Lecture System

Student study activities can be carried out in the form of theoretical lectures, practicum, field work, or a combination of the three forms. The theory course aims to study and strive for student mastery of theories, principles, concepts, and generalizations related to a field of study. Practical lectures aim to apply theory in limited conditions and situations, while fieldwork aims to apply theory to real situations in the field. The three forms of lectures can be carried out through face-to-face activities (direct communication from student lecturers), structured (guided assignments), independent learning activities, and online-based learning.

Course awards are regulated in the Semester Credit System (SKS). The Semester Credit System is learning that uses semester credit units (credits) as a measure of student learning load, study load for study program units, and lecturers' workload in learning. The Semester Credit System uses semester time units in one academic year consisting of odd semester, even semester, and intermediate semester. Semester credit units (credits) are a measure of student learning load per week per semester through various forms of curricular activities in the learning process, a measure of the total student learning load in a study program stated in the curriculum, and a measure of lecturer's workload in learning which consists of planning, implementation, and learning assessment.

Study load which is valued at 1 credit is equivalent to 170 minutes per week per semester. Learning activities can take the form of lectures, responses, tutorials, seminars or other similar learning, practicum, studio practice, workshop practice, field practice, and / or other equivalent forms of learning. The allocation of hours of learning activities in 1 credit per week for odd and even semesters as in Table 2.

ActivitiesLook at it Advance (minute)Duty Structured (minute)Activities Independent (minute)PracticeTotal
Lectures, responses, tutorials506060170
Seminar, or other similar learning10070170
Practicum, studio practice, workshop practice, field practice, research, community service, and / or other forms of learning equivalent170170
Table 2. Allocation of hours of learning activities in 1 credit per week
for odd semester and even semester.

Semester is a unit of activity time for 16 effective weeks including Mid-Semester Examination (UTS) and Final Semester Examination (UAS).

The intermediate semester is a unit of time for lecturing activities for 8 weeks effectively with a total of 16 meetings, including UTS and UAS. The intermediate semester is carried out to give students the opportunity to improve their grades, to take KKN courses, non-educational KPL, thesis, or final project, with a maximum number of credits of 9 credits. The intermediate semester can be followed by students who are registered as active students in the even semester of the current academic year. The subjects that are presented in the intermediate semester are determined by the head of the department / study program coordinator. The allocation of hours of learning activities in 1 credit per week for the intermediate semester as shown in Table 3.

ActivitiesLook at it Advance (minute)Duty Structured (minute)Activities Independent (minute)PracticeTotal
Lectures, responses, tutorials100120120340
Seminar, or other similar learning200140340
Practicum, studio practice, workshop practice, field practice, research, community service, and / or other forms of learning equivalent340340
Table 3. Allocation of Learning Activity Hours in 1 credit per week for Intermediate Semester

Based on Malang State University Rector Regulation Number 24 of 2020 concerning Education Guidelines for State University of Malang, 2020 Edition, the learning management system at UM is managed in a Learning Management System (SIPEJAR). SIPEJAR is a learning service system that facilitates lecturers and students to hold lectures. Planning and implementation of learning prepared by the lecturer can take the form of face-to-face and / or online lectures. Online lectures can be held at least 30% of the number of meetings in one semester. Learning activities (assignments, portfolios, evaluations) and learning activities (journals, attendance) are recorded on SIPEJAR.

Lectures for diploma III and undergraduate students are based on the 2020 curriculum, which is a set of plans and arrangements regarding graduate learning outcomes, study materials, strategies, and assessments that are used as guidelines for implementing study programs. The 2020 curriculum follows the higher education guidelines which are the basis for the implementation of study programs which are composed of: (1) the Basic Character Development Subject (MDPK) group which consists of a sub-group of university compulsory subjects and UM characterization subjects; (2) the Scientific and Expertise Subjects (MKK) group, which consists of core scientific subjects, supporting science and technology subjects for study programs and Basic Educational Science (MDKP) courses, including compulsory subjects at the faculty and study programs; (3) Specialization and Personal Development (MPPD) group consisting of elective subjects according to specialization that can be taken inside or outside the study program (transdisciplinary).

The Basic Character Development course group aims to shape attitudes, values, and skills as a performance of UM graduates. Group of Science and Expertise Subjects, which are compulsory subjects for faculties and study programs, are aimed at producing primary abilities in the mastery of knowledge, attitudes and skills related to their authority and responsibilities.

