EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS (OER)

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EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS (OER)

3TU.practicals, that they be considered for adaptations in the education, the (interim) examinationsand the practicals. As far as possible the adaptations will be matched to their individual functionallimitation, but they may not change the quality or degree of difficulty of a course or theexamination programme. The facilities to be offered can consist of a form or duration of the(interim) examinations and/or practical matching the individual situation or the provision ofpractical aids (in Eindhoven University of Technology this request must be submitted to theEducation and Student Service Centre (Onderwijs en Studentservice Centrum)).2. The request stated in paragraph 1 is accompanied by a recent declaration by a house doctor or apsychologist or, if there is talk of for example dyslexia, by a BIG 8 , NIP 9 or NVO 10 registered testcentre. Where possible this declaration provides an estimation of the extent and duration of thefunctional limitation.3. The dean decides about requests for adaptations which relate to education facilities. Theexamination committee decides about adaptations to (interim) examination processes andexamination processes. The dean decides within four weeks.Paragraph 4 – Approval by the examination committeeArticle 13 – Exemption from an (interim) examination or practical1. Having received advice from the relevant examiner where applicable, the examinationcommittee can award exemption from an (interim) examination or practical. Further condition forthis are taken up in the Rules and Guidelines of the examination committee.2. The grounds on the basis of which the examination committee can award exemption from thetaking of a particular (interim) examination relate exclusively to the level, content and quality of(interim) examinations and examinations already successfully completed by the student inquestion or the knowledge, insight and skills he has acquired outside higher education.Article 14 – Optional coursesApproval of optional courses to be followed by the student, as intended in Article 2 paragraph 1subparagraph j., is covered by the Rules and Guidelines of the examination committee or in theimplementation regulation belonging to these Education and Examination Regulations (OER).Article 15 – the Free Education programmeThe examination committee takes the decision on a motivated request for permission to follow afree education programme as intended in Article 7.3c of the [Dutch] law. Further conditionsrelating to this are stated in the appendix.Paragraph 5 – ExaminationsArticle 16 – Time periods and frequency of examinationsThe opportunity to take the master’s examination is given at least two times per year. The datesfor the examination committee sessions are published at the beginning of the study year.Article 17 – Student supervision8 BIG = Beroepen in de Individuele Gezondheidszorg = Individual Health Care Professions.9 NIP = Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen = Dutch Institute of Psychologists.10 NVO = Nederlandse Vereniging van Pedagogen en Onderwijskundigen = Association of Educationalists in theNetherlands.CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc7


3TU.The dean ensures provision of supervision of students, in part meeting the needs of orientationconcerning to the study routes within and outside the programme, by appointing one or morestudy advisors.Article 18 – Monitoring of student progress1. The dean makes provision for registration and timely publication of (interim) examinationresults of individual students in the education information system of the relevant university.2. In appropriate cases the faculty management provides for discussion of the results between thestudent and his study advisor.Paragraph 5 – Appeal and ObjectionArticle 191. Within four weeks after the decision has been published to those involved, formal appealagainst decision of the examination committee on the basis of this regulation can be made to theAppeals Tribunal for Examinations of the institution where the student is principally registered.2. Within six weeks after the decision has been published to those involved, objection can bemade to the dean against decisions made by the dean on the basis of this regulation.Paragraph 6 – Conflict, change and implementationArticle 20 – Conflict with the regulationWhere a study guide and/or general regulations, which relate to the study programme and/or theexamination programme, are in conflict with this regulation or the appendix relating thereto, whatis determined in this regulation and the associated appendix takes precedence.Article 20 – Change of regulation1. Changes to this regulation are determined by the joint deans by separate decision.2. Changes to this regulation do not apply to the current study year, unless the interests of thestudents are in all reasonableness not thereby damaged.3. Changes to this regulation cannot retrospectively influence a decision already taken by theexamination committee to the disadvantage of a student.Article 22 – Transitional arrangements1. Where the composition of the study programme undergoes a change of content or where thisregulation is changed, the dean determines transition arrangements which are taken up inAppendix 1 of this regulation.2. In appropriate cases the following are in any case taken into these transitional arrangements:a. a regulation concerning exemptions which can be obtained on the basis of (interim)examinations which have already been passed.b. the duration of validity of the transition arrangements.Article 23 – PublicationCTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc8


