겐트대학교는 과학 전문가를 양성하는 수준 높은 STEM 커리큘럼을 가장 큰 자산으로 여깁니다. 1학년부터 졸업반까지 과학 이론(theory)과 실습교육(hands-on)을 병행하여 연간 60학점을 수학하며, 이 과정을 이수한 학생은 누구든 인정받는 전문가로 성장하도록 설계되어 있습니다. 이러한 교육철학은 글로벌 캠퍼스에서도 엄격하고 동일하게 적용되어 한국에서도 세계 수준의 인재를 양성하고 있습니다.
Courses are provided in English (including the programme at Ghent Semester).
Theory (Lecture)Lectures are used to various extents, but mainly to convey theoretical concepts, which support the intellectual competences and the competences of the scientific discipline.
Lectures comprise of more than ex cathedra lecturing: they are often designed to be interactive. Students are prompted to ask questions and raise remarks about the links between society and research. In certain classes, students are asked to participate in small group discussions to reach conclusions on a certain topic/question. This interactivity is considered beneficial in maintaining student attention and assessing the level of comprehension during lectures. Lectures are supported by textbooks (either custom-made or commercially available), PowerPoint slides, and/or other course materials (via the digital learning platform).
Hands-on (Practicum, coached exercises and PC room classes)More than 50% of the courses in BA1 and BA2 use practicum as a teaching tool to link theory with practice, to establish a critical mind-set in the student, and to achieve a problem-solving attitude and provide experience in solving (scientific) problems in a hands-on manner.
In certain course units, online tools are installed to evaluate the preparation/participation of practicals. Practicals (lab sessions) are also used in all three programmes in BA3 and BA4, albeit to various extents. This greatly adds to the scientific competencies and the competencies in the scientific domains, as well as the intellectual competencies. During practicals and coached (PC) exercises, group work is very often included (more than 20% of the course units use group work as a teaching and learning method), contributing to competencies in collaboration and communication.