Glossary

There are many terms in currency around the education world which display ambiguity of meaning. This is an attempt to define a vocabulary which clarifies at least what is meant when we use a word or phrase of jargon in the context of engineering education.  The following list is alphabetical: no further significance is intended by the order of terms.

term

A term is traditionally a continuous period of teaching and learning lasting between 8 and 13 weeks.  There are three terms in an academic year. Contrast with semester and quarter.

transcript

A transcript is a module-by-module list of the grades of an individual student and the dates when they were achieved.