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What is the difference between a degree and a diploma?
A DIPLOMA is a document, usually paper - not sheepskin. A DEGREE is an academic title conferred by an educational institution. A Diploma is usually received after a two or three year course. A degree is acheived from a university after completing at least a 4 year of full time courses and declaring a major and minor.
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Technically, a diploma is the piece of paper that says you have a degree; however, in the United States, when someone says "college diploma" they usually mean a bachelors degr…ee from a college or university. Technically, a "college diploma" could be any degree (associate's, masters or Phd.) but that's not how it's used. In Canada, a college diploma is a degree received from a two-year institution of higher learning while a bachelors degree is a degree earned from a four-year institution of higher learning. The difference is not limited to the time spent at the institution but can also include the salary differences and the level of a job position. This is not to say that one with a bachelors degree will earn more than one with a college diploma. There are many graduates from a college who are successful (success is not measured by wealth but what one accomplishes in life and the happiness of the individual).
the REAL answer A diploma takes about 1.5 years of full-time study to complete. An associates degree takes about 2 years of full-time study to complete. So you're prob…ably thinking that you should just get the diploma because it takes less time to earn, right? WRONG. An associates degree is much, much more valuable than a diploma. There aren't a lot of career options for people with just a diploma. Get the associates degree and you won't regret it. Answer The higher the degree, the more doors that will be opened to you. Still, you can not judge a diploma solely on that bases. Its a matter of job requirements, and passion for what you want to do. Some diploma programs are very specialized and lead to rewarding careers. In addition, many have ladder programs leading to higher degrees in the same area. As three examples, Practical Nursing, Interpreters for the deaf, and Interpreters of Spoken Languages. There are many more. Check with your home county community college for more detail. Diploma vs. Degree is not always a question of better, its just a matter of being different, and does it satisfy your career goals and objectives. Viper1
In my point of view, there is no difference between diploma and associate's degree, since they,both last in two years. thanks Asad Abulle
Not a big difference for me..Diploma holder studies three years in engineering.Degree holder studies four years..... By knowledge diplome holder equally competent after start…ed working in plants
Diploma is not a short term course. In govt institutions it takes 3years to complete whereas one more year is added to degree.And the course materials are the same in engineer…ing courses even the books reffered are of same author.The difference is degree is in more orderly taught than diploma and the students get more time to learn about the course.
Degree vs Diploma Both degree and diploma are awards conferred on to a person on the successful completion of an educational course. However, there are several differences b…etween both the terms and cannot be used interchangeably. The tenure of a degree course can be around 3-4 years based on the geographical location while one can complete a diploma within 1-2 years. A degree is generally conferred to a person by an accredited or recognized university whereas a diploma can be conferred to a person by any private educational or vocational institution or polytechnic. Also, the focus and aims of both the degree course and diploma course are different. A degree course emphasizes significance on academics. The curriculum is so structured that the person undergoing the course is provided overview of several subjects apart from one subject that the person may interested in exploring further for both career and academic interests. Typically, that one subject is called a 'major' or 'specialization' whereas other subjects are called minors or electives. For instance, if one is interested in pursuing a degree in accounting, the course will involve several other subjects that may come in use for a career in accounting such as mathematics, statistics, business etiquette and commercial law. The diploma, on the other hand, focuses on getting a person trained and qualified in a particular business or trade. The curriculum, while teaching the minimum required academic and theoretical knowledge, emphasizes more on how to handle on the job situations. Some of them even include a short stint of apprenticeships and on-the job training as part of the diploma course. Taking the same example as mentioned above, pursuing a diploma in accounting may involve training the person on book keeping. The curriculum will not involve subjects like business etiquette or statistics. While there are degree programs available for different and varied subjects, diplomas are most often available in subjects that are focused on a profession such as cooking, hotel management, nursing, basic carpentry and engineering skills and so on. Most universities have a mandate that candidates interested in pursuing a master's program should have completed a degree or 3-4 years of academic study. While a degree holder can easily get through this stipulation, diploma holders may find it difficult to resume academic study on the subject because of this condition. It is a thought that degrees and diplomas are not treated on par in the corporate world or the actual industry or trade '" that diplomas are considered inferior to degrees and having a diploma can be a show stopper for progress in career. However, some companies do not agree to this statement. Apart from educational qualifications, companies look at a multitude of factors during recruitment or promotion such as performance and attitude of the candidate. Having a degree or diploma may not affect the career of a person entering a lower rung of work but as one enters the management levels, having a degree can be a plus. WWW.LPU.IN
The high school diploma indicates the completion of 12th grade. The next level would be undergraduate work, which can include an associates degree (a two year program of study… beyond high school), or a bachelors degree (four year program of study beyond high school). After completion of the bachelors degree (undergraduate), comes graduate work which includes the masters and doctoral levels).
Post grad diploma usually carries 120 credits whilst a masters hold 180 credits, in addition one can assume that a PG is for the introduction into a new field of discipl…ine, whilst an Masters is considered an advanced stage to the initial studies carried from previous knowledge
The associates degree has a minimum credit requirement, which is mandated by the state. Typically, the degree can range from 60 to 64 credits, with some programs of study a bi…t more. The diploma is also a program of study, but does not meet the credit requirement of the degree. For example, a degree program for a registered nurse can take approximately 72 to 75 credits, while a diploma program as a licensed practical nurse can run approximately 33 to 40 credits.
the master degree is awarded by any university like MBA degree is awarded in FMS by Delhi University.......but post graduate diploma is given by autonomous institutes li…ke iim's XlRI
For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (Types of Degrees and Certificates) indicated below this answer box. T…he diploma does not meet the credit or course requirements of a degree. Typically, the diploma is shorter in duration and very career oriented with development of practical skills particular to a specific occupation.
A diploma program is specific and very career oriented to give an individual all the expertise in order to enter the workforce in a relatively shorter amount of time. One such… diploma program is a licensed practical nurse. However, the diploma does not typically meet the course and credit requirements of a degree.
The diploma is typically shorter in length (although no always), and does not meet the credit, and/or course requirements of the degree. This is due to the absence of many gen…eral education courses such as humanities, social sciences, some English courses etc. Thus, the diploma is a more career oriented program.
Honours degree is really still classified as undergraduate studies as you are completing your degree, but with higher merit than a regular undergraduate degree. Whereas a post…graduate diploma is postgraduate studies and you dont have to do a research project if you dont want. I assume you have to graduate before completing the latter
Degree vs Diploma Both degree and diploma are awards conferred on to a person on the successful completion of an educational course.
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Well in singapore i don't really think there is a big difference between these tow but in the outer world diploma is like a lil' sister of degree. Degree is always prefer ed a…s compared to diploma i hope i helped :)