Explanation of Credits

Numbers of credits are defined for all courses. The breakdown of credits and an explanation are outlined below.

The numbers [2-1-0] indicate that the course consists of 2 credits of lecture time, 1 credit of exercise time, and 0 credits of experiment time. The total number of credits for the course equals the sum of the three credit areas (lecture / exercise / experiment).
For example, a course with the numbers [2-1-0] has a total of 3 credits.

The number of credits listed in the "Graduate School List of Syllabus and Registration Numbers of the Courses" is the total number of credits for the course, which is calculated as noted above.

Regarding the breakdown of course credits, 1 credit is equivalent to 45 hours of study time, and the number of allotted credits is calculated by considering the category of the course and the preparation and review time required before and after class, in the following way:
1 credit equals 45 hours of study, including preparation and review.

System:

  • (1)

    Lecture / Exercise: 15 hours of instruction corresponds to 1 credit.

    30 hours of preparation / review are required before and after class.

    Course determined separately: 30 hours of instruction corresponds to 1 credit.

    15 hours of preparation / review are required before and after class in this case.
  • (2)

    Experiment: 30 hours of instruction corresponds to 1 credit.

    15 hours of preparation / review are required before and after class.

    Course determined separately: 45 hours of instruction corresponds to 1 credit.

For a course with the numbers [2-1-0] amounting to a total of 3 credits, the total study hours is as follows:
30 hours of lecture with 60 hours of preparation/review and 15 hours of exercise with 30 hours of preparation/review totaling 135 hours of study.