The curriculum of the Bachelor in Science and Technology is personalized in a way that allows students to exert control over their own academic career, according to their aspirations and calling.
Required courses are accomplished in all 6 of the following dimensions of knowledge:
- Communication and Information
- Matter structure
- Transformation processes
- Representation and Simulation
- Humanities and Applied social sciences
The courses interact through their interdisciplinary nature, combining more than one dimension in their content.
Only a little over 45% of courses are required, the rest are elective courses that can be chosen from those offered in the bachelor, engineering or teaching programs the student is interested in, and they are not imposed with the need for prerequisites to enroll in said courses.
This model provides students with flexibility in the way they manage their academic careers.
They can choose to graduate from the BC&T alone, in which case over 50% of earned credits come from elective courses; they can choose also to graduate from one or more specific programs – as do most of our students – and they earn a diploma for each completed program, including the BC&T.
All students are admitted into one of the two interdisciplinary programs, but they are allowed to choose their courses freely – even from the other interdisciplinary bachelor –, and being admitted into a specific program is not a requirement to enroll in courses offered by that program.
The structure of the program enables students to lead important discussions, research projects and to propose solutions to the great problems [issues] of our century, such as Energy, Information, Health, Environment, Technological ability to model in micro or macro levels, Education and Mobility.
The pedagogical plan is in constant review, following new directives from the Faculty bodies, who must always look for changes in the way knowledge is organized.