Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
More information aboutTU/e, admission and enrollmentEducation and Student Service Centertel. +31 (0)40 247 4747e-mail: [email protected]/graduateprograms
Designer’s program Software Technology Following your Master’s graduation, you can continue on to the Software Technology (ST) Designer’s program within the Computer Science graduate program.High-tech industry needs experienced designers able to design complex new products and processes. A Master’s degree can give you the requisite theoretical knowledge but it does not provide a lot of practical experience. A Designer’s program gives you that practical experience, which boosts your market value for industry. You graduate with a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree.The Software Technology program begins with a 15-month series of short courses and workshops and short industrial design projects. This is followed by a major in-company design assignment of nine months. The development of software for advanced systems covers a wide range of different aspects. The Software Technology program devotes a lot of attention to the project-based design and development of software for resource-constrained, software-intensive systems such as real-time embedded systems.
- Study possibilities: Full-time- Degree: Professional Doctorate in Engineering- Language: English- Times of entry: Once a year (around October 1)- Duration: 2 years- www.tue.nl/graduateprograms/cs
The Technological Designer’s programs are coordinated in the 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute. The institute represents the three universities of technology in the Netherlands and was established in mid-2006.
PhD programsA PhD study at TU/e typically takes four years. During this period you receive scientific training and, most importantly, you perform research under the guidance of and in collaboration with your supervisor(s). The research areas covered by the sub-department are Algorithms and Visualization, Information Systems, Model-Driven Software Engineering, and Security and Embedded Networked Systems. In each of these areas we have internationally recognized research groups. In the Netherlands, PhD students are (fixed-term) university employees. This means you get a salary, and benefit from all the facilities offered by the department. Successful completion of the PhD program results in a PhD degree, which provides a solid basis for a career in academia or in an industrial research lab.
- Study possibilities: Full-time- Degree: PhD- Language: English- Times of entry: All year round- Duration: 4 years- www.tue.nl/graduateprograms/cs
- Best Dutch university in Times World University Rankings 2010- 8500 students, PhD’s and PDEng’s- Open and friendly atmosphere- Personal contact with lecturers and staff- More than 70 nationalities present- English spoken everywhere in the Netherlands- Brainport Eindhoven: the world’s most intelligent community 2011 - TU/e students in high demand among employers
More information aboutthe graduate programProf.dr. Mark de Bergtel. +31 (0)40 247 2150e-mail: [email protected]/graduateprograms/cs
Where innovation starts
Computer Science and EngineeringBachelor Program
Program Guide 2013–2014
Computer Science and EngineeringBachelor Program
Program Guide 2013–2014
Major Software ScienceMajor Web Science
Editor: dr. M.L.P. van Lierop
I General information 7
1 General information 9
2 General course and program information 112.1 Program structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.1.1 P- and B-phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.2 Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.3 Educational approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.3.1 Design-Based Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.4 Program credits and student workload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.4.1 Studying part-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.5 Annual schedule: coursework and examination periods . . . . . . . . . . . 152.6 Study planning and enrollment for program modules . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.7 Cost of textbooks and materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.8 The Student counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.9 Student’s feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.9.1 Fast feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.9.2 Periodic evaluations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
2.10 Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.10.1 Exemptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.10.2 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.10.3 Right of review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.10.4 Legal rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.10.5 Examination frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.11 Changes to the curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.12 After graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.12.1 Teacher training in Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
II Bachelor College 21
3 General information on program 2012 and 2013 233.1 Program structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3.2 Objectives and qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.2.1 Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.3 Computer Science streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263.4 Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283.5 Professional skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293.6 The first year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3.6.1 Purpose of the first year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303.6.2 Transferring from one major to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313.6.3 The ‘binding study recommendation’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313.6.4 First-year examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
3.7 Enrolling = participating = completing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323.8 Honors program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323.9 Student guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
3.9.1 Faculty coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333.9.2 Student mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333.9.3 Student counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333.9.4 The quarterly kick-off meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343.9.5 Orientation on professional career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343.9.6 CANS prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3.10 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4 Software Science 374.1 Program overview Generation 2012 and beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374.2 1st year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
4.2.1 Joint first semester: Fontys ICT and TU/e Software Science . . . . 384.3 2nd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
5 Web Science 415.1 Program overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415.2 1st year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425.3 2nd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
6 Combined program in Software Science and Web Science 436.1 Program overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436.2 1st year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446.3 2nd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
7 Dual program in Applied Mathematics and Software Science 477.1 1st year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487.2 2nd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497.3 3rd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
III Bachelor program 2011 and before 51
8 General information on program 2011 538.1 Program revisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538.2 Objectives Program 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
8.2.1 Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 548.3 Honors Star program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558.4 The minors program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558.5 International experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568.6 Student assistant jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568.7 Progression to a Master’s program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
8.7.1 Information meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568.7.2 ”Harde knip” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
9 Program intake 2011 599.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 599.2 Software Science, 3rd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 599.3 Web Science, 3rd year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609.4 Combining Web Science and Software Science tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609.5 Dual degree program in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
and Engineering, intake 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609.6 The Software engineering project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639.7 Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649.8 Substitution of study components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649.9 Transitional arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
10 Program for 2010 intake 6710.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6710.2 Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6810.3 Transitional arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
IV Organization and regulations 71
11 Academic administration 7311.1 Academic administration of the department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
11.1.1 Department Board of Mathematics and Computer Science . . . . . 7311.1.2 Study-program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7411.1.3 Study-program Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7411.1.4 Examinations Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7511.1.5 Department Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7511.1.6 CS Subdepartment and professors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7511.1.7 Department Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
11.1.8 Student Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7711.2 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
11.2.1 Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7711.2.2 Lecture rooms, halls and other instruction facilities . . . . . . . . . 7711.2.3 Library services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7711.2.4 Sale of study materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7811.2.5 Computer Services Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7811.2.6 Conditions for computer use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
11.3 Study association GEWIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
A Education and Examination Regulations (OER) 81A.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81A.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers two undergraduate pro-grams which lead to the award of a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree: Computer Scienceand Engineering (including the majors Software Science and Web Science) and AppliedMathematics. Each has its own program guide. This is the program guide for ComputerScience and Engineering. It has been compiled to provide students with clear, currentand complete information about their program.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) provides information to its studentsthrough various channels:
� The http://www.tue.nl/en/ website, with:
� general information about TU/e� information about the facilities, the guidance available, extracurricular activ-
ities, sports facilities, etc.
� The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science website at http://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/mathematics-and-computer-science/
� The Computer Science program’s website at http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/education/.� The Bachelor College website athttp://w3.tue.nl/en/education/tue_bachelor_college/, presentingamong others information on the program structure and electives as introducedin 2012.
� The online learning environment OASE, which can be accessed using any internet-enabled computer at http://www.education.tue.nl. This site includes up-to-date information about program modules and timetables (including any last-minute changes).
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� A Program Guide for each program, which includes a description of its structureand the various facilities which are available to students. All Program Guides areavailable online.
� The Education and Examination Regulations (OER) and the Examination Regula-tions, which can be found in the Appendix.
� The Student Statute, to be found at http://w3.tue.nl/en/services/stu/regulations/, laying down the rights and obligations of the University towardsthe Student and vice versa.
� The Student Guide, provided free of charge by the Executive Board and sent to allfirst-year students.
� The university magazine Cursor; the paper version is distributed biweekly, free ofcharge, throughout the university.
Current information about (changes to) the curriculum, the lecture timetable, thepractical sessions, examinations and other important program-related matters can beobtained from:
� The Student counselor for Software Science and ’Technische Informatica’, Dr. C.J.Bloo, Room MF 3.067, tel. (040) 247 4496, e-mail [email protected]. Also see Section2.8 for more information on the role of Student counselor.
� The Student counselor for Web Science, Dr. N. Stash, Room MF 7.118, tel. (040)247 2322, e-mail [email protected]. Also see Section 2.8.
� The Program Manager of the Computer Science and Engineering bachelor pro-gram, Dr. M.L.P. van Lierop, Room MF 3.070 tel. (040) 247 3022, e-mail [email protected].
� The Departmental Student Administration Office, Room MF 3.068 (front desk),tel. (040) 247 2379. This is your first point of contact for information and adviceabout study requirements, regulations, timetables and study results. The frontdesk is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 15:00. E-mail: [email protected].
� The Education and Student Service Center (STU), Room MF 1.214, tel. (040) 2478015, for information and advice about student grants, studying while working,general financial matters, enrolment, the student card, and registration for or with-drawal from examinations.
� GEWIS Study Association, Room MF 3.155, tel. (040) 247 2815.
The information in this Program Guide is subject to alteration. The latest informationcan be found online at http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/education/.
2General course and program information
This section presents information about the structure of the program, the tuition andguidance you may expect to receive, and what is expected from you.
2.1 Program structure
The Bachelor’s program in Computer Science and Engineering has been organized inaccordance with the European Bachelor-Master structure (BaMa). It is a three-year pro-gram, the first year of which is a foundation (also called Propedeuse) course.
In academic year 2013-2014 subsequent years of two different curricula will be of-fered:
� intake 2013 is offered the first year of the Bachelor College program where theyenrolled for the major Software Science (SfS) or/and Web Science (WbS); see PartII.
� intake 2012 is offered the second year of the Bachelor College program where theyenrolled for the major Software Science (SfS) or/and Web Science(WbS); see PartII.
� intake 2011 is offered the third year of their ”in-between” bachelor program wherethe tracks Software Science and Web Science were introduced and the tuition lan-guage was adopted to English; see Part III. For students that face a delay in studyprogress, transition arrangements have been made for courses that are not offeredanymore in 2013-2014. These can be found in Sections 10.3.
� intake 2010 and before is not offered a regular program anymore, but in Chapter10 an overview of the 2010 program and possible electives are presented, and inChapter 10.3 the transitional arrangements.
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2.1.1 P- and B-phase
Having successfully completed the first or Propedeuse year, students progress to theBachelor’s phase proper – also known as the ‘B-phase’ – in Years 2 and 3. The entireB-phase is designed to provide students with a solid, broad basis on which to pursuetheir professional career. In Years 2 and 3, you are required to earn 120 credits in total.
The overall objective of the Computer Science and Engineering Bachelor program is totrain and educate young professionals who are able to progress into a Master’s pro-gram in computer science or related disciplines, and are prepared to embark upon aprofessional career in the field.
Students who complete the program are awarded a BSc degree, which is evidence ofthe following qualities:
� being qualified to degree level within the domain of ’science, engineering & tech-nology’,
� being competent in the relevant domain-specific discipline(s) to the level of a Bach-elor of Science, namely in computer science and engineering,
� being able to conduct research and design under supervision,� being aware of the significance of other disciplines (interdisciplinary work),� taking a scientific approach to non-complex problems and ideas, based on existing
knowledge,� possessing intellectual skills that enable them to reflect critically, reason and form
opinions under supervision,� being good at communicating the results of their learning, thinking and decision-
making processes,� being able to plan activities and implement them,� being aware of the temporal and social contexts of science and technology (com-
prehension and analysis),� in addition to a recognizable domain-specific profile, possessing a sufficiently
broad basis to be able to work in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary con-text. Here, multidisciplinary means being focused on other relevant disciplinesneeded to solve the design or research problem in question.
