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The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a translation tool that helps communication and comparison between qualifications systems in Europe. Its eight common European reference levels are described in terms of learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and competences. This allows any national qualifications systems, national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and qualifications in Europe to relate to the EQF levels. Learners, graduates, providers and employers can use these levels to understand and compare qualifications awarded in different countries and by different education and training systems.

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  1. Career Counselling and Guidance, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be able to meet the guidelines listed below, in addition to what has been reached at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of career counselling and guidance studies. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study.1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in relation to his/her research field and can put forth and develop scholarly ideas.1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including issues relating to confidentiality, copyright, ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken the initiative to in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed review and critique from scholars in the field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research.1.6 The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors.2.2 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Career Counselling and Guidance, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of course of study, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has a general understanding of the history, development and ideology of educational and vocational counseling, and has broad knowledge of the work of such counselors, their working environment and ethical issues.1.2 The student has an extensive knowledge of the educational system and labor market as well as information services and a detailed knowledge of how these can be useful for career counseling and guidance.1.3 The student has through coursework and vocational training gained an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge of theories of career development and consultation, along with the methods employed in educational and vocational counseling.1.4 The student has broadened and deepened the basis of knowledge acquired at previous stages and linked it to subjects in the new academic field and employment.1.5 The student has extensive and critical knowledge of the latest theories and research in educational and vocational counseling along with the subjects and demanding problems in the field. 1.6 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding to resolve his/her clients' problems and provide professional rationale with a reference to the scientific basis of knowledge within the field. 1.7 The student has an understanding of the role of research in gathering information. 2. Pract ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Chemical Engineering, BS

    Students who graduate with a BS degree in engineering: can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems in their professional field can plan and carry out experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data and information in a critical manner can analyze and design systems, components , or processes to meet needs within realistic constraints including those based on  ethical, social, economic, health, safety, environmental, manufacturability and aesthetic values can operate in multidisciplinary teams and lead task groups can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems or issues in a professional manner as an individual or as part of a group have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, sustainable development, and interaction of different cultures can communicate effectively in a logical manner understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context     have an understanding of the need to maintain and renew knowledge, skills and competence and have acquired practices for life-long learning have knowledge of contemporary issues can use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice can carry out a discerning information search have acquired independence, organized procedures, open-mindedness, creative and critical thinking Students who graduate with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering: have acquired general knowledge within the field of chemical engineering, including che ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Chemistry, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme of study at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school which must include at least 21 credits in mathematics and a total of 30 credits in science, at least 6 credits in physics, 6 in chemistry and 6 in biology. Type of knowledgeThe student should have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding in one or more specialized areas of chemistry. The scope of knowledge shall cover the most recent findings in the subject. Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of his studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge of the basic principles of mathematics, physics and theories which are relevant to chemistry.1.2. The student has a knowledge in all the main fields of chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.1.3. The student has basic knowledge in biochemistry.1.4. The student has acquired knowledge and understanding in all major fields of analytical chemistry.1.5. The student knows the appropriate scientific approaches and technical methods used in the subject: observations, experiments, modelling, and theoretical interpretations as well as methods used in the analysis of data and experimental r ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Chemistry, Doctorate

    DefinitionA three to four year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in chemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides 180 to 240 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of phiosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS-degree or a comparable qualification. The extend of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledgeThe student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis. The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study. The student shall have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of chemistry. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Chemistry, MS

    DefinitionA two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies at level 4 in chemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS-degree in chemistry or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 og higher. The extend of the research project shall be 30, 60 or 90 ECTS units. The MS-degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledgeThe student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of chemistry.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of chemistry. Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within chemistry and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within the area and the research methods used. 1.2. The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of chemistry in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.4. The student has acquired ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Child Protection, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the certificate program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has acquired specialized knowledge and skill in the field of child protection.1.2 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a particular field within child protection.1.3 The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of child protection in the field in question.1.4 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of concentration.1.5 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field.1.6 The student has acquired the skills to present a written survey of research related to child protection. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can apply theoretical and practical knowledge in the particular area of concentration.2.2 The student can meet the needs of clients in child protection.2.3 The student can describe and explain the basis and limitations of the main methods used in child protection.2.4 The student can work in a cross-disciplinary team and work towards the mainstreaming of social and child protection.2.5 The student can write a research proposal and grant application.2.6 The student can compile and develop appropriate methods in child protection in order to answer research questions in his/her area of concentration 2.7 The student has mastere ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Chinese Studies, BA

    1. Knowledge: Degree holders possess knowledge of Chinese studies. This entails that holders: 1.1. have acquired command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) and knowledge of simplified written characters (jiantizi) sufficient to pass HSK level 4. 1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics). 2. Skills: Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of Chinese studies. This entails that holders: 2.1. can access reasonably challenging texts and comprehend their meaning. 2.2. can express themselves about most topics related to daily life. 2.3. have the ability to use Chinese effectively in social and professional contexts. 2.4. have the ability to write the most common Chinese characters by hand and even more by using electronic devices. 2.5 can engage in respectful dialogue and team work with others. 2.6 can make use of technology, software and other equipment to process data and acquire relevant information. 2.7 can apply critical thinking and rationalise decisions in a professional manner. 2.8 can prepare, organise and implement challenging projects. 2.9 have acquired an open-minded, independent, innovative and responsible way of thinking. 3. Competences: Degree holders can appl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Chinese Studies, Diploma

    The aim with the diploma in Chinese Studies is to give students insight into the language, culture and history of China. Students can use the study for their work or they can get it evaluated into further Chinese Studies at the University of Iceland.  1. Knowledge: at the end of the studies students 1.1. have acquired command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) and knowledge of simplified written characters (jiantizi) sufficient to pass HSK level 4. 1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics). 2. Skills: at the end of the studies students 2.1. can engage in respectful dialogue with others 2.2. can understand and use approximately 250 Chinese signs 2.3. have developed knowledge about Chinese culture, such as philosophy, religion and history. 2.4. have understanding about Chinese society 3. Competences: at the end of the studies students 3.1. can apply their knowledge and understanding in scientific or professional activities 3.2. can work on theoretical assignments with guidance 3.3. have developed the ability to provide sound arguments for theoretical or practical inferences in the field. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Chinese Studies, Minor

    1          Knowledge: Degree holders possess knowledge of Chinese studies.   This entails that holders:   1.1. have acquired considerable command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) as speakers and theoretical understanding of the language (grammar, linguistics).  1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics).   2          Skills: Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of Chinese studies.   This entails that holders:   2.1. can access challenging texts and comprehend their meaning.  2.2. can express themselves about topics related to daily life. 2.3. have the ability to use Chinese successfully in social and professional contexts. 2.4. have the ability to write the most common Chinese characters by hand and even more by using electronic devices. 2.5  can engage in respectful dialogue and team work with others. 2.6 can make use of technology, software and other equipment to process data and acquire relevant information. 2.7 can apply critical thinking and rationalise decisions in a professional manner. 2.8  can prepare, organise and implement challenging projects. 2.9 have acquired an open-minded, independent, innovative and responsible way of thinking.   3          Competen ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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