Studies at the university are executed on bachelor’s, master’s, integrated and doctoral degree study levels. After fulfilling all the requirements of the study programme, the student is awarded a diploma of an equivalent qualification degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s). University also provides professional studies in the field of pedagogy that do not grant qualification degree; they are provided for acquisition of qualification and for training for individual practice.
Study programme is comprised of study modules that are mandatory to be completed and assessed during studies.
Forms of studies
In accordance to the intensity of studies, full-time and part-time studies are available.
Full-time studies is the main form of degree and non-degree (professional pedagogical) studies. A standard full-time study workload is 60 credits, but no less than 45 credits per year.
Part-time studies provide a possibility to study at a slower pace. Workload of one year of part-time studies can be less than 45 study credits, but total duration of studies cannot be one and a half times longer than duration of full-time studies, applying a rate of 60 study credits to full-time studies.
Upon graduation, the education provided by different forms of studies is equal.
Study module is a basic unit of study planning; it consists of independent study subject, which is taught for one semester. Study module can consist of various combinations of lectures, lab works, workshops, seminars, student’s independent work, scientific research work, designing and other forms of classes.
Most programmes enable you to take optional modules in addition to compulsory core modules.
Studies of each module are completed by evaluation of student’s knowledge and skills – examination or other final assessment.
Study workload is measured in study credits. Study credit is a unit for assessing study results and student’s working time. 1,600 hours of one year of studies correspond to 60 credits. One study credit is equal to one credit of European credit transfer and accumulation system (ECTS).
Number of examinations per semester in undergraduate and non-degree study programmes must not exceed 7, in master’s studies it must be no more than 5, excluding the retaken or optional modules (no more than two of the latter can be chosen).
Knowledge assessment system
To ensure active participation of the students during the whole semester, their ability to practically apply the knowledge, and in order to objectively assess their endeavours, the University employs cumulative assessment system.
Applying cumulative assessment, the final grade is the sum of the results of intermediate assessments and final assessment (examinations). Student, who fails to perform or get assessment for semester’s tasks, is not allowed to participate in the final assessment.
If student fails to pass an exam during the exam session, s/he is allowed to retake it until the end of the session at the latest. It is allowed to retake two exams: the first one is free of charge, the second one is payable. It is not allowed to retake examination in order to improve a positive result. Student can continue studies next semester, if s/he passes more than 15 of the credits of the programme scheduled for the semester.
The University uses ten-point grading scale. Knowledge and skills are being assessed as follows:
|Mark||Meaning of the mark||Description of the mark|
|Passed||10||Excellent||Excellent, exceptional knowledge and abilities|
|9||Very good||Solid, good knowledge and abilities|
|8||Good||Better than average knowledge and abilities|
|7||Average||Average knowledge and abilities, minor mistakes|
|6||Satisfactory||Knowledge and abilities (skills) are lower than average, mistakes|
|5||Weak||Knowledge and abilities (skills) fulfil minimum requirements|
|Failed||4, 3, 2, 1||Unsatisfactory||Minimum requirements are not fulfilled|
Levels of achievements
There are three levels of student’s academic achievements:
“Today, universities have to take full responsibility for preparation of graduates for the activities that require multi-dimensional, constantly changing skills based on continuous learning.
Graduates have to be ready for the activities that we are not even thinking about yet, that will require the use of technologies that are not invented yet.”
R. Bridgstock, G. Hearn (2012)
Today job market requires not only excellent professional knowledge, but also other skills that are relevant in the current context. Report of the World Bank “Skills, not just diplomas” emphasises the most relevant graduate’s skills:
Contemporary teaching/learning methods
Various contemporary teaching/learning methods are being applied at KTU to involve the 21st century students, who are brave, self-confident, highly technologically literate into the learning process. Student-focused, based on involvement and participation teaching/learning methods are the trademark of studies at KTU.
It is a method of learning that helps to meet challenges and create innovative solutions in everyday activities. This method is beneficial to the student, because knowledge that is created while meeting challenges is easier to understand, remember and transfer into the further activities in job market. Learning by solving challenges is the most suitable environment that involves and motivates students. Design-based learning is useful when solving real life problems that are difficult to structure and have more than one solution.