2.3 Educational approaches
The program relies on various tuition methods, including:
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� Lectures: the lecturer presents the program material, explaining its relevance andimportance. To derive full benefit from a lecture, students must undertake bothpreparation and a subsequent careful review of the material.
� Tutorials, where the problems and solutions are presented by the tutor. To assessthe value of the strategy adopted and the proposed solutions, and hence to beable to arrive at similar solutions of future problems, students are expected toundertake the necessary preparation.
� Small-group instruction, in which students work on coursework assignments. Al-though they are under the direct guidance of the tutor, it is the students themselveswho must arrive at appropriate solutions.
� Tuition sessions which combine the lecture and small-group instruction approaches.Groups are small and a significant degree of independent study is expected inpreparation for each meeting.
� Practicals which focus on ‘hands on’ technical skills.
Regardless of the tuition method, active study is essential if you are to achieve goodresults. Most tuition sessions (except practicals and professional skill training sessions)have no mandatory attendance requirement. The number of formal contact hours grad-ually decreases in Years 2 and 3.
2.3.1 Design-Based Learning
Design-Based Learning (DBL) is an educational approach which is particularly appro-priate to technical and scientific subjects. It calls for students to work on design assign-ments as part of a team.
At TU/e, Design-Based Learning achieves a number of aims:
Professionalization: the content of the projects is in keeping with the requirements ofthe student’s later professional career.
Motivation: students are encouraged and challenged to take an active role in the designprojects.
Cooperation: students learn to work together as a team.
Creativity: the focus is on the design and development of a product according to thestudents’ own vision and ideas.
Integration: theoretical knowledge is applied within practical hands-on projects.
All these aspects can be seen in the DBL projects undertaken as part of the ComputerScience and Engineering program. Under the guidance of a tutor, groups work on thedesign and implementation of a (software) product, based on a description (often quitevague) of the requirements it must meet. The project will involve various disciplines
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within the general domain of computer science and IT, and will draw upon the knowl-edge gained in earlier program modules. A systematic project approach is applied:a work plan must be produced and maintained, interim products must be completedto set deadlines, a project report must be produced on completion, and a presentationgiven. There is regular consultation between the group members themselves, and be-tween the group representatives and the DBL-coordinator in charge. All DBL projectsare subject to formal assessment.
Students who began the program in 2011 could earn 24 (SfS track) or 21 (Wbs track)credits from the DBL projects. In 2012 and beyond, two DBL projects, 5 credits each, aremandatory, and additional DBL projects can be taken as electives. The final project isalso set up as a DBL project (10 credits).
Greater structure has been incorporated into the DBL component by various means:
� successive design projects are of increasing complexity;� the number and diversity of required skills increases over time;� students are given an increasing degree of autonomy and opportunities for self-
Each DBL project devotes attention to various professional skills, which may be the sub-ject of additional tuition or training. The two most important types of skill are: thoserelating to working within the team (group skills) and those which relate to commu-nication with ‘the outside world’ (communication skills). In each successive project,students also learn how to assess their own and each others performance.
2.4 Program credits and student workload
Students are expected to devote 1680 hours to study each year, whereby the requiredsixty program credits (ECTS) available are spread as evenly as possible over the 42weeks of the academic year. One credit represents 28 hours of study. Maintaining aregular study tempo throughout the program will therefore require approximately fortyhours study a week, including attendance at lectures and private study. In other words,studying is a full-time job! Of course, the number of credits available for each module isbased on an estimate of the input required: some students may require more time thanothers to complete the module successfully.
Many students do not earn the required 60 credits per year, whereupon they will takelonger than the allotted three years to graduate, unless they take action to catch up. Thiswill often entail taking a combination of first and second year modules, or second andthird year modules, in one and the same semester. This can cause timetabling clashes.Priority must always be given to the ‘earlier’ module, i.e. that which should have beencompleted first. The Student counselors (see Section 2.8) can offer advice if necessary.They can also inform you on the new regulations on Bachelor’s-before-Master’s (”hardeknip”) and on transition arrangements for courses that are not offered anymore.
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2.4.1 Studying part-time
A student wishing to take the full program on a part-time basis must devise an individ-ual program in consultation with the Student counselor. There are no separate lecturesor project sessions, and no special arrangements for part-time students.
2.5 Annual schedule: coursework and examination peri-ods
The academic year is split into two semesters: September to January and February toJuly. Each semester is divided into two eight-week ‘quartiles’, in which tuition is given,separated by a two-week examination period. For details, see the agenda/calendarentry within the Activities section of http://www.education.tue.nl.
2.6 Study planning and enrollment for program modules
Many program modules have a separate guide (available in OASE at http://www.education.tue.nl), setting out their form, structure and the educational approachapplied.
Students must enroll three weeks in advance (using OASE) for the program modulesthey wish to take. If you are not registered for a module, you will not be allowed to takeinterim and final tests, nor will you receive information about last-minute changes tothe timetable, lecture locations, project deadlines, etc.
2.7 Cost of textbooks and materials
Every effort has been made to ensure that the costs associated with taking the ComputerScience and Engineering program remain within the standard guidelines. In calculatingthe costs, we have taken into account the purchase of a laptop or notebook computer,for which a special arrangement exists. The GEWIS Study Association is able to supplymany required textbooks at reduced prices. See Section 11.3.
2.8 The Student counselor
The Student counselors form an important link between the student body and the de-partment. They coordinate the guidance provided to students throughout the program.They know all coaches and mentors and advise the Examinations Committee aboutany amendments to the Education and Examination Regulations required to meet thespecial needs of individual students. Students should contact the Student counselor todiscuss any program-related problems, e.g. planning difficulties if you are required to
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re-take a program module. The Student counselors also monitor student progress andcan advise on ways to ensure that you complete the program within the allotted period.You are encouraged to make use of their knowledge and expertise when necessary.
Software Science, and ”Technische Informatica” (intake 2010 and before)
Student counselor: dr. C.J. (Roel) BlooOffice: MF 3.067Phone: (040) 247 4496E-mail: [email protected] hours: Tuesday from 11:30 to 13:15 hrsAppointments: via the educational secretariat, phone 040-2474501, email [email protected]
Student counselor: dr. N. (Natasha) StashOffice: MF 7.118Phone: (040) 247 2322E-mail: [email protected] hours: Wednesday from 13:30 to 15:00 hrsAppointments: by emailing Ms. Stash
2.9 Student’s feedback
The quality of the program is monitored by the Program manager and the Study-programCommittee (see Section 11.1.3). This forum brings together staff, students, the Studentcounselors and the Study-program Manager to discuss all aspects of the educationalprogram. Individual students are called upon to contribute to the quality of the pro-gram by providing feedback as described in the following subsections.
2.9.1 Fast feedback
In case you have suggestions for improving aspects of a study component you can ad-dress the lecturer by email or in person. If you prefer not to confront the lecturer per-sonally, you have the following options:
� address the Education Officer of Study association GEWIS, see section 11.3;� address one of the student members of the Study-program Committee, see section
11.1.3. They are also involved in the organization of periodic group discussionswith representatives of the various years;
� address one of the members of the Student Council, email [email protected]; see section11.1.8.
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2.9.2 Periodic evaluations
To ensure the ongoing quality of the program, a full evaluation is conducted at the endof each academic year. It looks at the program as a whole (pass rates, average timerequirement). Next to that students are requested to complete an online survey aboutthe program modules held during the previous quartiles. The results are discussed bythe Study-Program Committee. Students’ experiences and comments are of immensevalue in improving the program wherever possible.
In addition to the examinations held between quartiles, the program includes two full,formal assessments: one upon completion of the first year, the so-called P-exam, andthe final examination which, if passed, confers the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.Ceremonies for handing over the certificates in question are organized twice a year, inSeptember and March. Note that you have to register for the formal assessments (inOASE).
The requirements for all examinations are listed in the Education and ExaminationRegulations (OER), see the Appendix.
Full information about possible exemptions from (components of) an examination isgiven in Article 3.10 of the Education and Examination Regulations.
Students wishing to enter for an examination should first read the conditions and pre-requirements listed in the OER (see the Appendix). The registration deadlines for writ-ten examinations are shown in the 2013-2014 Academic year agenda at http://www.education.tue.nl. Students who fail to register in time may sit the examination,but their papers will not be graded and no credits will be awarded. To register for anexamination (or withdraw a prior registration) you must use the OASE system (see alsohttp://www.education.tue.nl). You are permitted to register for the examinationin each program module up to three times. A fourth registration requires permissionfrom the Student counselor, who may impose additional conditions or requirements.In most cases, they will ask you to produce a realistic study schedule for the subjectconcerned.
2.10.3 Right of review
Students may review their graded examination papers at any time within twenty daysof the date of the examination. You should make an appointment to do so with the
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tutor who is to grade the paper. It is advisable to do so as soon as possible after theexamination.
2.10.4 Legal rights
A student can appeal against any decision relating to an examination. In the first in-stance, you should try to reach an amicable agreement with the tutor concerned or theExaminations Committee of your own department. The Secretary of the ExaminationsCommittee for the Computer Science Department is J.M.L.G. Sanders, room MF 3.068,e-mail [email protected]. If no mutually satisfactory outcome can be reached, anappeal may be submitted in writing to the Examinations Appeals Board.
Decisions taken by the Examinations Committee with which you may not agree in-clude:
� refusal to grant an exemption� the result or grade awarded� the number of credits awarded (which is of particular importance if it will affect
your grant entitlement).
Further information about the appeals procedure is included in the Student Statute:http://w3.tue.nl/en/services/stu/regulations/.
2.10.5 Examination frequency
The program modules which are graded by means of a written final test usually havetwo examination sessions per year: the regular examination and the re-sit. The regularexamination is held during the examination period immediately following the quartilein which the program module was given. The re-sit is held in the subsequent exami-nation period, or in the case of the program modules given during the fourth quartile,during the interim period. See Appendix 1 of the Education and Examination Regula-tions. Even where a program module is discontinued, there will generally be an oppor-tunity to re-sit the examination during the next academic year. For further details, seethe individual module guides (at http://www.education.tue.nl).
2.11 Changes to the curriculum
The curriculum (study program) is subject to ongoing improvement and updating. Thismay involve the replacement of a particular program module, a group of modules, ora more drastic revision of the entire curriculum such as those being implemented in2011 and 2012. Where such changes are likely to impact a large number of students, a‘transition arrangement’ is put in place. Where the changes affect only a few individualstudents, suitable arrangements are made by the Student counselor, acting on behalf ofthe Examinations Committee.
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There can be minor changes to the program at any time of year. For example, it maybe necessary to alter the timetable because of staff absence. The latest information canalways be found at http://www.education.tue.nl/.
2.12 After graduation
The department offers three Master’s programs, all given in English, which follow onfrom the Bachelor’s program in Computer Science and Engineering. They are:
� Business Information Systems (BIS)� Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), incorporating the specialist Informa-
tion Security Technology (IST) track, and the international track Service Designand Engineering (EIT-SDE).
� Embedded Systems (ES), incorporating the international track Embedded Systems(EIT-ES).
2.12.1 Teacher training in Computer Science
Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor’s program and who wish toenter the teaching profession may apply for the specialist Computer Science track ofthe two-year Master’s program in Science Education and Communication (SEC) at theEindhoven School of Education (see http://www.tue.nl/universiteit/kolom-2/eindhoven-school-of-education/), thus obtaining a full (i.e. grade-one) teach-ing qualification in computer science. Note that the SEC-program is given entirely inDutch.
Alternative routes include a combination of the BIS, ES or CSE program with theSEC program to form a ‘dual degree program’. This requires students to gain a totalof 150 credits but, as the name suggests, confers two degrees including a recognizedteaching qualification. If you wish to take the SEC program having first completed oneof the three Master’s programs listed in the previous paragraph, you will already haveearned 60 credits whereupon the SEC program can be completed in only one year.
It is also possible to obtain a grade-two teaching qualification in computer scienceand in mathematics (allowing you to teach first classes in secondary school) within yourBachelor program: for generation 2011 (and before) by choosing the educational minoroffered by the Eindhoven School of Education, and for generation 2012 and beyond bychoosing two dedicated elective packages offered by the Eindhoven School of Educa-tion. Note that both the minor and these related packages are offered in Dutch only.
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3General information on program 2012
3.1 Program structure
The TU/e introduced a new curriculum for all bachelor programs in 2012. Informa-tion on the Bachelor College principles can be found at http://www.tue.nl/en/education/tue-bachelor-college/.
Each program in the Bachelor College has the same structure:
� Major (90 credits);� Basis (30 credits);� USE package (15 credits);� Electives (45 credits).
Majors Software Science and Web Science Both majors provide a thorough intro-duction to the basics of computer science. Where Software Science addresses technicaldomains in depth, Web Science incorporates fields like sociology and psychology inorder to understand and contribute to the development of the Web and internet appli-cations. The majors Software Science and Web Science are organized in coherent andwell-structured streams (”leerlijnen”), each covering a number of related topics. Moreinformation on the streams is provided in Section 3.3.
Basis All Bachelor College programs share a number of courses that underpin theEindhoven engineering profile:
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� Calculus: for bridging the gap between high-school mathematics (i.e. learningoutcomes of Wiskunde B) and the mathematical knowledge and skills required inthe various engineering disciplines;
� Applied physical sciences: basic knowledge in Natural Sciences including scien-tific methods;
� Introduction to Modeling: for providing the basics of modeling at various abstrac-tion levels, which is considered to be a core engineering competency;
� Design: for providing knowledge and skills in various design methodologies;� Humanities & social sciences (USE): for providing a basis for the USE packages,
positioning the engineering profession in a societal context including ethical is-sues.
� Professional skills: focuses on communication (both writing and presentation skills),planning and organizing, reflection, team work, and dealing with (scientific) infor-mation. Practicing these skills has been embedded in the major program, spreadout over various courses and over three years. See Section 3.5 for more informa-tion.
In the sequel they will be referred to as Basic courses.
USE package Since artifacts are created in a certain context, for a specific purpose,they have impact: on the future individual user, on the business that produces or usesthe artifact, and on society as a whole. The future engineer will become more impor-tant as a link between technology and society. For this purpose the USE packages havebeen introduced. In 2013-2014 ten packages of 15 credits each are offered, each orga-nized around a theme, and each comprising an exploratory subject, a deepening subjectand an applied subject/project (5 credits each). In each package staff members fromHumanities & Social Sciences and from technical disciplines are involved.
You can choose freely from the palet of packages, though for international studentsthe choice is limited to eight packages since two are offered in Dutch only. Most ofthe themes of the current USE packages are linked to the strategic research areas andinstitutes of the TU/e.
Electives The Bachelor College offers you a lot of scope to fill in your study programin your own way. During your study and student time you will experience an importantprocess of personal and professional development. The program is therefore designedso that you can ensure that your study is closely related to your own ambitions andinterests. That means that you can decide the direction of your development yourself.
You can choose from a wide range of subjects and packages. In the first year you canchoose any course from a different major or from one of the elective packages as long asyou satisfy the prerequisites, and provided it does not overlap with the contents of yourmajor components and it fits within your schedule. The predefined elective packagesoffer you the options to deepen your knowledge of your own discipline, and/or to learn
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more about a different discipline, and to optionally combine it with one of the TU/e‘sstrategic areas of research: Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. In Section 3.4 moreinformation on electives is provided.
3.2 Objectives and qualifications
The overall objective of the bachelor program is to train and educate young profession-als who are able to progress into an appropriate Master’s program and/or are preparedto embark upon a professional career in the field of software science or web science.Students are therefore expected to:
1. acquire cognitive skills relating to computer science and engineering;
2. acquire practical capabilities and skills relating to software design (the Web Sci-ence major focuses on complex internet-based applications, while the SoftwareScience track is more concerned with technical applications);
3. acquire professional and generic academic skills.
Students who complete the program are awarded a BSc degree, which is evidence of thefollowing skills and competencies:
Basic knowledge and skills in computer science and engineering:
� familiarity with basic concepts related to Software Science/Web Science, and asubset of other computer science domains;
� a thorough technical and scientific understanding of software and software sys-tems;
� the ability to rapidly deduct the essence of such systems, to acquaint him/herselfwith those systems and to judge its merits.
� the ability to develop programs or software systems in an effective and structuredmanner, whereby those systems will perform the tasks expected of them accu-rately and efficiently;
� the ability to analyze any software system in terms of its behavioral aspects, in-cluding performance;
� further to this analysis, the ability to adapt and improve the system where neces-sary;
� the ability to document all findings and activities for future reference.
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General academic skills:
� the ability to acquire further knowledge in the field of computer science and to doso independently;
� an awareness of the position and importance of computer science within society,of the rapid changes, both positive and negative, which information technologycan bring about, and the ability to reflect on such changes;
� the ability to work effectively within a team;� the ability to impart information, ideas and solutions to either fellow specialists or
a lay public;� the ability to plan and organize one’s own work as well as a software development
3.3 Computer Science streams
The subjects in the curriculum of the majors have been grouped into a number of streams:a coherent set of courses that address a subdomain of computer science and engineer-ing. Software Science and Web Science differ in the extent the various subdomains areaddressed. A brief description of each subdomain is given below.
Theory and algorithms Here theory necessary for specifying (software)systems andfor reasoning about behavioral aspects like correctness and efficiency are discussed.Also elementary data structures and algorithms, and criteria for classifying algorithmsare treated.
Contact persons: dr. H.J. Haverkort and dr. E.P. de Vink.
Software development In this subdomain, students first learn how to write computerprograms in a standard programming language, and to do so in a manner which takesaspects such as ease of maintenance, robustness, usability, efficiency and accuracy intoaccount. The programming language used is JAVA. On top of that, the process of devel-oping large software systems is adressed, elaborating on various methods and tools formanaging such processes.
Contact person: prof.dr. M.G.J. v.d. Brand.
Information systems In this subdomain, students learn how large-scale informationsystems are built and modified. Special attention is devoted to business informationsystems.
Contact person: prof.dr.ir. W.M.P. v.d. Aalst.
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System architecture and networks This stream addresses the questions which compo-nents are necessary for setting up software and computer systems, and how to organizethe communication between these components in a secure way.
Contact person: dr. T. Ozcelebi.
Web technology In this subdomain students learn technical aspects of the internet,like hypermedia, dedicated communication protocols and data formats. Special atten-tion is paid to the Semantic Web, where you can reason about data in order to findinformation and to do business. You also learn how to analyze and mine data frominformation systems on the Web to optimize information services and navigation struc-tures.
Contact person: dr. G.H.L. Fletcher
ICT in context Information technology is used in a wide variety of settings, each re-quiring specific interaction modes. How can one design a usable interface? Next totechnical methodologies one needs to have a basic understanding of psychology, andmore specific of psychological aspects of interaction and cognitive processes while us-ing information technology. Also, to understand how people interact with each otheron the Web and how people and companies do business on the Web, we need to under-stand sociology in an on-line setting.
Contact person: prof.dr. P.M.E. De Bra.
In the table below an overview of the streams, including the scheduling of their spe-cific study components, is presented for the majors Software Science (SfS) and Web Sci-ence (WbS) respectively.
Code Study component name SfS WbSYr.qrt Yr.qrt
Theory and algorithms2IT60 Logic and set theory 1.1 1.22IL50 Data structures 1.3 1.32IT70 Automata and process theory 1.42IT50 Discrete structures 2.1 2.12IO90 DBL Algorithms 2.22ILC0 Algorithms 3.2Software development2IP90 Programming 1.1 1.12IPC0 Programming methods 2.3 2.32IW80 Software specification and testing 2.3continued on next page
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continued from previous pageCode Study component name SfS WbS
Yr.qrt Yr.qrt2IPD0 Software engineering and architecture 3.2 3.22IPE0 Software/Web engineering project 3.4 3.4Information systems2ID50 Data modeling and databases 2.2 2.22IIC0 Business information systems 3.1 3.1System architecture and networks2IC30 Computer systems 1.22IO70 DBL Embedded systems 1.32IC60 Computer networks and security 2.4 2.42INC0 Operating systems 3.1Web technology2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 1.32ID60 Web technology 2.22IS70 DBL App development 2.32IID0 Web analytics 3.2ICT in context0HV10 Introduction to psychology & technology 1.12ID40 Human technology interaction 1.40HV80 HTI in social context 3.1
You have to define part of your study program yourself by filling in the elective partof 45 credits. In the computer science field, the following coherent packages, 15 creditseach, are offered (between brackets the target group is given, i.e. Software Science (SfS)and/or Web Science (WbS)):
� Interactive intelligent systems (SfS, WbS)� Process analytics and systems (SfS, WbS)� Web technology (SfS), contains courses from the WbS major� System architecture (WbS), contains courses from the SfS major� Algorithmics (WbS), contains courses from the SfS major� Game ontwerp (SfS, WbS), at Utrecht University; in Dutch only� Multi-core programming (SfS), in development; will be offered from 2014/15 on� Security (SfS), in development; will be offered from 2014/15 on� Computer Science research project (WbS, SfS), in development; will be offered from
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Information on these packages can be found at the sites http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/programs/bachelor_college/electives_ss/ and http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/programs/bachelor_college/electives_ws/.
Next to the above packages, students are free to choose from all courses and pack-ages offered by all other departments, provided they do not overlap with the mandatorystudy components and provided that the grand total of electives is coherent. The Exam-inations Committee has to approve of each student’s choice of electives. If this choicecontains at least two predefined coherent packages, the grand total is considered to becoherent.
The student must submit at the end of the first year a written proposal for the grandelective program to the Examinations Committee. Students must also justify their choicewith regard to their plans and ambitions and with an eye to the engineer’s field ofprofessional practice. The Faculty coach can assist you in this regard. More on theregulations can be found in the Education and Examinations Regulations, art. 3.7.
