Open University studies are measured with credits (cr). Credits describe the amount of work the student is required to do in order to complete a course. One credit corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work by the student.
The course description includes the assessment methods for the course. Examples of study tasks include examinations, various practical works, written assignments, essays and summaries, lecture diaries, learning diaries or portfolios. Theoretical lectures do not usually have an attendance obligation, but attendance is generally required for language studies and training lessons. Ask the teacher of the course for more details on the assessment methods.