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|Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Tech/Engineering / Mexican Educational System
|Spanish term or phrase: jurado de Titulacion|
|Mexico: certificate of professional examination|
...el jurado de titulacion, ante el cual sustento examen profesional de la licenciatura en ciencias de la informatica (name of candidate)
Does "titulacion" here refer only to awarding of the degree, or to licensing as an engineer?
From what I understand, in Mexico, the candidate for the engineering degree first passes all his/her courses, and gets a "carta de pasante" (apprentice letter?) and then has to pass the professional exam (which seems to be a thesis defense). After this exam, is the person awarded the degree only, or does he/she get the degree, plus licensing as an engineer?
Thanks for your help.
Is a good translation (US style) for "Jurado de Titulación". They take the candidate's professional exam. Now, your other questions:
1. "Titulación" is the awarding of the degree ONLY, by the institution.
2. Passing courses - "pasante" - professional exam, covering thesis and general knowledge. This is the proper sequence, but add "thesis" to this process after passing courses. There is also "social service" which is an obligation of all degree candidates in Mexico in all fields, in which they provide service in the practice of their profession in the community, as a "pasante", and in such capacity they may also work for $$$ under supervision.
3. After meeting all the above requirements, the candidate is granted a degree by the4 institution.
4. The degree is recorded at the SEP (Secretaría de Educación Pública), DGP (Dirección Gral. de Profesiones) and the graduate is issued a "Cédula Profesional" valid as a license for practicing the profession of (name of profession) in the entire country. Those are the exact words (translated into English of course).
So it is the SEP that issues the license. This is for all professions.
Many Mexicans (sadly) end up not fulfilling all these requirements after completing all their courses. When I see this, in fact, I urge them to finish the process, and some have. In recent years they have been doing arrangements for "Cédulas" locally at the schools instead of sending them to Mexico City, which has provided some progress.
Many persons come to me for translation of their documents so they can get credit or transfer credit for their studies in the USA, which is how I have acquired such knowledge.
(An unusually long answer for me)
Note added at 2002-03-28 13:59:16 (GMT)
I always translate \"pasante\" as \"degree candidate\"; since this is not strictly \"apprentice\", I do not feel the latter is accurate, and there is another good term for that word.
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after passing the exam one receives a professional license and is inscribed in the national proffesionals registry and is able to practice, having become a 'licenciado'.
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Thesis Board or Examination Board, as the case may be
This is PURELY ACADEMIC.
"El estudiante, cuando ha terminado sus cursos y exámenes, presenta la tesis a un jurado de titulación que escucha la exposición del ponente y los comentarios de los demás miembros, que ponen objeciones al titulando, surge entonces una discusión en la que todos toman parte.
De las palabras del ponente que garantiza la calidad del trabajo, nace el juicio del jurado, que asigna una calificación al trabajo presentado.
Es, entonces, un trabajo original de investigación en el cual el aspirante ha de demostrar que es un estudioso capaz de hacer avanzar la disciplina a la cual se dedica.
En el trabajo de compilación, el estudiante se limita a demostrar que ha revisado críticamente la mayor parte de la literatura disponible existente, o de los escritos publicados sobre el tema, que ha sido capaz de exponerla con claridad y ha intentado interrelacionar los diversos puntos de vista, ofreciendo una panorámica inteligente y útil desde el punto de vista informativo para un especialista en el ramo que no haya estudiado a profundidad este problema en particular."
"Licenciatura" is the Bachelor's Degree and comes from the verb "to discharge".
I do not know how the professional license is obtained in Mexico, but an academic body cannot award this offhand. In Spain this is the function of the College (a body like the "College of Surgeons", not a school).
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