Our programmes are offered in partnership with the prestigious Cardiff Metropolitan University. Students are expected to follow the standards of the British Curriculum offered by the partner university in the UK.
It is important for students joining SIST to understand that the British Education System is vastly different from other systems, students are taught independence in learning and are dealt with as responsible individuals who hold the responsibility of their own growth and learning.
The Bachelor programme is a 120 credits programme per year. To graduate with your Bachelor degree, a student is required to validate 360 credits.
The 1st year is an overview year where you’ll study different modules introducing Business Management’s pillar foundations. In your 2nd year, you’ll be asked to choose the pathway that you decided to pursue (Marketing, Finance, Human Resources or International Trade). This means in your 2nd and 3rd year, you will study 2 extra modules respectively relating to your pathway which will extend your knowledge in this department. 2nd year has a mandatory internship of up to 6 weeks that is part of the Work Experience with Personal Development Planning module.
At SIST, we apply a UK University education system here in Morocco.
Our assessment methods reflect those of a British University in Morocco. The assessment methods we have and the course evaluation and feedback that adhere to the British Education system.
- Students attend lectures and seminars, their assessments include Assignments, projects, examinations, group work and presentations.
- Students have 2 semesters in the year, September-January and February- May.
- The modules are split between two semesters, 1st year, for example, there are 7 modules, thus students will study 3 of those modules in the 1st semester and 4 in the 2nd semester (Cardiff Metropolitan University modules).
- Students have Midterms and Finals, For example, 1st-semester midterms would take place end of November, finals in mid-January.
- Assessments include, Presentations, Assignments and Exams as well as presentations and group work assignments.
- There are modules that may have only assignments and no exams, and there are modules that would have no assignments and only exams such as Finance for Managers module.
- Students are thought skills in research to be able to conduct research for their assignments and make proper referencing avoiding plagiarism.
- while studying at SIST British Education, students will learn to be independent in their learning and learn to prepare for lectures and assignments at home as well as taking notes during class lectures.
- SIST’s quality education enhances a person’s critical thinking mindset and enables you to be solution-oriented and able to solve business problems.
- All students take a mandatory work experience (Internship) in their 2nd year to gain work experience in their field.
As the Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University campus in Morocco, our students graduate with a UK degree. Cardiff Met’s degree is worldwide recognized and applies the same UK Honours degree system for undergraduates as for all British Universities.
If you study for an undergraduate degree at SIST, you are aiming to graduate with a degree with honours. With this type of degree, the level of your academic performance on your programme is indicated by the ‘class’ of degree – or honours – you are awarded. Most universities award a class of degree based on the marks from the assessed work you have completed. To distinguish between students on the basis of their academic achievement, undergraduate degree awards are classified as follows:
- First-Class Honours (70% and above): a first-class degree, usually referred to as a ‘first’ or 1st, is the highest honours degree you can achieve
- Upper Second-Class Honours (60-70%): there are two levels of second class degree. An upper second class, known as a 2:1 or two-one, is the higher of the two levels
- Lower Second-Class Honours (50-60%): a 2.2 or two-two is the lower level of the second class degree
- Third-Class Honours (40-50%): known as a ‘third’ or 3rd, this degree is the lowest honours degree achievable
- Ordinary Degree if an honours student fails to achieve the third class by a small margin, they will be awarded an ordinary degree i.e. without honours.
The total of 40%-70% is over 100. It is calculated based on the average results you get in your assignments and examinations. If you are a student who would regularly get between 60% and 70% over a 100 in your assignments and examinations, then you would graduate with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree.