Correspondence of Mexican degrees with the Bologna system applied by Universidad Azteca International Network System:
Tecnico Superior Universitario (3years)
|Licenciado: Masters degree
(5 years, M2 level)
|Maestria: postgraduate degree at level of professional (rigorosum) doctorate
(6-7 years, D1-D2 level)
Bologna-level 2/3 PG
(8 years, D3 level)
School leaving and higher education credentials:
Técnico Superior Universitario.
The higher education system is made up of 1,892 institutions which, being autonomous or having received official recognition by federal or state authorities, is part of the so called National Education System. Of those, 713 are public and 1,179 are private institutions with different profiles.
University level studies:
University level first stage: Licenciatura/Título profesional; Profesor/Maestro; Grado de Técnico Superior Universitario:
The usual entrance qualification is the Bachillerato. In addition, students normally have to take an entrance examination. Courses leading to the Licenciatura normally last for four years, but five years for certain professional qualifications (e.g. Engineer, Dentist, Architect) and six years for Medicine. To obtain the title, students must obtain all the credits in the course, participate in the social service, prepare a thesis and sit for a professional examination.
Sometimes, other academic requirements are to be met. In some universities, they do not need to sit for the examination to obtain the title.
University level second stage: Maestría or Especialización:
Students must hold a Licenciatura. Studies leading to the title of Maestro last for two years.
University level third stage: Doctorado:
Students must hold a Licenciatura or a Maestría. The title of Doctor is conferred on those who have fulfilled the corresponding requirements.
Non-traditional studies: Distance higher education Distance higher education is offered in a great many institutions.
TYPES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS:
Higher education institutions can be classified in the following subsets:
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS.
Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Art. 3 fracción VI – los particulares podrán impartir educación en todos sus tipos y modalidades. En los terminos que establezca la ley, el Estado otorgará y retirará el reconocimiento de validez oficial a los estudios que se realizan en planteles particulares.