Hi Frankie: I can bet if you are an employer you would be more interested in the guys experience that specific courses. Thats why I mentioned that the advisor/Mentor and student would go over the course list and determine what would be assessed by what method. They would then have a learning contract to track the process. The assignments or research papers would simply reflect that approach. The process could take a few months or even a year. It all depends on where the student is at when started.