Program Details

Credit points: Recommended equivalency; 100% of a full semester load (0.5 EFTSL). Actual subject weighting and academic credit awarded to be determined by a student’s home university.

Contact hours: Total semester time commitment: Approximately 664 hours:

Approximately 168 hours of lectures, laboratory excercises, and practicums
Approximately 336 hours of independent study and assignments
Approximately 160 hours professional placement

Accreditation and Weighting

ACICIS assessment is based on a pass/fail basis. ‘Satisfactory’ indicates achievement justifying the successful completion (pass grade minimum) of one regular semester of university credit in Indonesia.

Students are required to complete a total of 12 SKS (credit points) of classes and coursework at IPB University, undertake the ASP Professional Placement and make a final presentation about their experiences on the program.

To complete the Agriculture Semester Program satisfactorily, students must attend 80 per cent of all classes and 100% of laboratory work/practicums at IPB, as well as attend 80% of the Professional Placement.

A student’s home university may retain the right to set and grade other assessment tasks related to the program. While ACICIS makes a recommendation about how much academic credit a student should be awarded for their participation in the program, it is up to individual home universities to determine their own protocols and rules for awarding academic credit to students who undertake and successfully complete the program

Assessment Components

ACICIS’ ASP program is composed of three key components, as outlined below. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the program:

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Classes and coursework at IPB 60% Classes held at various departments at IPB University
2 ASP Professional Placement 30% Host Organisation mentors and ACICIS staff will monitor and supervise student progress and performance.
3 Final Presentation 10% A brief (20 minute) presentation contextualising a student’s Professional Placement experience within the Indonesian agriculture sector.

Assessment Documents

Upon completion of the program, ACICIS will provide a student’s home university with two documents:

  • Official Academic Transcript: from the Indonesian host university consisting of a numeric or alphabetic grade for each subject undertaken;
  • Resident Director’s Outcome Evaluation Report: The Resident Director (RD) provides a one-page report outlining a student’s academic performance and extra-curricular involvement. The report is based on the Resident Director’s contact with a student throughout the course of the program and on a final exit interview. In accordance with standard ACICIS practice, overall student performance will be assessed by the RD only on a “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” basis (equivalent to “ungraded pass / fail”). A student’s home university retains the right to require and grade further assessment tasks, including a portfolio or reflective diary summarising the student’s in-country experience.

These assessment documents will be sent electronically from the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth within three months of a student’s completion of the program. The home university may choose to award a grade or an ungraded pass/fail on the basis of these documents and any additional home university assessment requirements. Priority cases can be managed for students who are due to graduate or require them for urgent re-enrolment purposes. If you (or your student) require priority processing of semester program or practicum results, please notify the ACICIS Secretariat as soon as possible so that steps can be taken to expedite their release.

There is a AUD$50 fee for the re-issuance of official university transcripts.