Structure of curriculum
The Masters will be a two-year programme, in which the first year will be dedicated to seminars, lectures, web based seminars and methodological courses.

The second year will be occupied with a project / Masters thesis. Placement based project work is the preferred method for pursuing the results of the second year.

Structure for student and/or staff mobility
In a given programme there will be staff mobility in the first semester and student mobility in the second semester.

The purpose of staff mobility in the first semester is to expose students at each of the partner universities to the specific competences and skills that can be developed at the other institutions.

In the second semester, students from each university will move to other institutions where they will follow the courses and seminars, and do practical work. We have planned for three students from each university to go to each of the other three, making a total of nine students from each university who will travel in the second semester.

In the third and fourth semesters, students will return to their original university where they will apply their acquired skills and develop project and thesis work on the basis of the combined competences obtained in the first year. It should be noted that it will be possible for some students to take another semester of mobility (the third semester of the program) to further expand their skills and competences inside the network.

Didactic materials and methodologies
Hands-on experience is central to the programme. Project based methodologies will be used. Students will be required to accomplish increasingly complex projects requiring both autonomous and cooperative work.

Distance learning methodologies
E-learning will be used at several levels:

  • The programme will have a strong web based support concerning professor to student communication, materials, mailing lists, etc...
  • A common platform will be used for that purpose. Students will find the same environment as they move around participating universities.
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