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 studies (theoretical courses, applications, seminars, independent studies, examinations, assignments, etc.) of a full-time student during one academic year.
Following the description of the learning outcomes and competencies for a specific course, ECTS credits are determined according to the exact workload of the student that the student needs to acquire in order to succeed in the course, in other words, to gain the predefined learning outcomes. At our university, Based on the ECTS key feature that 60 credits are allocated to the workload of a full-time academic year, 30 ECTS credits are normally allocated to a semesterworkload per semester including all the activities of the students (lectures, assignments, projects, midterms, finals etc.)