What is the toughest academic course according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2011?

The Guinness Book of World Records does not rank toughness of courses.

Recently Facebook users have been posting statuses bragging that their field of study in college was ranked the toughest by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The status usually looks like this:

"Engineering" has been chosen as the 'toughest' course among all the courses including BCOM, BCA, IAS, IPS and MBBS; by the Guinness Book of World Records, on 18 Aug 2010. It has 58 university exams + 130 series exams + 174 assignments within 4 years (max. 750 working days). All engineers post this on your wall for at least 2 hours & be proud to be an engineer!...

Problem is, Guinness does not keep such records about the "toughness" of college courses/fields of study.

That said, here are some courses Facebook users have claimed are the toughest, based on number of exams, assignments and years to complete.

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

One "course" the Guinness Book does rank, is the longest golf course in the world: the par-72, 8,548 yard Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in Lijiang, China.