Ateneum’s attribution rules for E.C.T.S. points
The E.C.T.S (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is to facilitate the planning, acquisition, assessment, approval, and validation of qualifications. Furthermore, it should facilitate the assessment of educational units and students’ mobility.
The E.C.T.S. points are defined as measures of mean learners’ work costs, which must be covered in order to achieve the education effects presumed, whereby the final positive mark does not affect the point number.
The E.C.T.S. points are attributed to each subject credited (including lectures, practical classes, seminars, foreign-language classes etc.), with the crediting confirmed by a mark or the standard note (“zal”). The points can be attributed if all the curriculum requirements are complied with and a positive mark confirms the education effects expected as achieved indeed. Additional points are attributed to the dissertation presented and to employment training being integral parts of the studies.
The February 28, 2012, decision No. 2/2012 of Ateneum’s Senate settled the E.C.T.S. point number for each curriculum subject, i.e.
- 30 points in a semester;
- 60 points in an academic year,
as well as the E.C.T.S. point number required to graduate from stationary and non-stationary studies throughout the respective cycle:
- 180 – in the case of six-semester first-cycle studies,
- 120 – in the case of four-semester second-cycle studies.
Each curriculum subject has points attributed to. The point numbers are differentiated and correspond to students’ work costs resulting in the crediting of each subject. The other attribution criteria are the number of classes, the difficulty level, and the (obligatory/optional) status of each subject.