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Module Schedule

The new Bachelor degree programs at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at JKU are largely based on modules in which the units are generally considered the equivalent of 6 ECTS credits (or more).

A full-time workload is considered to be 30 ECTS credits per semester, whereby an ECTS credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours. The total workload is therefore 60 ECTS per academic year, which is the equivalent of 10 modules worth 6 ECTS credits each.
In accordance with the University Act, 60 ECTS credits are equivalent to 1500 'real hours', meaning that one module worth 6 ECTS credits is equivalent to a workload in total of 150 hours. The completion of five modules (750 hours) in one semester (=15 weeks) is equivalent to a weekly workload of 50 hours for a full-time student.

As a full-time workload is often considered extremely challenging for students who also work full time and/or must provide child care or elderly care to a relative, a different course schedule (see timetable) is recommended for these students.

Within the curriculum, a module is typically divided into two courses. In the MuSSS program, the course content is jointly covered and - if possible - tested at a selected date. To the extent that it is possible, individual modules will be offered in half semesters in a block format. The schedule benefits part-time students as they can concentrate parallel on two to three modules and reduce the number of examinations (a maximum of 3).