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  1. Education Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completion of study students should: Knowledge - Have acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge available within the relevant field of study or profession. - Possess significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information in the relevant field of study. - Be able to provide arguments for their own solutions. Skills - Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the field. - Have the ability and skills to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific data. Competence - Be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in new situations or in an inter-disciplinary context. - Be able to communicate scientific information, challenges and findings to scholars as well as to general audience. - Be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to make decisions in an autonomous, professional manner. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Education, Ed.D.

    Goals - knowledge, understanding and skills On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled: Knowledge and understanding- That the students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within their specific field of study or profession. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at cycle 1 and 2.- That the students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Type of knowledge- That the students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on an individual basis.- That students' research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of their field of study or profession.- That the students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in their field. Practical skills- That students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects.- That students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefine existing methodology in their field of study.- That students can apply in an extensive way the basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected with their field of study.- That students can utilise, on a broad basis, general and specialised researc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Information Science, 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 information science. 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 ideas1.3 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 The student can desi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Theology, Minor

    A one year academic programme in Theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. The programme is a minor subject on a BA level. Matriculation examination or equivalent study is required for admission.   On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students have acquired a general understanding of theories and concepts in the main research fields of Theology. Students are able to distinguish between academic  explanations and other explanations in the main research fields of Theology. Students understand and recognise the main research methods that are used in various theological fields.   Type of knowledge Students have obtained general knowledge of Theology.   Practical skills Students can work in an autonomous and organised manner on subjects and can analyse practical, complex subjects in a professional context both orally and in writing. Students can prepare, organise and carry out simple projects within various theological fields. Students are able to accept, and profit from, criticism and comments on their work.   Theoretical skills Students can complete well defined and reasonable projects within various theological fields. Students can apply appropriate methodology to their projects. Students are able to recognise thorough academic research. Students understand the position of Theology in a general cultural context.   Communication skills and information literacy Students are able to work with a large degree of initiative and auton ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1  The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and methods in a chosen area in the field of electrical and computer engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.1.3  The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. German, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main general concepts in the field of German language, literature and national life.1.2.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge and understanding of German as a language and of the culture it reflects. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have learnt the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge of the literature and national lives of German-speaking countries.2.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in everyday life and/or within their professional. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand different types of texts and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.2.    Students are able to express themselves with little difficulty and with good pronunciation.3.3.    Students are able to use the language successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.4.    Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts about various subjects. 3.5.    Students have command of the language, style and techniques to produce well-ordered and straightforward texts. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students have the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field. 5.    General learning skills5.1.    Students have develo ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Icelandic as a second language, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has acquired a sound knowledge of the Icelandic language system and the various registers in Icelandic1.2. The student has acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of the main grammatical concepts and is able to apply them in an analysis of Icelandic1.3. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic literary history from its inception until the present and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the main literary genres1.4. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic history and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the development of Icelandic society from the settlement until the present 2. Skills2.1. The student is able to apply effectively the different methods and theories used in Icelandic language and literary research2.2. The student is able to understand without difficulty discussions in Icelandic on a wide variety of topics, comprehending their direct as well as indirect meaning and nuances2.3. The student is able to express her- or himself in Icelandic with clarity and in a nuanced manner on a wide variety of topics2.4. The student is able to read and understand without difficulty long, challenging and complex texts in Icelandic and comprehends any allusions and nuances2.5. The student is able to write reasonably flawless texts in Icelandic about everyday topics as well as academic matter2.6. The student is able to give a clear, analytical account of literary or linguistic topics in Icelandic and convincingly argue her/his main conclu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Odontology, MS

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following requirements in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level:1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within dental and oral biological sciences and has acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used.1.2.    The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of science in his area of expertise.1.3.    The student has knowledge of the most commonly used information technology which is relevant to his field of study.1.4.    The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.5.    The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data.1.6.    The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that  enables him to argue and discuss his research work and its relevance to the knowledge in the field of study.1.7.    The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that  enables him to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study.2.    Practical ability and skillsThe student will have the ability to p ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Software Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in software engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 ECTS and comprises at least 30 ECTS in courses and a 180 ECTS research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctorate examination the student shall have gained the following competence in addition to that gained at previous levels. 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1 The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his field of research  and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 1.2 The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data. 1.3 The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood the inspection and review of academics in the same field at international level. 1.4 The student has gained knowledge and understanding through his research that is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question. 1.5 The student knows the systems used to financ ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. 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

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