3TU.The Education and Examination Regulations (OER), and the appendix belonging to them, arepublished on the web-site of the institution.Article 24 – Commencement dateThis regulation comes into force at the beginning of the academic year 2008 – 2009.CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc9


3TU.IMPLEMENTATION REGULATIONBelonging to the Education and Examination Regulations (OER)2008 – 20093TU MASTER’S PROGRAMMECONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING (CME)DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGYEINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF TWENTEThis document is an English translation of the definitive 2008-2009 version of the Dutch language document‘Onderwijs- en Examenregeling (OER)’CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc10


3TU.Article 1 – Study effort1. The study effort for the Master’s examination for the programme in Construction Managementand Engineering (CME) is 120 EC. Of these 120 EC no EC may be part of what belongs to apreviously passed bachelor’s examination.2. The programme is offered in the full-time mode.Article 2 – Composition of the study programme1. The study programme is composed as follows:a. Core programme, 35 – 37.5 EC, as described in Article 3.b. Specialism-related courses, 30 – 40 EC, as described in Article 4.c. Optional courses, 4 – 15 EC, as described in article 5.d. Graduation work, 32 – 40 EC, as described in Article 6.2. The extent of the four components can deviate somewhat, depending on the courses chosen.3. Students who come under consideration for admission on the basis of a bachelor’s degreeawarded by a Dutch university of professional education (HBO) can only be admitted to theprogramme after rounding off one of the three preparatory programmes of 30 EC describedbelow:At Delft University of Technology:CT1090 Modelling in civil engineering 3 ECCT3061 Systems Engineering 6 ECSPM1330 Research methods and data handling 1 4 ECWI1265HCT Analysis parts 1,2 and 38 ECWI2254HCT Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for engineers, part 1 3 ECWI3102CT Probability and statistics 3 ECWI3103CT Risk Analysis 3 ECAt Eindhoven University of Technology:2DB05 Calculus6 EC2S420 Statistics 1 2 EC7.513 Induction project 7 EC0HB01 Pre-master’s research assignment4 EC7W080 Urban planning (Stedebouw)3 EC0L140 Philosophy 3 EC7X011 Introduction to Architecture 3 ECOptional course from Bachelor in Architecture 2 ECAt the University of Twente:220010 HBO pre-master’s courseConsisting of the components:LawGeneral EconomicsPolicy processes15 ECCTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc11


3TU.Management & OrganizationDesign of Research151217 Mathematics B 4 EC220002 Argumentation skills 3.5 EC582040 Research Methods and Academic Skills 7.5 ECStudents who are busy with a preparatory programme can be allowed at the same time to followand take examinations in one or more components of the master’s programme. For further rulessee Appendix 1 of the Implementation Regulation.Article 3 – Core ProgrammeThe core programme consists of the following five courses which can be followed at each of thethree institutions:TUD TU/e UTLegal and Governance AR8002 7EC OE950 8 EC 580010 7.5 ECProject Management SPM8000 7 EC 1CM15/7C502 5+3 EC 580020 7.5 ECProcess Management SPM8001 8 EC 7C510 8 EC 580030 7.5 ECCollaborative Design CME1200 7 EC 7M880 7 EC 580040 7.5 ECand EngineeringIntegration and Orientation CME1210 7 EC 7CM80 8 EC 580050 7.5 ECThe course Integration & Orientation can only be followed when the other four courses have beenpassed, unless the education management has annulled this requirement for individual cases.Article 4 – Programme of Specialisms.The programme of specialisms consists of 30 – 40 EC and must be composed from the followingcourses:1. At Delft University of TechnologyAE4-230 Risk Management 3 ECAR8001 Open Design and Construction management 4 EC- An Operations Research ApproachCME2200 Dynamic Control of Projects 4 ECCME2300 Financial Engineering 4 ECCT4030 Methodology for Scientific Research 3 ECCT4740 Plan and Project Evaluation 4 ECEPA1431 Cross-cultural Management 6 ECWM0312CT Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics 4 EC2 At Eindhoven University of Technology:7CS15 Master’s project CME: special projects7CS25 Master’s project CME: urban area (re-) development1ZS01 Technology entrepreneurship: literature1ZS02 Technology entrepreneurship: business plan development1ZS03 Technology entrepreneurship: research assignment14 EC14 EC3 EC3 EC3 ECCTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc12


