At University of Zakho the ECTS for any module can be calculated based on hours that can be performed by students as a Student WorkLoad (SWL). This is categorized by three main categories: Contact hours and study time(1), Assignments (2), and Assessment & Exam Preparation(3) (Figure 2).

**Contact hours and study time**

This category includes several sections that can be considered for calculation of ECTS. They are:

- Module Hours (Per-Week)
- Laboratory (Per-Week)
- Tutorial (Per-Week)
- Presentations or Seminar (Per-Semester)
- Field Work (Per-Semester)
- Self-Study (Preparation) (Per-Week)
- Other (Per-Semester)

**Assignments**

This category also includes some other section as (Figure 4):

- Homework
- Assignments
- Project
- Report

**Assessment & Exam Preperation**

This has three main sections (Figure 5). Ther are:

- Quizzes
- Mid-term Exam
- Final Exam

Therefore, the total calulated hours in all categories will be summed-up and then divided by 25 (as each ECTS corresponds to 25 hours). Doing this, the ECTS of a module will be known.

Below is an example of calculating ECTS for a Linear Algebra module (Figure 5).