The course programmes are presented in credits or ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). A credit is a unit corresponding to the workload of a student for a module, within the course programme. It takes into account the hours spent in lectures but also the practical work, seminars, laboratory work, work experience, individual work, research and field trips, etc.
The ECTS credit allocation is based on the student workload estimated to achieve the learning outcomes.
At the University of Liège, the ECTS credits allocated to each teaching activity is decided according to each Faculty by different committees at faculty level (Council of Studies, Department, Faculty…) in charge of designing the course programmes. These committees are composed not only by Professors, but also by scientific staff and students representatives.
In order to settle the credits allocated to each course, they take into account specific modalities of each teaching activity (ex cathedra, seminar, compulsory lectures, personal work, etc.), but also the pedagogical feedback that students are invited to give each year at the end of each module or course unit. Finally, the ECTS allocation must be evaluated within the entire course programme of the qualification and with respect to the other courses that compose it.
ECTS credit allocation are regularly reassessed to take into account the modifications brought to a course unit in terms of content, teaching methods or following the students opinions, expressed through their delegates or through the Council of studies of each course programme.
1 credit <=> approximately 30 hours of learning activities
Credits are granted to the student after a positive appraisal of his/her skills and knowledge. However, they may only be considered as acquired if the jury deems it appropriate.
A student may follow one or several module(s) organised by another higher education establishment, with the consent of the establishment with which he/she is enrolled.
The associated credits are assessed in the jury conditions of this same establishment.
In the case of a co-organised course, at least 20 ECTS of each course of the 1st cycle and at least 15 ECTS of other cycles must be followed in the qualifying Institution.
Carrying marks through: in the case of failure, the credits corresponding to the modules for which the student has achieved a mark of ≥ 12/20 may not be considered as acquired, even though the mark is carried through. The student is free to resit the exam in order to improve his/her mark or to keep the mark achieved.
Contact(s) : Nicole TATON et France SCHYNS