Student workload and ECTS credit allocation


The completion of one academic year's study requires an average input of 1600 hours equating to 60 ECTS credits.

Studies are organized for students to achieve 60 credits per academic year. One academic year comprises 40 weeks.

The student must complete his/her studies within the allotted time framework mentioned below according to degree regulations.

  Scope of UAS degree (ECTS credits) Suggested time of study
(years)
 Bachelor's degrees:
 Engineering & Music
 240

 3.5-4.0

 Bachelor's degrees:
 Nursing & Business
 210

 3.5

 Master's degrees  90

 1.5

 

Technology, Communications and Transport degree programmes and the Public Health Nurse option in the Social Services, Health Care and Sports degree programme are structured to take 4 academic years which require 240 ECTS credits.

Studies for the Music degree programme are structured to take 4 academic years of full-time study requiring 240 ECTS credits of which 60 credits represent teaching studies.

Social Sciences, Business and Administration degree programmes, Humanities and Education degree programmes, Nursing and Bachelor of Social Sciences option in Social Services, Health Care and Sports degree programme are structured to take 3½ academic years of full-time study which require 210 ECTS credits.

Polytechnic postgraduate Master’s Degrees are structured and organized so that in Technology, Communications and Transport degree programmes and in Culture degree programme they comprise 60 ECTS credits to be completed in 2 years’ time, and in other fields of education they comprise 90 ECTS credits to be completed in 3 years’ time. In this case, studies are part-time.

In the university of applied sciences, the completion of one academic year’s study requires an average input of 1600 hours equating to 60 ECTS credits.

The student must complete his/her studies within the allotted time framework mentioned above according to degree regulations. If there are special grounds, students may apply for an extension from the university of applied sciences’ rector or a person authorized by the rector.

 

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