Evaluation Procedure

Grading systemThe marks obtained for the academic course units are graded according to the standard grading scheme given below. It consists of a grade point value with 4.0 points for an A, 3.0 points for a B and 2.0 points for a C. The transcript includes the grades obtained for all course units together with their respective credit ratings but not the actual marks.

Grade Grade Point Value Attainment
A+ 4.00
A 4.00 Superior
A- 3.75
B+ 3.25
B 3.00 Meritorious
B- 2.75
C+ 2.25
C 2.00 Adequate
C- 1.75
D+ 1.25
D 1.00 Minimal
D- 0.75
F 0.00 Failure

When calculating the Grade Point Average (GPA), all course units are weighted according to their corresponding credit values. Grades of all registered course units in a study program are taken into account when calculating the GPA.

All enhancement course units carry only a letter grade as specified below.

Grade Attainment
H Honours (Exceptional)
S Satisfactory
P Pass
U Unsatisfactory
W Withdrawal
I Incomplete (Unfinished)

Examinations

All examinations are conducted and completed within a given semester except for course units having practical or research projects. The results of all first and second year examinations are normally released within 06 weeks of completion of the examinations.Third and fourth year examination results are normally released within 2 months of conducting the examinations.

The duration of the end of semester theory examinations vary from 1 hour (for 1 credit courses) to a maximum of 3 hours (for 3 credits and above). The departments decide the duration of practical and oral examinations.

Duration of the Degree

General degree and special degree students should complete their degrees within a specified number of semesters. The maximum period allowed for the 3-year degrees and the 4-year degrees are 12 semesters (6 years). Students are allowed to repeat examinations subject to the above constraint.

The student should obtain C grades aggregating to a minimum of 10 academic credits in any given level to move on to the next level.

Registration for Courses

All students are expected to obtain advice from Faculty appointed academic advisors if they have any questions regarding their study programs. Students are advised to register for the prerequisites of their intended study programs (if any). Registration commence 1 week prior to the start of semester. Elective course units having less than 5 students are not be conducted (applicable only to General Degree course units) and students who have registered for such course units are permitted 1 week into the semester to register for other available course units. No changes in course units are permitted after the start of semester.

Attendance

Students are strongly advised to attend all lectures and practical classes of all course units that they select to follow. For laboratory classes, attendance of at least 50% and sitting for the final practical examination (where applicable) are required to obtain a C grade or better.

Completion of course units

If a student registers for a course unit and obtains a grade, such a course unit shall be considered as ‘complete’ and all such course units shall be considered for the awarding of the degree.

Repeating examinations

A student obtaining a grade below a C may re-sit the course unit examination for the purpose of improving the grade. If a student obtains a lower grade in the repeat examination, he/she is entitled to keep the better grade. However, if a student obtains a grade better than a C in a repeat examination, the highest grade considered for the determination of a class is C.