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Units of credit (UC)

This term refers to the minimum value of a course. It is used to:

  • provide students with a guide to the amount of work a course may involve
  • indicate a student's enrolment load
  • define the requirements for an award in the program structure
  • quantify the recognition of any credit for prior study or learning
  • assist in the calculation of a student's weighted grade-point-average (WGPA), and
  • indicate the progress of a student towards completion of an award.

One unit of credit equates to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term and is the minimum credit value completion requirement for eligibility to graduate. For example, six units of credit has an expectation of approximately 12 hours of student work per week. This work may be made up of but not limited to: lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, assignment work, and self study.

Source: Student Handbook