For your university

There are some frequently asked questions from students or from home institutions. Let us attempt to answer some of them.

Proctoring of exams: No

No, you cannot complete an examination from your home university while you are here. We have attempted to accommodate proctored exams before, but with increasing numbers the conclusion is that we cannot. (We do not accommodate for our own students abroad either, so there is an equally strict policy for all.)

«My university demands that my semester includes…»

We cannot guarantee that mechanical engineering or software development is a major part of your project. We can explain to your home institution what we do offer, and sometimes we have been able to accommodate wishes to an extent. In your correspondence, please include any such information.

Signing and stamping of documents from your home institution

Please bring any documents that need OsloMet-stamps on the first day or the last day (the «Farewell» gathering). In a world of digital signatures, getting hold of a physical stamp is a nuisance. And if your university or or home-institution supervisor need us to fill out forms or reports of any kind, please let us know as soon as possible! These are rare within the EPS-providers network and we don’t collect the information they sometimes ask for.

Specific ECTS-requirements for supporting courses

Some students will only be awarded credits for supporting courses if there are at least 5 credits of X. For example of ‘project management’. Well, that is a bit challenging. But I write and sign letters similar to the text below, and these have been accepted by several institutions before.

To whom it may concern.

“Working in projects” is half of a 10 ECTS subject that is part of the European Project Semester (EPS), an international, multi-disciplinary semester where student groups work on real-world problems.

In EPS, there are two supporting subjects in addition to the project work: Collaboration and Communication in English and Working in Projects (WiP). In Oslo, those two subjects are assessed together as a single 10 ECTS subject. However, the subject WiP is presumed to be 5 ECTS even if it is not specified.

In Working in Projects, students are introduced to general project management methodologies, like waterfall/ stage-gate models and iterative/ agile methods, and the expected tools like GANTT diagrams and risk assessment. Beyond the subject itself, students then use several of these tools to complete the 20 ECTS group projects, usually relying much on iterative processes.

The students are assessed based on a combination of group and individual assignments. Including, but not limited to, standard project plans and a reflection upon their own project experience.