Credit Conversions between ISU and International Universities

Below are the credit conversions and grade equivalencies between ISU and international universities where engineering classes are available. Please make sure to consult with your academic adviser to know your department’s requirements regarding passing grades. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Engineering International Programs at eip@iastate.edu or in 1300 Marston Hall.

 

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European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

ECTS is a system of credit equivalency that is used by many, but not all, European schools.  The conversion from ECTS to Iowa State credits, as well as a general letter grade conversion, can be found in the tables below.  Grades at schools that use ECTS for credits may not all be the same.  Check individuals schools to confirm grading scale. The following schools use ECTS:

  • University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Technical University of Delft, Netherlands
  • Universidad de Carlos III Madrid, Spain
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (see grade conversion below)

 

ECTS – ISU CREDITS
ECTS 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0
ISU 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 6.0

 

ECTS – ISU Grades
ECTS A B C D E FX F
ISU A A B C+ C+ D-\D F
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne  – ISU Grades
EPFL 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5
ISU A A- B B- C C- D D

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Bogazici University

Bogazici University Credits ISU Credits
3 credits 3 credits

 

Bogazici University Grade ISU Grade
AA A
BB-BA B
CC-CB C
DD-DC D
F F

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 Cardiff University

 Cardiff University Credits ISU Credits
20 credits 5 credits
10 credits 3 credits

 

 Cardiff University Grade ISU Grade
100-65 A
64-62 A-
61-58 B+
57-55 B
54-52 B-
51-48 C+
47-45 C
44-40 C-
39-34 D
34-0 F

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 Grenoble INP (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble)

Grenoble INP Credits ISU Credits
10 credits 6 credits
5 credits 3 credits

 

 Grenoble INP Grade ISU Grade
A A
B A
C B
D C+/C
FX C-/D
F F

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Hochschule Mannheim

Hochschule Mannheim Credits ISU Credits
3 credits 3 credits

Grades at Hochschule Mannheim are equivalent to ISU Grades

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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST Credits ISU Credits
3 credits 3 credits

Grades at HKUST are equivalent to ISU Grades

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 Nanyang Technological University

NTU Credits ISU Credits
3 credits 3 credits

Grades at NTU are equivalent to ISU Grades

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 National University of Singapore

 

NUS Credits ISU Credits
4 credits 3 credits

(.75 CONVERSION RATIO)

Grades at NUS are equivalent to ISU Grades

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Swansea University

Swansea University Credit Transfer Equation

Swansea Credits ISU Credits
10 credits 3 credits
15 credits 4 credits
20 credits 6 credits

Swansea Grade ISU Grade
100-65 A
64-62 A-
61-58 B+
57-55 B
54-52 B-
51-48 C+
47-45 C
44-40 C-
39-34 D
34-0 F

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Technical University of Delft

TU Delft Credits ISU Credits
5 credits 3 credits
4 credits 2.5 credits
3 credits 2 credits

 

TU Delft Grade ISU Grade
10-8 A
7 B+
6 B
5 C
4-1 F

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University of Birmingham

Birmingham Credits ISU Credits
10 credits 3 credits

 

Birmingham Grade ISU Grade
100-65 A
64-62 A-
61-58 B+
57-55 B
54-52 B-
51-48 C+
47-45 C
44-40 C-
39-35 D
34-0 F

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University of Canterbury

Canterbury Credits ISU Credits
15 points 4 credits
30 points 8 credits

 

Canterbury Grade ISU Grade
100-85 A
84.99-80 A-
79.99-75 B+
74.99-70 B
69.99-65 B-
64.99-60 C+
59.99-55 C
54.99-50 C-
49.99-40 D
39.99-0 E

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University College London

UCL Credits ISU Credits
.5 Units 4 credits

 

UCL Grade ISU Grade
100-68 A
67-64 A-
63-60 B+
59-55 B
54-50 B-
49-46 C+
45-44 C
43-40 C-
39-35 D
34-0 F

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 University of Limerick

Limerick Credits ISU Credits
10 credits 6 credits
5 credits 3 credits

 

Limerick Grade  ISU Grade
A1 A
A2 A-
B1 B+
B2 B
B3 B-
C1 C+
C2 C
C3 C-
D1 D+
D2 D

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University of New South Wales

UNSW Credits ISU Credits
6 credits 4 credits

 

UNSW Grade ISU Grade
100-75 A
74-65 B
64-50 C
UP S
FF F

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University of Southern Denmark

Southern Denmark Credits ISU Credits
10 credits 6 credits
5 credits 3 credits
Southern Denmark Grade ISU Grade
12 A
10 B+
7 B
4 C+
2 C
0 F

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