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The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) was developed by the European Commission in order to provide common procedures to guarantee recognition of studies abroad.

ECTS credits are based on the estimated workload necessary for the student to achieve the defined learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a student is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning.

Workload is an estimation of the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, individual study, assessments) required to achieve the defined learning outcomes.
Generally 60 ECTS credits are allocated to the workload of an entire academic year and the associated learning outcomes. All course units offered in the Antwerp Maritime Academy have been allocated credits, which are completely in line with the ECTS credit allocation procedure and value scale.

ECTS grading scale

Textual scale (1) Textual scale (2) Numerical scale Comments
A EXCELLENT 17-20 Outstanding performance with only minor errors
B VERY GOOD 15-16.9 Above the average standard but with some errors
C GOOD 13-14.9 Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
D SATISFACTORY 12-12.9 Fair but with significant shortcomings
E SUFFICIENT 10-11.9 Performance meets the minimum criteria
FX FAIL 7-9.9 Some work required before the credit can be awarded
F FAIL 0-6.9 Considerable further work is required


Antwerp Maritime Academy's non-numerical results

AA >=14
A 12 or 13
B 10 or 11
C 8 or 9
D <=7