As a distance-learning student (practitioner) you have two options:
- To gain the master degree you must successfully pass the 8 core and 3 specialisation courses, take part in an international study visit, do an internship and write and defend a master thesis, accumulating 120 credit points (ECTS). In general, you will spend your first two years studying 11 taught courses. In your final year, you will do an internship and work on your master thesis. Depending on the sector you are employed in, practitioners may have the opportunity to carry out the internship in their own place of employment.
- To gain course certificates you must successfully pass one or more course units. All courses are organized in a two-yearly cyclic schedule. There are typically 3 taught course units per semester.
When you apply for the Master of Transportation Sciences for practitioners, you need to choose your specialisation.
This can be either:
- Mobility Management
- Traffic Safety
The chosen specialisation will influence your study programme, as well as the topic of your master thesis. The master thesis topic can be proposed by practitioners, and relate to their job content. The choice for a specialisation has to be made at the time of enrolment.
Specific admission requirements
In addition to the standard requirements the following specific requirements are applicable.
1/ DIPLOMA REQUIREMENT:
All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor degree, the Examination Board will consider the applications individually. Depending on the diploma you obtained previously, you may have to do a link or preparatory programme at the start of your master programme. This can be combined with the master programme.
- if you have a professional bachelor degree, you will have to do a link programme (available for Dutch-speaking students only). Dutch-speaking students who have a professional bachelor degree can start the master programme by distance-learning, after doing a link programme. This programme is taught in Dutch at Hasselt University. It is possible to combine the link programme with the distance-learning programme. Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses.
- if you have an academic bachelor degree, you will have to do a preparatory programme. This preparatory programme consists of 3 courses equaling in total 18 credits. Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses. This preparatory programme is organized at the start of the academic year. In the 2nd semester, practitioners can start to take up master courses of the distance-learning programme.
2/ LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below-mentioned tests:
- a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80).
- IELTS-certificate (overall band score 6.0).
Native speakers or holders of a degree obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests.
3/ TARGET GROUP:
The target group of the master of Transportation Sciences programme by distance-learning are practitioners: people who wish to combine a job (in the field of traffic safety and/or transportation) with a master programme.
To obtain the statute of practitioner at Hasselt University, a student needs to submit one of the below during registration:
- provide proof of employment of min. 80 hours/month;
- provide proof of employment in a self-employed statute of min. 80 hours/month;
- provide proof of being a job-seeker who is entitled to benefits.
If you are not currently employed or seeking employment, we refer you to the regular on-campus master programme in Transportation Sciences.
More information on the distance-learning master can be found here: http://www.uhasselt.be/UH/Master-in-Transportation-Sciences/Distance-Learning-for-Practitioners.html
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Last updated December 18, 2015