap from the regular CE-curriculum with your Mathematics-courses.
By clicking on the minor in the Minor-tool-of-Options, you will be directed to the course information in the course catalogue of Osiris. Read the course information carefully, additional requirements may apply. Additionally, the titles of minors might not fully correspond with the actual substance of the minor. The course information on Osiris does give you much better insight in this.
Naturally, if you want to do your minor outside the UT, you have to put (a lot) more effort in it than when you stay at the UT. On this webpage, you can find some more information on the possibilities at the UT and elsewhere in the Netherlands and on the possibilities for doing your minor abroad. Additionally, a flowchart has been made to visualise the process.
For the full set of information, please visit the UT website on minors and, in case you are thinking of doing your minor abroad, the UT website on studying abroad and enroll in the faculty's Canvas-page 'Study abroad for ET students'. Moreover, each year a Minor Fair and a Let's Go (Study Abroad) Fair take place. You can gather additional information during these fairs. Furthermore, at strategic moments, the Programme gives information sessions during regular lectures, amongst others on the minor. If you have missed one, please check the Programme's Canvas-page and the presentation should be up there.
Register for the minor
Once you have concluded which minor you would like to take, and if this minor is at the UT, you can register yourself on Osiris. Check the registration-webpage on the UT-website on how to do this.