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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. Course Grades and Evaluations are based on demonstrated mastery of academic knowledge and demonstration of research skills and professional growth.

 

GRADING SCALES 

Course grading 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 Faculty.

 

European Credits Transfer System (ECTS)

 

RCST adopted 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 credits.

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)

 

 Doctorate Degree required completion of Minimum Total of 100 to 130 ECTS Credits (above Master degree)

 

 

Per Course Credits

Each course in a program is assigned between 6 to 10 ECTS Units including Research Proposal and Capstone Project (Thesis/Dissertation). 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 -  as a guideline, one semester-credit-hour represents a total of 15 Hours per academic period or, 30 Hours of contact time and self-study - Laboratory Work for an academic semester, or 45 Hours of Practice or Internship during the same period.

 

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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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