Students enrolled on RCST study
programs are expected to meet both professional and academic standards during
the terms of enrolment, including timely completion of coursework assignments.
Grades and Evaluations are based on demonstrated mastery of academic
knowledge and demonstration of research skills and professional growth.
system at RCST will consist of Number Marks (%) and Letter Grades e.g.
A, B, C, D, E, F. (A to D are Pass Grades).
Additional elements of essays, problems, projects and case studies
may receive either Letter Grades or a Pass or Fail grade from the University
European Credits Transfer System (ECTS)
the Europe-wide academic credits system called - European Credit Transfer and
Accumulated Systems (ECTS). To ensure that our assessment is standardised
and comparable throughout Switzerland and across Europe, RCST students'
performance is rated according to the ECTS system, in addition to being graded.
Each course or subject within a study program carries a certain number of ECTS
One Credit (1 ECTS) is awarded for a workload of 30 Hours (contact time
and self-study). Student enrolled in undergraduate Bachelor degree program is required to gain minimum 60 Credits per year
to be accorded full-time academics works. This
corresponds to workload of
around 1,800 Hours per year.
DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIRED CREDITS
◙ Bachelor Degree required successful completion of
Minimum Total of 180 ECTS Credits
◙ Master Degree required completion of
Minimum Total of 90 to
120 ECTS Credits (above Bachelor degree)
Degree required completion of
Minimum Total of 100 to 130 ECTS Credits (above Master
course in a program is
between 6 to 10
ECTS Units including Research Proposal and Capstone
RCST operates on a semester units system,
each unit of credit represents the equivalent of 15 Hours of contacts in
classroom study, plus additional outside preparation appropriate to the subject
matter of the specific course offering.
Semester Credit Hour
RCST has adopted
the generally acceptable definition of a semester credit hour -
a guideline, one semester-credit-hour represents a total of 15 Hours
period or, 30 Hours
contact time and
Work for an academic
semester, or 45 Hours of Practice or Internship during the same
Grade Points Average (GPA)
Grade Point Average is calculated by Dividing the
Number of Quality Points by the Number of Units Courses Attempted. Highest GPA is 4.0.
Letter Grades and Symbols used in recording academic progress are listed in the
Grading System Table