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Study plans - basic information

General recommendations for drawing up study plans

  • Use up-to-date and complete information about the courses offered when drawing up your study plans.
    The study catalogue on the FI website is not continuously updated. Use the catalogue to prepare a preliminary study plan for the next semester, but before registering or enrolling, we recommend that you study the information available on the IS MU in the Course Catalogue , which is up-to-date. In addition, through the full listing you will obtain a number of useful data that the Study Catalogue does not contain (course annotations, URL with additional information, requirements during the semester, method of assessment, etc.).
    When listing the full course data, you can also select groups of courses with a specific prefix (e.g. IB%) to get more comprehensive information with a similar structure to the syllabus list in the Study Catalogue.
  • Find out as much information as you can about the courses selected for enrolment.
    In order to avoid having to cancel a course you have chosen after the start of classes because its content does not match your original idea, try to find out as much information as possible in advance. For example, in addition to a full listing of course information, it is a good idea to check the instructor's website, which may have materials from previous years. Many teachers list the relevant URLs in the Course Catalog.
  • Pay attention to the requirements that must be met during the semester.
    Check the full listing (under "Type of Class and Exam") or the websites of all courses selected for enrollment to see what requirements you will need to fulfill during the semester. Do not enroll in combinations of courses with a number of ongoing requirements that you probably cannot handle for time or other reasons (e.g., tackling three major projects and two regular homework assignments in one semester may not be possible for everyone).
  • Take courses in advance for more credits than you intend to enroll in.
    You will then be able to address any scheduling conflicts immediately. You may take selected courses that you do not end up taking in a given semester for scheduling reasons in a subsequent semester.
  • Do not enroll in an excessive amount of credits.
    A reasonable credit load for a standard period of study is indicated by the recommended study plans, but you can change the credit load individually within the limits of the study regulations.
    However, we do not recommend enrolling in significantly more credits than these limits, especially in the first semesters of the Bachelor's degree. Furthermore, we do not recommend enrolling in (significantly) more credits in a given semester than in the previous semester if you had difficulty successfully completing the amount of credits enrolled in the previous semester.