Students may enrol into the next year if they have completed all the requirements demanded by the department by the end of the academic year, encompassing at least 60 ECTS credit points. A student may exceptionally be allowed to continue to the next year even if he or she has not completed all the requirements necessary to continue to the next year; however, the student must have justifiable reasons for doing so, as determined by Article 153 of the Statutes of the UL (motherhood, a prolonged illness, exceptional family and social circumstances, an official special-needs status, active participation at high-level academic, cultural and sporting events and active participation in university bodies).
Under conditions set out in the previous paragraph, a student may enrol into the next year if he or she achieves a minimum of 30 ECTS credit points. The enrolment from the previous paragraph is the purview of the Studies Committee at the Department of Geotechnology, Mining and Environment of the NTF at the UL.
Students who during their studies display above-average study results may progress faster. The decision is made by the NTF Senate based on an application submitted by the candidate and an opinion given by the NTF Studies Committee. The decision also sets out the method of faster academic progression.