YMC-60300 Modular Skills Training

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical0
Course coordinator(s)ir. RCL Marteijn

Language of instruction:

English

Contents:

The modular skills courses train skills that are necessary for graduates to function in jobs at MSc level. In consultation with your MSc study advisor you could made an assessment on which skills (competencies) you already master, and which skills may need further development. Based on this, you select courses to a total of 3 credit points (or 6 credit points when your programme allows this).
It is important for you to reach an agreement with your study adviser about which and how many courses to follow, at a very early stage in the MSc programme. Once you both agreed on which courses to take, you should register for each of the courses chosen, the normal course registration procedures and deadlines apply. Please use the course codes as indicated in the list below.

There is no need nor possibility to register for YMC-60300 or YMC-60400.

In the MOS we make a distinction between two categories of courses.
The first category courses concern bachelor competencies. These courses should be followed as early in the academic year as possible, in case you did not follow these or similar courses during your BSc programme or do not master these competencies at a sufficient level yet.
The second category courses cover competencies at MSc level and either provide skills enhancing your general research competencies or skills for your professional career.
More information on each of the courses can be found in the study handbook under the respective chair group and course codes (between brackets).

First category (these courses should be followed as early in the academic year as possible, in case you did not follow these or similar courses during your BSc programme or do not master these competencies at a sufficient level yet):
- Computer Literacy (INF-65000) - 1,5 credits; period 1; offered online.
- Information Literacy (YLI-65100) - 1,5 credits; first three weeks; period 2,3,5; Thursday afternoon; period 6, Wednesday afternoon.
- Scientific Writing Skills (ELS-65600) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,3,5,6; first three weeks; Friday afternoon.
- Presentation Skills (ELS-65700) - 1,5 credits; periods 1,2,3,5,6; first three weeks; Tuesday afternoon.
Although Presentation Skills is indicated as a first category (i.e. BSc level) course, also students who followed presentation skills training in their BSc but still like to practice presentation skills are welcome to join this course.

The second category courses either provide skills enhancing general research competencies or introduce skills for your professional careers:

Research Methodology:
- Observation Techniques (YRM-65000) - 1,5 credits; period 5,6; first three weeks; Tuesday afternoon.
- Interviewing Techniques (YRM-65100) - 1,5 credits; period 5,6; first three weeks; Monday afternoon.
- Questionnaire Construction (YRM-65300) - 1,5 credits; period 5,6; first three weeks; Wednesday afternoon.
- Video for Data Collection* (ELS-67400) - 3 credits; periods 1,5; first four weeks Monday and Friday afternoon.
- Project Planning and Organising (INF-65100) - 1,5 credits; period 3,6; first three weeks; P3: Monday and Thursday afternoon; P6: Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

Ethics and Philosophy:
- Applied Ethics (CPT-65000) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,5; first three weeks, Thursday afternoon.
- Philosophy of Science* (CPT-65100) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,5; three weeks, Thursday afternoon following after Applied Ethics.

Personal development:
- Personal Leadership and Effectiveness (ELS-66800) - 1,5 credits; period 2, 3,5; first three weeks and in week 8 exam; Monday afternoon.
- Intuitive Intelligence (ELS-65800) - 1,5 credits; ; period 2,5,6; first three weeks, Monday or Wednesday afternoon.

Sustainability:
- Stewardship for Responsible Innovation (ELS-66400) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2; first three weeks, Wednesday afternoon.
- Supporting and Understanding Sustainability Transitions (SUST) (ELS-67100) - 3 credits; period 3,5; week 1 Wednesday afternoon, week 2 and 3 Monday and Wednesday afternoon.

Communication skills:
- Negotiation Skills (ELS-65300) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,3,5,6; first three weeks, Thursday afternoon.
- Argumentation Skills (ELS-65500) - 1,5 credits; period 1,3,5; first three weeks, Tuesday afternoon.
- Academic Argumentation in Scientific Writing and Debate (ELS-66600) - 1,5 credits; period 1,3,5; first three weeks; Monday afternoon.
- Intercultural Communication Skills (ELS-65400) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,3,5; first three weeks; Tuesday afternoon.
- Networking (ELS-66900) - 1,5 credits; period 2,5; first three weeks; Tuesday afternoon.
- Dialogue Skills (ELS-67500) - 1,5 credits; period 1,3; first three weeks; Tuesday afternoon

Professional skills:
- Management skills (ELS-66300) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,3,6; first three weeks; Tuesday afternoon.
- Management skills in Theory and Practice (ELS-67300) - 3 credits; period 1,2,3,6; first three weeks and in week 8 exam; Tuesday afternoon.
- Entrepreneurial skills (ELS-66100) - 1,5 credits; period 2,3,6; first three weeks; Thursday afternoon (partly parallel to ELS-66700).
- Pursuing and Realising Entrepreneurial Projects (ELS-66700) - 3 credits period 2, 3~4, 6; first three weeks and week 6; Thursday afternoon. This course can only be followed in combination with an entrepreneurship labelled project in Academic Consultancy Training or other AMC project variants.
- Consultancy skills (ELS-66200) - 1,5 credits; period 1,2,5; first three weeks; Wednesday afternoon.
- Career Development & Planning (ELS-65900) - 1,5 credits; period 1,3,6; first three weeks; Monday afternoon.

The majority of the courses can be followed in the same period as the Academic Consultancy Training, except for the ones marked with:* check the detailed schedule on the scheduling website.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: MOAOrganic AgricultureMScC: Double Degree Agroecology1AF, 3AF
MILInternational Land and Water ManagementMSc6AF
MBEBiosystems EngineeringMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MBSBiobased SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6WD, 6AF
Restricted Optional for: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MBIBiologyMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MOAOrganic AgricultureMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MOAOrganic AgricultureMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MEEEarth and EnvironmentMSc2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MFNForest and Nature ConservationMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MASAnimal SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningMSc6WD
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MMLMolecular Life SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MPSPlant SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MPBPlant BiotechnologyMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MBFBioinformaticsMSc2AF, 6AF
MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MTOLeisure, Tourism and EnvironmentMSc1AF, 2AF, 5AF, 6AF
MCLClimate StudiesMSc2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MIDInternational Development StudiesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MCHCommunication, Health and Life SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MAMAquaculture and Marine Resource ManagementMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF