The program consists of 18 courses divided into four modules, comprising approximately 1100 study hours. Students may choose to work on the courses in any order. It is recommended, however, that students work through them in the order given so as to facilitate understanding. All subjects are to be completed within two years of the date of registration. An additional two months will be allowed in which to prepare for and complete the final exam.
Each course comes with a study guide which contains many exercises to work through as the student proceeds to read through the text(s). At the end of each course, students will complete a test paper and/or an assignment.
After successful completion of all subjects, each student must pass a final proctored examination (fee applies) before the diploma will be awarded. The student is responsible for locating an appropriate proctor for this examination, subject to approval by CSNN.
Students must obtain a final grade average of 80% in order to be awarded a diploma. The final mark will be determined as follows:
- 50% based on final exam grade
- 20% based on four marked case studies (14 submitted in total)
- 30% based on average grade for all other courses studied.