Instituto Superior Técnico

Qualidade das Unidades Curriculares


Student Survey

1. What formula is used to calculate the ECTS?

ECTS student= ( ( %C * NCH + %E * NHAW ) * 14 + NSD * 8 ) / 28

  • NHAW = Average of weekly hours spent on the course during class time (information introduced by student)
  • %C = Percentage of classes attended (information introduced by student)
  • %E = Percentage allocation of NHAW regarding the Course Unit (information introduced by student)
  • NCH = Number of contact hours per week regarding the Course Unit (system information)
  • NSD = Number of study days around exam time for the Course Unit(information introduced by student)

It is assumed that the 1 semester has 14 class weeks; 1 study day around exam time corresponds to 8 working hours; 1 ECTS corresponds to 28 working hours in a semester.

2. What does autonomous work mean?

Autonomous work is the time devoted by a student to research study, individual and group work, etc.

3. Are the course unit surveys made public?

Yes, if there are at least 10 valid surveys submitted, which account for at least 30% of the number of students enrolled.

How to fill out surveys

1. When does the survey period expire?

The survey period will end simultaneously with the enrolment period in the following semester.

2. How can I know that all my surveys are filled out in order to enroll in the next semester with no problem?

In Fénix click on “Student” and then on the left side “QUC – Surveys”. If you have already filled out all surveys the following message will appear: “All your surveys are filled out. Many thanks for cooperating”.