Design-based method of thinking is:
Design-based teaching is actively used at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design and Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
It is a study method when students are learning by analysing and solving complex problems with teacher’s assistance. The result is understanding of the problem and suggesting of its solution. Many elements of problem-based learning can have individual variations ensuring that problem-based learning is implemented not only according to preliminary rules, but it is consistent with real context of its application. Application of problem-based learning develops students’ critical thinking, team work and analytical skills. This method develops the skills of problem solving required in practice and links theoretical knowledge with practical activities.
Problem-based learning is:
Problem-based learning is actively used in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and others.
This is a study method that creates attractive, student-focused learning environment. The core of this method is linking of theoretical and practical knowledge, and creation of new knowledge. Learning based on case study is characterised by analysis of real cases and situations. This way of learning is also useful, because it allows working with real-life job challenges, analysing them objectively, comprehending various circumstances and the causes of their occurrence. This method is a great opportunity to exchange ideas of solutions related to job performance, because students not only diagnose the causes of problems in certain situations introduced by the cases or summarise the analysed situation, but often try to solve them themselves.
Case study is:
Case study is actively used in the School of Economics and Business, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and others.
Mentorship is an educational partnership between a more experienced and competent mentor and a motivated student, where the mentor is capable to inspire, encourage and to provide comprehelsive assistance to the student, who intends to adopt the mentor’s experience and to apply the acquired knowledge in the future.
Objectives of KTU mentorship programme:
There are 5 different types of mentors at the University, and everyone can have one in any stage of their studies. Each mentor has different functions, therefore goals and style of communication varies.
|Academic advisor||Career mentor||Research mentor||Tutor|
member of academic staff
representative of business company,
specialist of particular area
member of academic staff – scientists or researcher
member of academic staff,
a student whose academic results are excellent
|peer mentor – only at the first year of bachelor’s studies||academic advisor – during entire studies||career mentor – during entire studies||research mentor – during entire bachelor’s studies||
tutor – during entire studies (particularly recommended in the first two years)
Mentorship Programme Coordinator
Studentų Street 67-205, Kaunas
Tel. 8 682 64454
Internship is an integral part of studies, included in a study programme as a separate module, designed to provide possibility for student to learn at an actual workplace. The internship results are being assessed and marked.
Internship programme is tailor-made for every student. Internships are being organised by the University’s academic departments with assistance of the Career and Education Centre and International Relations.
Students’ internships are being organised by the Internship Coordinator, who is assigned by the related University‘s academic department.
Internship Supervisor (tutor) is a teacher, assigned for this duty by the academic department. S/he methodologically supervises internship process, and, together with the related University department, is responsible for student‘s internship as an integral part of study process – for the preparation of internship programme and for the procedure for assessment of completed internship.
Internship Supervisor at the Organisation (mentor) is a person assigned by the organisation that organises student’s internship. S/he consults student on internship issues, is directly responsible for implementation of the content of internship programme and its smooth organisation at the place of internship.
Internship organisation (place of internship) is Lithuanian or international company, institution or organisation where student completes internship under a signed tripartite agreement on internship. Internship organisation must comply with the following criteria:
Place of internship is indicated in the appendix to the graduate‘s diploma.
Status of the student-trainee in the company, institution or organisation during internship is determined by a tripartite agreement on practical training, made between student, university and company, institution or organisation which organises internship. The agreement defines internship duration, completion term, rights and obligations of the parties, rights and obligations of internship supervisors (University and company).
Assessment of internship results and quality
To ensure the quality of the internship, the University’s Internship Supervisor (tutor) and Internship Supervisor at the Organisation (mentor) monitor the process.
Mandatory parts of cumulative evaluation of internship:
Students, who do not complete their internship plan or their completed internship get negative assessment, can be offered to repeat internship individually on their free time. If internship report receives negative marking, repeated assessment is organised under the University‘s current procedure for assessment of study modules.
Student, who does not complete internship, loses his/her right to prepare and defend a final project.
Types of internship
Study programme is completed by assessing student’s academic achievements in the final project:
Final project is included in the student’s individual study plan as a separate module (or several modules, if a student is studying in minor studies), the independent tasks are assessed under the schedule provided in the description of the study module. The marks for the independent work are being submitted on the Academic Information System. They form the basis for module credits given to the student, who then acquires a right to defend his/her project at a public session of the qualification commission.
Awarded qualification degrees
Graduates of respective degree studies are awarded Bachelor, Master or Doctor of Science (Arts) qualification degree.
