Course Types – Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) – 2018 Scheme

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has a set of course types. All universities have different Course Types to ensure a wholesome learning experience for their students. Here is a list of course types with examples, to help you understand what to expect in the coming few years.

Course types - Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)

1. Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Courses (HSMC):

Environmental Engineering, Language etc.

2. Basic Sciences Courses (BSC):

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

3. Engineering Science Courses(ESC):

Basic foundation courses studied in the first year of engineering (including Basic Electrical Engineering, Basic Electronics, Elements of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Workshop and labs)

4. Professional Core Courses(PCC):

Courses studied by students once they enter their chosen specializations starting in the second year of Engineering. Common Examples are Microprocessors & Control Systems (Electronics Engineering), Transmission and Distribution & Power Generation and Economics (Electrical Engineering), Software Engineering & Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Computer Science and Information Technology), Applied Hydraulics & Analysis of Determinate Structures (Civil Engineering) etc.

5. Professional Elective Courses(PEC):

All elective subjects that are related to the chosen specialization of a student.

6. Open Elective Courses(OEC):

All elective subjects that are not restricted to the chosen specialization of a student.

7. PROJ:

Project work that needs to be completed within the institution or elsewhere without it interfering with regular class work. There are two types of Project work – Mini Project and Main Project.

8. Seminar:

To be delivered within the institution under the guidance of an internal faculty.

9. Internship:

To be completed in a company/institute of recognition.

In the above list of Technological course types, only course types 1,2 and 3 are applicable to First year engineering students. Find your courses on the Fabgrad mobile application here.

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