Although the MSSG course materials are conceived in such a way that the credits are transferable to colleges and universities around the world, students are obliged to verify that they will receive MSSG transfer credit.
Ask for guidance from your institution's intended major department or Registrar Office and let us know which documents the Study Abroad or International Mobility Department at your institution needs to corroborate CIMAT’s accreditation in order to validate our transcripts, and we will provide them promptly.
Please also make absolutely sure that you fulfill your home university’s requirements for studying abroad and inform yourself of the regulations on the number of courses you need to take while you are abroad.
MSSG semester courses meet 3 hours a week for the 14 weeks of class instruction, followed by a week of final exams. In total, each course meets for 42 contact hours. Usually, each course transfers to 3-5 Semester Credit Hours depending on your home institution evaluation of the course material.
MSSG summer program courses meet 8 hours a week for the 8 weeks of class instruction, followed by a week of final exams. In total, each summer course meets for 64 contact hours.
The expected course load for students at MSSG is four classes in the fall or spring semesters and two classes for the summer program. Students can choose to take a heavier course load if they feel they are capable of handling it, but should understand that this is entirely the student's responsibility.
Here is a compilation of the syllabi of the Fall semester, Spring semester and Summer Program courses.