The course adopts a balanced theoretical instruction and practical exercises. Most of the courses have an equal ratio dedicated to practice. Overall, the program promotes a process-oriented curriculum designed to promote students’ contribution to industry in the form of Capstone Project, integration of laboratory experience and industry-relevant research.
The ECTS credit of UBT measures a single credit which is equivalent to 30 academic hours. As part of the credit system, the institution calculates contact hours, practical work and self-study. The programme lasts for two years for a total of 3600 hours. A full academic year is equivalent with 1800 hours of contact hours, self-study and practice. During two years of study the student has to complete the entire 120 ECTS splitting into four 30 ECTS semester.
The institution has a wide network of institutions and industry network to enable students work placement. The programme in itself has attracted both students and people already engaged in the labour market and the study choice seems to have been mainly oriented as skills upgrading process. The programme emphasizes the importance of practical work both in terms of the share of hours dedicated to practical laboratory experience and its focus on an industry-based thesis and application. The programme includes a Capstone/Thesis component which aims to promote and generate industry-relevant research, knowledge and projects. The theory-practice section above outlines the laboratories that the institution has acquired to enable students a greater emphasis on the practical component. Furthermore, the institution has attracted industries to lecture at the institution as a means to reinforce students’ insights into the latest developments in the industry. A complete list of agreements with industry as well as student mobility options has been described in detail in the Student Employment and Career Section of this report.