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Graduate Diploma Digital Media Development For Education | Assessment

There are no exams. Student assessment in each module will be based solely on the presentation of assignments. The level of award shall be determined by the individual's overall level of performance as reflected in their QCA and shall be in accordance with the University's regulations.

What is QCA (Quality Credit Average)

The quality and standard of your academic performance in the University of Limerick is expressed as a numerical value between 2.00 and 4.00 It's based on the grades you receive in the modules of the programme. It is calculated automatically for you and available to view on University's online student record system along with your official module grades. The formula for calculation including a worked example is available here

What are ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

The system allows for the transfer of learning experiences between different institutions, greater student mobility and more flexible routes to gain degrees. It also aids curriculum design and quality assurance. ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning.
They relate to level descriptors in national and European qualifications frameworks.
Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. In most cases, student workload ranges from 1 500 to 1 800 hours for an academic year, whereby one credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work. For more information please consult