60 credits are the equivalent of a full year of study or work. In a standard academic year, 60 credits would be usually broken down into several smaller components.
A typical "first cycle" (or Bachelor's) Degree, consists of 180 credits, whereas a typical "second cycle" (or Master's) Degree, consists of 120 credits.
ENSTA Bretagne’s Engineering Programme involves 30 ECTS per semester and 60 ECTS per year, the Engineering Diploma corresponding to a third year of BSc (=60 ECTS) followed by the equivalent of a Master’s Degree (=120 ECTS).
The ECTS Grading scale
The grade distribution table below shows how the existing institutional scale is being used. It represents the statistical distribution of positive grades (pass and above) awarded in each field of study
|ECTS Grade||% of successful students normally achieving the grade||Definition|
|B||30 %||VERY GOOD||Above average standards, with minor errors|
|C||30 %||GOOD||Generally sound work, with some errors|
|D||15 %||SATISFACTORY||Fair, but with significant shortcomings|
|E||5 %||SUFFICIENT||Performance meets minimum criteria|
|FX||FAIL||Extra work required before credit can be awarded|
|F||FAIL||Considerable further work is required; involves re-attendance of classes|
Local Grades are awarded on a scale of 0-20 (pass mark 10)