Programs of Study

Frederick University offers academic programs of study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.The programs of study offered are designed so as to equip graduates with in depth knowledge as well as practical skills in the specific domain of their interest.

Central to the programs that the University offers are the strong links and associations the programs have with the societal needs so that the university graduates maintain a strong advantage in the job market. It is also worth noting that a large number of the programs offered are unique within the Cypriot higher educational setting


Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation Status

Frederick University operates according to the relevant Law for Private Universities of the Republic of Cyprus. Its operations, including the programs of study it offers, are evaluated and accredited by the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU) which is assigned by the government.

In January 2012, as per the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus, Frederick University has been granted a permanent license of operation, after the evaluation of ECPU of its progress and development during the period of initial license (2007-2011).

All Programs of Study at Frederick University are fully recognized by the Republic of Cyprus and thus by all European Union countries. By extension, Frederick University degrees bear the highest level of recognition globally, ensuring that the degrees awarded have the appropriate merit internationally.

It is worth noting, Frederick University has been recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC - ΔΟΑΤΑΠ) as equivalent to the Greek higher education in the university sector.

Diploma Supplement Label

As recognition of its excellence in the implementation of the Diploma Supplement guidelines, Frederick University has been granted in the academic year 2011-12 the Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission.

Professional Bodies

Importantly, Frederick University enjoys excellent relations with national and international professional bodies, with its degrees bearing the relevant recognition that allows its holders to pursue a successful professional career. Some example of professional bodies include:

  • The Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), which has recognized all programs relevant to its operations, thus allowing Frederick graduates to register as its members
  • The European Council of Architects, which has recognized the Diploma in Architecture
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Cyprus, that enables graduates of the BSc in Nursing to register as its members
  • The Cyprus Association of Social Workers, that enables graduates of the BA in Social Work to register as its members
  • The Education Service Committee of the Ministry of Education and Culture that allows Frederick graduates to register to the employment lists for teachers
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) that allow graduates from the School of Economic Science and Administration to be exempted from a large number of their professional examinations.

Specifics of the above, as well as other, professional links are provided in the description of individual programs of study


Types of Programs

All Frederick University programs of study follow the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The University offers four types of programs, as depicted by the following table:

Program Type Duration (FT mode) ECTS Level Degree
Bachelor 4 years 240 Undergraduate Bachelor (BA, BEd, BSc)
Postgraduate Diploma 5 years 300 Undergraduate Diploma
Master 3 semesters 90 Postgraduate Master (MA, MSc)
Doctoral 4 years (assuming no other postgraduate studies) 240 Postgraduate Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

List of Programs (last update: 1 Sep. 2013)

The list of programs of study offered by Frederick University is provided below (sorted by type and then alphabetically). You can also view the offered programs organized by discipline using the following links:

MasterInter-departmental program, School of Education

Program Name Type Delivered by
BA Accounting and Finance Bachelor Dept. of Economics, Accounting and Finance
BA Audio-Visual Communication Bachelor Dept. of Applied Arts
BSc Automotive Engineering Bachelor Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
BA Business Administration Bachelor Dept. of Business Administration
BSc

Civil Engineering

(specializations in Petroleum Geotechnics, Sustainable Built Environment, and General Civil Engineering)

Bachelor Dept. of Civil Engineering
BSc Computer Engineering Bachelor Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
BSc Computer Science Bachelor Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
BSc

Electrical Engineering

(specializations in Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Energy, and General Electrical Engineering)

Bachelor Dept. of Electrical Engineering
BA

Fashion Design and Image

 Bachelor Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts
BA Graphic and Advertising Design Bachelor Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts
BA Interior Design Bachelor Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts
BA Journalism Bachelor Dept. of Journalism
BSc Maritime Studies Bachelor Dept. of Maritime Studies
BSc Marketing with Digital Technologies Bachelor Dept. of Business Administration
BSc

Mechanical Engineering

(specializations in Oil & Gas Engineering, and General Mechanical Engineering)

Bachelor Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
BSc Nursing Bachelor Dept. of Nursing
BEd Pre-primary Education Bachelor Dept. of Pre-primary Education
BEd Primary Education Bachelor Dept. of Primary Education
BEd Psychology Bachelor Dept. of Psychology
BSc Quantity Surveying Bachelor Dept. of Civil Engineering
BA Social Work Bachelor Dept. of Social Work
LLB Bachelor of Laws Bachelor School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dip Architect Engineer Diploma Dept. of Architecture
Dip Pharmacy Diploma Dept. of Pharmacy
MBA Business Administration (MBA) Master Inter-departmental program, School of Economic Sciences and Administration
MA Communication Studies Master Dept. of Journalism
MSc Community Health Care Master Dept. of Nursing
MA Counselling and Professional Guidance Master School of Education
MA Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development Master Inter-departmental program, School of Education
MA Educational Sciences Master Inter-departmental program, School of Education
MA Education Administration - Distance Learning Master Inter-departmental program, School of Education
MSc Electrical Engineering Master Inter-departmental program between the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering
MSc Physical Education Master School of Education
MSc Sustainable Energy Systems Master Inter-departmental program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
MSc Engineering Management Master Inter-departmental program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
MA Fine Arts Master Department of Fine and Applied Arts
MSc Health Education and Health Promotion Master School of Education
MSc Health Management Master Inter-school program, School of Economic Sciences and Administration, and School of Health Sciences
MA Information and Communication Technologies in Education for Sustainable Development - Distance Learning Master Inter-departmental program, School of Education
MA Interdisciplinary Design Master Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts
MSc International Trade and Shipping Management Master Dept. of Maritime Studies
Msc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design Master Inter-departmental program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
MSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering Master Inter-departmental program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
MSc Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures and Monuments Master Dept. of Architecture
MSc Quality Assurance - Distance Learning Master Inter-departmental program,School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Economic Sciences and Administration
MA Social Work and Social Administration Master Department of Social Work
MSc Structural Engineering Master Inter-departmental program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
MA Special Education - Distance Learning Master Inter-departmental program,School of Education and School of Humanities and Social Sciences
MSc Web and Mobile Systems Master Inter-departmental program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
PhD Education Doctoral School of Education1
PhD Computer Engineering Doctoral School of Engineering and Applied Sciences1
PhD

Electrical Engineering

Doctoral School of Engineering and Applied Sciences1
PhD

Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral School of Engineering and Applied Sciences1
PhD

Civil Engineering

Doctoral School of Engineering and Applied Sciences1
PhD

Health Management

Doctoral Inter-school program, School of Economic Sciences and Administration1 and School of Health Sciences1
PhD Social Work Doctoral School of Humanities and Social Sciences1
PhD Management Doctoral School of Economic Sciences and Administration1
PhD Applied Arts Doctoral School of Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts1
PhD Educational Science Doctoral School of Education1

Note 1: Doctoral programs are managed at School level and support any specialization domain relevant to the Master-level programs the School is offering


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