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Bachelor

Descriptors

Degrees of the first level are conferred to students who…

Knowledge and Understanding

… have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that builds upon their general secondary education, and is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of their field of study;

Applying Knowledge and Understanding

… can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their work or vocation, and have competences typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems within their field of study;

Making Judgements

… have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to inform judgements that include reflection on a relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues;

Communications Skills

… can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;

Learning Skills

… have developed those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.

Formal Aspects

The formal aspects of the first level are regulated in the Higher Education Act (HEdA), respectively in the Ordinance on the Coordination of Teaching at Swiss Higher Educational Institutions (German / French / Italian) and the Admission Ordinance for Universities of Applied Sciences (German / French / Italian).

Admission

Higher Education Act (HEdA)

Art. 23 Admission to tier-one universities

Art. 24 Admission to universities of teacher education

Art. 25 Admission to universities of applied sciences

Ordinance on the Coordination of Teaching

Art. 6 Admission to a Bachelor's degree program (German / French / Italian)

Admission Ordinance for Universities of Applied Sciences (German / French / Italian)

Extent / Duration

Ordinance on the Coordination of Teaching

Art. 4 Multi-Tiered System of Study (German / French / Italian)

Degrees

Ordinance on the Coordination of Teaching

Art. 11 Degrees Conferred by Universities (German / French / Italian)

Art. 12 Degrees Conferred by Universities of Applied Sciences (German / French / Italian)

Art. 13 Degrees Conferred by Universities of Teacher Education (German / French / Italian)