In the first year, students that take either Software Science or Web Science are sup-posed to take two elective study components, in quartile 2 and 4 respectively. In orderto get permission for enrollment of these electives, you need to send a request to theStudent counselor by filling in an electronic form. This form can be found in due timeon the site http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/education/organization/forms/.
An overview of all electives offered can be found at the Bachelor College site onelectives.
Students that combine two majors choose major components from the second majoras electives.
3.5 Professional skills
In addition to professional knowledge and engineering skills, graduates need skills toexercise their profession. This includes skills on communication, reflection, planningand organization. Therefore each major includes the professional skills basic course,which is worth five credits. The skill lines are:
� presentation,� writing,� cooperation,� reflection,� planning and organization,� looking up and processing (scientific) information.
These skill lines are embedded in the study components of the major, as are the five cred-its associated with it. The total number of hours per skill line is spread over the threeyears of the degree program, giving individual students three assessment opportunities
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per skill line. You have to pass the skill assessment in order to complete the study com-ponent in which it is embedded. The lecturer uses an assessment form to evaluate andassess specific skills. This form is then entered into your digital file. You successfullycomplete the professional skills basic module once all skill assessments (and thus allskill lines) have been completed with a passing grade.
In the table below for each skill line the embedding study component in the first twoyears is listed, as is the percentage of time it consumes within that study component.
Skill Software Science Web Science Perc.Embedded in study component of time *
2PS11 Collaborating 1 2IO70 DBL ES 2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 10%2PS21 Presenting 1 2IO70 DBL ES 2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 4%2PS31 Writing 1 2IO70 DBL ES 2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 9%2PS41 Reflecting 1 2IO70 DBL ES 2ID40 Human-techn. interact. 2%2PS51 Planning & organ. 1 2IO70 DBL ES 2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 6%2PS61 Information handling 1 2IP90 Programming 2IP90 Programming 3%2PS12 Collaborating 2 2IO90 DBL Algorithms 2IS70 DBL App development 5%2PS22 Presenting 2 2IO90 DBL Algorithms 2IS70 DBL App development 7%2PS32 Writing 2 2IC70 Comp.netw.& secur. 2IC70 Comp.netw.& secur. 7%2PS42 Reflecting 2 2IO90 DBL Algorithms 2IS70 DBL App development 2%2PS52 Planning & organ. 2 2IO90 DBL Algorithms 2IS70 DBL App development 6%2PS62 Information handling 2 2IC70 Comp.netw.& secur. 2IC70 Comp.netw.& secur. 3%* with respect to 5 ects (=140 hours study load)
3.6 The first year
3.6.1 Purpose of the first year
The first year of the Bachelor’s program is in the nature of a foundation course (knownin Dutch as the Propedeuse). Students are of course expected to gain considerable spe-cialist knowledge in the field of computer science itself, but the first year has three ad-ditional purposes:
� Introduction and orientation: what does computer science actually entail, andwhat are the differences between the majors Software Science and Web Science?
� Selection: only students who receive a positive recommendation at the end of thefirst year are allowed to progress to the second year (see section 3.6.3);
� Direction: which major/bachelor program is most appropriate?
Students are expected to take a full and active part in the coursework and projects in or-der to ascertain as soon as possible whether computer science is indeed the right choiceof discipline, and whether the chosen major is most appropriate.
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3.6.2 Transferring from one major to another
First-year students who are not yet sure which major they wish to follow are advised touse the elective part in the first year to take study components of the other major(s) theyare interested in. Having made your final choice, it will be possible to catch up on anycomponents you have missed by taking them during the second or third year. Note thatcompleted study components of the original major that are not part of the new majorcan be used as electives in the new major.
Students who have chosen their major at the beginning of the program but wholater decide they would prefer to study the other can generally transfer at any timeduring the first two quartiles without affecting their study progress. It will be possibleto catch up with the modules you have missed during the second year. Note that witha negative binding study recommendation for the major Software Science you cannottake the Web Science major in the second year anymore, and vice versa. See the detailsin Section 3.6.3.
3.6.3 The ‘binding study recommendation’
At the end of each semester, first-year students are given a recommendation with regardto the further direction of their studies, known as the ‘study advice’. The first is purelyfor your information and guidance. The second, however, is binding: if it seems thatyou are unlikely to complete the entire program successfully, you will not be permittedto progress to the second year. There are three types of study advice:
� A positive recommendation (40 credits or more from study components of thePropedeuse program). The Examinations Committee will permit students with apositive study recommendation to take all study components in the second-yearprogram.
� A negative binding study recommendation (fewer than 40 credits). Students givena negative study recommendation are not permitted to continue the ComputerScience and Engineering program and may not re-apply to do so for a period ofthree years. Note that a negative binding study recommendation is issued for theBSc program (not per major), hence excluding both majors for continuation.
� A deferred study advice: a student may be granted a deferred study advice if he orshe has failed to make the necessary progress due to exceptional personal circum-stances, such as illness, disability, unforeseen family commitments or pregnancy.In most cases, the student will be required to make up half of the shortfall in first-year credits during the second year. The Student counselor should be informed ofany exceptional personal circumstances as soon as possible.
Detailed information about the study advice will be given during the kick-off meetingsat the start of each quartile. The terms and conditions attaching to the binding studyadvice are stated in the Education and Examination Regulations, Article 6.5 (see theAppendix.
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For generation 2011 a different bsa arrangement is still in place. For further informa-tion you have to contact the Student counselor (see Section 2.8).
3.6.4 First-year examination
Year 1 culminates in a formal examination and associated first-year (called Propedeuse)certificate in Computer Science and Engineering. To pass the examination, you musthave completed all program components with at least a ‘pass’ mark of 6 (out of 10).
Note: students must register (through OASE at www.education.tue.nl) to take thefirst-year examination. There is no automatic assessment as you might have been usedto at school!
3.7 Enrolling = participating = completing
The philosophy of the Bachelor College is that when you participate actively during thetuition period of a study component, you should be able to complete it with a sufficientgrade. Therefore interim tests are mandatory. If you are not able to participate in aninterim test or do not hand in any work, then the grade of the test will be marked as0. If you do not participate in a final test, then you may not register for the retakeof that final test in the same academic year. When you register for a component, youare expected to participate actively, and consequently you are automatically registeredfor the interim tests and for the final test. Also, when failing the examination, you areautomatically registered for the retake!
Since you are allowed to take examinations at most three times per component, andbecause a no-show counts for one attempt, you should withdraw for a component assoon as you decide not to participate anymore and/or not to take the next final test. Youmay withdraw no later than five working days before the final test or retake is to takeplace.
The final grade for a first-year study component is determined on the basis of anexamination, consisting of at least two interim tests and a final test. A maximum of 70%of the final grade is derived from the grade for the final test. The remainder is dividedamong the other interim tests. To pass the examination, the final test must be passedwith at least a 5.0. Furthermore, all professional skills assessments associated with thestudy component in question should have been passed.
For second- and third-year study components at least one interim test is required,next to the final test.
3.8 Honors program
Some students will appreciate an even greater challenge than is offered by the standardprogram. They can combine majors, possibly leading to a double bachelor degree, or
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take extra electives. Another possibility is to participate in the Honors program. In theHonors Track of your choice you are challenged to take the lead in your own devel-opment and in the project you are doing. You get the chance to work together withstudents from other departments, to meet inspiring coaches, to explore the forefront ofknowledge and to meet with people from industry. You will be challenged to deliverexcellent results, do scientific research, solve societal problems or build a professionalnetwork. This program can be taken in the second and third years alongside the regu-lar program (30 credits extra). One has to apply in order to be admitted to the Honorsprogram. The application procedure starts in Spring 2014. Further information canbe found at http://w3.tue.nl/nl/onderwijs/tue_bachelor_college/tue_honors_academy/introduction_for_first_year_students/.
3.9 Student guidance
From the time you enroll, there are various people you can turn to for assistance, suchas the Student counselor, a Faculty coach and a Student mentor.
3.9.1 Faculty coach
Before the start of the first semester, students are divided into small groups and assigneda faculty member as their coach throughout the bachelor program. There will be severalmeetings devoted to help you make certain choices, to decide which options suit youbest. Where appropriate, the coach will refer you to the Student counselor for furtheradvice.
3.9.2 Student mentor
During the first semester of the first year every student will be assigned a student men-tor. He or she is a senior student who can help you with the practical matters that youhave to deal with relating to your study. In particular, the skills you’ll need for studyingsuccesfully will be explained by the student mentor.
3.9.3 Student counselor
The student counselors coordinate the guidance provided to students throughout theprogram. They know the formal regulations concerning program amendments in caseof delay or transfers, and advise the Examinations Committee on alternations of indi-vidual programs. See section 2.8 for more information.
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3.9.4 The quarterly kick-off meetings
Every quartile a kick-off meeting is organized by the Student counselors for first- andsecond-year students to provide information about the organization and regulations ofthe program. These gatherings are scheduled under code 2IC00 P-colloquium and 2IC02Kick-off meeting second year; relevant documents will be published in the course webpage of 2IC00 and 2IC02 respectively at http://www.education.tue.nl.
3.9.5 Orientation on professional career
In order to orient yourself on the profession of a software science engineer and/or webscience engineer, some mandatory company visits are organized in the first semesterfor first-year students. The dates and companies will be posted in due time under code2IC00.
Also, on a voluntarily basis, one can attend company lectures and visits organizedby the study association GEWIS (see section 11.3).
3.9.6 CANS prevention
The law on working and studying conditions obligates the University to offer all stu-dents a workshop on computer screen work to prevent RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)or CANS as it is called nowadays (Complaints Arm, Neck, Shoulder). The departmentoffers this workshop in the third quartile of the first year. Participation is obligatoryand will therefore be registered. The workshop will be scheduled under code 2IC00P-colloquium in due time. The workshop will last 1 hour and is especially meant foremployees and students who work regularly and/or for extended periods behind acomputer screen. During the workshop considerable attention will be paid to the de-velopment of CANS, its causes and especially how it can be prevented. Besides the the-oretical approach, extensive attention will be paid to the practical issues. As workshop-participant you actively take part in the programme and you will learn to be aware ofyour own posture.
The language of the program is English. Coursework, essays, reports, etc. must be inEnglish. This does not hold for electives that are offered in Dutch only.
Each quartile, short refresher courses in English will be available to those who feelthey need to brush up their language skills. One has to register through the OASE sys-tem (in quartile 1: 9ST17 Remedial English for first year bachelor students ; in Quartile1, 2, 3, and 4: 9ST12 English skills 1 ). Also, a follow-up course can be taken in quartiles3 and 4 (9ST13 English skills 2 ).
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For international students, Dutch courses are offered every quartile. The first coursefor beginners is 9ST40 Dutch for beginners, students, and the follow-up course is STA42Dutch intermediate (employees and students).
In case you are interested to take one of these courses please inform the study advisorin order to get permission for registration. Please note that these language courses donot form part of the regular study program although credits are granted for passing theexamination.
Information on language courses can be found at the site of the Center for Languagesand Intercultural Communication: http://w3.tue.nl/en/services/stu/center_for_communication_language_technology/.
