The base for the administration of studies is the Statute of the College and the Regulation for Undergraduate/Graduate Studies. The curriculum is implemented by academic semesters and years. The beginning and the end of studies and dates for examination sessions will be fixed through the academic calendar. Changes in the organization of studies are made with decisions of the Academic Council. UBT has been accredited to offer both Bachelor and Master level studies.
The academic calendar shall describe the study cycles by indicating specific dates, containing information on the beginning and end of studies, examination periods, deadlines for registration to courses and final papers/exams. The calendar will be approved each year by the Academic Council and will be published and communicated to staff and students. The academic year lasts 40 weeks and is divided into two semesters (both 15 weeks), two examination periods (in January and in June) and a New Year Holiday.
In developing an overarching didactic concept, the College has adopted a Competency Based Approach in curriculum development. Programme Learning Outcomes guide the teaching, learning and assessment methods.A variety of teaching methods employed across all departments offer possibilities for active learning. These include case-studies, project work, problem-based learning and simulated learning. Site visits and practice placements are important features of the teaching and learning process. Opportunities for interactive learning are reinforced through project-based learning, case study analysis, visiting speakers, group work and e-learning. The use of these teaching methods is enabled by a favorable teacher-student ratio and small classes. Our emphasis on practical and relevant industry knowledge is a key feature of educational programs.
The study methods and requirements for course completion will always be specified in the course syllabus available to the students before the course starts. Each course has a detailed syllabus, which is more detailed than a course programme and describes topics to be covered during the course – objectives, subject content for each week, organization of work, requirements for seminar and individual work, gives a list of required and recommended reading and sets of attendance and specific assessment rules.
The study methods applied by introductory subjects put a lot of emphasis on lectures, individual work or teamwork and discussions. Individual work is often an extensive reading or writing assignment. Core subjects are mostly practice-oriented and typically organized as laboratory-based courses that assume active participation in hands-on assignments and teamwork, involving both creative and research tasks. Individual work is typically research, analysis, testing or finishing a task or project started during the course