The elective part of your Bachelor’s program consists of 15 credits of USE components and 45 credits of electives (or 40 credits of electives when you choose to extend the final bachelor project from 10 credits to 15 credits). Depending on your ambitions, interests and capabilities you could, for example, decide to deepen your knowledge of your major, explore the boundaries between a number of disciplines, study a combination of two majors (possibly to gain two degree certificates), take on the challenge of an Honors program or obtain a second-level teaching qualification for pre-university education.
You can choose elective packages or separate elective courses. In principal, any course in the Bachelor College can be chosen as an elective, including major courses from other programs. However, courses that overlap with major courses of AP cannot be chosen as an elective. An overview of these courses can be found here. You can also take more than one USE learning trajectory, in this case the second USE trajectory will be marked as a coherent package of 15 credits.
In your choice, you will need to take into account the necessary prior knowledge required for the course and the timeslot you wish to choose. The OSIRIS course catalogue, TU/e PlanApp and this website can provide useful guidance. Discuss your options with your student mentor (when you are a 1st year student) or your teacher coach (when you are a 2nd or 3rd year student). Also, visit the annual Check Your Match event, to help you with choosing your electives and to gather information on the electives that suit your interest.
- If you choose the electives 2WA30 Analysis 1 and 2WA40 Analysis 2, you should replace the major course 2DBN10 Advanced Calculus (generations 2015-2018) or 2DN50 Advanced Calculus (2012-2014) by an additional elective.
- If you choose the electives 2WF20 Linear Algebra 1 and 2WF30 Linear algebra 2, you should replace the major course 2DBN00 Linear algebra (generations 2015 and later) or 2DN60 Linear algebra and vector calculus (generations 2012 – 2014)
Tip: Use the elective courses in your first year to discover your personal interests. Most of the coherent packages start in the second year, on some of the packages we advise to start in the first year to make sure you finish your Bachelor in 3 years.
Tip: Would you like to do a Masters’ after you finished the Bachelor College? We advise you to also check this website. If your major doesn’t give direct admission to the Masters’ program, you could take homologation courses as free electives. Contact the academic advisor of the Master’s program for more information.