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4.1 Program overview Generation 2012 and beyond
Purple slots indicate the Basic courses, white slots the major study components, orangeslots electives or USE (E-U: elective course or a course from a USE-package).
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4.2 1st year
A detailed program of the first year of the Software Science program is given in thefollowing table:
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 301 2IP90 Programming 51 2IT60 Logic and set theory 52 2IC30 Computer systems 53 2IL50 Data structures 53 2IO70 DBL Embedded systems 54 2IT70 Automata and process theory 5Basic components 201 2WAB0 Calculus variant A 52 3NAB0 (*) Physics for technology conceptual 53 0LAB0 (**) Introduction to modeling 54 0SAB0 USE: Ethics and history of technology 5Electives 102, 4 2 x 5∗ One is free to choose another variant of this course: 3NBB0∗∗ One is free to choose one of the other variants of this course: 0LBB0,0LCB0, 0LDB0
4.2.1 Joint first semester: Fontys ICT and TU/e Software Science
International students who are not yet certain whether they are better suited to a scien-tific/academic program or a more practice-oriented course such as that in Informationand Communication Technology (ICT) offered by Fontys, can opt for a first-semesterprogram which includes study components at both TU/e and Fontys. To do so, youmust enroll with both institutes (one will be your ‘main’ enrollment and the other a‘subsidiary’ enrollment). Having completed one or two quartiles, you can then decidewhich program you wish to continue.
The program of this joint first semester is:
Quartile 1 ECTS Quartile 2 ECTSTU/e 2WAB0 Calculus variant A 5 2IC30 Computer systems 5
2IT60 Logic and set theory 5 workshop JAVA 0
Fontys PRO1 Programming in C++ 1 4 PRO2 Programming in C++ 2 4EDB1 Databases 1 3 EDB2 Databases 2 3
IDE Integrated development env. 3
Software Science 39
If you decide to continue your studies at TU/e you will be granted an exemptionfor module 2IP90 Programming provided you achieved a mark of 7 or more for bothFontys programming modules. You must nevertheless take a short ‘hands-on’ coursein JAVA programming before beginning the second semester, and must complete thefirst-year module 3NAB0 Physics for technology at some point during Year 2, as well asan additional elective module. It is also possible to transfer to the Web Science track ifyou so wish.
More information on Fontys University of Applied Science and the ICT program itoffers can be found at this site: http://www.fontys.nl/bachelor.information.communication.technology.hbo.ict.english.eindhoven.27460.aspx.
4.3 2nd year
A detailed program of the second year of the Software Science program is given in thefollowing table:
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 351 2IT50 Discrete structures 52 2ID50 Datamodelling and databases 52 2IO90 DBL Algorithms 53 2IPC0 Programming methods 53 2IW80 Software specification & testing 54 2IC60 Computer networks & security 54 2DI90 Probability theory & statistics 5Basic components 51 7NAB0 (*) Design 5Electives 201, 2, 3, 4 4 * 5
∗ One is free to choose one of the other variants of this course: 7NBB0, 7NCB0
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5.1 Program overview
Purple slots indicate the Basic courses, white slots the major study components, orangeslots electives or USE (E-U: elective course or a course from a USE-package).
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5.2 1st year
A detailed program of the first year of the Web Science program is given in the followingtable:
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 301 0HV10 Introduction Psychology and technology 51 2IP90 Programming 52 2IT60 Logic and set theory 53 2IL50 Data structures 53 2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 54 2ID40 Human-technology interaction 5Basic components 201 2WAB0 Calculus variant A 52 3NAB0 (*) Physics for technology conceptual 53 0LAB0 (**) Introduction to modeling 54 0SAB0 USE: Ethics and history of technology 5Electives 102, 4 2 * 5
∗ One is free to choose another variant of this course: 3NBB0∗∗ One is free to choose one of the other variants of this course: 0LBB0,0LCB0, 0LDB0
5.3 2nd year
A detailed program of the second year of the Web Science program is given in the fol-lowing table:
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 351 2IT50 Discrete structures 52 2ID50 Datamodelling and databases 52 2ID60 Web technology 53 2IPC0 Programming methods 53 2IS70 DBL App development 54 2IC60 Computer networks & security 54 2DI90 Probability theory & statistics 5Basic components 51 7NAB0 (*) Design 5Electives 201, 2, 3, 4 4 * 5
∗ One is free to choose one of the other variants of this course: 7NBB0, 7NCB0
6Combined program in Software Science
and Web Science
It is also possible to follow a study program which combines both majors. You will thenbe required to complete all study components from both majors. Provided you havepassed all study components of both majors by the time you sit the final examination,both majors will be shown on your degree certificate.
6.1 Program overview
Purple slots indicate the Basic courses, white slots the major study components, orangeslots electives or USE.
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6.2 1st year
Since the majors overlap to a large extent, the required additional components fit intothe elective part. However, for scheduling reasons in the first year one sometimes hasto take four components in one quartile, and the first year of the combined programcontains 70 credits. The program for the combination of Software Science and WebScience in the first year is presented below.
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 451 0HV10 Introduction Psychology and technology 51 2IP90 Programming 51 2IT60 Logic and set theory 52 2IC30 Computer systems 53 2IL50 Data structures 53 2IO80 DBL Hypermedia 54 2ID40 Human-technology interaction 54 2IO70 DBL Embedded systems 54 2IT70 Automata and process theory 5Basic component 201 2WAB0 Calculus variant A 52 3NAB0 (*) Physics for technology conceptual 53 0LAB0 (**) Introduction to modeling 54 0SAB0 USE: Ethics and history of technology 5Electives 52 5
∗ One is free to choose another variant of this course: 3NBB0∗∗ One is free to choose one of the other variants of this course: 0LBB0,0LCB0, 0LDB0
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6.3 2nd year
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 451 2IT50 Discrete structures 52 2ID50 Datamodelling and databases 52 2ID60 Web technology 52 2IO90 DBL algorithms 53 2IPC0 Programming methods 53 2IS70 DBL App developement 53 2IW80 Software specification and testing 54 2DI90 Probability and statistics 54 2IC60 Computer networks and security 5Basic component 51 7NAB0 (*) Design 5Electives 101, 4 2 * 5
∗ One is free to choose one of the other variants of this course: 7NBB0, 7NCB0
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7Dual program in Applied Mathematics
and Software Science
During the first year you can opt to follow a study program which, if successfully com-pleted, will entitle you to both the first-year (Propedeuse) diploma in Applied Math-ematics and that in Computer Science and Engineering with major Software Science.To do so, you enroll as a student on both the major Applied Mathematics and on themajor Software Science (this does not entail any additional fees). The dual program hasa heavier workload than a regular first-year foundation course in either subject whentaken separately: you are required to earn 75 credits rather than the regular 60 credits.
Having successfully completed the dual first-year program program, in Years 2 and3 you can opt to take Applied Mathematics or Computer Science and Engineering, i.e.,the major Software Science, or the complete dual degree program (requiring 225 creditsin total, instead of 180 credits) leading to two Bachelor of Science diploma’s.
Note that all mathematics study components are taught entirely in Dutch. Moreinformation on the Applied Mathematics program can be found in its Program Guide(in Dutch).
This dual program is coordinated by Dr. J.C. van der Meer of the Mathematics Sub-department, room MF 5.072, tel. (040) 247 4451 and by Dr. Roel Bloo of the ComputerScience Subdepartment, room MF 3.067, tel. (040) 247 4496. You can contact them formore information and for advice on a realistic planning of your individual course se-quence.
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7.1 1st year
In the table below, the dual program of the first year is presented. The total amount ofcredits is required to be 75.
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 501 2IP90 Programming 51 2WF40 Verzamelingenleer en algebra 51 2WF20 Linear Algebra 52 2IC30 Computer systems 52 2WA30 Analyse 1 53 2IL50 Data structures 53 2WA40 Analyse 2 53 2WF30 Lineaire algebra 54 2IO70 DBL Embedded systems 54 2IT70 Automata and process theory 5Basic component 201 2WBB0 Calculus variant B 52 3NBB0 Physics for technology formal 53 * Introduction to modeling 54 0SAB0 USE: Ethics and history of technology 5Electives 52 or 4 5∗ Choice from 0LAB0, 0LBB0, 0LCB0 and 0LDB0
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7.2 2nd year
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 551 2WN20 Inleiding numerieke analyse 52 2ID50 Datamodelling and databases 52 2IO90 DBL algorithms 52 2WA60 Analyse 3 52 2WS20 Kansrekening 53 2IPC0 Programming methods 53 2WA70 Gewone differentiaalvergelijkingen 53 2WF50 Algebra en discrete wiskunde 54 2IC60 Computer networks and security 54 2WA80 Complexe analyse 54 2WB20 Stochastische processen 5Basic component 51 * Design 5Electives and USE 151, 3 and/or 4 elective or USE course 3 x 5∗ Choice from 7NAB0, 7NBB0 and 7NCB0
7.3 3rd year
Quartile Code Study Component CreditsMajor 651 2WS30 Statistiek 51 2IIC0 Business information systems 51 2INC0 Operating systems 51 2WF70 Algoritmen voor algebra en getaltheorie 52 2WH30 Wiskundig modelleren 52 2IPD0 Software engineering and architecting 52 2ILC0 Algorithms 52 2WAF0 Functionaalanalyse 53 2IW80 Software specification and testing 53 2WH40 Bachelor eindproject Technische Wiskunde 104 2IPE0 Bachelor eindproject SEP 10Electives and USE 103 and/or 4 elective or USE course 2 x 5
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Bachelor program 2011 and before
8General information on program 2011
Note that the information in this chapter applies only to those students who commencedtheir first year in 2011 or before.
8.1 Program revisions
A new curriculum has been introduced in the 2011-2012 academic year. The most sig-nificant changes were:
� the introduction of specialist ‘tracks’, viz. Software Science (SfS) and Web Science(WbS);
� the adoption of English as the main tuition language;� the transition from a semester-based schedule to one of ‘quartiles’.
In 2013-2014 the third year of that program is offered.Due to the university-wide introduction of the Bachelor College, another revision
of the curriculum was necessary starting 2012-2013. This might cause difficulties forstudents of intake 2011 and 2010 that did not complete all modules of the second andthird year respectively. See Section 9.9 on transitional arrangements for intake 2011 andSection 10.3 for intake 2010 and before.
8.2 Objectives Program 2011
The overall objective of the program is to train and educate young professionals whoare able to progress into a Master’s program in Computer Science and/or are preparedto embark upon a professional career in the field. Students are therefore expected to:
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1. acquire a strong theoretical frame of reference, including a knowledge of the basicconcepts of computer science and their interdependency;
2. be able to develop, analyze, realize, implement, maintain and/or adapt softwareproducts, and to do so in a scientifically responsible manner (the Web Science trackfocuses on complex web-based applications, while the Software Science track ismore concerned with technical applications);
3. show a level of performance commensurate with an education at Bachelor degreelevel.
