Saturday, May 23, 2015

Comparing the Bachelor's and Master's Degrees by Seat Time

Education Hours are either contact hours (50 minutes) or clock hours (60 minutes), but in general, if clock hours are used then it will be explicitly stated as clock hours. If "hours" is written, then it is assumed to be contact hours (50 minutes). The hours below are contact hours.

America
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
120 semester units * 45 hours = 5400 hours

Master of Arts, Master of Science
Bachelor + 12 upper division units * 45 + 12 graduate units * 60 hours =  5400 + 540 + 720 = 6660
Master of Arts, Master of Science, En Route of Ph.D.
Bachelor + 24 graduate units * 60 hours = 5400 + 1440 = 6840

UK
Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary), Bachelor of Science (Ordinary)
(300 tariff points + 90 tariff points (3 A-Levels)) * 10 hours = 3900 hours
Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Bachelor of Science (Honors)
(360 tariff points + 90 tariff points (3 A-Levels)) * 10 hours = 4500 hours
Master of Tagged Name, 4-year undergraduate degrees
(480 tariff points  + 90 tariff points) * 10 hours = 5700 hours

Master of Science (120 tariff points), warning not fulfilling Bologna Process
Bachelor + 120 tariff points * 10 hours = 4500 + 1200 = 5700 hours
Master of Science (150 tariff points), suggestive fulfilling Bologna Process
Bachelor + 150 tariff points * 10 hours = 4500 + 1500 = 6000 hours

European Bologna Process - European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
180 ECTS * 25 hours = 4500 hours
Master of Engineering and other 4-year undergraduate degrees
240 ECTS *  25 hours = 6000 hours

Master Degree (90 ECTS)
Bachelor + 90 ECTS * 25 hours =  4500 + 2250 = 6750 hours
Master Degree (60 ECTS)
4-Year Undergrad + 60 ECTS * 25 hours = 6000 + 1500 = 7500 hours
Master Degree (120 ECTS)
Bachelor + 120 ECTS * 25 hours =  4500 + 3000 = 7500 hours

Australia
Bachelor (Ordinary)
72 units * 50 hours OR 144 units * 25 hours = 3600 hours
Bachelor (Honours)
96 units * 50 hours OR 192 units * 25 hours = 4800 hours

Graduate Certificate
Bachelor + 12 units * 50 hours or Bachelor + 24 units * 25 hours = 3600 + 600 = 4200 hours
Graduate Diploma
Bachelor + 24 units * 50 hours or Bachelor + 48 units * 25 hours = 3600 + 1200 = 4800 hours
Master
Bachelor + 48 units * 50 hours or Bachelor + 96 units * 25 hours = 3600 + 2400 = 6000 hours

PS: There may still be errors.

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