My courses -Individual Course Plan (ICP)


Please check the currently valid curriculum and the information on the programme structure to find out which courses you have to take.

In 2016 BOKU streamlined its NARMEE curriculum. Students who were studying according to the curriculum 2015, will be able to graduate according to the curriculum 2015 until November 30, 2019.

To get more information on the individual courses and to register for courses and exams, please use BOKUonline.


The Individual Course Plan (ICP) is a list of the courses that a student attends within the study programme. It helps you to keep track of the exams that you have already taken and the courses you still have to attend. The document has to be signed by the student, the administrative coordinator and at the end of the studies also by the academic programme coordinator. It is needed for the exchange and the  graduation at BOKU.

The form of the individual course plan (ICP) is an excel sheet, listing all possible courses within NARMEE.

Curriculum 2017/18 (preliminary versions - conditional to approval of the study services)

Individual course plan BOKU+LU (curriculum 17U, 2017/18) (xls)
Individual course plan BOKU+CULS (curriculum 17U, 2017/18) (xls)

Please find here an example to show how the final version of your ICP could look like:
Individual course plan BOKU+CULS 2016/17 - EXAMPLE

 

Old versions of the Individual Course Plan (only for students who started BEFORE winter semester 2017/18):


Curriculum 2016/17
Individual course plan BOKU+LU (curriculum 16U, 2016/17) (xls)
Individual course plan BOKU+CULS (curriculum 16U, 2016/17) (xls)

Curriculum 2015/16
Individual course plan BOKU+LU (curriculum 15U, 2015/16) (xls)
Individual course plan BOKU+CULS (curriculum 15U, 2015/16) (xls)


How do I fill in the Individual Course Plan (curriculum 17U, 2017/18)?


  1. Please be aware that the master's pogramme consists of 120 ECTS. BOKU students are allowed to take extra courses, but they will NOT be shown in the ICP nor in the graduation documents (just in the transcript of records).

  2. Delete the courses that you do not want to take - please read the instructions written in red in the excel sheet carefully! You do not have to take all courses in the order they are listed - we do not check when you have taken an exam. 

  3. Add the courses under the Elective Field of Concentration (min. 10 ECTS)
    The free electives may be selected from all courses offered by all recognized universities in Austria and abroad and need to be confirmed by the master's thesis supervisor and the NARMEE programme coordinator before including them into the individual course plan (Please forward the e-mail confirmation by the programme coordinator to ulrike.piringer(at)boku.ac.at) . Students are recommended to select a course related to Research and scientific writing skills (see currently valid curriculum, Annex B).
    It is okay to have 1 or 2 ECTS more in this section, as long as you can not delete a course without falling under 10 ECTS.

  4. Add the courses that you want to take at the partner university in the section at the end of the excel sheet. 
    More information on LU courses
    More information on CULS courses

  5. Delete all lines with with text written in red at the end (all instructions, whole lines!)

  6. After finishing, send the file to ulrike.piringer(at)boku.ac.at by e-mail. Additionally print the file and bring it to ZIB during the consulting hours (Mo-Fr 10.00-12.00 + We 14.00-16.00). Exceptions see: http://www.boku.ac.at/piringerulrike.html

    Attention: You need this Individual Course Plan, checked by the administrative coordinator, for your application for the exchange semester! So please make sure to send it one month before the deadline for the application for the exchange semester/year at the latest.

  7. One semester before your graduation, please check the ICP once again and change it, if necessary. It has to be signed first by the administrative coordinator of NARMEE and then by the programme coordinator.

How do I fill in the Individual Course Plan (curriculum 15U, 2015/16)?


  1. Delete the courses that you do not want to take - delete the whole lines! You have to take 27 ECTS of Basic Studies (sum of the courses from BOKU + courses from the partner university), 27 ECTS of General Skills and 18 ECTS within your specialisation (1 or 2 specialisations possible). You do not have to take all courses of the basic studies in the first semester and the general skills in the second - we do not check when you have taken an exam.

  2. Add the courses that you want to take at the partner university wherever they fit (if you add them within the specialisation, they should of course fit to the chosen specialisation). You have to take less courses at BOKU in the package, where you add the courses of the partner university – e.g. the total amount of ECTS of all courses listed under “General Skills” (courses taken at BOKU AND courses taken at the partner university) has to be min. 27 ECTS.
    More information on LU courses
    More information on CULS courses

  3. Add the courses under the Elective Field of Concentration (min. 10 ECTS) - You can take all BOKU Master courses that have not been recognised for another study programme or courses from the partner university.

  4. After finishing, send the file to ulrike.piringer(at)boku.ac.at. Print the file and bring it to ZIB during the consulting hours (Mo-Fr 10.00-12.00 + We 14.00-16.00)

    Attention: You need this Individual Course Plan, checked by the administrative coordinator, for your application for the exchange semester! So please make sure to send it one month before the deadline for the application for the exchange semester/year at the latest.

  5. One semester before your graduation, please check the ICP once again and change it, if necessary. It has to be signed first by the administrative coordinator of NARMEE and then by the programme coordinator.