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Following the Bologna recommendations bachelors´s programmes extends over a maximum period of eight semesters and the Master's programmes over two (four) semesters. The annual workload (= 2 semesters) is in accordance with international guidelines 1800 learning hours (60 ECTS points).
All courses are structured according to the Bologna reform in modules. A module is the connection of several courses related objectively to an educational unit, which will be completed and validated proof of performance. The modules in turn can be divided into individual units. All modules include a learning assessment or examination. Advanced examination forms, such as presentation, essay, portfolio, group discussion with assessment, etc. are possible.
An example of learning structure for one module
1. Campus Weekend: Friday (18:00-22:00h) and Saturday (08.00 - 19.00 h), usually the first weekend of a month, 15 hours for example.
2. Campus Day: Saturday (08.00 - 18.00 h), usually the Saturday of the third week of a month,, 10 hours for example.
3. Blended Learning: (via Electronic Communication Systems - telematics and e-learning with integrated multi-media application) Study during the weeks between the residential sessions is consisting of post readings, repetition and advanced study, 60 hours for example.
4. Work-based-study: Project-work, scientific documentation and reflection on portfolio and quality oriented development, 60 hours for example.
4. Campusweek: (Intensive course / summer academy)
Exemption from course work
The study programme can be shortened if advanced standing credit is granted by means of Assessment Center evaluation, by direct credit transfer and/or by APL-Procedure. Maximum credit transfer is limited to 160 ECTS credits into Bachelor level programmes.
Mode of Study
Residential study, web-based-learning, blended learning and work-based-study supported by systemic coaching or supervised by faculty and teaching staff
Begin of Study
April = begin of summer term, October = begin of winter term. Enrolments are generally accepted throughout the year. Individual academic achievements such as the portfolio of expertise and for example Intensive courses or tutor coaching services can be taken at any time.
Duration of Programme
Bachelor Programme: 8 semesters
Master Programme: 2 and 4 semesters
Recognition of academic achievements are possible via the APL procedure through validation and assessment.
All modules include a test or examination. Advanced forms of examination, such as presentation, essay, portfolio, group discussion with assessment, etc. are possible.
The final examinations are held at the end of a full programme, consists of oral and written examinations and comprise the specialisation subjects as well as the thesis/dissertation project (presentation and oral defense of the thesis/dissertation).
After each module successfully completed a certificate of higher education studies is issued.
The graduate receives an ENU Certificate a Diploma Supplement and a Transcript of Records.