April 2015


Guidelines for the validation of undergraduate studies with a reduced credit load

As a result of the so-called "3+2 decree" (recent legislation enacted by the executive branch of the Spanish government), AQU Catalunya has set the scope of assessment for the different dimensions of validation for undergraduate (Bachelor's) studies with 240 ECTS currently being run, which, due to a new design with a reduced credit load, need to go through the validation procedure again. The objective is to simplify as much as possible the new validation procedure and for it to focus solely on the fundamental aspects that have been modified as a result of the structural change.

This shorter procedure is applicable provided that:

  • The new degree of less than 240 ECTS replaces one of 240 ECTS.
  • The name of the degree stays the same.
  • The university and organisational unit (faculty, school, department) remain the same.
  • The degree remains in the same specified area of study.

Details of the dimensions covered specifically in the review process, together with those for which supplementary information is not necessary, are set out in Guidelines to the validation of undergraduate (Bachelor's) studies with a reduced credit load.


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