Students who complete the program are awarded a BSc degree, which is evidence of thefollowing skills and competences:
In computer science and engineering:� familiarity with all basic concepts;� a thorough technical and scientific understanding of software and software sys-
tems;� the ability to apply the knowledge acquired in delving to the essence of such sys-
tems, understanding precisely how they work and being able to assess them ontheir merits.
In software design:� the ability to develop programs or software systems in an effective and structured
manner, whereby those systems will perform the tasks expected of them accu-rately and efficiently;
� the ability to analyze any software system in terms of its behavioral aspects, in-cluding performance;
� further to this analysis, the ability to adapt and improve the system where neces-sary;
� the ability to document all findings and activities for future reference.
General academic skills:� the ability to acquire further knowledge in the field of computer science and to do
so independently;� an awareness of the position and importance of computer science within society,
an awareness of the rapid changes, both positive and negative, which informationtechnology can bring about, and the ability to reflect on such changes;
� the ability to work effectively within a team;� the ability to impart information, ideas and solutions to either fellow specialists or
a lay public.
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8.3 Honors Star program
The Honors Star program underlies the entire Bachelor’s program. It presents addi-tional challenges based on the regular program material, such as examination questionswhich demand a greater depth of knowledge, or more complex DBL projects.
To qualify for the Star Certificate alongside your degree, you must accumulate atleast 30 program credits (ECTS) from the ‘star’ program components, including twoDBL projects and on top of that either a minor or a Software Engineering Project (SEP).In case you want to take a ’star’ minor or ’star’ SEP you should consult the StudentCounselor in advance.
In the third year, next to SEP, only three regular program components have starassignments or examinations, i.e. 2IL15 Algorithms, 2IDC0 Artificial Intelligence, andthe elective course 22IIF0 Business process intelligence. All students are eligible to takethe star components: there are no specific requirements or conditions.
8.4 The minors program
In the third year the minor is scheduled. The minor offers a chance to prepare for aMaster’s program, to gain international experience at a partner university in anothercountry, or to explore a discipline outside the realm of computer science itself. You hadto decide on the choice of your minor in the second year of your study. The deadlinefor subscription usually is around May 1st. Many minors qualify the student to joinMaster’s programs from other departments. Students may also opt to take a minor atanother university, or can compose their own minor which will then be graded in thesame way as a standard minor. This ‘free minor’ must be approved in advance by thedepartment’s Examinations Committee. Further information can be obtained from theStudent counselor.
A ‘free minor’ can also be taken at a partner university in another country. The de-partment has very good contacts with the University of Malardalen in Sweden, whichoffers minors in Embedded Systems and Software Engineering. It goes without sayingthat a minor abroad should be planned carefully and in time (see also the next subsec-tion).
Further information about the various minor options can be found at http://w3.tue.nl/nl/diensten/stu/onderwijs/major_minor.
This year the minor is scheduled for the last time. Most courses will not be offeredanymore from 2014-2015 on. Transitional arrangements will be announced in due time.
Students who postponed the minor to year 2014-2015 will have the opportunity totake two coherent elective packages (15 credits each) of the Bachelor College instead.
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8.5 International experience
All students of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have the op-portunity to gain international experience by taking program modules at a foreignuniversity. The department has partnership agreements with over thirty universitiesthroughout Europe further to the Erasmus program. An up-to-date list can be found athttp://w3.win.tue.nl/en/student/international_student_affairs.
Bachelor’s students can opt to take their minor at one of the affiliated universities.Permission to do so must be obtained from the Student counselor, Dr. C.J. Bloo.
It is also possible to spend time at another university, whether in Europe or be-yond, as a ‘Free Mover’. You must contact the university directly to make the neces-sary arrangements, and all expenses are your own responsibility. Once again, the Stu-dent counselor’s permission is required. Having obtained his permission, you shouldcontact the department’s Internationalization Coordinator, Elle van den Hurk, RoomMF 3.068, e-mail [email protected], for further assistance. A summary ofthe procedures and all required forms can be found at http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/student/international_student_affairs.
8.6 Student assistant jobs
Every quartile the department needs support of students in teaching or tutoring activi-ties. Students earn a fee for these activities as they are appointed as ’student assistant’.In order to be selected for such an assistantship one needs to have made substantialprogress in one’s program. Preferably one has successfully completed the Foundation(Propedeuse) year, or at least obtained a positive study recommendation. For more in-formation you can contact the Student counselor, dr. C.J. Bloo.
8.7 Progression to a Master’s program
Having obtained the BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering your are pre-pared to embark upon a professional career in the field. However, for optimal careeropportunities it is recommended to progress into a Master’s program in computer sci-ence or a related discipline. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Scienceoffers various MSc programs. For more information one can check the master Programguides.
8.7.1 Information meeting
An information meeting to explain the various options following the completion of theBachelor’s program is held during the third quartile (scheduled under 2IC01 BachelorColloquium). This is an additional service to students and attendance is voluntary.
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8.7.2 ”Harde knip”
From 1 September 2012, it will no longer be possible to enroll for a Master’s programbefore you have completed the Bachelor’s program. As a consequence, you are onlyallowed to participate in Bachelor modules from your program plus additional modulesallowed by the Examinations Committee. You are obliged to register for each moduleyou want to take three weeks before the start of a quartile or semester.
Final examinations (when you have passed all modules of the bachelor program) arescheduled each month (except July). Furthermore, the Examinations Committee mayallow for one additional examination opportunity in the case of a Bachelor’s studentwho is confronted with extenuating personal circumstances, or who is studying at thenominal rate (graduation within 3 - 3.5 years) and who lacks a maximum of 6 credits. Inarticle 1.2.1.b of part B of the OER one can find the exact regulations on this topic. Onemay also contact the Student counselor.
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9Program intake 2011
Year 3 sees the completion of the Bachelor’s phase and culminates in the Software En-gineering Project. At the same time, it prepares students to progress to a Master’s pro-gram.
An outline structure of the program is as follows.
Study component CreditsCore subjects (common to SfS and WbS) 72Specialist subjects (SfS or WbS) 30 (SfS) / 33 (WbS)DBL + graduation project 36 (SfS) / 33 (WbS)Electives 12Minor 30Total 180
An overview of the program is presented in Fig. 9.1.
9.2 Software Science, 3rd year
Quarter Code Study component credits1,2 Minor 303 0L871 Ethics and law 33 Elective(s) 6continued on next page
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continued from previous pageQuarter Code Study component credits3 2IL15 Algorithms 64 2IP25 Software engineering 34 2IP35 Software engineering project 12
9.3 Web Science, 3rd year
Quarter Code Study component ECTS1,2 Minor 303 0L871 Ethics and law 33 Elective(s) 63 2IDC0 Artificial intelligence 64 2IP25 Software engineering 34 2IP35 Web engineering project 12
9.4 Combining Web Science and Software Science tracks
Students that want to take both tracks have to take in the third quarter of the third yearboth 2IDC0 Artificial intelligence and 2IL15 Algorithms (one of them as an elective).
9.5 Dual degree program in Applied Mathematics and Com-puter Science and Engineering, intake 2011
We have devised a study program which enables a student to obtain a full Bachelor’sdegree in Computer Science and Engineering (track Software Science) as well as a fullBachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. The student must meet all (examination) re-quirements for both programs. The program is intended for students of above-averageability which enables them to complete both Bachelor’s programs within four years.The first year of the program is the standard dual foundation course in Applied Math-ematics with Computer Science and Engineering (see the Education and ExaminationRegulations and/or the relevant Program Guide). In Years 2, 3 and 4 the program re-quires students to obtain 162 credits. One potential problem is that there may be sometimetable clashes after Year 1. It may not be possible to schedule the lectures and tu-ition sessions of both the Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Mathematicsprograms in such a way as to ensure that students can attend them all. In fact, it would
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BTI-program generation 2011/2012
Gloss= Software Science (SfS) = Web Science (WbS)
DBL = Design Based Learning projectNote: - students choose one of the tracks when they register for the program; - the uncolored slots represent core subjects for both tracks- single unit slots represent 3 ects subjects; double height or width slots represent 6 ects subjects
quarter A.1 A.2 B.3 B.4
YEAR 1 2DI46 Basic maths 2DI26 Prob. theory 2ID15 Hum.-techn.int. 2DI75 Lin.alg.
SfS 2IC16 Comp.netw.
WbS 2ID65 Hyperm.&Wb>
YEAR 2 2IT26 Discr.struct. 2IV10 Comp.graph. 2IS05 Security 2DI36 Statistics
WbS 2IC16 Comp. netw.
2II25 Web technol.
YEAR 3 0L870 Ethics & law 2IP25 Softw.eng.
2IP05 Programming2IT05 Logic & set
theory2IL05 Data struct. 2IT15 Aut. & proc.
2IC05 Comp.syst. 2IO11 DBL robotics 2IO21 DBL algor.
0A211 Psychology and user0A416 Infonomics0A216 DBL psychology and user 2IO22 DBL hyperm.
0WS01 DBL psychology of web science
elective(s)2ID05 Datamodell. &
databases2IP15 Progr.meth. 2II05 Bus. inf. systems
2IO71 DBL: inf.syst.
2II26 Web analytics
2IL15 AlgorithmsSEP (Software engineering
0A216 DBL psychology and user
0WS01 DBL psychology of web science
2IW05 Softw.spec.. 2IN05 Oper.syst.
2iO23 DBL spec + game
Figure 9.1: Overview program intake 2011.
be entirely impractical even to attempt to do so. Accordingly, the dual program is notoffered as a structured curriculum with a set schedule for each year or semester, but isthe sum of all the modules which the student must complete in order to qualify for twoBachelor’s degree certificates.
In this respect, the dual program can be viewed from two perspectives: that of
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the Software Science student who wishes to gain enough supplementary knowledgeof Applied Mathematics to satisfy the examination requirements in that subject, andconversely that of the Mathematics student who wishes to gain enough knowledge ofComputer Science and Engineering, ie. in the field of Software science. There are waysin which this process is made slightly easier. The first is by choosing appropriate mi-nors and electives. Each Bachelor’s program consists of a ‘major’, worth 90 credits, anda ‘minor’ worth 30 credits. If a Software Science student selects modules from the Ap-plied Mathematics program as his or her minor (or vice versa), the ‘overlap’ will enablehim to pass both major programs while also fulfilling the minor requirements of each.It is not possible to impose the usual strict TU/e requirements in terms of the choiceof minors due to possible scheduling clashes. All minors within the dual program aretherefore regarded as ‘free minors’.
The second way in which the process is made easier is that the two Bachelor’s pro-grams include second and third-year modules which have very similar or complemen-tary content, such as Statistics (2DI36) and Modeling C (2WH03). The dual programdoes not require the student to take all such modules individually. Moreover, the Soft-ware Engineering module is included in both programs (as 2IP25 and 2IP55). And bothBachelor’s programs include electives, the credits for which can be earned with a mod-ule from the other program.
The complete list of B-phase modules in the dual degree program for intake 2011 ispresented below.
