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Thanks for your help, Magali & Henrik. Also, thanks to all of those who answered - I appreciate your help. I chose this answer because I felt exam was more appropriate than test. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: I agree with Magali's boyfriend; I'd just like to point out that none of Sven's hyperlinks are references to an English translation of the term, only to (admittedly relevant) examples of usage.
Several Subject Exams combine to form study units of for instance 10 "vekttall" (credits) = the regulated study load for one semester. Several study units combine to form a degree.