7.1.   Academic Regulation

The Academic Calendar is published once a year and contains important academic activities within the academic year. The calendar for academic activities is divided into two main periods which are called semesters, and may be followed by a short semester during the summer months. The fall and spring semesters consist of 16 (sixteen) weeks of courses, including two weeks of examinations. The short semester consists of four up to eight weeks.

The usual study period for the core program for SU is eight semesters, plus any approved academic leave (a maximum four semesters during the study period). The maximum study period to get a Bachelor’s degree from Sampoerna University is 14 semesters.

The core curriculum comprises 41 credits of general education requirements, plus credits toward the students’ major field of study or electives, for a total of 60 credits in the first two years. New Students may take a maximum of 18 credits in their first semester, and 21 credits for their second semester.

For students continuing at Sampoerna University after completing the core requirements, the total credit load for the four-year SU undergraduates program (S1) is 144–160 credits, with a maximum of 24 credits taken each semester, with approval

 

Activities Duration (Minutes)
Theory Practicum
Scheduled facilitated learning (face-to-face) activities 50 100

Scheduled structured academic activities, planned by lecturers and completed by students as homework,

observation, etc.

60 – 120 60 -120
Independent (self-managed) academic activities, done by students 60 – 120 60 – 120

The curriculum of Sampoerna University was developed in accordance with the National Education Standards, Indonesia’s national qualification framework for the awarding of the S1 or bachelor’s degree. Within this framework, the curriculum of the lower division is designed to meet the standards of U.S. accreditation for a two-year associate’s degree, leading to the Indonesian S1 degree or providing students with transferable credits to a U.S. institution for completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree.

In addition to a 41-credit General Education core, SU students complete a focused program of study in one of the three Faculties, Business, Education, or Engineering and Technology. Courses in each major prepare students for their future professional or academic field through both theoretical and applied material.

The curriculum is implemented in a flexible and interdisciplinary model that allows students to transfer to another study program after meeting specified requirements. The curriculum is reviewed periodically, in part or in whole, in accordance with the development of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, as well as the needs of the students, community, and the labour market.

Each study program must develop a study plan that is grouped into three components: (1) general education curriculum; (2) discipline/ core curriculum; and (3) professional development curriculum. All courses should be conducted in English, including all assignments and examinations.

A syllabus is a learning contract between the instructor and students that outlines a course and includes all or most of the following components: course title, course code, course description, credit hours, prerequisites, co-requisites, semester and year, learning outcomes, lecturer name and contact information, meeting location, date, and time, topics, resources and course materials, assignments and due dates, grading and assessment structure, and any unique class policies or expectations.

The purpose of the syllabus is to explain the course objectives, the learning outcomes that must be achieved by the student, and the assignments and methods of assessment. The syllabus shall be evaluated at least every two years to update its content, materials, and activities as necessary.

Each lecturer is responsible for developing a course outline and lesson plan for each course to describe the aspects of detailed teaching and learning activities, weekly topics, teaching and learning media needed, and assessment methodology. This course outline will also be used as an implementation plan to achieve the designed course learning outcomes.