The Curriculum of Independent Learning – Independent Campus (K-MBKM) prepared by the Study Programme of Forestry is based on Minister of Education and Culture Decree No. 3 of 2020 concerning National Higher Education Standards (SNPT) on Learning Process Standards, particularly in articles 15 to 18. As stated in the guidelines for preparing higher education curriculum in the industrial era 4.0 to support MBKM, MBKM aims to encourage students to gain learning experiences with various additional competencies outside the study programme and/or outside their campus.

The completion of the study for an undergraduate or applied undergraduate students can be carried out: 1) following the entire learning process in the study programme at the university according to the whole study period and load; and 2) participating in the learning process in the study programme to fulfill part of the study time, and some of the credit loads follow the learning process outside the study program as the implementation of MBKM facilitated by universities.

In the curriculum of MBKM as stated by the Directorate General of Higher Education (2020), there are at least four important things to consider in developing and implementing such a curriculum. First, stay focused on achieving graduate learning outcomes (CPL). Second, it is ensured that to fulfill the right to study for a maximum of 3 semesters, students get a learning experience with additional competencies related to the CPL of their study programme. Third, with the implementation of MBKM, students get real-world learning experiences according to their profile or study field. Fourth, the curriculum designed and implemented is flexible and able to adapt to the development of science and technology and the needs of the job market (market signals).

The Directorate General of Higher Education (2020) also emphasized that the MBKM policy is supported by a variety of learning forms (Article 14 SN-Dikti) and facilities for students to take their studies in three (3) semesters outside of their study program (Article 18 SN -Dikti). The implementation of the MBKM program is for the Applied Undergraduate and Undergraduate Programs (except in the field of Health and Medicine).

This program is still aimed at fulfilling the Graduate Learning Outcomes (CPL) determined by each study programme but with different learning forms. The right of students to carry out learning activities outside their study programme for 3 semesters provides the opportunity to gain additional competencies beyond the learning outcomes set by the study programme as a provision to enter the working world after graduating from campus. In addition, the experience gained will strengthen the readiness of graduates to adapt to the development in the real world and society and foster lifelong learning habits.

Based on this background, the Study Programme of Forestry seeks to develop a curriculum to implement MBKM in 2021 to be implemented in the learning process for the students. The framework design follows the guidelines of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture (2020), and the curriculum file is presented below.