By completing a course, seminar, module etc., you get awarded ECTS-credit points. Every ECTS credit point represents the amount of workload you accomplished in that period of time.
Some examples of ECTS credits assigned per degree type are:
1 year of studies - 60 ECTS-credits;
3-year Bachelor’s programme - 180 ECTS-credits;
4-year Bachelor’s programme - 240 ECTS-credits;
2-year Master’s programme - 120 ECTS-credits.
Depending on the country, one ECTS credit point can equal on average between 25 and 30 workload hours.
The ECTS of 25 workload hours is the most suitable to shift smoothly from the old system.