All courses at AUPP have a credit unit value assigned to them. An academic unit is defined by the nature of the course that is offered. A unit of course credit is normally equivalent to one hour of class per week for a fifteen (15) week semester. For example, a course that meets for 3 hours per week, for a 15-week semester would have a course credit of 3 units.
Students will typically register for 15 units of classes per semester, the equivalent of 5 classes of 3 units each. However, graduation requires a minimum completion of 124 units, and thus the student will need to enroll in 4 additional units during their eight semesters of study at AUPP. This can be done through a series of one unit seminars and/or laboratories, or through an additional course taken in one or more semesters or summer. For most students, the additional four units will be completed through the required laboratories, seminars and internship in their major.