The group of elective and self-development subjects, which consist of elective courses taken either inside the study program or outside the study program (transdisciplinary), is a course that aims to develop self-capacity in accordance with student interests to form the integrity of the required performance capabilities. Compulsory courses are subjects that must be taken and passed for completion of study. Elective courses are subjects that can be selected.

The curriculum for the Diploma III program consists of (a) Group of Basic Character Development Subjects (MDPK) with a load of 12 credits; (b) Scientific and Expertise Subject Group (MKK) with a load of 84-90 credits; and (c) Specialization and Personal Development Subject Group (MPPD) with a load of 12-24 credits (transdisciplinary). The curriculum structure of the diploma III education program is further regulated by the head of the department / study program.

The curriculum of the undergraduate program (S1) consists of (a) Group of Basic Character Development Subjects (MDPK) with a load of 12 credits; (b) Scientific and Expertise Subject Group (MKK) with a load of 100-115 credits; (c) Specialization and Personal Development Subject Group (MPPD) with a load of 15-30 credits (transdisciplinary). The curriculum of the undergraduate program contains content fields of expertise outside the previously obtained undergraduate degrees. The structure of the undergraduate program curriculum is further regulated by the head of the department / study program coordinator as outlined in the catalog of the department / study program. The master program curriculum (S2) consists of general compulsory subjects, compulsory study program courses, and elective courses. The master program curriculum structure is regulated in separate provisions by the dean / director of the postgraduate program, the head of the department and / or the study program coordinator. The doctoral program curriculum (S3) consists of general compulsory subjects, compulsory study program courses, and elective courses. The doctoral program curriculum structure is regulated in separate provisions by the dean / director of the postgraduate program, the head of the department and / or the study program coordinator.

Students in order to pass a certain educational program must complete the study load (number of credits) in accordance with the level of education taken. The study load for diploma III education program is 108 credits. The study load for high school input undergraduate education program is 146 credits. The study load of non-high school input undergraduate education programs depends on the number of credits recognized from the previous education program. The study load of the master education program is 36 credits. The study load of the doctoral education program is 42 credits.

The deadline for completion of diploma III, undergraduate, master and doctoral programs is determined based on the length of study. The study period is the time required by a student to complete his education program, starting from the time he is registered as a UM student. Study leave and intermediate semester leave are not taken into account in the accumulated length of study. The study period for the diploma III education program is 6 semesters and a maximum of 5 years. The study period for the SLTA input undergraduate education program can be taken in 8 semesters and a maximum of 14 semesters (no study extension after semester 14). The study period for non-high school input undergraduate education programs can be taken in 2 semesters and a maximum of 3 years, depending on the amount of study load that must be completed. The study period for the master program can be taken in 3 semesters and a maximum of 4 years after the undergraduate program. The doctoral program study period is taken in 6 semesters and a maximum of 5 years for master's entry. The period of study for professional education programs is regulated in separate regulations.

Students who have high academic achievements in the undergraduate program can complete their studies for 7 semesters. High academic achievement students are those who have a semester achievement index (IPS) greater than 3.00 (three point zero) and meet academic ethics.

Recording System for the Attendance of Lecturers and Students in Face-to-Face Lectures

The Lecturer Presence in Giving Subjects

  1. Each group of students who take one course in one room determines the group leader / class leader and a group vice chairman. The number of group leaders in one department is as much offering courses. The dean determines a list of group chairmen and vice heads with an assignment letter for each semester.
  2. Lecturers fill in electronic presence through SIAKAD and are monitored by the Department's Quality Assurance Team.
  3. The Quality Assurance Group monitors and reports to the university regarding the attendance level of lecturers, students, Learning Implementation Plans (RPP), hand out/ books, and college contracts.
  4. In the middle of the semester, the Quality Assurance Group also reports on the UTS, UTS discussion, return of results, the suitability of the RPP to the Work Unit, and the University, while at the end of the semester the Quality Assurance Group reports on the passing rate, GPA, and distribution of grades.
  5. Lecturers whose attendance does not meet the applicable provisions are required to add hours of study by the head of the department, so that the number of attendance is in accordance with the provisions (100% attend).