3TU.3 At the University of Twente581020 Supply Chain Management and ITC 7.5 EC581040 Sustainable Building 7.5 EC581010 Markets, Organisation and Innovation 7.5 EC581050 Public Private Governance 7.5 EC581030 Industrialisation in Engineering and Construction 7.5 ECIt is allowed to compose the programme of specialisms from courses from different institutions.Article 5 – Optional courses1. Depending on the further filling in of his programme, the student can fill in 5 – 15 EC of theprogramme with optional courses. For this purpose the optional courses in the list given beloware automatically allowed. The agreement of the examination committee and the educationmanagement is required for other optional courses.Offered at Delft University of Technology:CT4010 EconomicsCT4130 Probabilistic DesignCT4260 Building InformaticsCT5930 System DynamicsCT4040 Traineeship (only for students based at TUD)4 EC4 EC4 EC4 EC11 ECOffered at Eindhoven University of Technology:0E920 Real estate law7C600 Technical and organisational structures for urban areas7R611 Advanced European building process management3 EC4 EC3 ECOffered at the University of Twente:582020 Functional design of Infrastructure 7.5 EC581060 Project Control and Risk Management 7.5 EC582030 Geo Risk Management 7.5 EC2. Where the previous education of a student admitted to the programme does not completelymatch the programme, the admissions committee can specify additional courses with a total of atmost 10 EC which replace one or more optional courses stated in paragraph 1.Article 6 – Graduation work1. Students undertake graduation work of 32 – 40 ECTS which relates to the specialisation theyhave chosen at Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology or theUniversity of Twente.2. The graduation work consists of a component ‘Preparation for Graduation’ of 4 – 10 ECTS anda graduation project + report and presentation of in total 30 – 32 ECTS. The componentCTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc13


3TU.‘Preparation for Graduation’ consists of a more in-depth study of the graduation subject and theproduction of a set-up for and planning of the graduation project.3. The graduation work may only be started when the student:- has rounded off all general components of the examination programme,- has rounded off the preparatory programme in the case where this has to be done as statedin article 2 paragraph 2,- has passed, where relevant, the bachelor’s examination as stated in article 4 paragraph 1of the Education and Examinations Regulations (OER).Article 7 – Study GuideThe programme ensures that there is available a current study guide – at least in digital form. For(at the minimum) all the courses stated in Articles 2 to 5 inclusive, this guide contains adescription of the content, learning objectives, form of teaching and manner of examining.Article 8 – Free Education ProgrammeStudents can put together their own study programme associated with an examination. The studyprogramme must have the approval of the examination committee beforehand.Approval is granted when, in the judgement of the examination committee, it is plausible that theproposed programme leads to the achievement of the objectives of the programme as formulatedin the appendix to this implementation regulation.Article 9 – Form of the (interim) examinations1. The (interim) examinations are taken in the manner prescribed for the relevant course in thestudy guide.2. (Interim) examinations of courses which are given by another programme to the CMEprogramme are taken in the manner determined in or in accordance with the Education andExamination Regulations for CME.Article 10 – Frequency, time periods and sequentiality of (interim) examinations1. Written and oral (interim) examinations are taken immediately following the teaching period inwhich the education is provided.2. At least one repeat opportunity is offered for each written (interim) examination. A timetableof these repeat examinations is published at the beginning of the study year.3. Practicals can be done in agreement with the relevant timetables.Article 11 – Transitional arrangementsTU/e:Transitional arrangement Collaborative Design (7M832 + 7M880):CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc14


