Credit system methodology
- Datum kreiranja: 25 mart 2019
Credit system methodology used at the institution
Technical College of Applied Sciences in Zrenjanin (TCAS) competence-based curricula describes the expected learning outcomes for each study programme and individual course unit. The students are expected to do a certain amount of work to achieve the learning outcomes. This workload is defined through ECTS credits. The workload of a full-time academic year is 60 ECTS, i.e. 30 ECTS per semester. TCAS uses the ECTS credit system to allocate credits to course units, based on a full-time student’s workload per course unit. One ECTS corresponds to 30 hours of student workload related to the curriculum including lectures, exercises, practical work, homework, tutoring sessions, independent learning for colloquia and exams, as well as the time necessary for taking the colloquia and exams.
Consequently, the total number of ECTS per study year is at least 60 if all course units are successfully completed. Our budget students must complete 60 ECTS per year, whereas self-financed students must earn at least 37 ECTS. Our first degree studies (basic professional studies) have 180 ECTS, while the second degree studies (specialist professional studies) have 60 ECTS. The credit issue is explained in the institution’s Rulebook on enrollment, ranking and study rules, can be find here.