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2010-2011 University Calendar

3 General University Information and Regulations : 3.5 Student Records : 3.5.2 Credit System

The faculties listed in this publication use the credit system, where each course is assigned a credit rating reflecting the number of weekly contact hours. In general, a three-credit course indicates three hours of lectures per week for one term but this does not ap­ply to all faculties. Laboratory contact hours usually count for fewer credits. Credits also reflect the amount of effort required of the stu­dent and generally assume two hours of personal study for each contact hour.
The credit weight of each course is indicated in parentheses be­side the course title.
Credit for multi-term courses (courses with the suffixes: D1, D2; N1, N2; J1, J2, J3) is granted only after successful completion of all components in the specified time frame. For example, a student would have to take D1 and D2 components in consecutive terms and successfully complete them both in order to obtain credit.

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