Attendance of Students in Lectures

  1. Lecturers record student attendance in lectures through SIAKAD UM.
  2. The Quality Assurance Group / faculty education subag / Subag TU Postgraduate verifies the recapitulation of student attendance under the supervision of the Deputy Dean I / Deputy Director I of the Postgraduate Program.
  3. Student attendance records are used as the basis for whether or not to take the final semester exams.

Lecture Rules

In order for lectures to run smoothly and in an orderly manner, at the beginning of each semester the lecturer in charge of the subject is required to submit a Semester Class Plan (RPS) to the department, faculty, and students and upload it on SIAKAD. In every lecture activity, lecturers are required to carry out student presence by using presence on line on the page https://presensi.um.ac.id/. Students who are not present at a lecture are required to submit a notification letter to the lecturer concerned about the reasons for their absence.

Students are required to attend all lectures in the semester concerned. If for some reason, there are lecture activities that cannot be carried out according to schedule, the lecturer is obliged to notify the students and try another time as a replacement with the knowledge of the head of the department. Students whose names are not listed in the DHK (in SIAKAD) are not allowed to attend the lectures concerned. Students help improve the quality and maintenance of lecture discipline, among others by filling out the PBM evaluation objectively and carefully at the end of each semester through an online application. on line.

Lecture Hours

Lecture activities begin at 07.00 WIB until 21.40 WIB. The lecture period is divided into 16 lecture hours with 2 breaks. Especially in the fasting month, the time is regulated as listed in Table 4 below.

Hour to-Regular Lecture HoursHour to-Fasting Month Special Lecture Hours
107.00 – 07.50107.30 – 08.05
207.50 – 08.40208.05 – 08.40
308.45 – 09.35308.40 – 09.15
409.35 – 10.25409.15 – 09.50
510.30 – 11.20509.50 – 10.25
611.20 – 12.10610.25 – 11.00
 BREAK711.00 – 11.35
713.10 – 14.00 BREAK
814.00 – 14.50813.00 – 13.35
914.55 – 15.45913.35 – 14.10
1015.45 – 16.351014.10 – 14.45
 BREAK BREAK
1118.15 – 19.051115.15 – 15.45
1219.05 – 19.551215.45 – 16.15
1320.00 – 20.501316.15 – 16.45
1420.50 – 21.401416.45 – 17.15
Table 4. Daily Class Hours

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Assessment is primarily aimed at determining student learning outcomes to reach the level of mastery of abilities as stipulated in the learning objectives to be carried out thoroughly and continuously in accordance with the characteristics of the relevant skill education. Learning assessment is the process of collecting and processing academic information to measure student learning outcomes. Learning assessment is an integral part of the learning process which is intended to determine the level of student mastery of the competencies as set out in the curriculum for the subject concerned. Assessment can be used in a variety of ways of gathering information, whether in the form of examinations, assignments, or observations by lecturers, done on more than one occasion.

Exams for students consist of subject exams, practicum exams, comprehensive exams, thesis exams, and final assignments. Subject exams are examinations that assess the learning outcomes of the subjects in the semester concerned. Subject exams are carried out at least 2 (two) times, including the final semester exam, which is an examination of the entire course material concerned. Examination implementation techniques are regulated by the faculty based on the academic calendar. Thesis exam or final project is a comprehensive exam to assess students' academic mastery of the contents of the thesis / final project they write and the ability to defend their views and arguments from the arguments of the examining team members. This exam is specially held by a team of examiners appointed by the dean at the suggestion of the head of the department / study program coordinator. The procedure for conducting the thesis examination is discussed in the guidelines specifically provided for this purpose.

Masters programs (S2) are required to take a comprehensive exam while doctoral programs (S3) are required to take a qualification exam, in addition to a thesis exam / dissertation exam as completing completion of the study program. Comprehensive exams are carried out to assess students' mastery of the basics and foundations of expertise, specialist knowledge, and science comprehensively in accordance with the objectives and types of study programs and to find out the student's mindset as a whole. While the qualification exam is carried out to assess the mastery of research methods in the field of knowledge and material in the field of knowledge, both basic and specific in nature according to the objectives and types of study programs, in addition to reasoning abilities including the ability to make abstractions, extrapolate, systematize, and formulate ideas.

