At all three participating universities, courses of the following types are offered:
VO: Lectures are courses in which the contents and methods of a subject are presented with particular regard to its specific questions, conceptualizations and approaches.
Attendance is not compulsory for lectures.
UE: Exercises are courses in which students work individually or in groups, under the professional guidance and supervision of the lecturers, to learn specific practical skills based on theoretical knowledge by applying them to concrete tasks and deepening them through discussion.
VU: Lectures with integrated tutorial combine the characteristics of the course types VO and UE in a single course.
SE: Seminars are courses in which students deal with a given topic or project and work on it using scientific methods, whereby reflection on the problem solution and scientific discourse are required.
EX: Excursions are courses that take place outside the place of study. They serve to deepen the educational contents in the respective local context.
At the three participating universities, courses of the following specific types are offered:
LU: Laboratory exercises are courses in which students work in groups under the guidance and supervision by the lecturers, in order to learn the handling of equipment and materials as well as the experimental methodology of the subject.
PR: Projects are courses in which the understanding of sub-areas of a subject is deepened and supplemented by the solution of concrete experimental or theoretical tasks. Projects are oriented towards the practical- professional or scientific goals of the master programme and complement the preliminary professional training or scientific education.
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
PR: Internships are courses in which students, building on theoretical and practical knowledge, learn and apply specific practical skills.
VS: Lectures with integrated seminar combine the characteristics of the course types VO and SE in a single course. In the lecture part, parts of a subject and its methods are taught in a didactically prepared manner; in the seminar part, which requires attendance, students work out, deepen and discuss teaching content independently.
VX: Lectures with integrated excursions combine didactically prepared teaching of the sub-areas of a subject in the lecture part with the deepening of the acquired knowledge on technical aspects in the real context in the excursion part, which requires attendance.
University of Vienna
PR: Internships are courses in which students build on theoretical and practical knowledge to learn and apply specific practical skills.