The credit system
Starting academic year 2004-2005, Alba changed its formerly annual system to a credit based one.
The ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) was implemented, offering a more flexible tool for the engineering and evolution of programs.
Since then, these are planned according to the LMD structure: Licence/Bachelor degree (3 years of studies after the Baccalaureate), Master (5 years after the Baccalaureate), and the Doctorate (8 years after the Baccalaureate).
These changes aim first and foremost at facilitating exchanges between Alba and its partners, be they local or international. It also increases the readability and comprehension of its programs.