With the education it gives and the difference it creates, Istanbul Medipol University adopts the principle to generate individuals who have acquired permanent high qualifications, who have a focus on the production of science and technology and who can respond to ever changing demands of the society and it takes it a responsibility to contribute to the scientific knowledge as well as to the welfare of the society.
To be a leader university that will give directions to science and society with a strong organizational culture, a sprit of entrepreneurship and a stable dynamism.
The European Qualifications Framework
European Credit Transfer System
What is European Credit Transfer System?
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program of study. These objectives should preferably be specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired.
- ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study program in Europe amounts in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year and in those cases one credit stands for around 25 to 30 working hours.
- Credits in ECTS can only be obtained after successful completion of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. Learning outcomes are sets of competences, expressing what the student will know, understand or be able to do after completion of a process of learning, long or short.
- Student workload in ECTS consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as attending lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations, and so forth.
- Credits are allocated to all educational components of a study program (such as modules, courses, placements, dissertation work, etc.) and reflect the quantity of work each component requires to achieve its specific objectives or learning outcomes in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of study successfully.
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a student oriented credit system based on the workload of the student. It is a value that represents all the studies (theoretical courses, applications, seminars, independent studies, examinations, assignments, etc.) that a student needs to complete in order to be successful in a course.
ECTS is one of the most important fields of study in the application phase of Bologna Process in Turkey. In recent years, many universities in Turkey intensified their studies for adjusting their credit and grading systems to ECTS principles.
Istanbul Medipol University has prepared this specially designed ECTS Information Guide with the aim of clarifying details about the academic programs and the understanding of education for Istanbul Medipol University which have been formed in tune with Bologna Process. Each detail in the ECTS Information Guide regarding the implementation of ECTS credits of courses, student workloads, evaluation process and the relation of all these components with each other have been explained step by step.
All of the information provided in the ECTS Information Guide is a complete package which integrates the National Qualifications defined by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK) and their compatibility with the implementation of Bologna Process.
The beneficiaries of this web site will not only be able to access programs offered, course contents but also general information about the student life and extracurricular activities both in city of Istanbul.