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Performance credits are a unit of measure for the student’s quantitative workload expressed in a number of hours. The allocation of performance credits depends on the number of working hours which, according to lecturers’ expectations, students with average academic ability are required to spend in order to complete a given course or module. It also depends on successful completion of examinations or performance records and is granted according to the principle of all or nothing, which means regardless of the grade achieved in the respective performance. Consequently, performance credits are quantitative, but not qualitative indicators. According to ECTS regulations, one credit equals one sixtieth of the annual workload and reflects a student’s workload of between 25 and 30 working hours. See also: Credits.