3TU.Students who- from the study year 2007 – 2008 are registered for the Master’s programme in ConstructionManagement and- before then followed the ABP Master’s track CME and as component of this track have roundedoff satisfactorily the course Collaborative Design 7M832 (3 sp),Obtain exemption for the course Collaborative Design 7M880 (7 sp) under the followingconditions:The shortfall of study points of 4 sp should be filled in with courses from the Master’sprogramme ABP. This amounts to an extension of the optional courses from 4 sp to 8 sp.Students who in the past have passed the course 7PF11 Development portfolio 1 (2 sp) may – inthe framework of these transitional arrangements – include it as an optional course.Appendix 1The business of passing the master’s examination according to the regulations (from the Rulesand guidelines of the examination committee)1. The student has passed the master’s examination when he has gained a mark ≥ 6 for allcomponents of the examination programme.2. The examination committee can declare students who have not satisfied the requirement for themaster’s examination as mentioned in paragraph 1 as having passed, when in its opinion thestudent has clearly shown that he satisfies to a sufficient extent the objectives of the programme.The business of passing the preparatory programme according to the regulations for studentswith a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university of professional education (from the Rulesand guidelines of the examination committee)1. The student has passed the preparatory programme when he has gained a mark ≥ 6 for allcomponents of that programme. In relation to this the following additional rules apply perinstitution:For Delft University of TechnologyThe opportunity to re-take examinations is offered.For Eindhoven University of Technology:Students from a university of professional education (HBO) who have not completed thepreparatory programme but have passed the induction project can begin components of themaster’s programme as a contract-preparatory-student. Registration as contract-preparatorystudentis possible within a maximum period of twelve months.Students from a university of professional education (HBO) may start the second year of themaster’s programme if they have rounded off their preparatory programme at the latest on theclosing date for registration of the second year master’s components which are to be followed.The student may start the graduation project when he has passed the general master’s projectsand Integration and Orientation.CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc15


3TU.For the University of TwenteOne can take the (interim) examination in each of the five components of the pre-master’scourse (220010) once only. However if one has gained a mark of 4 or 5 for an (interim)examination, one can take a repeat examination within three weeks. This opportunity can intotal be used only once.One can only take the pre-master’s course 220010 once.2. The examination committee can declare students who have not satisfied the requirement forthe pre-master’s programme as mentioned in paragraph 1 as having passed, when there aregood grounds for assuming that the student in a position to complete successfully the master’sprogramme.Appendix 2Exit qualifications of the CME programme2. Final attainment level (programme objectives) of the Master’s programmeIn this section we will describe the skills and knowledge of a graduate in ConstructionManagement & Engineering and provide an indication of his or her general academic level.2.1 Domain-specific requirementsThe domain-specific requirements as specified below are based on :a. the needs of the construction industry as well as on the needs emerging from thedevelopment of society and innovations as outlined in the ‘Introduction’ to this document. Also,with regard to this domain, an important characteristic of the development and application ofnewly acquired knowledge is the fact that it has to be introduced in existing managing andengineering practices. In other words, students also have to become familiar with themanagement of transition processes and organisational changes in the construction industry;b. the domain-specific and internationally accepted qualifications as defined by the ABETorganisation (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)The domain specific requirements have been translated into final qualifications in which theacademic level of the programme is indicated as well. The Master of Science ‘ConstructionManagement and Engineering’:1. has acquired the necessary engineering skills in the context of either civil engineering,building engineering or complex site engineering (is able to work methodically, is able to inventhis own tools, adapt scientific theories and techniques, is able to work in a multidisciplinaryenvironment, is application-oriented);2. is able to develop management processes based on management theory and technicalknowledgeCTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc16