Code Unit ECTSApplied Mathematics 78
0A285 Profession of the engineer for mathematics 32WF14 Discrete mathematics 1 32H154 Modeling D: completion of portfolio 22H600 Mathematics and practice in historical perspective 32J008 Bachelor project 82WA23 Introduction to functional analysis 32WA17 Ordinary differential equations 32WA18 Partial differential equations 32WB04 Stochastic processes 62WB05 Simulation 32WF15 Discrete mathematics 2 32WF09 Linear algebra C 32WF10 Algebra 2 32WH02 Modeling B 62WH05 Bachelor Colloquium 12WN05 Introduction to numerical analysis 32WN17 Numerical linear algebra 62WO12 Optimization in networks 42WO11 Optimization in Rn 3continued on next page
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continued from previous pageCode Unit ECTS2WS05 Mathematical statistics 32WS14 Regression and variance analysis 32Y480 Complex analysis 3
Computer Science and Engineering 810L870 Ethics and Law 32IC16 Computer networks 32ID05 Data modeling and databases 62II05 Business information systems 62IL15 Algorithms 62IN05 Operating systems 62IP15 Programming methods 62IO23 DBL Spec. and game 62IO71 DBL Information system 62IP25 Software engineering 32IP35 Software engineering project 122IS05 Security 32IT26 Discrete structures 32IV10 Computer graphics 32IW05 Software specification 62IW65 Software testing 3
Because of the introduction of the Bachelor College in 2012-2013, none of the abovestudy components is offered anymore in 2014-2015. This might require a replanning ofthe components to be taken in 2013-2014. Students taking the dual degree program cancontact the Student counselors for further information. They are Dr. C.J. Bloo (Com-puter Science and Engineering) and Dr. J.C. van der Meer (Applied Mathematics). Youcan contact them for advice on a doable planning of your individual module sequencewith respect to transition arrangements regarding components that are nogt offeredanymore in 2013-2014 and 2014-2014. More information on the Applied Mathematicsprogram and its transition regulations can be found in its Program Guide (in Dutch).
9.6 The Software engineering project
The knowledge and skills learned in the previous years will be applied in an integratedway in the final DBL project, a large and complex software engineering project (SEP).By conducting the SEP project you demonstrate their ability to develop large non-trivialsoftware in a group context. Each project has a real-life external customer, who needsa software system/prototype that has to be developed. As such, the project eminentlyfits the learning outcomes related to Software design.
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Only students that have at least 120 credits and finished the mandatory DBL projectsget permission to take part. A project group consists of approximately 8 students. Theywork almost full-time on the project. Every group has its own project room in MetaFo-rum. Each group has a project manager and a quality manager (master students thatfollow 2IP45). Furthermore, each group has a technical advisor (staff member) to assistwith technical questions and to review the technical documents.
The responsible teachers and the technical advisors judge the delivered documentsof the group with regard to specific criteria that are published on the SEP study guide.During the execution, peer assessment takes place in order to signal and deal with ‘free-riding’. Also an individual assessment is carried out, based on an interview, the peerreviews and a presentation.
You also have to carry out a portfolio assignment on your own: you will reflectvia a number of small individual exercises on the software engineering project and thebachelor phase. This addresses academic competencies like reflecting, and the abilityto impart solutions to a lay public. The portfolio assignment is assessed separately. Inorder to pass the SEP component the portfolio needs to be graded as ’sufficient’.
In the third quartile you can choose one 6 ects module (or two 3-ects modules) from theoverall set of modules that is offered throughout the university in this period. Whenmaking up your mind what elective to choose, please bear in mind the following:
� does the schedule of the module(s) overlap with your mandatory modules?� modules whose contents overlap with mandatory modules cannot be used as sub-
stitutes;� how many credits does the module(s) account for? Note that all Bachelor College
modules will carry 5 credits;� how many credits do you need in case you will take substitute modules (see the
next paragraph);� what Master program are you interested in?
In order to get permission for enrollment of these electives, you need to send a re-quest to the Student counselor (see section 2.8 as soon as possible.
Useful sources for finding suitable electives are the program guides of the masteryou are interested in (for finding out what prior knowledge is requested/useful), andthe site of the Bachelor College (especially the part on Electives).
9.8 Substitution of study components
As laid down in the OER part B, Article 1.4.4, the Examinations Committee may grantstudents of the 2011 intake (and earlier) permission to substitute up to three modules
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from Years 2 and 3, if this is likely to provide better preparation for a subsequent Mas-ter’s program. An application, including a motivation, should be submitted to the Ex-aminations Committee following consultation with the Student counselor. In any casethe following modules are excluded from substitution (but those marked with (*) canbe substituted by a specific module as indicated in Section 9.9):
� Datamodelling and databases (*)� Discrete structures (*)� Statistics (*)� Computer networks (*)� Business information systems (*)� Programming methods (*)� Security (*)� Software engineering� Software engineering project
Please note that on your Bachelor certificate the track Software Science or Web Sci-ence will only be inserted provided you have passed all specific study components ofthe respective track!
9.9 Transitional arrangements
In case you face a serious delay in your study program, please discuss with the Studentcounselor whether you stay in the old program or switch to the Bachelor College pro-gram. In the latter case, modules that you passed will be substituted for new moduleswithout loss of credits.
In case you have not yet passed only a few second-year modules, you are permit-ted to replace one or more modules rather than re-sit the examinations for the originalmodules (which may no longer exist due to the curriculum changes). The permittedsubstitutions are listed in the table below. The total number of credits in the overallbachelor program after substitutions needs to be at least 180 credits. For further infor-mation, please contact the Student counselor. Note that there will be an opportunityin the academic year 2013-2014 to re-sit examinations in the discontinued 2012-2013modules. Also note that, pending sufficiently many candidates, the SEP project is alsooffered in the first quarter of the academic year.
Discontinued module credits Permitted substitution creditsDiscrete structures (2IT26) 3 Discrete structures (2IT50) 5Software specification (2IW05) 6 Softw.spec. & testing (2IW80) 5Computer graphics (2IV10) 3 Computer graphics (2IV60) 5continued on next page
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continued from previous pageDiscontinued module credits Permitted substitution creditsDatamodeling and databases (2ID05) 6 Datamodeling and databases (2ID50) 5Security (2IS05) 3 Comp.netw. & security (2IC60) 5Programming methods (2IP15) 6 Programming methods (2IPC0) 5Computer networks (2IC16) 3 Comp.netw. & security (2IC60) 5Web technology (2II25) 3 Web technology (2ID60) 5Business information systems (2II05) 6 Business information systems (2II07) 6DBL Information systems (2IO71) 6 DBL Information systems (2IOC0) 5
In case you are one or two credits short, you might opt for attending a small series ofuniversity lectures (value 2 credits) or a series of 14 Studium Generale lectures (value 1credit). See the site of Studium Generale for more information.
10Program for 2010 intake
An outline structure of the bachelor program for intake 2010 is as follows.
Study component CreditsCore subjects 123DBL + graduation project 27Minor 30Total 180
An overview of the program is presented below.
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Programma BTI voor generatie 2010
N.B. de oppervlakte van een cel is rechtevenredig met het aantal studiepunten; de kleinste cel representeert 3 ects
quarter A.1 A.2 B.3 B.4
Year 1 0LB870 Ethiek en recht 2DI65 Analyse 1 2DI75 Lin.algebra 2DI85 Analyse 2
(2010/11) 2DI45 Basiswisk. 2IO05 OGO 1.1 2IT16 Eind.aut. & proc. 2IT19 Form.talen & beslisb.
2IC07 Comp.syst. 1 2IC08 Comp.syst.2
2IP65 Progr. 1 2IP75 Obj.geor.progr.
Year 2 2IV10 Comp.grafiek 2DI36 Statistics
(2011/12) 2IL25 Gedistr.alg.
2IO35: OGO specific. 2IO46: OGO spel
2IO25 OGO algoritm. 2DI26 Prob. Theory
year 3 2IS05 Security 2IP25 Softw. eng.
2012/13 2IA05 Funct.progr.
2II15 D.mining & kenn.s.
2ID15 MMI & IO15 OGO 1.2
2IT05 Logica en verz.leer 2IL05 Datastructuren
2ID05 Datamodelleren en databases
2IT25 Discrete structuren2IL15 Algoritmiek
2IN05 Operating systemen 2IW05 Software
MINOR MINOR 2IP35 SEP Software
The Examinations Committee may grant students of the 2010 intake (and earlier) per-mission to substitute up to three modules from Years 2 and 3, if this is likely to providebetter preparation for a subsequent Master’s program. An application, including a mo-tivation, should be submitted to the Examinations Committee following consultationwith the Student counselor. In any case the following modules are excluded from sub-stitution (but those marked with (*) can be substituted by a specific module as indicatedin Section 9.9):
� Datamodelling and databases� Discrete structures� Probability theory� Statistics� Computer graphics� Computer networks� Business information systems� Security (*)� Software engineering� Software engineering project
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10.3 Transitional arrangements
Students who have not yet passed all third-year modules may be permitted to replaceone or more modules rather than re-sit the examinations for the original modules (whichmay no longer exist due to the curriculum changes). The permitted substitutions arelisted in the table below. The total number of credits in the bachelor program aftersubstitutions needs to be at least 180 credits. For further information, please contactthe Student counselor. Note that there will be an opportunity in the academic year2013-2014 to re-sit examinations in the discontinued 2012-2013 modules. Also note that,pending sufficiently many candidates, the SEP project is also offered in the first quarterof the academic year.
Discontinued module credits Permitted substitution creditsSecurity (2IS05) 3 Comp.netw. & security (2IC60) 5Web technology (2II25) 3 Web technology (2ID60) 5Software testing (2IW65) 3 Softw.spec. & testing (2IW80) 5
In case you are one or two credits short, you might opt for attending a small seriesof university lectures (value 2 credits) or a series of 14 Studium Generale lectures (value1 credit). See the site of Studium Generale for more information.
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Organization and regulations
11.1 Academic administration of the department
The structure of the academic organization is based on the Academic AdministrationStructure Modernization Act (MUB), as implemented in the academic year 1997-1998. Astudent may contribute to the improvement of the academic organization as a memberor advisor on the Department Board, the Study-program Committee or the DepartmentCouncil. Participation in these organizations offers special privileges, such as facilitiesfor oral instead of written exams or extra opportunities for taking examinations outsideregular scheduling.
� The Department Board (Faculteitsbestuur);� The Study-program Manager (Opleidingsdirecteur);� The Study-program Committee (Opleidingscommissie);� The Examinations Committee (Examencommissie);� The Department Council (Faculteitsraad);� The CS Subdepartment and Professors (Capaciteitsgroep en Hoogleraren);� The CS Subdepartment Board (Capaciteitsgroepsbestuur);� The Department Office (Faculteitsbureau);� The Student Council (Studentenraad).
11.1.1 Department Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
The Department Board appoints a Study-program Manager to coordinate and overseeeach program. He or she structures the program and undertakes its day-to-day man-
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agement. Overall responsibility for the program remains with the Department Board,whereby the Study-program Manager is accountable to the Board. The DepartmentBoard also produces the Education and Examination Regulations (OER) and the budgetfor educational activities, and oversees the implementation of the educational programas a whole. The Department Board comprises four members: the Dean (who chairsthe board), two Vice-Deans and the Managing Director. The scheduled meetings ofthe Department Board are attended by at least one student advisor, the Study-programManagers, policy staff and the department secretary.
