Students start their second year at another university of their choice. In June, after the second year, the group of students finishes the program together with the celebration of the EMABG Graduation Ceremony at BOKU, our EMABG partner university in Vienna.
The EM-ABG builds on existing MSc courses and consists of required and elective subjects: Orientation Period, Disciplinary and Complementary subjects, Applied Period, Problem Oriented Study, and Thesis Research. The global structure of the EM-ABG is presented in the table below.
|Subject||Aim||Year 1 (%)||Year 2 (%)||ECTS|
|Introduction course||Introduction + academic skills||100||6|
|Disciplinary subjects||Increasing understanding of Animal Breeding and Genetics||60||40||30|
|Complementary subjects||Gaining flanking knowledge (including multidisciplinary subjects)||70||30||24|
|Joint summer activity||Project management and career planning||100||4|
|Applied period||Getting to know the industry||50||50||0-24|
|Free choice||Option to specialise or to broaden skills/expertise||50||50||0-36|
|Thesis research||Conducting research related to Animal Breeding and Genetics||100||30-60|
|Degree at two universities||50||50||120|
The different subject types explained into detail: