The course is accredited in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). ECTS is a tool of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent and thus helping to enhance the quality of higher education. ECTS credits express the volume of learning based on the defined learning outcomes and their associated workload. All lectures, laboratory training and homework of this course count towards the workload.

Complete participation in the course will be awarded with 1.5 ECTS credits.

The Technical University of Crete is an accredited ECTS Higher Education Institution. Recognition of credits is however, at the discretion of your home institution and you will have to speak to your faculty to find out. The course description, syllabus and timetable found on the website of the course will be useful for this purpose.

Assessment criteria

Assessment is based on presence and written reports submitted for each laboratory exercise. The grades for each written report are expressed on a 0-10 scale in increments of 0.5 with 5 being the lowest passing grade. The average grade of all written reports is converted into a pass/fail grading scaling system. Full presence is mandatory.

Estimated student workload

Lectures:                     12 hours

Practical work:            12 hours

Individual study:            8 hours

Total:                           32 hours