PCIE FAQ

How do the programs work?
PCIE programs are offered as asynchronous online distance learning programs. Asynchronous means that all course elements are offered to you to learn at your own pace and opportunities. There are no classes to attend at a set time or date. Real-world workshops may be offered on request, but attending them is not mandatory for graduation. Online distance learning means that everything you need to study a course is offered by our Learning Management System. This includes books and other materials so that you don’t need to spend any additional money to buy learning materials. There are no events to attend at the university, so you don’t need to spend your money and travel and accommodation.

Is this degree internationally recognized?
All academic degrees offered by PCIE are internationally recognized through the United Nations Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region 1979 accepted in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom, United States of America, Yugoslavia.

How long does it usually take to complete one course?
Each course is designed to be studied within one month. How long you need depends on how much you work on it, and it depends on the individual course. Contents and effort vary between courses.

What are the semesters?
As an online distance learning university, PCIE has no semesters. You can apply all year round and begin with your studies as soon as you got enrolled.

How many credits can I take per semester?
The number of credits varies between courses. You can take up to two courses per month. You find the exact number of credits for each course in the Study Plan available for each academic degree program.

What is the course content comprised of? Will I have a teacher?
You certainly have a teacher; the teacher developed the course. The course comprises of reading materials and videos in several course sections. Each section ends with a multiple-choice test. You have one minute per question and three test attempts. The passing score is 60 percent. When all tests are passed, the Learning Management System will issue automatically a Course Completion Certificate for you to download. This Certificate is the precondition, to begin your Final Course Assessment, which takes the form or an academic paper or a project that covers the entire course content. The teacher will be available to you for your questions and support. On your request, you may meet your teacher online, for example in a video conference of social media like Line, WhatsApp, or any other channel available to both of you.

Can I get a teacher's license with this degree?
You need to ask this question to the regulatory body in your country of residence. Rules and regulations vary wildly throughout the world. Your degree will be internationally recognized (please see above), but countries that did not sign the United Nations Convention usually have very different expectations on what is needed for a teacher’s license.

Can I get a work permit with this degree?
An academic degree alone does not guarantee a work permit anywhere in the world. Rules and regulations differ wildly between countries. If you apply for a work permit in a country that did not sign the United Nations Convention (please see above), you will need to follow the national process to get your degree recognized. We will support you as well as we can, but we certainly cannot give you a guaranty. Where is PCIE located?
PCIE is an online university. The postal address and the legal residence is in France, our leading members are in the United States, on the Philippines, and in Thailand as of now.

Can I study on my own time or is there a timetable to follow?
The only time table to follow is the maximum period in which you need to fulfill the requirements for graduation. For a Bachelor's degree, that is a maximum of eight years. For a Master's degree, it’s a maximum of 5 years.