academic calendar 21/22

Academic Year __ MSc YEAR 1   Academic Year __ MSc YEAR 2
TERM 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 01 Sep 21 1 Innovation Workshop TERM 5A
08 Sep 21 2
15 Sep 21 3
22 Sep 21 4
29 Sep 21 5 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 5B
06 Oct 21 6
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 13 Oct 21 7
20 Oct 21 8 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
TERM 2 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 27 Oct 21 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 6
03 Nov 21 2
10 Nov 21 3
17 Nov 21 4
24 Nov 21 5
01 Dec 21 6
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 08 Dec 21 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
15 Dec 21 8
  Vacation 22 Dec 21 1 Vacation  
29 Dec 21 2
05 Jan 22 3
Winter Term Individual Study Period 10 Jan 22 1 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)  
17 Jan 22 2
24 Jan 22 3
TERM 3 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 31 Jan 22 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 7
07 Feb 22 2
14 Feb 22 3
21 Feb 22 4
28 Feb 22 5
07 Mar 22 6
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 14 Mar 22 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
21 Mar 22 8
TERM 4 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 28 Mar 22 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 8
04 Apr 22 2
11 Apr 22 3
18 Apr 22 4
25 Apr 22 5
  Vacation 02 May 22 V Vacation  
TERM 4 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 10 May 22 6 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 9
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 16 May 22 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
23 May 22 8
Summer term Industrial immersion 30 May 22 1 Msc Thesis defence JUNE
06 Jun 22 2
13 Jun 22 3
20 Jun 22 4
27 Jun 22 5
04 Jul 22 6 Vacation  
11 Jul 22 7
18 Jul 22 8
  Vacation 25 Jul 22
01 Aug 22
08 Aug 22
15 Aug 22
22 Aug 22
 

MSc Academic Year 1 MSc Academic Year 2

Orientation

  • 31 August: Orientation day

Term 1

  • 1 September: First day of classes Term 1
  • Drop/Add period for Term 1: 01 – 07 September
  • Week of 06 October: Registration for Term 2 OPENS
  • 26 October: Last day of classes Term 5

Term 2

  • 27 October: First day of classes Term 2
  • Drop/Add period for Term 2: 27 October – 02 November
  • 4 and 5 November are days off due to official public holiday
  • Registration for ISP: 22 – 30 December
  • 21 December: Last day of classes for Term 2

Vacation

  • 23 December – 09 January

Winter Term

  • 10 January: First day of ISP
  • Mid-January: DEADLINE to name MS research advisor
  • Week of 17 January: Registration for Term 3
  • 28 January: Last day of ISP

Term 3

  • 31 January: First day of classes Term 3
  • Drop/Add period for Term 3: 31 January – 06 February
  • 23 February is official public holiday
  • 8 March is official public holiday
  • Week of 07 March: Registration for Term 4
  • March: Industrial Immersion project registration BEGINS
  • 25 March: Last day of classes Term 3

Term 4

  • 28 March: First day of classes Term 4
  • Drop/Add period for Term 4: 28 March – 03 April
  • Late April: Industrial Immersion project registration CLOSES
  • Mid-May: Industrial Immersion projects finalised
  • Holiday (“spring”) break: 02 – 10 May
  • 27 May: Last day of classes Term 4

Summer Term

  • 30 May: First day of Summer Term
  • 13 June is day off due to official public holiday
  • 23 July: Last day of summer term

Vacation

  • 25 July – 31 August
  • Late August: Registration for Term 5 OPENS for MSc Year 2 students
  • 26 August: Registration for Term 5 OPENS
  • 31 August: Registration for Term 5 CLOSES

Term 5

  • 1 September: First day of classes Term 5A
  • Week of 15 September: Registration for Term 5B
  • 28 September: Last day of classes Term 5A
  • 29 September: First day of classes Term 5B
  • Drop/Add period for Term 5B: 29 September – 05 October
  • Week of 06 October: Registration for Term 6
  • 26 October: Last day of classes Term 5B
  • End October: final DEADLINE to submit MS thesis proposal
    • Term 6

      • 27 October: First day of classes Term 6
      • Drop/Add period for Term 6: 27 October – 02 November
      • 4 and 5 November are days off due to official public holiday
      • Registration for ISP: 22 -24 December
      • 21 December: Last day of classes for Term 6

      Vacation

      • 22 December – 09 January

      Winter Term

      • 10 January: First day of study period
      • ISP period: MS thesis status reviews (pre-pre-defenses)
      • Week of 17 January: Registration for Term 7
      • 28 January: Last day of study period

      Term 7

      • 31 January: First day of classes Term 7
      • Drop/Add period for Term: 31 January – 06 February
      • 23 February is official public holiday
      • 8 March is official public holiday
      • Week of 07 March: Registration for Term 8
      • 25 March: Last day of classes Term 7

      Term 8

      • 28 March: First day of classes Term 8
      • Drop/Add period for Term 8: 28 March – 03 April
      • Holiday (“spring”) break: 02 – 10 May
      • Mid-May: MS thesis pre-defenses
      • 27 May: Last day of classes Term 8
      • End May: Final MS thesis submission deadline

      June

      • 13 June is day off due to official public holiday
      • Weeks of 6 , 14 and 20 June: MS thesis defenses
      • 01 July: Commencement Ceremony