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Curriculum structure

Curriculum Structure

ADA University has developed a set of Core Competencies which derive from and are consistent with our mission, outcome images and strategy. Competence is defined as a specific skill and body of knowledge, and the student’s ability to demonstrate that learning in assessment while at university and in workplace upon graduation.

Each core competence, then, describes the desired Learning Outcome that students should be able to accomplish when they graduate, regardless of their program. Some institutions use learning objective and learning outcome interchangeably. We prefer to use learning outcome because of its direct focus on the result of the student learning.

Undergraduate Program Structure

YEAR SEMESTER COURSE 1 COURSE 2 COURSE 3 COURSE 4 COURSE 5
Year 1 1
MC
MC
GE
GE
GE
2
MC
MC
GE
GE
GE
Summer  
Year 2 3
MC
MC
MC
GE
GE
4
MC
MC
MC
GE
GE
Summer  
 
 
Year 3 3
MC
MC
MC
FE
EN
4
MC
MC
MC
MC
FE
Summer  
Internship
 
Year 4 3
MC
MC
TE
TE
FE
4
MC
MC
TE
TE
FE
Summer  
 
 
COMPONENT AREA CODE CREDIT HOURS  
General Education
GE
60  
Major Core
MC
126  
Technical Elective
TE
24  
Free Elective
FE
24  
Functional Enabler
EN
6  
 
TOTAL   240  

Graduate Program Structure

Full Time Program

YEAR SEMESTER COURSE 1 COURSE 2 COURSE 3 COURSE 4
Year 1 1
MC
MC
MC
 
2
MC
MC
MC
MC
Summer
Year 2 3
MC
MC
TE
IS
4
TE
TE
IS
 

* Professional Track students take Capstone as Independent Study.

* Research Track students write Master Thesis as Independent Study.

Part Time Program

YEAR SEMESTER COURSE 1 COURSE 2 COURSE 3
Year 1 1
MC
MC
 
2
MC
MC
 
Summer
Year 2 3
MC
MC
 
4
MC
MC
 
Summer
Year 3 5
MC
TE
IS
6
TE
TE
IS
CODE COMPONENT
AREA
NUMBER OF
COURSES
CREDIT
HOURS
MC
Major Core 9 54
TE
Technical Electives 3 18
IS
Independent Study 1 18
 
TOTAL   13 90