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Online programme with physical meetings at University West in Trollhättan, Sweden (web based distance learning)

The programme is taught web based distance learning, which means that lectures and seminars take place in the university's digital learning environment. Communication with instructors and other students is digital. During the first year, there are two occasions for which you will need to be at University West in Trollhättan, Sweden. These meetings, which take place in our robot and automation facility, comprise part of your examination and are therefore mandatory. The first occasion from 30 September to 4 October 2019 The second occasion is from 25 May to 29 May 2020.

Can I work while studying on this programme?

- We do not recommend that you study or work full-time while on this programme. We assume that you can spend approximately 40 hours a week on your studies.

Is the programme taught completely web based distance learning?

- The programme is taught web based distance learning, but there are two mandatory sessions that take place at University West Trollhättan, Sweden.

Is it required that I participate in certain sessions during the day, or can I put in my 40 hours a week in the afternoon-evenings and at the weekends?

- There may be some sessions that take place at a certain time – for instance, supervision or various types of exams. We do, however, try to offer these sessions both during the day and in the afternoon-evenings, CET, when that is possible. We do not work at the weekends.

Is there compulsory group work on the programme, or can I carry out my studies independently?

- The programme contains some sessions that require students to work together. This group work can be anything from an online discussion in the digital learning environment to participate in project work.

Do I need a certain type of computer to be able to participate on the programme?

- No, any PC is fine (a MAC is okay, but a PC is preferable).

Do I need any sort of technical equipment to be able to participate on the programme?

- Yes, you need a good Internet connection and a webcam + headset with microphone.


Anders Appelgren

Anders Appelgren Lecturer