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English translation: Vocational School/College diploma

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German term or phrase:Diplom
English translation:Vocational School/College diploma
Entered by: Parrot
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01:00 May 5, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
German term or phrase: Diplom
Es dreht sich um ein Diplom einer Fachhochschule.
Entsprict ein Fachhochschuldiplom einem MA?
Annette
BA/BS = 4 oder 5 Jahre. MA/MS = BA/BS + 2 Jahre.
Explanation:
FH Diplom = Vocational School or Vocational College Diploma.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 21:38
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Summary of answers provided
na +1neinRebekka Groß
naBA/BS = 4 oder 5 Jahre. MA/MS = BA/BS + 2 Jahre.
Parrot
naNein
Andy Lemminger
na -1two-year diploma taken at a technical collegeCarole Reade-Kentros


  

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33 mins peer agreement (net): -1
two-year diploma taken at a technical college


Explanation:
Fachhochschule = technical college
I don't think such a diploma/degree can be equated to a Master's degree

Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 22:38

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Vesna Zivcic

claudiar

disagree  Michaela Müller: it is not a two-year diploma - you have to study at least 4 years to receive a "Diplom"
2713 days
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46 mins
Nein


Explanation:
Bei der Aufnahme eines Studiums in den USA wird ein FH-Diplom allerhöchstens als Bachelor anerkannt und selbst dies nicht immer (was sicherlich unsinnig ist).
Übersetzen würde ich diesen Titel nicht, weil das eine eigenständige deutsche Bezeichnung ist, für die es kein englisches Äquivalent gibt.


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Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 13:38
Native speaker of: German

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2 hrs
BA/BS = 4 oder 5 Jahre. MA/MS = BA/BS + 2 Jahre.


Explanation:
FH Diplom = Vocational School or Vocational College Diploma.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 21:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15

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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
nein


Explanation:
I agree with some of the above. It definitely does not equal an MA in UK terms either, because as in the US you get your bachelor degree first after an undergraduate university course of 3 years (England), where there is an optional 4th year, I think, or 4 years (Scotland).

In British English, a polytechnic is kind of similar to Fachhochschule, although many former polytechnics now have become unis.

I would also suggest that you leave the the qualification in German and add an explanation. If it's part of a C.V. that might not be necessary because it would be obvious for how long the person studied and what subjects they took.

Avoid using the word "diploma" because it's got a lot less kudos than the German "Diplom". Often people get a diploma after attending a one- or two-year vocational course.

Sorry my answer is a bit long-winded but translating qualifications is not very straightforward.

HTH


    10 years+ in UK
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 20:38
Native speaker of: German

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agree  Charles Stanford: Bit late but this would have got my vote
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