Stage 3: Setting up your internal double diploma program proposal
If you have gathered enough information, you can start setting up your internal double diploma program.
Use the internal double diploma template form to set up your proposal for the internal double diploma program. This form offers both an overview of the total internal double diploma program as well as an overview of the division of the courses from the total program over both programs. Also, it shows per program involved what the extension is in regards to a regular program (180 EC) in order to be able to do the internal double diploma program (225-270 EC). With this form it is clear what kind of choices you’ve made and how your programs (for both bachelor programs involved) are set up. You will also need this form for your request to both Examination Committees. For the programs in question, it may be necessary for a staff member to sign the form. Please check the education guide of the programs involved for these requirements or ask the academic advisor.
The components within the internal double diploma program (225 – 270 EC) form the total internal double diploma program. However, per program involved an exam program needs to be set up (in OSIRIS). That’s why the form consists of 2 columns, one for program A and one for program B. Program A and program B are composed of the same components (of the one total program), yet the components can be placed differently per program. For example, a specific study component will be a major course in program A and a ‘course 2nd program’ in program B. Check an example of a filled-out form here.
For both programs that are part of the internal double diploma program you fill in a column. Place the courses in the relevant sections, for example a second-year major course for program A is placed under ‘Major courses Year 2&3’ in the column of program A. This does not mean you have to follow this course in the second year of your internal double diploma program. It merely indicates that this course is of the type ‘(regular) second-year course’. The planning is up to you (within the framework of the rules).
The left and right column each contain a ‘courses 2nd program’ section. Place the subjects from the other program (45 to 90 EC) in this section. You can also use the courses from the other program in the ‘electives’ section. Please discuss this with your academic advisor (stage 4).
Fill in the form as far as possible, including course codes and names. Think of the USE learning trajectories and cohort elective packages. Check the curriculum in the education guide of each program to make sure that you've included all the mandatory subjects in your proposal.
Please bear in mind that the subjects in the ‘courses 2nd program’ section are not included in the calculation for a possible cum laude predicate. The calculation only includes the credits of the ‘main’ program (180 EC). For both programs the judicium will be calculated separately and when applicable, granted.
Preferably the student completes two separate Bachelor’s Final Projects, i.e. one for each program. If, however, a combined Bachelor’s Final Project is taken, this project will have a workload of 20 EC. The core aspects of both bachelor programs involved must be clearly identifiable in the project. This will be assessed by each of the Examination Committees for their own program. A combined Bachelor’s Final Project is assessed with two grades, one for each program.
For some bachelor programs it is mandatory to execute separate Bachelor’s Final Projects, please discuss the possibilities with the academic advisor of each program.
Make a study planning for all the courses, possible internship and final project, divided over the next academic years. This way you will have an overview of all educational components per quarter. Pay extra attention to planning your first year, so that you are able to obtain enough credits for the BSA-norm.
You can use the PlanApp for planning your program. However, you must take into consideration the fact that the PlanApp is not designed for planning two programs simultaneously.
Bear in mind that programs can change on content if you setup your program in an early stage.