The academic calendar describes the study cycle by showing specific dates, which contain information on the start and end of studies, exam periods, deadlines for enrollment in the course and submission of final papers/exams. The Academic Calendar is approved at the beginning of each year. The academic year has two semesters (fall and spring) and each covers 15 weeks of lectures and seminars. There are three regular exam periods (January, June and September), and two extraordinary periods (April and November). The student workload is 30 ECTS per semester. The basic document for organizing the studies is the schedule compiled for one semester. The schedule helps to guarantee an even distribution of study load throughout the study period.
Teaching is provided through interactive lectures, seminars and individual lessons. Academic and administrative staff is responsible for providing assistance, services and guidance on academic and student affairs. The usual practice is to have a lecture and two exercises each week. In line with pedagogical approaches, some units may require more direct instructions. In many subjects, students have to read obligatory materials. In many subjects, students must work on term papers or case studies. Through the group project or seminar, students will harmonize the theoretical part with the practical part. The project will be developed in working groups, no more than three people. The volume of the project will be between 1000 and 1500 words. Evaluation of the project will include: structure, content, and presentation. Also, some courses apply quizzes, which are short-term evaluation instruments and are used to evaluate students, and to identify their abilities for certain issues within the course. Seminar sessions are an opportunity for students to discuss the topics of the week and get additional thoughts on specific topics.
Therefore, participation in seminars is mandatory. Learning Management System (Moodle) electronic platform makes professor-student communication much easier. On this platform, professors can put all relevant materials in their subject, organize online quizzes, communicate test results, send out different announcements to students and answer student questions. The study program for the first and second year is same for all the students, while in the third year students are profiled in the orientation of their choice.
Study methods and course requirements will be set out in the course syllabus and will always be available to students prior to the start of the course. All courses are outlined, with each syllabus outlining key requirements, assessment methods, and mandatory literature. In the final year of studies, students must work on a seminar, a project and a thesis work. Usually, the written exam has a weight of 50-70%, while other activities also meet 30-50% of the final grade while student counseling assistance is provided as needed.