Exchange programme | Construction

Exchange programme

Location: Geel -Campus Geel

The Construction Exchange Programme at campus Geel is part of the STAR-Track Programme

You feel at home at a construction site

Does brainstorming with a construction team and applying practical innovations sound like fun to you? Are you interested in leading a team of employees, construction workers and subcontractors at an engineering office? Then you've come to the right place!

Our Construction programme is the springboard for challenging jobs, from design to management.

We’re not just focusing on theory. From day one, we link knowledge and skills to practical assignments for you to work on with a team of your fellow students. In no time, you’ll find yourself working at a real construction site.

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Sofie Mols
International Coordinator
International Coordinator & Coordinator of the STAR-Track Programme
For all your questions on your exchange & the STAR-Track Programme
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Setting you up for success. Shine in a multidisciplinary team.

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Experience High Impact learning in the STAR-Track. Develop your interdisciplinary and intercultural competences and grow into globally aware citizens and future-proof professionals.

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Welcome to Geel, city of hospitality

Geel is known as the city of hospitality. Discover our innovation campus, enjoy the beautiful green surroundings or meet up with friends in the charming city centre.
Soak in the green open spaces on campus, meet other students in our international hub and lift off your international career.

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • STAR-Track
  • Overview

    Are you ready for a digital construction site? From the Building Information Model you learn how to manage the building site. Building information modelling is central to the preparation, follow-up of the site, planning and budget. You will not shy away from the digital revolution. Will 3D printing find its way in the sector? Join our STAR-Track exchange semester and let's find out together.

    STAR, Specialist Track for Ambitious Rookies, is a challenging exchange semester for students who want to achieve More.

    The unique educational concept focuses on interdisciplinary and intercultural learning to enhance students’ entrepreneurial skills and mindset and to develop them into globally aware citizens and future-proof professionals. STAR-Track unites international students from different disciplines and offers them high-impact learning based on real life challenges in an international context.  

    The academic year in a nutshell 

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.

    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    Digitalization in Construction i Z20201 10 x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    Digitalization in Construction i Z20201 10 x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
  • Conditions

    You should have completed the 2 first years of your study programme at your home institution.

  • Exam regulations

    See the ECTS file of the different courses for specific information.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

  • STAR-Track

    Are you passionate about people and interested in different disciplines and cultures? Do you aim high and have what it takes to make a difference? Are you ready to shape the future? Do you have an open mind? Do opportunities and challenges trigger you to do more?

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More

    STAR-track is a multi-disciplinary exchange semester in English. Team up with students with a different cultural and study background. A STAR semester consists of a total of 30ECTS which combines 15ECTS professional skills in your field of expertise (business) with 15 ECTS future proof skills of your choice.
    More information in our webpage.

     

Need to know

  • Practical Information
  • Practical Information

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More
    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • the Star-Track Programme? Contact Sofie Mols
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadline
      • 15 May (to start in September)

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