ECTS Credit Transfer System
The abbreviation ECTS stands for the “European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System”. The ECTS point system is used to document the workload of each student. One ECTS point is equivalent to an average workload of 30 hours, including time spent in lectures, tutorials, seminars, etc., and time spent on preparation and review. The ECTS point system is a strictly quantitative system and reveals nothing about the students’ performance. Performance is indicated by the grade assigned to the student.
In the programs of study offered at the University, bachelor’s programs comprise 180 ECTS points and master’s programs comprise 120. In the programs of study offered at the College of Applied Sciences (FH), bachelor’s programs require 210 ECTS points and master’s programs comprise 90. Thus programs of study at both parts of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (University and College of Applied Sciences) require a total of 300 ECTS points. Details and specific features relating to the particular program of study are then documented in a separate “Diploma Supplement.”