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Study plan

Some study programmes help you monitor your own academic progress by assisting you in drawing up a study plan at the end of your first year.

The study plan is intended to help you remain focused and motivated for the rest of your programme. You will draw up a study plan for your second and third years at the end of your first and second year respectively.


The study plan is a tool to keep track of your study progress during the academic year and will support you in your study progress meetings with your study adviser.

IRO year 1: Instructions

  • All courses in year 1 are mandatory and will be offered in a predefined order
  • All students are expected to complete at least 45 credits of the 60 credits in the first year in order to be allowed to continue their studies (see Binding Study Advice).
  • If you have questions about your courses and planning, please contact your study adviser.
  • Download Study Plan IRO 1st year (Excel sheet).

IRO year 2: Instructions

  • As completion of 1st year courses is a requirement for 3rd year courses, you will have to give priority to 1st year courses in your 2nd year in case of schedule conflicts. You can take 2nd year courses in your 3rd year
  • Transitory regulations for year 1 course registration: see Prospectus, tab ‘Year 1’.
  • Take into account the average time you will need to successfully complete a course. Indication: a full work week of study (40 hours) corresponds to 15 EC per block.
  • You can register for electives, which you can add to your elective space in you 3rd year, but in terms of time management, IRO courses should have priority.
  • Download Study Plan IRO 2nd year (Excel sheet).

Note: No rights are conferred by either the text of these plans or the timeframes presented in it. Your official university records (class dates, exam dates &results, academic requirements) are confirmed in uSis.

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