About Courses at Makerere University
A course is a unit of work in particular Field/Area of study normally extending through one semester the completion of which normally carries credit towards the fulfillment of the requirements of certain Degrees or Diplomas.
Contact Hours & Credit Units
A contact hour shall be equivalent to One (1) hour of lecture/ clinical or two (2) hours of tutorial/ Practical or four (4) hours of internship/ field work. A Credit or Credit Unit is the measure used to reflect the relative weight of a given course towards the fulfillment of appropriate Degree, Diploma, Certificate or other programmes required. One Credit Unit shall be One Contact Hour per Week per Semester or a series of Fifteen (15) Contact Hours.