At Sabanci University, each course has both SU and ECTS credits. 

The SU credit hours of an undergraduate course are composed of all the weekly hours in theoretical courses, plus half the weekly hours in practical, studio, laboratory, and workshop sessions. 

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a student oriented credit system based on the workload of the student for a specific course. It is a value which represents all the studies (theoretical courses, applications, seminars, independent studies, examinations, assignments, etc.) that a student needs to complete in order to achieve the defined learning outcomes.

For the initial ECTS credit allocation, the instructors have envisioned the students’ average workload in order to be successful. The workload of each course has been checked with students by evaluation questionnaires at the end of each semester. At SU, the minimum ECTS credits for a successful completion of a program per semester (16 weeks) is 30 ECTS