Frequently asked questions
1. What are the teaching methods, do professors have the autonomy to choose for themselves?
The philosophy of ESLG College is to use unique teaching methods that create interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transferable 21st century skills and competencies.
At the bachelor's level, the key word in teaching methods is problem-based learning.
At the master's level the key word of teaching methods is research-based teaching.
Professors have the autonomy to choose the teaching methods as long as they comply with the achievement of course and program learning outcomes. Professors are encouraged to use an innovatory teaching methodology, which they must acknowledge during the planning process in their annual development plan.
A unique teaching method is interdisciplinary activity based on which a real estate phenomenon is analyzed from many interdisciplinary perspectives (economic, legal, energy efficiency, construction materials, etc.) which is performed in the form of a group project which is analyzed by a panel of professors, including industry representatives.
2. Can ESLG hold teaching in English?
ESLG College has staff with ethnic, gender and age diversity who can also teach in English. Students who enroll in the English language program must pass the TOEFL test, which is regulated by the admission criteria.
From 2013 to 2015 at the bachelor level, ESLG College has completely delivered the program to two separate groups (one with language of instruction in English and one with language of instruction in Albanian).
From 2016 to 2019 the teaching was held in a combined language (Albanian and English) which is also provided by the Association Agreement of ESLG College in New University of Slovenia and based on the agreement for the implementation of validated programs of New University Slovenia in Kosovo through ESLG College.
At the master's level, there were many courses with foreign professors which were held in English. All Norwegian professors from NTNU within the SEEB project and the Slovenian ones within the OSCAR project have delivered lectures in English.
3. How does the lecture schedule look like, and how convenient is it for employed students?
Lectures are held in the morning or afternoon depending on the group. For employed students the lectures are held in the afternoon but the volume of teaching and exercise hours is the same as for regular students which is calculated based on 1 ECTS credit = 25 study hours. For example, despite lectures in the morning or in the afternoon for a course with 6 ECTS credits, 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of exercises per week are held.
4. Do you organize simulations?
Methods of simulating case studies are also being organized, as well as simulation softwares such as Monte Carlo simulation and other forms that are taught with VBA applications.
5. Where is the practical part of the program held?
At the bachelor's level, internship is mandatory. It contains 120 practical hours and 80 hours of independent study which can be held in one of the companies, organizations or institutions whose scope is related to the competencies of the program. The student is constantly mentored by the internship mentor in the organization and the internship mentor at ESLG. The internship report on where student internships are usually conducted is published on the ESLG website as part of the internship report.
At the master's level the internship is recommended and the internship report of the master students is published on the ESLG website within the internship report of master students.
6. Do you have enough mentors?
ESLG College has an excellent research experience and in addition to regular mentors, it also uses research tutors who help the mentor in the first phase of mentoring.
7. How is student practice assessed?
Student internship is assessed with Pass / Fail where the student must also provide a 5-page report of the internship showing the skills he / she has learned which must be signed by the student, internship mentor, director of the organization and mentor at ESLG.
8. Is there a final exam or presentation? What does a thesis look like and is there a set format according to the regulations?
The bachelor's degree programs have a bachelor's thesis, the writing of which is regulated by the BA and MA Diploma Thesis Regulation, which is highly advanced and taken from the sister institution New University. Each diploma topic should be an original research which contains the purpose of the study, the research question, the literature review, the research method, the research results and the discussions. The bachelor's thesis should have at least 46 pages of topic body.
The master's thesis is the most advanced in terms of research method and data processing methods and should have a minimum of 80 pages.
9. After graduation, is the diploma issued together with the diploma supplement?
Upon graduation, a diploma is issued together with the diploma supplement.
10. How are students evaluated?
Student assessment is regulated by the Grading Policy of ESLG College which is transparent and published on the ESLG website.