The current members of the Department Board are:Dean: prof.dr.ir. E.H.L. AartsVice-deans: prof.dr. M.G.J. van den Brand and prof.dr.ir. B. KorenManaging director: drs. P.D.M. Groothuis
11.1.2 Study-program Manager
The Study-program Manager is appointed by the Department Board on the recommen-dation of an advisory panel. She is responsible for the structure and the day-to-daymanagement of the program, and produces the annual Education and Examination Reg-ulations, which describe the content of the curriculum and the tuition approaches to beemployed. The content of the program is devised in consultation with the relevant staff.The Study-program Manager is further responsible for the long-term development, ob-jectives and learning outcomes of the program, and enjoys the support of the Study-program Committee in this regard. She is responsible for ensuring the availability ofthe necessary teaching staff, within the framework of a fixed budget. These staff aregenerally drawn from the most appropriate subdepartment. The Study-program Man-ager is also responsible for maintaining the quality of the program, for which a qualitymanagement system is available. She informs the Study-program Committee aboutproposals for any changes to the curriculum or improvement measures. She advises thesubdepartments about any (required) improvements on their part. The Study-programManager can rely on the administrative support of the Education Office. The Study-program Manager for Computer Science and Engineering is Dr. M.L.P. (Marloes) vanLierop.
11.1.3 Study-program Committee
The study-program committee (OC) is appointed by the Department Board, and it hasthe following tasks:
� to advise the study-program director and the Department Board on issues relatingto the OER;
� to annually evaluate the implementation of the OER;� to advise on all issues relevant to the academic program.
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The six members of the Study-program Committee for Computer Science and Engineer-ing (OCI)are appointed by the Department Board. Three are students, nominated by thestudent members of the Department Council, while the staff members are nominated bythe Computer Science subdepartment. The Education officer of GEWIS ([email protected])attends the meetings of the OCI as an advisor.
11.1.4 Examinations Committee
The Department Board appoints an Examinations Committee for each program. Thiscommittee is responsible for organizing and coordinating the examinations, and for ap-pointing examiners in accordance with the provisions of Art. 7.12 of the Higher Edu-cation and Scientific Research Act 1997. Its members are all drawn from the ComputerScience and Engineering teaching staff. The Examinations Committee must approve theExamination Regulations to ensure the probity and integrity of all examinations, andwill take all necessary measures in this regard. Its secretary is ms. J.M.L.G. Sanders.
11.1.5 Department Council
The Department Council has a statutory advisory function and certain decisions madeby the Department Board require the formal approval of the Department Council. Thiswill be the case if those decisions entail any amendment to department statutes, or theEducation and Examination Regulations. The Department Council has ten members, ofwhom five are staff members who are elected by the staff, and five are students electedby students within the department.
You can find more information on the activities of the Department Council on theirweb site: http://www.win.tue.nl/fr/.
11.1.6 CS Subdepartment and professors
The general tasks of the CS Subdepartment are:
� to contribute to the preparation and implementation of the educational and examprograms
� to contribute to the research programs� to contribute to the interdepartmental and inter-university education and research
In addition, the CS Subdepartment Board aims to come to agreement with the Study-program Manager on issues of quantity and quality of academic staff.
The tasks of the professors are:
� to develop their assigned research areas� to advise the Study-program Manager on the contents of the educational program.
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Subdepartment secretary: ms. M.M.W.G. van den Bosch-Zaat, phone number 040 2475010
Staff members: a complete list is available on the web site.
11.1.7 Department Office
The Department Board delegates day-to-day operations to the Department Office. Themanaging director heads the Department Office, which is sub-divided into six offices:
� Human Resource Management (HRM) Office� Financial Services Office� Computer Services Office (BCF)� Management Support Office� Education Office� Public Relations
The managing director of the Department Office is drs. P.D.M. Groothuis.
HRM Office (MF 3.086):Head: P.J. Evers bc.Staff: drs. J.J. Kamperman, C.M. van Dam, and L.G. van Kollenburg-Walraet
Computer Services Office (MF 3.082):Head: drs. P.J.E.M. Coenen (MF 3.093)Staff: R.L.M. Beckers, S. Hoop, ing. V.B. Huijgen, and J.P.H. Hunnekens
Education Office (MF 3.068):Head: ms. E. van den Hurk bc.International office: ms. E. van den HurkStaff: ms. J. Berger-van der Aalst, ms. J.M.L.G. Sanders, and ms. M.J.C.P.
de Wit-van Geenen
Study advisors and Education secretariat:Bachelor study advisor: dr. C.J. Bloo (MF 3.067)Master study advisor: dr. J.P. Veltkamp (MF 3.066)Secretarial services: (MF 3.065)
ms. G.M. van der Lindenms. C.C.H. Welten-Verhulstms. P.C.J. Gudden-van den Boomen
Public relations (MF 3.074):Staff: ing. S.M.J. Claessens and L.M. Lenders
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11.1.8 Student Council
The Student Councils (StudentenRaad, SR) main goal is to help solve problems in theeducational process, such as problems with examinations, time tables or professors. TheSR also mediates in cases where individual students encounter problems, and it servesas a first information point for students who do not know who to go to if they havea question. In many cases, the SR can refer students to the right place. Students withcomplaints or questions can reach the SR in the following ways:
� During one of the biweekly meetings. For the most recent meeting schedule,please refer to http://www.studentenraad.org
Finally, the SR attempts to stimulate and facilitate contact among student members ofthe various study program committees, the Faculty Council (FR), University Council(UR) and the Student Advisory Body (SAO) and to discuss the items on the agendas ofeach of these bodies. This is why members of these bodies are always encouraged to bepresent at SR meetings.
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science is located in the upper fivefloors of MetaForum. Regulations on access to university buildings are described inthe departmental chapter of the student statutes and on the use of computer rooms areoutlined on the website. For oral English explanation of these regulations, contact theComputer Services Office in room MF 3.083, telephone number (040)(247) 2802 or [email protected].
11.2.2 Lecture rooms, halls and other instruction facilities
The department uses lecture rooms within the whole university. Reservations of themeeting and instruction rooms in MetaForum can be arranged through the Depart-ment education office, telephone number (040)(247) 2379/ 8343. Or on e-mail [email protected].
Lecture rooms and halls are managed at institutional level by mw. M. de Voogd, Au-ditorium 2.08, telephone number (040)(247) 2645 or on e-mail [email protected].
11.2.3 Library services
The TU/e Library holds a large and up-to-date collection of scientific information. TheTU/e Library website http://www.tue.nl/library provides round-the-clock ac-
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cess from any workplace to a wealth of digital information resources using advancedsearch tools. The TU/e Library collection is focused mainly on the technical sciences.Collection policy is linked directly to fields of research at TU/e departments.
The fully redeveloped and centralized TU/e Library is now located in MetaForum,the building in the centre of the campus. It provides the TU/e community with an in-spiring and information-oriented environment for individual and collective study andwork. There are over 950 study seats divided into quiet areas near the book collectionand workspaces where groups of students can discuss their assignments. Each seat isequipped with wireless Internet access. Students may borrow publications from theLibrary free of charge using a fully automated loan system.
Regular opening hours of the TU/e Library are: Monday-Friday 8.00-22.30 h. andSaturday-Sunday 10.00-22.00 h. Even longer hours apply during examination periods.For all further information about TU/e Library service go to the website: http://www.tue.nl/library.
11.2.4 Sale of study materials
Study material can be bought at the Reproshop (“Dictatenverkoop”). Daily openinghours are from 8:00 to 16:30. The shop is closed during the introduction week. Inquiriescan be made at: MF 1.552, telephone number (040) (247) 2446.
11.2.5 Computer Services Office
The Computer service office (BCF) is part of the department office. BCF is located in MF3.083. The BCF-helpdesk is open on working days from 8.30 until 17.00 hrs, tel. (040)(247) 2802, e-mail: [email protected], Website: www.win.tue.nl/bcf
The tasks of the Computer Service Office (BCF) are:
� to provide computer facilities;� to provide user support;� to administer student accounts on the student server svstud, a Linux-server for
the students of the department;� and to manage the use of computer rooms
Students can print at printers on the third floor. Working locations for notebook useare available at the lower levels of MetaForum. Details on the regulations on the use ofthe computer facilities can be accessed at http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/education/regulations/
For problems with student e-mail accounts, please contact the ICT Information andService Desk at LG 1.94, telephone number (040)(247) 4649. The Institutional NotebookService Desk is located on the first floor of MetaForum. It is open Mon-Fri from 8.00 un-til 18.00 hrs. The Departmental Notebooks Help Desk is located at MF 3.083, telephonenumber (040)(247) 2979. It is open Mon-Fri from 8.30-17.00 hrs.
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11.2.6 Conditions for computer use
The use of all computer and network facilities is subject to the rules listed in the docu-ment Computer- en netwerkgebruik in ruimten van de faculteit W&I (Computer andNetwork Use in Rooms of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science),which can be downloaded from http://www.win.tue.nl/bcf. A copy is also avail-able for inspection in the Computer Services Office (Room MF 3.083). Use of any facili-ties implies your acceptance of these rules in full.
The department’s policy is that students should be able to print program-relateddocuments free of charge. There are three free printers available on the third floor. Us-age is monitored and any student printing more than five hundred pages in any oneyear will be asked to explain. His or her account will be blocked if usage remains ex-cessive and will only be reactivated on payment of 20 euros. The department considersphotocopying unnecessary. Students with a PAS account can use the university printersand photocopiers. The PAS card can be topped up at the Computer Services Office inRoom MF 3.083.
Any problems or technical faults with hardware or software should be reported tothe Computer Services Office (Room MF 3.083, tel. (040) 247 2802, e-mail [email protected]),as should any infractions of the rules governing the use of the computer rooms, com-puters and networks.
11.3 Study association GEWIS
The study association GEWIS (union of math- and computer-science students) wasfounded over 25 years ago. GEWIS champions student rights, promotes student in-terests and offers students extracurricular activities. It organizes excursions to nationalcompanies and tries to organize an international study trip on a regular basis. It orga-nizes the freshmen introduction week and the weekly drink on Thursdays from 16:30until 19:00 in MF 3.155.
GEWIS publishes a magazine “Supremum”, a yearbook, and organizes sportingevents, (sailing-) weekends, parties and numerous other activities. On request, it is pos-sible to organize an informal gathering at GEWIS. Every weekday from 12:30 to 13:30,GEWIS provides a book sale in MF 3.155, offering study books at reduced prices. Inaddition, the GEWIS-website offers old exams. The Education officer of GEWIS playsan important role as representative of students in the education processes. He can becontacted by email [email protected].
GEWIS can be reached at: MF 3.155, telephone number (040)(247) 2815, e-mail:[email protected] and www.gewis.nl.
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AEducation and Examination Regulations
The Education and Examination regulations are available at this site.
Note that for students of generation 2011 and before, a separate OER is in effect.