Assigning ECTS Credits to Courses

Assigning ECTS Credits to Courses
The total number of credits for all courses to be taken in an academic year is 60.
* The proper method for assigning ECTS credits: Learning outcomes for each course should be set in a realistic manner by estimating the workload of an average student.
* ECTS credits should not be assigned simply on the basis of class hours. There is no linear relationship between class hours and credits. A one-hour course may require 3 hours of independent work, whereas a 3-hour seminar may require a preparation period of one week.
* ECTS credits should not be assigned on the basis of status or prestige. Prestige of the faculty member or the status of the course cannot be used as an input in assigning credits.
* It would be appropriate to assign ECTS credits first to the common courses taught throughout the university (such as Foreign Language and History of the Turkish Republic), followed by common courses taught throughout the faculty (such as Math), finally followed by courses offered only in individual departments.