USE

SG & USE (course code SG100)

Activities of Studium Generale (SG) form an integral part of the TU/e bachelor program. Via the link below you can check which programs you have already attended (at TU/e campus or elsewhere through VPN connection). Below in red text you will find the current consequences of the corona measures for SG & USE. Further on the general explanation of the SG & USE regulation follows.

My list of attended activities
(log in from TU/e campus or through VPN)

Coronvirus,SG USE points and graduation
Students who wish to obtain their Ba before the start of Q1 2020/2021 will, because of the effects of the corona virus measures, receive an exemption for the obligation to attend five Studium Generale USE programs, provided that they have fulfilled all other obligations for obtaining the Ba diploma.

From the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, it will again be possible to follow SG programs marked with a USE label with us; online and where possible also offline. From that moment on, there will no longer be an exemption from the SG&USE obligation for Bachelor students who are going to obtain their Bachelor’s degree and have not yet completed their USE learning trajectory. If you plan to graduate in September and it won’t be possible for you to meet the SG&USE obligation in time, please contact us at studium.generale@tue.nl (In September, nine programs are planned for which you can register for SG&USE).

How does it work?
You can find the new full program for the first quartile (September-October) on our website from mid-August onwards. It is indicated per program whether it is possible to register for SG&USE.  USE registration will be possiblevia both:

  • The offline programs marked with a USE label that will take place on campus for a limited group of visitors. The number of visitors that we can receive is limited due to RIVM measures. Reservations via the website are mandatory from now on if you would like to attend the offline program.
  • The online programs marked with a USE label will be streamed live. You do not have to make a reservation for the online program. You can only register for SG&USE if you watch the program live (so not watching it at a later time) and if you complete an online SG&USE registration form within five minutes after the end of the program. In the program info on the website you will find where you can view the livestream.

SG & USE
If you started the Bachelor College in the autumn of 2014 or later, attending at least 5 Studium Generale activities marked with a USE logo is part of your USE learning trajectory. These SG activities do not include any exams, but you can only complete your USE learning trajectory if you have at least attended these 5 activities. You can start this at any time. Please register your participation on the spot when attending the program on campus, by scanning your student card before the start of the program at the venue. Or in case of an online live streamed SG & USE programme; fill in an online SG & USE registration form within 5 minutes after the end of the programme. Please make sure you are registered properly, otherwise we cannot verify if you have been present. The administration of the registrations can take two weeks. Please contact us if after two weeks your registration still has not appeared in your list.

If you started your bachelor program in the autumn of 2012 or 2013, you are exempt from this regulation and will not receive an assessment.

SG & Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE)
Some students are exempt from the USE learning trajectory because they do the minor of the Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE). Also for these students, besides doing the coherent package, attending 5 SG activities with USE logo is a requirement. In Osiris this is the course code SG100. Completing the coherent package is independent from completing the course SG100. It is your own responsibility to complete SG100.

Any questions about the USE arrangement? Please let us know via studium.generale@tue.nl. For questions concerning the Bachelor College and the USE learning trajectory please contact your program’s study advisor.