Types of diplomas awarded
University applies the Grand Charter of the European Universities and the Charter of the European Researchers, declarations and regulations of the Common Space of Education and Scientific Research of the European Union; competence, professionalism, initiative, devotion to duty and responsibility are developed and respected at the University. Values and moral principles of activities, main regulations of ethical behaviour of the University’s community are established and the most important standards of the avoidable behaviour are regulated by the University’s Academic Code of Conduct.
Members of the University’s community follow the main principles of ethics:
Teacher’s standards of ethics
Relationship between the University’s teacher and student are based on the principles of respect, equity, kindness, non-discrimination and tolerance, academic cooperation and transparency. Teacher provides correct, objective and honest assessment of the student’s knowledge and skills, which is in line with objectives of the taught subject. Teacher does not reveal student’s confidential information.
Student’s standards of ethics
Relationships between students and their relationships with the University’s employees are based on the principles of collegiality, amiability, honesty, tolerance and solidarity, focused on the quality of studies and insurance of academic atmosphere. Student commits to:
Each member of the academic community has to comply with the principle of academic integrity.
The University’s students acknowledge truth, knowledge and skills, understand academic values and hope for trust and fair assessment of their achievements; they sign a learning agreement and declaration of academic integrity and have to follow the principle of academic integrity, performing tasks individually and honestly.
The following are considered the most serious violations of academic integrity:
If you have any questions on procedures for co-occurrence inspection and plagiarism detection, settlement of academic violations and implementation of academic penalties, please contact the Study Management team by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regarding tasks of the semester’s independent work or examination
If there were settlement procedure violations during semester, session or assessment of final projects, student can submit an appeal.
First it is recommended to talk about the situation with the supervisor of the subject or head of the field’s study programmes. Also, student can apply to the head of department, the Faculty’s Vice-Dean for Studies or the director of Student Services.
If student can justify the occurrence of procedure violations, and fails to find a different solution, appeal must be submitted during three working days after announcement of assessment results at the latest.
The appeal regarding the tasks of the semester’s independent work or examination, if evaluation violated academic ethics or procedures (for example, due to lecturer’s unfairness, health issues or other essential reasons), is submitted to the Board of Academic Ethics.
Regarding final project
Appeal regarding final project, if there were technical mistakes and procedural violations in evaluation, is submitted to the Faculty’s Dean, who issues an order appointing another opponent of the final project or commission for settlement of appeals. New assessment is entered into the Academic Information System under procedure established in the Regulations on Assessment of Study Modules.
Repeated attempts to get assessment of semester’s individual work tasks, to take an exam or to defend final project in order to improve a positive mark are not allowed, except when the student’s appeal has been satisfied by the Board of Academic Ethics (due to lecturer’s unfairness, health issues or other essential reasons).
If you have questions, you can apply to the Student Information Centre, where you will get assistance on filling the appeal form and mediation while submitting an appeal.
Student Information Centre
Studentų Street 50–168, Kaunas
Tel. 8 37 300 327, 8 614 20 055
Time of lectures
Classes for all students of all study cycles start at the following time:
Time of the session
* – Faculty can have another time scheduled for classes.
It is mandatory for the first and second year bachelor’s students to attend theoretical lectures, seminars and workshops, and for the third and fourth year students and master’s students to attend seminars and workshops.
Disciplinary penalties are applied to the students who do not attend lectures and seminars under determined procedure.
In exceptional cases, the Faculty’s Dean can allow a student to attend classes, to perform tasks and to get assessments on individual schedule.
Students, who cannot participate in classes due to justified reasons, have to notify the Faculty’s Study Centre within three working days at the latest. If a student missed classes due to illness, after recovery s/he provides the documents proving illness to the Faculty’s Study Centre on the third day after the issue of such document at the latest.
