Preapproval and choice of courses abroad
- In order to know which courses you are replacing and taking for at the partner university, you look in the curriculum/outline for your programme at School of Engineering, which you find on the student web. Be sure to find your programme with your starting year. Before you apply for exchange studies you have to know that the universities you select offer courses within your study area and can be counted towards your degree. At some universities there are restrictions in regards to which courses you may apply for, due to limited agreements and not all faculties are then open for exchange students, see information in Intapps.
- When you have been nominated to a partner university you should upload your choice of courses in Intapps well in advance before your exchange studies.
You are responsible for finding course information/syllabuses/
descriptions at the partner university. If you have difficulties in finding course information, contact the partner university for more detailed information. If they are not able to assist you or you have questions about Intapps, contact the coordinator at International Relations Office at School of Engineering (JTH) for help.
- Each department has an accreditor for the approval and accreditation of courses taken by exchange students. He/she will make a decision and approve or reject the courses that you have registered in Intapps before your exchange studies. You will know before departure that the courses will be counted towards your degree at the School of Engineering. If you don't get this approval before your exchange studies, you run the risk that the courses will be rejected and not included in your degree.
- If there are changes among your course choices at the partner university, you must follow the process described above.
Courses taken abroad can replace mandatory or elective courses you would take at the School of Engineering, or be counted as extra courses in your degree; it all depends on your programme and the courses that you will study while abroad.
We recommend that you select twice as many courses as suitable to take, then you will have a little flexible for any course changes. Be prepared for course options that may change at the start of the semester at the partner university, for reasons such as scheduling conflicts, cancellations, and the like.
If you have another remaining semester at School of Engineering after your exchange semester, it's important that you discuss both the exchange semester studies and the remaining courses at JTH with your accreditor before the exchange studies. Then you have the complete plan clear for your degree.
The School of Engineering cannot guarantee that students will manage to find replacements for all courses during the exchange studies. If you cannot find a course to replace all the courses you would have taken at home, you must recotake these later to get your degree at School of Engineering. The same applies if you fail a course at the partner university; you may have to take a replacement course at home. Re-exams can be very unusual abroad.
Transcripts and Transfer of credits
Before you leave the partner university you must make sure that your original transcript of records will be sent to the International Relations at Jönköping University. Some universities send the transcript directly to the students. You then need to hand in the original document to International Relations at Jönköping University.
International Coordinator (JTH)
PO Box 1026
551 11 Jönköping
When the transcript has arrived, the process of accreditation starts. You will then receive an email from International Relations. You need to:
- Check Intapps and assure that all courses are updated and preapproved. All details including course names and codes must be correct and exactly the same as the transcript.
- If you have general questions about course selection and Intapps, contact your coordinator at International Relations. In case you have any very specific questions about the courses and the accreditation contact your accreditor.
Your accreditor accredits the courses, and they are then transferred to Ladok by the Ladok administrator.
The original transcript of records is yours and can be picked up at the office of International Relations.
Accreditors at JTH
Civil engineering: Ann-Marie Dahl, Kjell Nero, Johanna Glans
Computer engineering: Anders Rudgård (BSc programmes), Rob Day (MSc programmes)
Industrial Production and Management: Jenny Bäckstrand and Hamid Jafari (BSc programmes), Carin Rösiö (MSc programme)
Product development: Kent Salomonsson (BSc programmes), Lars Eriksson (MSc Industrial Design), Roland Stolt (MSc Product development and materials engineering)