The following will be essential requirements for obtaining the title of expert:

  • Minimum in-person attendance of 80% on a calculation basis that includes all the in-person hours of the course: ordinary sessions, workshops, conferences, visits to companies, and in-person plenary and group tutoring sessions.
  • Participation in the preparation and team defense of the service-learning project with a minimum passing grade.
  • Individually pass the objective test with a minimum passing grade.

Failure to comply with any of the three requirements will imply the loss of the right to the Degree. In addition, it is required to attend the evaluation convocation (carrying out the objective test and defending the service-learning project) and reach a minimum attendance of 80%.

The final grade is determined by the following weighting:

  • 68.8% of the mark is obtained by the objective test by modules.
  • 31.2% of the mark is obtained by the service-learning project. The mark of the project will be assigned by an academic panel in a public defense session, and both the contents of the written work and the oral presentation (presentation of main conclusions in addition to answers to the questions formulated by the panel) will be evaluated. The mark will be the same for all members of a work team.

The results obtained by the students will be graded based on the following numerical scale from 0 to 10, with expression of a decimal, to which the corresponding qualitative grade may be added: 0-4.9 fail, 5-6.9 pass, 7-8.9 notable, 9-10 outstanding.

In general, there will be a single convocation with two opportunities to participate; the required face-to-face attendance is not recoverable after the first opportunity.

In regards to article 7.4 of the regulation of UDC’s own studies, given the short duration of the programme, we understand that the only students that may request a certificate of studies without having the right to the Degree are those that, being subject to conditional enrollment, have passed the course evaluation as previously described and do not have an official university degree.