You can either back-date or put a future date on your degree graduation year. Usually the semester begins in September each year, and ends in July each year.
The degree award date is usually 2-4 months later (September – November) after your study ends. The study period is ranging from 2 years (Master degree full time), 3 years (Bachelor degree full time), 3 – 6 years (Bachelor, Master or PhD part time) accordingly. It varies from course to course.