KNUTD
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

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AWARDING OF ECTS CREDITS

Effective application of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) in the organization of the educational process in KNUTD contributes to ensuring the quality of higher education, integration of the national higher education system into the European and world educational community.

ECTS is a tool that helps to develop, describe, implement curricula, and it promotes compatibility, comparability, recognition of periods and terms of study both in KNUTD and in other higher education institutions. The introduction of the ECTS ensures transparency, openness of curricula and facilitates the recognition of diplomas and qualifications, which facilitates the academic mobility of higher education seekers and implementation of lifelong learning.

ECTS credit is a unit of academic load of a higher education seeker, necessary to achieve defined (expected) learning outcomes.

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is targeted at higher education seekers and is based on the transparency of learning outcomes. Credits are defined for each educational component of the educational program (academic courses, individual classes, practices, etc.) and reflect the amount of time required to master this component and achieve the expected learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes are a complex of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other competencies acquired by a person in the process of learning according to a certain educational-professional, educational-scientific program, which can be identified, quantified, and measured. One ECTS credit is 30 hours.

The study time of a higher education seeker is determined by the number of units of time spent on the implementation of educational (educational-professional or educational-scientific) training program at the appropriate level of higher education. The units of the student’s study time are an academic hour, academic day, academic week, academic semester, academic course, and academic year.

The academic hour is the minimum unit of study time. The duration of the academic hour is 40 minutes. Two academic hours make up a double class (hereinafter referred to as “double period class”).

The academic semester is an integral part of the student’s study time, which ends with the final control. The duration of the semester at the University is 20 weeks, the semester time budget is 45×20 = 900 hours (30 credits).

The academic course is the completed period of study of the student during the academic year. The academic year lasts 12 months, usually begins on September 1 and, for higher education seekers, consists of academic days, days set aside for individual work, final control, examination sessions, weekends, public holidays, and vacations.

Duration of the academic year is 52 weeks. The total duration of a vacation period at the University is up to 8 weeks. The duration of theoretical training, compulsory practical training, semester control, individual assignments and final certification is 40 weeks per year. Annual time budget of the student is 45×40 = 1800 hours.

 

Compliance with the scales for assessing the quality of learning material

Score on the national scale

exam/test

Points

Assessment on the ECTS scale

Definition

excellent/passed

90-100

А

Excellent

(outstanding performance without errors)

good/passed

82-89

В

Very good

(above the average standard but with minor errors)

74-81

С

Good

(generally sound work with some errors)

satisfactory/passed

64-73

D

Satisfactory

(fair but with significant shortcomings)

60-63

Е

Fair

(performance meets the minimum criteria)

unsatisfactory/failed

35-59

FX

Fail

(some more work required before the credit can be awarded)

0-34

F

Fail

(considerable further work is required)