All examinations at Communication and Digital Media are graded according to the 7-point scale or with a pass/fail. You will find a list of all grades awarded to you in the Student Self-service System (STADS). In addition to the grades awarded to you, all course and examination activities will also award a number of ECTS credits.
ECTS credits is a numerical indication of the total workload of a course and project module. ECTS credits only represent student workload and as such do not represent academic level or level of difficulty.
The point system indicates the overall workload (the average time) required for reaching the required learning outcomes of a course. One ECTS credit is equivalent to 27.5 hours of work. At the University, each semester comprises a total of 30 ECTS credits. These 30 ECTS credits are distributed across a number of various activities. For example, a project module usually comprises 20 ECTS credits, then a few courses are added each of which comprise five ECTS credits. Once you have completed your bachelor’s degree in Communication and Digital Media, you will have reached a total of 180 ECTS credits.
ECTS credits also affect your grade point average. Grades awarded to courses or modules comprising 20 ECTS credits carry more weight than grades awarded to courses comprising 5 ECTS credits. This is why you cannot calculate your own grade point average – this will instead be calculated for you and will appear on your diploma as your 'weighted average'.