ECTS Credit Allocation Based on the Student Workload Needed in order to Achieve Expected Learning Outcomes
Credit transfer and accumulation system is used to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility
The credit system of VŠPJ is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
ECTS credits are a key element to describe the workload students need to achieve the expected learning outcomes. The workload indicates all learning modes (lectures, seminars, projects, self-study, examination, practical experience) students have to complete. A credit involves 1/60 of the average annual workload of full-time academic learning, corresponding to 26 hours of work. The programmes are designed to be attached to 60 credits for one complete year of study.
Every course is ascribed a certain number of credits to describe the workload necessary for its successful completion. Each course has a credit value, learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Credits are awarded to individual students (full-time or part-time) only after completion of the learning activities required by a formal programme of study and the successful assessment of the expected learning outcomes / learning achievement.
From the Study and Examination Regulations
Quantified evaluation of the study course in the study programme is performed through the credit system whose features are:
- one credit represents 1/60 of average workload of a student with a standard length of the study, i.e. on average 30 credits per semester and 60 credits per academic year;
- every course of the recommended study plan is allocated such a number of credits which expresses the relative amount of workload necessary for ca successful course completion;
- the workload includes:
- attendance in contact lessons;
- self-study, preparation for lessons, RFs and examinations, writing out the bachelor thesis, consultation and other learning activities;
- practical placements;
- the same course within a study programme is allocated the same number of credits;
- the student gains the amount of credits allocated to the course by completing the course;
- the credits achieved within a study programme sum up;
- the credits are used to monitor the student´s progress;
- it is possible to gain credits for a given course only once in the course of study.
To complete his/her study the student is obliged to achieve the number of credits equal to minimum sixty times the number of years of the standard study length, and they are to be in the structure given by the study programme and the recommended study plan.
The examination result is assessed in compliance with the ECTS regulations with classification grades: “excellent” (1; A), “very good” (1,5; B), “good”(2; C), “satisfactory” (2,5; D), “sufficient” (3; E) and “failed” (4; F).