University issues the following certificates of studies:
|Academic certificate in Lithuanian (for the persons, who studied bachelor’s and master’s until 1994)||–||7||The services are being provided free of charge to the persons studying at the University|
|Academic certificate in English (issued to the persons, who started bachelor’s and master’s studies from 1994)||–||7|
|Academic certificate including short descriptions of modules (issued to the persons, who started their bachelor’s and master’s studies from 1995)||1 page||7|
|Certificate including short descriptions of modules in English (issued to the persons, who started their bachelor’s and master’s studies from 2000)||1 page||10|
|Comprehensive description of study module (issued to the persons, who started their studies from 2000)||1 piece||5|
|Non-standard certificate, prepared using client’s form or request||–||20|
|Non-standard certificate, which requires additional search for information||–||25|
|Certificate on confirmation of acquired education||–||15|
|Certificate on KTU assessment system in English||–||10|
|Translation of diploma into English (issued to the persons, who started their studies from 1994)||–||7|
|Translation of Bachelor’s diploma supplement into English (issued to the persons, who started their studies from 1994)||–||30|
|Translation into English of Master’s and non-degree studies’ diploma supplement (issued to the persons, who started their studies from 1994)||–||20|
|Copy of diploma, diploma supplement and study certificate||–||30||–|
|Approval of copies of education documents||1 sheet||3||–|
|Putting of certificates into an envelope, sealing and approval of the envelope (when envelope is sent by the person)||–||5||–|
|Sending of prepared documents to the receiver abroad by post||–||10||–|
|Sending of prepared documents to receiver in Lithuania by post||–||5||–|
Prices for preparation and sending of documents are approved by the order of the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology No. A-149-3 “On the Prices for Preparation of Education Documents to the University’s Graduates” of 31 March 2015.
Ordering of certificates
For current students
University’s students can order all certificates on studies electronically in the section “Studies → Ordering of certificates” of the Academic Information System.
When ordering a certificate, students have to read the information at the end of the certificate title – description of the certificate, and consider which type of certificate is required by the institution it will be submitted to. If certificate is for personal use only and will not be submitted to any institution, its electronic form may be downloaded.
Certificates are prepared within 15 working days. Preparation status of the ordered certificate can be monitored in the “History of the ordering of certificates”; students are informed about the prepared certificate, address for its collection and administrator’s working hours by the email provided by the university. Communication with the administrator preparing the certificate is carried out in the “History of the ordering of certificates” via the link “Messages”.
If you have questions, apply to the faculty’s Study Centre.
For students who studied previously
University’s graduates and students who have terminated their studies order certificates by submitting a signed application. Application has to be submitted to your faculty’s Study Centre.
If you have questions regarding filling in of the application, apply to the faculty’s Study Centre or by email email@example.com.
Certificates are prepared within 15 working days. Persons are informed about the prepared certificate, address for its collection and administrator’s working hours by the email specified in the application. Certificate can also be sent by registered post (this service is payable).
When certificate is prepared, payment check is sent by the email specified in the application. When collecting the documents which preparation is payable, the employee issuing the certificate has to be provided with a bank receipt or a copy of the payment order confirming the fee has been paid.
Collection of certificate
When collecting a certificate, you have to provide your personal identity document. If a person cannot come and collect a certificate personally, the document can be sent by registered post to his/her specified address (this service is payable). Other person has no right to collect the certificate without a notarised power of attorney.
Non-formal education is studies for retraining, improving or changing of qualification or professional skills. Currently KTU offers about 600 programmes of non-formal education.
Programmes and modules
University offers flexible programmes of non-formal education in the areas of social sciences, humanities, technologies and physical sciences. Non-formal education programmes can be made in accordance with the requests of groups of people or legal persons. Learning can be organised during working day, in the evenings, during holidays and on other time convenient for the students, also as distance learning.
Persons, who have acquired education, but want to improve or change their professional qualification, expand professional and general education, can choose to study preferred study subjects (or groups of subjects) or qualification improvement programmes (various courses, workshops, etc.).
Persons, who have studied chosen study subjects or completed non-formal education programmes of various duration (courses, seminars), are issued a formal certificate. Legal persons, who want to improve or change qualification of their employees, can also apply.
Should you have any questions regarding non-formal education programmes, please contact the Study Centre at a related faculty.
State legal acts regulating the studies
Classification of studies
Provision of study programmes
Inclusion of study results
Compensation of tuition fee
Repayment of tuition fee paid for a student by the State
The documents of Kaunas University of Technology regulating the studies
|Sandra Kavalevskytė||Acting director||+370 (37) 300 firstname.lastname@example.org
|K. Donelaičio str. 73-406a, Kaunas|
|Study Processes Office|
|Sandra Kavalevskytė||Head||+370 (674) 30 email@example.com||K. Donelaičio str. 73–406a, Kaunas|
|Study Data Management Office|
|Erika Adomavičiūtė||Head||+370 (37) 300 firstname.lastname@example.org||K. Donelaičio str. 73–406a, Kaunas|
|+370 (37) 300 007
+370 (685) 96 007
+370 (665) 17 478
|email@example.com||K. Donelaičio str. 73–404, Kaunas|