CSIM is a truly full-time master. It is a very intense and we do not recommend to work and do the master simultaneously.
See below for further details.

As an interdisciplinary master CSIM will ask from you to look deep into many different fields of knowledge and integrate them.

If students need to work to support their expenses we recommend them to take the "part-time" option of the master; i.e. do the master in two years (30 ECTS + 30 ECTS).

Each ECTS (European credit) represents 5 hours of class and 20 hours of student work outside of class (studying, doing class assignments, projects, etc.). Therefore, one subject alone which is 5ECTS represents 25hours of class and 100hours of student work.

On the other hand, the master project (master thesis) represents a minimum of 500 hours of student work (essentially January to June).

Therefore, a typical full-time master would work as follows:

1st trimester: 3 subjects
3 x 25 hours of class = 75 hours of class
plus
3 x 100 hours of student work = 300 hours
Total: 375 hours --> in 10 weeks
==> 37.5 hours/week ==> ~7.5h/day


2nd trimester: 3 subjects + first part of master thesis
3 x 25 hours of class = 75 hours of class
plus
3 x 100 hours of student work = 300 hours
plus
200 hours of master thesis
Total: 575 hours --> in 10 weeks
==> 57.5 hours/week ==> ~11.5h/day


3rd trimester: 2 subjects + second part of master thesis
2 x 25 hours of class = 50 hours of class
plus
2 x 100 hours of student work = 200 hours
plus
300 hours of master thesis
Total: 550 hours --> in 10 weeks
==> 55.0 hours/week ==> ~11.0h/day

So please bear this in mind when thinking about doing some work in parallel to CSIM.