European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a student oriented credit system based on the workload of the student. It is a value that represents all the studies (theoretical courses, applications, seminars, independent studies, examinations, assignments, etc.) that a student needs to complete in order to be successful in a course. ECTS is one of the most important fields of study in the application phase of Bologna Process in Turkey. In recent years, many universities in Turkey intensified their studies for adjusting their credit and grading systems to ECTS principles. National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Turkey (NQF-HETR) represents the “development of national qualifications in the field of higher education” which is guaranteed to be completed by Bologna Process countries in an effort to increase the transparency, recognition and mobility in higher education systems of these countries in accordance with the objectives of Lisbon Strategy published in 2000 by European Union (EU) and with the objectives of Bologna Process in which our country was included as a member in 2001. National Qualifications Framework is a system in which qualifications, which are recognized and can be related by national and international stakeholders, are structured within a certain organization.
Through this system, all the qualifications for the higher education and the other learning outcomes can be explained and related to each other consistently. University of Turkish Aeronautical Association has prepared this specially designed ECTS Information Guide with the aim of clarifying details about the academic programs and understanding the education in the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association which have been formed in tune with Bologna Process. Each detail in the ECTS Information Guide and NQF-HETR regarding the implementation of ECTS credits of courses, student workloads, evaluation process and the relation of all these components with each other have been explained step by step. All of the information provided in the ECTS Information Guide and NQF-HETR is a complete package which integrates the National Qualifications defined by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK) and their compatibility with the implementation of Bologna Process. The beneficiaries of this information package will not only be able to access academic programs but also general information about the student life and extracurricular activities both in Ankara and in the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association.