ECTS Methodology

Estimation of ECTS credits
Since a recently established university IESU has adopted the ECTS approach and applications. Therefore it started using only ECTS. IESU has 14-week long semesters and  workloads comprises course hours, homework , field work, projects, quizzes, and the 3-week required for the midterm  and final examinations. The amount of workload in hours corresponding to 1 ECTS should be estimated accordingly. In order to get 1 ECTS credit, a student should spend a total time of 25.5 hours/semester.
•In Associate’s Degree Programs:total 4 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 120 ECTS
•In Undergraduate Degree Programs:total 8 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 240 ECTS
•In Master’s Degree Programs:total 4 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 120 ECTS
•In Doctoral Degree Programs: total 6 or 8 semesters x 30ECTS = 120 - 240 ECTS
 
The aim of ECTS
•          To facilitate student mobility at international level.
•          To ensure the transparency that would provide higher education institutions with additional
               information about student performance.
•          To ensure that periods of study abroad are recognized in the students’ home country.
•          To provide model rules of application based on the transparency of study programs and the
              success of the students to regulate academic recognition