The academic year in IEE consists of two semesters. After each semester students pass tests and exams according to the studying plan. Students have vacations twice a year, including winter vacations- about 2 weeks long, and summer vacations — about 2 months. The academic plan consists of different courses, in accordance with the federal standard, Bachelor students study 36 hours per week and Master students have 14-16 hours per week. Every working day Bachelor students have from 2 to 4 classes, and Master students have 2 classes according to the schedule. One class is 2 academic hours, 45 minutes each. The study schedule is worked out by the schedule department and represented on the official site of the IEE in the beginning of the semester. According to the schedule studying weeks are divided into lower and upper and can have different schedules. All changes in the timetables are represented on-line. All students are divided into academic groups. They can participate in different faculty activities. Every student has its own Student card and Record book, issued by the Studying department at the beginning of the first academic year. The Student card is the main document for entering all University buildings, receiving books in the university library etc. Results of all tests and exams are indicated in the Record book. These documents should be prorogated at the beginning of each academic year. The signature of the deputy director for Studying activities and stamp should be in the Record book and in the Student card.
At the end of the study process students pass state qualification exams and defend thesis (Master students), diploma paper (specialists), and final-qualification paper (Bachelor students).
The deputy director for international relations of the IEE is the tutor of international students who helps them to solve problems and conflicts connected with their studies.
Forms and Methods of Teaching
Lecture – monologue narration made by a professor, describing the theoretical or practical problem. Students make some notes of presenting information.
Practice or seminar –dialogue form of classroom work, working out skills on the basis of theoretic knowledge. Students prepare some topics given by the professor at home and discuss the problems connected with the prepared material, they solve problems and make calculations and some case study.
Students must attend lectures, practice and seminars.
Laboratory work – work in computer class or in laboratories.
Independent work – reading recommended literature (obligatory and additional), preparation for practice, written tests, writing reports.
Preparing of a course paper, thesis, diploma paper, or final-qualification paper – work connected with the choosing of a topic and elaborating of the working plan with scientific advisor, choosing sources, collecting and analyzing data, setting research, systematizing and analyzing material, making conclusions and writing a paper according to a plan.
Forms of Reporting and Assessment
Main forms of reporting are course papers, exams, final attestations, Bachelor’s and Master’s theses thesis for Master students, diploma paper for specialists, and final-qualification paper for Bachelor students.
Test or exam in the end of the term – written or oral answer used for checking knowledge.
The grade for test or exam can comprise:
- Attending classes;
- Active work at seminars;
- Results of home tasks;
- Writing tests
- Writing reports
- Oral report at the final test or exam.
Course paper – qualification research analyzing the state of the chosen problem.
Defending of a course paper, thesis, diploma paper, or final-qualification paper – type of work connected with making a presentation and an oral speech on the base of written work. The defending of a paper demonstrates the author’s ability to briefly and logically present ideas.
Final attestation – carried out at the end of studies in the form of the State exam.
Master’s thesis, specialists’ diploma paper and Bachelor’s final-qualification paper are qualification research written papers, demonstrating the ability to think logically, to see cause-and-effect connections between phenomena, to demonstrate student’s opinion, to make conclusions etc.
The grade for written paper can comprise: the ability to formulate problems and give arguments, logics of narration, internal integrity and description of results.
ECTS Grades description
Points-grades correspondence table
|ECTS grades description|
|RF standard grades||
Bologna Rating System points
|5||«Excellent»||Passed||95-100||A||theoretical content of the course is mastered in full without gaps; necessary practical skills of work with the studied material are formed, all tasks envisaged by the program are fulfilled; the quality of task fulfillment is assessed by a number of points close to maximum.
|«Very good»||Passed||83-94||B||theoretical content of the course is mastered in full without gaps; necessary practical skills of work with the studied material are basically formed, all tasks envisaged by the program are fulfilled; the quality of most task fulfillment is assessed by a number of points close to maximum
|4||«Good»||Passed||68-82||C||theoretical content of the course is mastered in full without gaps; some practical skills of work with the studied material are not sufficiently formed, all tasks envisaged by the program are fulfilled; the quality of no task fulfillment is assessed by a minimum number of points; some tasks are done with mistakes.|
|3||«Satisfactory»||Passed||56-67||D||theoretical content of the course is mastered partially, but the gaps are not substantial; necessary practical skills of work with the studied material are basically formed, most tasks envisaged by the program are fulfilled; some tasks may have mistakes.|
|«Moderate»||Passed||50-55||E||theoretical content of the course is mastered partially; some practical skills of work are not formed, many tasks envisaged by the program are not fulfilled or the quality of some of them is assessed by a number of points close to minimum.
|2||«Conditionally unsatisfactory»||Passed||20-49||FX||theoretical content of the course is mastered partially; necessary practical skills of work are not formed, most tasks envisaged by the program are not fulfilled or the quality of their fulfillment is assessed by a number of points close to minimum; with additional individual work on the material of the course quality increase is possible.
|«Totally unsatisfactory»||Passed||0-19||F||theoretical content of the course is not mastered; necessary practical skills of work are not formed, all tasks envisaged by the program have bad mistakes; additional individual work on the material of the course will not increase quality.
|3-5||Passed||51 – 100||Passed|
If a student gets one or two «2» grades, he or she can pass the test or exam in the beginning of the next semester within the stipulated time limits. If the student doesn’t receive satisfactory mark, he or she is expelled from the University. A student can repeat a year on compensation basis.
If students did not fulfill his individual plan within stipulated period due to an illness, they must provide a medical certificate from a hospital or have other good reason (documentarily certified). The Dean prolongs the attestation period and sets the time for debt liquidation.