The Teaching Organisation Office annually draws up the Course Teaching Timetable and it also establishes the courses duration of six or three months, the Regulations for Examinations and Thesis and the Lessons Timetable. These decisions are communicated at the beginning of each academic year and published on the website, whereas timetables are put up on the noticeboard and published on the website too.
The courses timetables are necessarily structured in reference to the academic teaching pattern. For this reason, great attention is paid to guarantee the students the possibility to attend every single lesson expected in the courses, without overlappings.
The courses take place from October to May and from Monday to Friday.
Three examination sessions have been set up:
- the Summer one: May/June/July
- the Autumn one: September/October
- the Winter one: January/February
On every academic year beginning, the Teaching Organisation Office establishes the official start and end dates of courses, examination sessions, Degree sessions and teaching breaks. They are all specified in the Teaching Timetable.
The first year gives a basic knowledge which is the same for all students;
At the second year the student makes the curriculum choice;
As a last step before the access into the labour market, the third year of Course provides for an internship starting procedure in one of the numerous School partner companies, in addition to the ordinary curriculum courses.
The courses duration is of six or twelve months and they’re structured in learning modules with a different duration, a different number of course credits and a different number of lectures hours, always referring to the number of credits allocated to them. The Teaching Organisation Office establishes the single courses on a six-month or annual duration base.
In addition to the curricular courses of the study plan, the Nelson Mandela School also institutes: Masters, training courses, seminars, conferences, laboratories, textual practice exercices, information technology exercises and other learning activities and events which can ease the reaching of the educational targets.
Attendance of courses
The Nelson Mandela School established the compulsory attendance for its students, in order to guarantee a correct reaching of the educational targets. Hence, the student can’t pass 20% of absence limit in the language courses and 30% in other courses. Over this limits, the School blocks his admission to examinations and ongoing tests. The Teaching Organisation Office establishes the admissions to examinations for each of the students.