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One of the fundamental mechanisms in the construction of the European Higher Education Area is ECTS - the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, which enables the efficient mobility of students and teachers at the European level to national systems throughout Europe. The European area of higher education was proclaimed in 2010 at the ministerial conference in Budapest and Vienna

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, ECTS - the European system of transferring and accumulating points is designed as a unique system that enables easier recognition and comparability of different educational programs at universities and other higher education institutions in European countries. The system is based on points that express the student's "load" in mastering a certain study program. In short, it is the "weighting factor" of a course or study program. For one academic year, it is necessary to obtain 60 ECTS points, 30 for a semester, or 20 for a trimester. The application of the ECTS system in university practice enables the mobility of students in the European area of higher education, with the possibility of transferring and accumulating points acquired at different higher education institutions, which fulfills the prerequisites for high-quality inter-university cooperation of both students and teachers.

Credits - points, points, credits are the key element of ECTS. They are assigned to individual subjects (courses, modules), as well as to other forms of mastering the planned study program (exams, consultations, projects, seminars, studies, experimental work, field work, master's thesis, dissertations...). ECTS are a quantitative measure of the student's total work effort and are awarded to the student after the successful completion of a specific program, i.e. passing the exam.

ETCS-coordinator is v. prof. dr. Bernard Harbaš.

Rulebook on ECTAS of the University of Zenica

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