For all programmes and courses, Whistling Woods International follows a system of credit points which are the unit of measure of workload for individual subjects based on international academic standards. Credit Points provide a uniform measure of total student workload for each programme, in all of its various forms across all WWI programmes. This uniform approach facilitates consistent and equitable application for students' learning accomplishments at WWI to be recognized and used by other institutions.
The system is based on a standard measure of 40 credit points for one academic year of full-time study. Faculties may vary this pattern, if appropriate to student accomplishments, from one year to the next within the programme structure, provided the credit points required for completion of the programme is a minimum of 80. Even with variation, per term totals should not exceed 24 credit points.
The normal full-time 20 credit points for one semester is based on a student class/project/study workload averaged over a semester of approximately 48 hours per week. WWI's credit point system considers actual student workload and the variance in each student's ability, prior education and professional experience, if any.
The credit point value for each subject, considers students' load in the form of the various teaching and learning requirements of the subject – including projects, essays, independent and library study, and other teaching/learning strategies appropriate to the discipline or subject.