The ECTS System

The ECTS System

ECTS, the English acronym for the European Credit Transfer System, is set up with the objective of promoting academic recognition of studies carried out in a foreign country. It is above all a methodology which will facilitate the taking into account of the students’ academic results thanks to the use of evaluation standards identical for all - credits and marks - as well as by improved comprehension of the postsecondary national systems.


ECTS Marks:

ECTS Marks

Percentage of students admitted
obtaining the mark

Definition

A

10 %


Excellent

B

25 %


Very Good

C

30 %

Good

D


25 %


Satisfactory

E

10 %


Pass

F

 - - -

Insufficient


First & Second Year:


For each core curriculum module (excluding projects) 4 ECTS credits are attributed if it is associated with laboratory studies, and 3 in all other cases. The elective modules (excluding foreign languages and APS) each represent 2 ECTS credits. Each project represents 4 ECTS credits. Finally, each half-module of foreign language (corresponding to 7 time slots of 90 minutes) represents an ECTS credit. One year is complet with 60 ECTS credits.


Third Year:


The third year consists of:

- "Major" for 12 ECTS credits,

- "Minors" courses for 12 ECTS credits (each course represents 2 ECTS Credits),

- "Laboratory work" for 12 ECTS credits,

- "Foreign Languages" for 2 ECTS credits each course

- "Seminar" for 2 ECTS credits

- "End of Studies Training Period" for 20 ECTS credits (one third of the academic year)


Mark greater than or equal to 16 gives the level

A

Excellent

Mark between 14 to 16 gives the level

B

Very Good

Mark between 12 to 14 gives the level

C

Good

Mark between 10 to 12 gives the level

D

Satisfactory


Mark under 10 gives the level

F

Insufficient

 
Last update : 22/03/2012