The master programme Mathematical Engineering is structured in line with the ECTS. ECTS is a European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, a tool of the European higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent.
ECTS was instituted in 1989, within the Erasmus programme, as a way of transferring credits that students earned during their studies abroad into credits that counted towards their degree, on their return to studying in their home institution. In the following years, it came to be used not only for transferring credits, on the basis of workload and achieved learning outcomes, but also for accumulating them in institutions’ degree programmes.
ECTS credit stands for a number of hours worked by the student. Usually, 1 ECTS represents between 25 and 30 hours of work.
60 ECTS are allocated to the learning outcomes and associated workload of a full-time academic year or its equivalent. Typically, study cycles will demand:
- Bachelor studies: 180 - 240 ECTS
- Master studies: 60 - 120 ECTS
- PhD studies: 180 ECTS
You can read more about the ECTS in the ECTS Users' Guide prepared by the European Commission: