Course syllabuses and programme syllabuses contain directives that lay down the conditions for admission to and completion of a course of study. The Higher Education Ordinance stipulates what a course syllabus and programme syllabus has to include.
The Higher Education Ordinance lays down that there has to be programme syllabus for a degree programme and a course syllabus for a course. The courses that form part of a degree programme have to have course syllabuses. A programme syllabus should include
the courses the programme comprises,
any prior knowledge and other conditions in addition to the general entry requirements that apply for admission to the degree programme – in other words any specific entry requirements that may apply, and
any other regulations that may be necessary.
A course syllabus should include the following
the level of the course,
the number of he credits it comprises,
the intended course learning outcomes,
any prior knowledge and other conditions in addition to the general entry requirements that apply for admission to the course (specific entry requirements),
the forms of examination to be used to evaluate student performance, and