ECTS credit allocation based on the student workload needed in order to achieve expected learning outcomes
ECTS has been introduced in all degree programmes (bachelor and master) of the UAS BFI Vienna. Every class has been described in terms of content and learning outcomes. The workload of every class has been quantified using ECTS credits. In total students should acquire 60 ECTS credits per year, respectively 30 ECTS credits per semester. This corresponds to a total workload of 1500 hours per year. The workload (25 hours per ECTS credit) of every class takes into account all learning activities which students have to undertake in order to achieve the expected learning outcomes. The workload of every class is assessed at the end of every semester by students. The results of this assessment are forwarded to the lecturers, who discuss the results with the degree programme directors and then implement the necessary changes to readjust the workload of the classes whose workload is too big or too small.