Thesis and dissertation exams are intended to assess students' academic mastery of the content of the thesis / dissertation they write, to assess the student's ability to defend their views and opinions against objections of members of the board of examiners. Students will only be allowed to take a thesis / dissertation exam after passing all the courses and other activities that are required for the S2 / S3 program, in addition to having passed a comprehensive exam / qualification.

Thesis, thesis, dissertation, and other scientific works must attach a plagiarism-free certificate. Similarity tolerance (similarity) a maximum of 30% for undergraduate programs and 20% for postgraduate programs.

The level of mastery of student abilities is measured by a measurement instrument and the results are expressed in percent. For a subject, the percent value of the students' mastery of abilities is calculated from the percent scores obtained by students in the tests they take. The level of student mastery is expressed by a range of values. The final value is expressed by the letters A, A-, B +, B, B-, C +, C, D, and E which are equivalent to the number 4; 3,7; 3.30; 3; 2.7; 2,3; 2.0; 1.0; and 0.

For diploma III and undergraduate students the minimum pass rate for courses is C, for master program students is B- (B minus), and for doctoral programs is B. The quality of student success in each semester is stated by the calculated Semester Achievement Index (IPS) based on the scores achieved and the credit weight for each subject.

The final quality of student study success is expressed by the Grade Point Average (GPA) which is calculated using the same formula as the formula for calculating the semester GPA that is applied to all subjects that have been achieved.

End of Study, Academic Degree, and Graduate Authority

Final Project and Thesis

Final Project (TA) is a scientific paper written by diploma III students towards the end of their study period based on problems obtained in work practices or other real problems.

Thesis is a scientific work which is an applied science, technology, and art written by undergraduate students towards the end of their study period based on the results of research, text study, literature review, development, or creation of a work that is carried out by following scientific principles.

 Students who take the thesis must obtain at least 75 credits outside the Basic Character Development Course (MDPK) for input from high school graduates, 30 credits outside the MDPK for input of diploma III graduates and have passed research and Indonesian Language Education courses, or required subjects for majoring students English Literature, Arabic Literature, and German Literature.

Graduation and Judicium

Judicium is the process of determining and determining graduation at a certain level of study program along with a predicate based on the credit load and grades determined in accordance with the study program curriculum. Graduation registration can be done every working day after students have completed the entire credit load of their study program. Student graduation is determined based on the calculation of the number of credits that have been collected and the Grade Point Average (GPA) achieved. Based on the GPA achieved, the predicate is given for graduation or student graduation. The predicate of graduate is by honors, very satisfying, satisfactory as stipulated in the educational guidelines.

Academic Degrees and Professional Designations of Graduates

UM organizes various kinds of programs which basically can be categorized into vocational (diploma III), academic (bachelor, master, and doctoral), and professional programs. Graduates who have completed this program are given a professional designation or academic degree. Professional designations for diploma III and academic degrees for undergraduate, master and doctoral programs can be seen in the following table.

No. Study program Professional Designations Abbreviation
Diploma Program 3 (D3)
1 3-year diploma Associate A.Md.
Undergraduate Program (S1)
1 Literature Master of Arts SS
2 Economy Bachelor of Economics SE
3 Psychology Bachelor of Psychology S.Psi.
4 Mathematics and Science Bachelor of Science S.Si.
5 Technique Bachelor of Engineering ST
6 Educational Arts Bachelor of Art S.Sn.
7 Engineering and Technology Education Bachelor of Education S.Pd.
8 Sports Science Bachelor of Sport Science S.Or.
9 Public Health Sciences Bachelor of Public Health SKM
10 Historical Science Bachelor of Humanities S.Hum.
11 Geography Bachelor of Science S.Si.
12 Library Science Bachelor of Library Science OK.
Masters Program (S2)
1 S2 Education / Teacher Training Master of Education / Teacher Training M.Pd.
2 S2 Vocational Education Master of Education M.Pd.
3 Master of Management Master of Management MM
4 Masters in Economics Master of Economics ME
5 S2 Accounting Master of Accounting M. Account.
Doctoral Program (S3)
1 S3 (all study programs) Doctor Dr.
Table 5. Types of Academic Degrees

Authority of Graduates

The authority of graduates of vocational education programs (diploma III), academic education (bachelor, master and doctoral degrees), and professional education is in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.