Accreditation by an accreditation agency certifies a course of study that, based on a coherent concept, it provides graduates with professional qualifications and meets the quality standards for the subject. The bachelor's course in social work at Mittweida University was accredited on July 24, 2006 by the AHPGS (Accreditation Agency for courses in curative education, nursing, health and social work).
A module is a summary of subject areas to form a thematically and chronologically self-contained unit. Modules can consist of different forms of teaching and learning, such as lectures, exercises, seminars. They can cover the content of one semester or extend over several semesters. Modules are generally completed with a module examination, which can also consist of several examinations.
Thematic unit of a module.
European Credit Transfer System - European system for the recognition and transfer of credits (performance points).
Credits are a measure of the workload required to achieve a specific achievement. One credit corresponds to a workload of 30 hours. The workload results from the course time, the self-study time and the time for exam preparations. The number of credits to be awarded is assigned to the individual modules. Credits are awarded upon successful completion of a module. Regardless of the grade with which the module examination was passed, full points are always awarded. No credits are awarded if the module examination is not passed. As part of the Bologna process, the international definition was made that one semester corresponds to a workload of 30 credits.
The number of working hours indicates the workload of a module. The working hours result from the hours of the course, the hours of self-study and the exam preparations.
A lesson lasts 45 minutes. How many course hours a module comprises is shown in the corresponding column.
The hours of work that are done in self-study, e.g. in the form of text work, research, group work, exam preparation, writing written exams.
So that the bachelor's degree can be studied part-time, ie the workload can be roughly managed alongside a job, the part-time course covers 8 semesters and the students' already acquired professional skills are recognized for a total of 40 credits for the bachelor's degree.
Semester hours are a measure of the duration of lectures, seminars or other courses. A weekly semester hour corresponds to the time of an event that lasts one hour (45 minutes) once a week in a semester (with an average lecture time of 15 weeks). This means that a course that is offered weekly and comprises 2 course hours each corresponds to 30 course hours and thus 2 semester hours per week.
A practical seminar is a course with around 12 – 25 participants.
A seminar is a course with around 25 – 50 participants.
A lecture is a course with a number of participants of approx. 50 - 100 students.
Modules are generally concluded with a module examination, which can also consist of several graded examinations. The type of work to be performed results from the examination regulations of the degree program and the corresponding examination regulations.
Pre-examination achievements are study achievements that must be completed in order to be admitted to the module examination. The type of work to be performed is determined by the examination regulations for the course.
An examination performance that is graded. The type of examination to be performed is specified in the examination regulations and in the module descriptions. The various examination performances are each identified with abbreviations.
An examination performance that has to be passed with at least "sufficient" (4) is shown accordingly.
Examinations are to be performed as oral, written or other examinations.
Oral examinations are examination interviews lasting 15 to 45 minutes. The duration of the oral exam is specified in the exam regulations, eg: m15' is an oral exam lasting 15 minutes.
Written examinations are exams, the time frame is fixed, eg: s90' is an exam lasting 90 minutes.
Other examinations are project work, papers, presentations, papers, exercises, practice reports, moderation or guidance of a group.
In project work, the students systematically work on a given topic over a larger, limited period of time.
Theses are independent written works without limitation of the aids, in which theoretical and/or experimental findings of a completed sub-area are summarized, evaluated and discussed (10 - 20 pages).
Presentations/reports are independent oral presentations of theoretical and/or experimental results using audiovisual media in front of an audience, in which the student should demonstrate the ability to prepare and present specific issues.
Exercises are in-depth tasks or written answers to individual questions.
Practice reports are written descriptions of the respective practical field of social work.
Moderation and guidance of a group require a preparatory sketch, as well as the independent implementation of a group session of max. 90 minutes.
The bachelor thesis is a written work that concludes the course.
For each examination or module examination, a grade is awarded, ranging from "very good" (1) to "insufficient" (5).
If a module grade is made up of two or more graded examinations, a weighting for the overall grade of the module examination is shown in the examination regulations, e.g.:
The module examination consists of two other examinations: an exercise and a presentation. The grade for the presentation must be at least "sufficient" (4). Both grades count as ½, i.e. they are added and divided by 2. With a 2 for the exercise and a 4 for the presentation, the grade for the module examination would be a 3.
An overall grade is formed for the bachelor's degree, which is calculated from the addition of all grades from the module examinations and the bachelor's project according to the stated weighting. The smallest unit is the grade of a module with 5 credits, this grade counts 1/36, the larger modules are weighted correspondingly higher.