Resources Engineering - a water-oriented Master Study Program

Workload Plan

Workload. According to the ECTS Users' Guide "workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes" (2009, p. 11).

According to ECTS, 30 hours of student work correspond to 1 credit point (CP). One semester covers 30 CP with 20 weekly contact hours (WCH) on average. That results in a semester workload of 900 hrs for full-time students.

Self-study. As layed out in the Resources-Engineering Workload Plan, students are expected to spend time during the semester parallel to course sessions. This self-study serves to prepare for classes and to revise notes for examinations.