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1 ECTS grade system in the curricula of Ruse University Principal Assist. Dr Desislava Atanasova

2 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Structure of the higher education in Bulgaria Students – full time and by correspondence students (part time) Students – full time and by correspondence students (part time) Educational programs Educational programs Bachelor – 4 years (8 semesters)Bachelor – 4 years (8 semesters) Master – 1 ÷ 2 years (2, 3 or 4 semesters)Master – 1 ÷ 2 years (2, 3 or 4 semesters) DoctoralDoctoral

3 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & The ECTS system in Ruse University Each faculty in the University has its own Information Package, which provides a description of the University of Ruse, of the Faculty and the courses offered by it, in order to help prospective ECTS students to prepare their study period at this institution. Each faculty in the University has its own Information Package, which provides a description of the University of Ruse, of the Faculty and the courses offered by it, in order to help prospective ECTS students to prepare their study period at this institution.

4 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & The ECTS Credits ECTS credits are allocated units to describe the student workload required to complete them. ECTS credits are allocated units to describe the student workload required to complete them. In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload of a year of study; normally 30 credits are given for a semester In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload of a year of study; normally 30 credits are given for a semester No special courses are set up for ECTS purposes, but all ECTS courses are mainstream courses of the participating institutions. No special courses are set up for ECTS purposes, but all ECTS courses are mainstream courses of the participating institutions.

5 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & The ECTS Credits Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations or other assessment activities have been successfully passed. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations or other assessment activities have been successfully passed. Detailed information about disciplines is given in the information package of each degree programme. Detailed information about disciplines is given in the information package of each degree programme.

6 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Structure of the curricula in Ruse University Bachelor programs Bachelor programs curricula for each program. It includes studied courses for each semester. Courses are compulsory and elective (group of elective, from which 1 or 2 courses have to be chosen);curricula for each program. It includes studied courses for each semester. Courses are compulsory and elective (group of elective, from which 1 or 2 courses have to be chosen);

7 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Structure of the curricula in Ruse University Bachelor programs Bachelor programs for each course in the curricula there are given hours of:for each course in the curricula there are given hours of: auditorial (supervised) workload; auditorial (supervised) workload; independent workload; independent workload; working on an individual assignment. working on an individual assignment. On the basis of all hours for a semester the ECTS credits for each of the courses included are determined.

8 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Components, used on defining ECTS credits for the curricula Auditorial (supervised) workload, which includes: Auditorial (supervised) workload, which includes: lectures;lectures; seminars;seminars; laboratory;laboratory; workshops.workshops.

9 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Example of a curriculum

10 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Example of a curriculum

11 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Components, used on defining ECTS credits for the curricula Independent work, including: Independent work, including: work on assignment – 10, 20, 40 or 60 hours, depending on its type (essay, two types of course assignment or project);work on assignment – 10, 20, 40 or 60 hours, depending on its type (essay, two types of course assignment or project); self preparation (training) for the exam – includes the time, needed for the training through the exam session;self preparation (training) for the exam – includes the time, needed for the training through the exam session; self preparation (training) through the semester – individual work, consultations with the lecturer, training for the studies, protocols, continuous assessments, papers, seminars etc.self preparation (training) through the semester – individual work, consultations with the lecturer, training for the studies, protocols, continuous assessments, papers, seminars etc.

12 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Components, used on defining ECTS credits for the curricula The whole planned workload for all courses in a semester is at the range of 800 hours, which are distributed in 30 credits between the courses, having in mind: The whole planned workload for all courses in a semester is at the range of 800 hours, which are distributed in 30 credits between the courses, having in mind: auditorial workload;auditorial workload; the type of individual assignment;the type of individual assignment; the form of the final control – exam or continuous assessment.the form of the final control – exam or continuous assessment.

13 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Components, used on defining ECTS credits for the curricula 10 credits are given for the graduation, which are included in the whole sum of 30 credits for the last semester. 10 credits are given for the graduation, which are included in the whole sum of 30 credits for the last semester.

14 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Curricula table, used for ECTS credits determination

15 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Curricula table, used for ECTS credits determination

16 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Credits structure How credits should be determined? Credits are numbers for the determination of studying workload for each course. How credits should be determined? Credits are numbers for the determination of studying workload for each course. 1 credit = 15 hours auditoria workload; 1 semester = 30 credits 1 academic year = 60 credits 4 academic years = 240 credits 1 credit = 15 hours auditoria workload; 1 semester = 30 credits 1 academic year = 60 credits 4 academic years = 240 credits

17 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Credits structure The correlation: The correlation: supervised / independent workload Bachelor degree:Bachelor degree: supervised (2/3) – independent (1/3) supervised (2/3) – independent (1/3) Master degree:Master degree: supervised (1/2) – independent (1/2) supervised (1/2) – independent (1/2)

18 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Number and type credits for a course Credit types, depending on course types, are: Credit types, depending on course types, are: knowledge adoption (mainly auditorial forms);knowledge adoption (mainly auditorial forms); skills construction (mainly independent forms);skills construction (mainly independent forms); compulsory (fundamental knowledge);compulsory (fundamental knowledge); elective and facultative (specialized knowledge).elective and facultative (specialized knowledge).

19 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & Number and type credits for a course Maximum credit points for a course have to be: Maximum credit points for a course have to be: for lectures: 4 = 60 hours;for lectures: 4 = 60 hours; for seminars and workshops: 3 = 45 hours;for seminars and workshops: 3 = 45 hours; for independent work: 3 = 90 hours;for independent work: 3 = 90 hours; for practical foreign language study:for practical foreign language study: 10 = 150 hours; for a course: 8 = 90 hours.for a course: 8 = 90 hours.

20 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & ECTS grades Grading scale of the ECTS Grading scale of the ECTS ECTSGrade A Excellent (6) - excellent performance B Very good (5)- above average standard C Good (4) – good work D Satisfactory (3) E Sufficient (3) – performance meets minimum criteria FXF Fail (2) – except jury decision (no credit points)

21 Be-TWIN: Testing a Joint ECVET-ECTS Implementation 1st WP 2 Meeting 15 & ECTS Students ECTS Students - full credit for all academic work. ECTS Students - full credit for all academic work. Credits - transferred to the home university and fully replace the annual/semester workload. Credits - transferred to the home university and fully replace the annual/semester workload. Students can study abroad for a certain period of time without any loss of semesters and exams. Students can study abroad for a certain period of time without any loss of semesters and exams. Some students may graduate from the host university. Some students may graduate from the host university.


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