ECTS credit allocation based on the student workload needed in order to achieve expected learning outcomes
ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, was developed by the European Commission to provide common procedures to guarantee the full transferability of credits for university studies abroad in order that they might count towards a final qualification in the home country. It provides a way of measuring and comparing academic merits and transferring them from one institution to another.
Courses are assigned a number of credits depending on the workload students need in order to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
The workload indicates the time students usually need to complete all learning activities, such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations required to achieve the expected learning outcomes. The estimation of workload and number of credits assigned to each course is regularly checked and can be modified according to findings from the evaluations.
The credit weight is 1/30 of the average student workload during one term. The term usually takes 13 – 15 weeks. At UCT Prague 60 credits represent the workload required for one year’s full-time study, or 30 credits per term. All students are graded A - F scale according to the Local Grade Scheme.
Bachelor and Master's study degrees are realized through hundreds fields of study. Some of them can be combined with other field of study (even as an interfaculty study – a combined field from different faculties).
The List of degree programmes shows all disciplines offered by UCT Prague and demonstrates the way how to fulfill all conditions for study completion and getting the diploma within the ECTS semester workload (30 credits). However, the proposed study schedule is not mandatory, students can change their workload (they can study more or less than 30 credits per semester) or they can choose other alternative courses (if offered).
- Study and Examination Regulations
- Specification of the credit system
- STUDY CONDITIONS FOR FOREIGNERS STUDYING AT the University of Chemistry and Technology , Prague