Modes of Study

We recognise that students want to balance their learning with other life, ministry, work or family commitments.  Our Member Institutions offer a variety of study modes for students, including on campus, intensive, distance, online and multimodal study.

SCD Member Institutions employ a range of technologies to enhance learning both in the classroom and via the internet.  Students can participate in virtual tutorials, engage in online learning, or choose to attend classes on campus in regular semester, intensive or extensive* modes.

Find out more about which courses are offered in distance or online mode.

Or talk with the registrar of your chosen college about which available study options might best suit your needs.  You can find contact details for each Member Institution here.

 

 

*Intensive study: The usual semester-length course unit is offered over a one or two week period, either during term or in the summer and/or winter academic breaks. It is still a semester course and the student has the same time-frame of a normal semester-long program to complete assessment tasks. Faculty are available for consultation following the intensive.

*Extensive study: The usual semester-length course unit is offered over a number of days spread across a semester, e.g., five individual days (say, Mondays) or two to three weekends. It is still a semester course and the student has the same time-frame of a normal semester-long program to complete assessment tasks. Faculty are available for consultation following the extensive.