Professional Bachelor ODEC®
Since 2006 - Professional Bachelor ODEC®
The qualification as CHE graduate, which is recognized within Switzerland, is difficult to classify from an international perspective, and the title that goes with it only exists in the Swiss national languages.
An appropriate—standardized—translation of the CHE title is currently lacking at the federal level, and this will not change in the foreseeable future. ODEC has therefore introduced a self-explanatory international title for every CHE specialism; it has been created for use by professionals abroad, and it enables international comparability of CHE qualifications.
Recipients of this title are given a certificate and a two-page accompanying document in English; the latter provides an easy-to-understand description of the individual CHE specialism and the Secondary Level II that has been completed (vocational training, university entrance diploma, and so forth). Holders of the title “Professional Bachelor ODEC” are also automatically recorded in the CHE Register.
The terms “Professional” and “ODEC” imply that this is a practice-oriented title which is awarded by our association. The “Professional Bachelor” that is awarded in other countries approximates to the CHE qualification.
Only ODEC members are allowed to hold the title “Professional Bachelor ODEC”, and they must also be enrolled with a personal registration number in the CHE Register.
Only ODEC members can apply for this title, which is awarded with a certificate and an accompanying document (supplement). Amongst other things, the supplement outlines the individual CHE specialism and the Secondary Level II that has been completed (vocational training, university entrance diploma, and so forth). Holders of the title “Professional Bachelor ODEC” are also recorded in the internet-based CHE Register. The certificate and the accompanying document are in English