The courses of the Master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning are taught in 4 "Residential Blocks" + Internship + Master Thesis. Each semester students have to attend a one-week residential block. Attendance of the residential block is compulsory in order to be able to take part in the exams of the respective courses. Most residential blocks take place at Hasselt University, campus Diepenbeek (Belgium).
All exams take place at Hasselt University, campus Diepenbeek (Belgium).
The residential block is typically planned at the beginning of each semester. Before the start of each residential block students will receive detailed information about the programme.
The Residential Blocks are organized in a two-year cyclic schedule. To gain the master degree you must successfully pass the taught courses followed by an internship and the master thesis, accumulating a total of 120 credit points (ECTS).
Depending on the diploma you obtained previously, you may have to do a link or preparatory programme at the start of the programme (see next tab).
For the first 2 years of the master programme, students will have to travel to Hasselt University* (Belgium) for 3 - 4 times (each time for maximum 1 week):
- residential block semester 1 (September/October)
- exams semester 1 + residential block semester 2 (January/February)
- exams semester 2 (June/July)
- (only in case of failed grades: 2nd chance exams (August/September))
* 1 residential block in the course of the master programme takes place at our partner University of Maribor, Slovenia.
The programme also contains an international study visit to a varying location in Europe (Sweden, Denmark, ...).
In the final year, students can do an internship and work on their master thesis from home.