Credits are allocated based on a realistic estimation of the student workload required for the average student to achieve the learning outcomes (see ECTS overview).
The student workload calculation should thus take into account the time spent for:
- Participating in an event (no. of hours of the course, workshop, meeting,.. )
- Preparing for the participation in an event (no. of hours for making a poster, a presentation, writing a text, learning for an exam, reading a paper, looking for references before going to a seminar/lecture,...).
In general, one should look in detail at the time schedule of an activity, calculate the time, add the time required for the personal work and apply the basic principle that:
1 ECTS stands for around 25 to 30 working hours.