Learning System


Semester Credit System is an educational organizing system by applying semester credit unit. Undergraduate education at our campus is organized through a Semester Credit System or locally known as a Sistem Kredit Semester (SKS) in order to denote and to measure academic progress of students, teachers and the program itself. Lectures are organized for about 16 (sixteen) weeks efektively, and also its subsquent activities of assesment for about 2 - 3 (two to three) weeks.

1. Objectives

  • To give a wide chance for student to complete his/her study as short period as possible.
  • To give a wide chance for student in order to arrange a planning to undertake courses based on his/her interest, talent, and capability.
  • To allow the possibility for producing multiple outputs and learning outcomes on our education system.
  • To simplify the curriculum completion in anticipating the rapid developmet of science, technology, and arts.
  • To allow transfer of credits in each programs of studies, faculties, and even interuniversities.
  • To allow our student to cange his/her places of studies to other arts instutues, and vice versa.

2. Credit Units

Semester Credit Unit which is locally known as SKS is a learning unit of time which is adressed for calculating students’ load of study in each week of a semester through various forms of learnings, or  through the intensity of success recognition over students’ efforts to pursue curricular activities in a certain program of study. Students’ load of study in a learning process is all denoted in a semester credit unit. One credit unit is equivalent with 160 (one hundred and sixty) minutes of learning activities in each week of a semester.  Every courses contain at least 1 (one) credit unit. Semester is a learning unit of time which contains 16 (sixteen) weeks effective learning activities.

3. Forms of Credits

  • 1 (one) credit unit for lecture, responsy, and tutorial encompasses: 50 (fifty) minutes face to face leacture in each week of a semester., 50 (fifty) minutes lecturing activities with structured assignments in each week of a semester., and 60 (sixty) minutes by self lecturing activities in each week of a semester.
  • 1 (one) credit unit in a form of seminar or other similar encompasses: 100 (one hundred) minutes face to face learning in each week of a semester., and 60 (sixty) minutes by self learning activities in each week of a semester.
  • 1 (one) credit unit in a form of praticum: workshop, field practise, research, social service, and other similar activities are equivalent with 160 (one hundred and sixty) minutes in each week of a semester.


The curriculum at the college environment is stipulated in the Decree of the Minister of National Education No. 232 / U / 2000 on Guidelines for Higher Education Curriculum Development, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and the Decree Minister of National Education No. 045 / U / 2002 on Higher Education Curriculum, and the Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture number 49/ 2014 about the National Standards for Higher Education.

Higher education curriculum is a set of plans and arrangements regarding to content or materials of study and lessons as well as the delivery and assessment are used as guidelines for the organization of teaching and learning in higher education.

Education in ISI is implemented in the courses on the basis of the curriculum set by the Rector of ISI in accordance with the proposal, the curriculum developed by each faculty according to applicable laws and regulations.

Curriculum flexibly implemented and evaluated on a regular basis, in part or as a whole in accord with the dynamics development of science, technology, and art based on the demands and needs of the people.

The curriculum for each programs of studies at ISI consist of:

  1. The load of programs of studies.
  2. The engrouping courses.
  3. The number of course credits on institute level.
  4. The number of course credits on the faculty level, and
  5. The number of course credits of the programs of studies.


The load study for undergraduate programs at ISI is about 144 credits scheduled to 4 (four) to 5 (five) years. Students who have high academic achievement/merit can complete the education of less than 4 (four) years. In this semester credit system there is no increase in the level, for the progress of study there is an evaluation of time limit of study. This time limit of study evaluation is to determine whether a student can study or recommended to move from one program of study into another one. The terms of conditions for time limit of study evaluation are as follows:

  1. At the end ofthe first4 (fourth) semesters, a studentis allowedto continuetheir studiesifduring that timehas gained48creditswitha minimum of GPA: 2.
  2. Atthe end of the second 4 (fourth)semester, a studentis allowed to continuetheir studiesif during theperiod of 8semestersgained 96creditswithminimum GPA:
  3. Those studentswho cannot meetthe above minimum requirement ssuggested moving away from the program of studies/ or being dropped


Activities and student learning progress can be evaluated periodically in the forms of examinations, assignments, and observations by the lecturer. The examinations can be organized through the middle, comprehensive/final program of study, thesis, and art work exams. Students are allowed to take the final exams when the students have been following the lectures / practicum at minimum 75% (seventy five percent) of the effective lecture schedules. Those students who do not attend a lecture due to illness must be convinced by a medical certificate in order to be allowed following the final exams.

1. Assessment of the Semester Examination Results

  • The semester examination score is announced no later than 1 week since the end of semester exams.
  • The semester examination score is in written announcement.
  • The results of semester exams are given by using letters with understanding, 

Letter score grade                  (the score can be credited is the score of C)

A   = 4 or value of 80-100   
B   = 3 or value of 65-79
C   = 2 or value of 55-64
D   = 1 or value of 40-54
E    = 0 or value of 0-39
  • Studentswho scoredDorEshouldtake exam in the next semesterwithprovisionfor studentsscored Emustfollow the face to face exam with maximum score Studentswho scoredDmaynotfollow face to face exam butthe with maximumscore C, butifa studentfollow the face to face exam and if they passthe exammay beassessedwith or above score C.
  • Ifastudentcan notcompletethe task ofone componentofa courseat the specified time, then the studentis statedT(delay) forthe course. Student is given the opportunityto completetheappropriate based on lecturer’spolicy. If during the stipulated time the component isnot yetwellcompleted, thenthe studentis declaredfailedwiththe value ofE inthe course.
  • Score offinal examsconsistsofmid terms, assignments, andfinal exams.
  • Before thefinal examsstudents are givena quietholidayfor 1 week.

2. Achievement Index

To know the success of students per semester study is expressed by the achievement index (IP), of which its way of calculation is as follows.

 X = the score of the courses
 Y = semester credit units for the courses

Each semester is conducted an evaluation study of which includes educational activities undertook by students in the first semester. This evaluation is used to determine the number of credits that may be taken by students in the following semester, by consideration of the results of studies in the previous semester; guidelines are as follows:


3.00 to 4.00     = 22-24 credits
2.50 to 2.99     = 20-22 credits
2.00 to 2.49     = 16-20 credits
1.50 to 1.99     = 12-16 credits
0.00 to 1.49     =   - 12 credits


Field work is a compulsory course for every student. Eligible students are those who have completed a minimum of 110 credits. Students who undertake a field work are facing a heavy duty; therefore, the student should have adequate knowledge, emotional stability, and a sense of great responsibility for all thoughts and actions. Students will be given a briefing by lecturers who are assigned to provide supervision and evaluation before plunging into the field work.


Graduation predicate consists of 3 levels: satisfactorily; very satisfactorily; and cum laude stated in the academic transcript. Academic Achievement Index (GPA) as the basis for determining the graduation predicate:

GPA 2.76 to 3.00: Satisfying
GPA 3.01 to 3.50: Very Satisfying
GPA 3.50 to 4.00: Cum Laude

Students who have completed their studies awarded diploma and to the person concerned is given the academic title of Bachelor of Arts (S.Sn).