Grading and credit system - Tampere University of Technology

Grading and credit system

TUT is used The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which is based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. One TUT credit equals to one ECTS credit.

Studies at TUT are evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2) and satisfactory or approved (1) and fail (0).  For special reasons studies may be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

1 credit at TUT refers to an input of approximately 27 hours of work, which consists of lecture hours, exercises and other forms of instruction, as well as independent work. Full course load for the whole academic year is approximately 60 credits and for one semester approximately 30 credits.

Institutional and ECTS evaluation systems

GRADES  Tampere University of Technology ECTS
Excellent 5 A
Very Good 4 B
Good 3 C
Very Satisfactroy 2 D
Satisfactory of approved 1 E
Fail 0 FX or F


ECTS Grade Definitions

EXCELLENT                                          Outstanding performance with only minor errors
VERY GOOD                                          Above the average standard but with some errors
GOOD                                                     Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
VERY SATISFACTORY                         Fair but with significant shortcomings
SATISFACTORY OR APPROVED       Performance meets the minimum criteria
FAIL                                                          Some more work required before the credit can be awarded (FX), considerable further work is required (F)

Please note that at TUT grade F usually means that some parts of the course are not completed. The grade FX is not used at TUT.

Updated by: Sinikka Hakonen, 27.10.2017 14:34.
Content owner: Oikemus Meeri
Keywords: education and studies