ECTS - European Credit Transfer System - was developed by the European
Commision in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic
recognition of studies abroad.
It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and
transferring them from one institution to another.
ECTS credits are allocated to course units to describe the student
workload required to complete them.
They reflect the quantity of work required and by definition 1 credit
equals 25 hrs of student work, including lectures, practical works,
seminars, tutorials, fieldswork and private study.
ECTS is thus based on a full student workload and not limited to contact
In ECTS 60 credits represent the workload of an academic year of study;
30 credits corrrespond to a semester and 20 credits correspond to a
ECTS credits ensure that the programme will be reasonable in terms of
workload for the period of study abroad.
Our local grading system is based on numerical marks which may vary
between 18 and 30:
- 18/30 is the minimum
- marks between 20-24
correspond to a satisfactory performance (D);
- marks between 25-27
correspond to a good performance
- marks between 28-29
correspond to a very good performance (B);
- 30 corresponds to full
marks and a distinction (lode) may be added to this
maximum grade as a mention of special merit (A).
of the courses
Programmes and timetables for individual courses of study can be found
on the university web-site(http://www.unicam.it)
or by contacting ECTS Co-ordinators.
Courses normally begin in the first week of October with an
approximately one month pause during the Christmas holidays (mid Dec. -
usuallly finish in mid June and exams are completed by mid July.
students normally achieving the grade
30 e Lode
outstanding performance with only minor errors
above the average standard but with some errors
generally sound work with a number of notable errors
fair but with significant short-comings
performance meets the minimum criteria
some more work required before the credits can be awarded