Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) will provide credit transfer on behalf of AIT. BME is one of the largest universities in Hungary, founded in 1782 as the first engineering institution on university level in Europe.
Academic courses will meet twice a week, for two hours per occasion. Hence the 7-week courses typically correspond to 2 academic credits, and the 14-week courses equate to 4 credits in most North American colleges and universities using the semester system. Credit transfer is subject to acceptance by the student’s home institution.
The average student load per semester equals 20-22 contact hours per week (typically resulting the same number of credits in 14 weeks).
In the 2013 Summer School the "Mobile Software Development" course will meet four times a week (Monday through Thursday), for four hours per day in the morning. Contact hours will be accompanied by laboratory assignments in the afternoon. Hence this 4-week course corresponds to 4 academic credits in most North American colleges and universities using the semester system.
The "Budapest Studies" course will have an irregular schedule (since special excursions, museum visits etc are also included) with an average of 8 contact hours per week, hence it corresponds to 2 academic credits in most North American colleges and universities using the semester system.
Students attending both courses will have an average load of 22-24 contact hours per week.