Personalized Learning Track

What is the difference between a standard learning track (MOT) and an personalized learning track (GIT)?

A standard learning track (MOT) is the designated learning track of a specific study programme. It shows how you can complete the programme in the set duration and which course units you need to take per academic year (= model track year). Which course units belong to which model track year can be consulted in the study guide. To do so, look in the column MT1.

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.

In a GIT, for example, you combine course units from two different model track years or you take a smaller study package because you want to spread the programme over a longer period.

To whom do GIT rules apply at the FBW ?

The rules only apply to students who do not yet have a bachelor's degree or a certificate of the preparatory of linking course.  And who wish to combine course units from several model track years within those programmes and/or already want to take up course units from the following master's programme.

What are the rules for students already enrolled in a FBW programme?

  • The order of the model tracks must be respected. You first take all course units from the lowest model track year before complementing with course units from the higher model track year.

  • Minimum credit uptake: take at least 27 credits in the curriculum to avoid problems with child support, etc.

  • Maximum credit depends on the student's success rate in the previous academic year:
    • Study progress rate less than 50%: max. 60 SP
    • Study progress rate of 50% or more: max. 75 SP
  • You have acquired credits for all course units from the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • The order of the model tracks must be respected. You first take all course units from the Bachelor's programme before complementing with course units from the Master's programme.

  • Minimum credit uptake: take at least 27 credits in the curriculum to avoid problems with child support, etc.

  • Maximum credit depends on the student's success rate in the previous academic year:
    • Study progress rate less than 50%: max. 60 SP
    • Study progress rate of 50% or more: max. 75 SP
  • The order of the model tracks must be respected. You first take all course units from the linking or preparatory programme before complementing with course units from the Master's programme.

  • Minimum credit uptake: take at least 27 credits in the curriculum to avoid problems with child support, etc.

  • Maximum credit depends on the student's success rate in the previous academic year:
    • Study progress rate less than 50%: max. 60 SP
    • Study progress rate of 50% or more: max. 66 SP

 What are the rules for  new enrolled students in a FBW programme?

First bachelor students

If you start in the first  year of the Bachelor's programme, you are obliged to take all course units of the first model track year (60 credits) in your curriculum. It is therefore not possible to take a smaller study load, unless you have a special status (disability, top-level sport activities, etc.) or work-study status.

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 . The curriculum committee will review your application and decide whether or not you can enroll in the external GIT.

  • You have acquired credits for all course units from the 1st year of the Bachelor's programme.
  • You must be enrolled in the graduation year of the program that grants admission to the UGent programme.
  • Minimum credit uptake: take at least 27 credits in the curriculum to avoid problems with child support, etc.

  • Maximum credit depends on the student's success rate in the previous academic year:
    • Study progress rate less than 50%: max. 60 SP
    • Study progress rate of 50% or more: max. 75 SP
  • Minimum credit uptake: take at least 27 credits in the curriculum to avoid problems with child support, etc.

  • Maximum credit depends on the student's success rate in the previous academic year:
    • Study progress rate less than 50%: max. 60 SP
    • Study progress rate of 50% or more: max. 66 SP

Hints and tips to put together a GIT

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

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

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 Ufora.

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 (study guide)

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

How do I submit a GIT proposal ?

The entire process of re-enrolling, compiling and submitting a GIT proposal, approving/disapproving is done through OASIS. On the page " FBW curriculum - how to submit? " you will find instructions.

Deadline = 1st of October
A learning track must always be approved by the curriculum committee !

Can I make adjustments to my personalized learning path?

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

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact your Learning Track Counsellor.