3TU.This ability covers the knowledge and application of technical process management andinnovation regarding construction and engineering processes in the content-related subjectsmentioned above. The graduate can find his way in the development and implementation ofunfamiliar process configurations;3. is able to manage complex assignments in a multidisciplinary team.This ability covers the knowledge and application of the management of social interactions.The underlying objective of this ability is to find a balance between possible solutions ofcomplex requirements, technical possibilities, genuine interests of the parties involved andjustified value creation on the scientific and operational levels;4. is able to translate technological concepts and developments into appropriate processinnovations for constructionThis ability covers the understanding of technical developments and of their implications forprocess characteristics such as risks, costs, time, quality, stakeholders’ participation, valuecreation, legislation;5. is able to evaluate processes with respect to above mentioned process characteristics.This ability means that the graduate is able to evaluate CME designs against the backgroundof a balance composed of possible solutions involving complex requirements, technicalpossibilities, interests of parties involved and justified value creation on the scientific andoperational levels;6. is skilled in domain-specific documentation and presentation of the results of researchand design projects.2.2 General and scientific requirementsThe Master of Construction Management and Engineering has a scientific, an engineering as wellas a management orientation, all at the academic level. The contributing faculty from the 3TUGraduate School has elaborated the Dublin Descriptors, resulting in an extensive set of academiccriteria for master’s curricula. The general and scientific requirements below are based on thesecriteria. Regarding academic competences the graduate has the following qualifications:a. has a thorough scientific attitude (having the ability to work independently, to reflect, toanalyse critically, to evaluate, to generate novel ideas, etc.). In his scientific attitude he does notrestrict himself to the specific boundaries of the Construction Management and Engineeringdomain and is able to cross these boundaries, wherever and whenever necessary;b. has the ability to reflect on the complete scope of matters and issues in the domain: isable to form an opinion and contribute to discussions;c. as an academic, the graduate understands the potential benefits of research and is able tounderstand and incorporate the results of research into his own design of solutions. He has thepotential to contribute to or perform research himself;d. understands the importance of oral and written communication skills, in particular inEnglish, and can make effective use of these. He also adheres to existing academic traditions,such as providing proper credits and references.CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc17


3TU.e. has the habit to reflect upon his own work and continuously uses relevant information toimprove his competences.f. is able to operate in the context of a team and to act as a project leader.As a graduate he or she has the following capabilities in addition to the ones listed above:g. The graduate knows that compromises are inevitable and is able to deal with theseeffectively.h. The graduate makes decisions based on these compromises and risk evaluations.i. The graduate knows that models only approximate reality, but he is able to develop anduse them adequately whenever this is beneficial.j. The graduate is aware of the disadvantages of certain design decisions and is able tocommunicate these to the relevant parties (stakeholders). He is able to take the purpose of aparticular design and its context into consideration.k. The graduate has the attitude and is able to implement the concept of life-long-learningboth inside and outside the field of expertise covered by the MSc programme.CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc18


3TU.Appendix 3CME programme TU/e 2008-2009Code Course name EC Block1st semester 1.17CS15 Master project 1 (also in semester 1.2) 14 A B C7C502 Operational control for Building & Construction projects 3 A7C510 Process management in urban planning & development 8 B C1CM15 Process- and project management (domain independent) 5 A B C2nd semester 1.27CS25 Master project 2 (also in semester 2.1) 14 D E F7M880 Collaborative design and engineering 7 D E F- Individual course choice, minimum 1 A B C0E950 Legal and governance aspects 8 D E F1st semester 2.1 (start September 2008)7CM80 Integration and orientation (start September 2008) 8 A B C1ZS01 Entrepreneurship: Literature 3 A B1ZS02 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3 A B C1ZS03 Entrepreneurship: Research Assignment 3 A B C- Individual course choice, minimum 3 A B Ccode Research proposal 10 C2nd semester 2.2 (start February 2009)7CC37 CME thesis elaboration 30 D E FTotalEC30303030Total EC 120CTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc19


3TU.CME programme UT 2008-2009Code Course name EC1st quartile 1.1 (cohort 2008)580010 Legal & Governance 7,5582040 Research Methods & Academic skills 7,52nd quartile 1.2 (cohort 2008)580030 Process Management 7,5580020 Project Management 7,53rd quartile 1.3 (cohort 2008)580040 Collaborative design and engineering 7,5581050 Public Private Governance (spec.) 7,5or581060 Project Control & Risk Management (elective) 7,54 th quartile 1.4 (cohort 2008)580010 Integration & Orientation 7,5581030 Industrialization in Engineering & Construction (spec) 7,5or582030 Geo Risk Management (elective) 7,51 st quartile 2.1 (cohort 2007)581040 Sustainable Building (spec) 7,5and/or581020 Supply chain management & ITC 11 (spec) 7,5and/or582020 Functional design of infrastructure (elective) 7,52nd quartile 2.2 (cohort 2007)581010 Markets, Organization and Innovation (spec.) 7,5Preparation Thesis 7,53rd and 4th quartile 2.3 and 2.4 (cohort 2007)CME thesis 30TotalEC15151515151530Total EC 12011 ITC = International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth ObservationCTW-ET-2008-PCP-3TU-OER-CME-ENGLISH-1008F.doc20

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