Academic Rules

Rules and Regulations Approved by the Academic Committee*

Maximum period of candidature:

The maximum period of candidature is 6 years, 2 times the normal duration of the program.

 

Study plan and maximum sks for a Trimester:

In general, students will follow the recommended program structure for progression. Should they need to deviate from that structure, permission needs to be obtained. This includes repeating a module.

The maximum sks a student can take in each trimester should not exceed 24 sks and is subjected to approval.

Each module usually consists of a continuous assessment component and an end of module assessment component. The passing grade will be a weighted average score of 55 for the overall module. Students who fail a module will re-take the module at the next offering. There will be no supplementary examinations conducted for students who fail a module.

 

Grade Point Average (GPA), Cumulative GPA, academic warning/counselling and termination of candidature:

A student has to maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 1.5 to remain in the program.

MARK

GRADE

WEIGHT

90.00-100

A

4.00

85.00-89.99

A-

3.70

80.00-84.99

B+

3.30

75.00-79.99

B

3.00

70.00-74.99

B-

2.70

65.00-69.99

C+

2.30

60.00-64.99

C

2.00

55.00-59.99

C-

1.50

0.00-54.99

F

0.00

GPA ≤ 2.00, the student will be counselled to improve.

CGPA ≤ 2.00 > 1.50 – the student will be given a first academic warning.

CGPA ≤ 1.50 > 1.00 – the student will be given a second academic warning.

CGPA ≤ 1.00 – the student will be terminated from the program.

 

Student attendance is one component for the consideration of progression. A student has to attend at least 85% of classes of a module during the trimester, unless they have a valid medical certificate from hospitals or certified clinics, or compassionate leave. A student who has not achieved the required 85% attendance of a module will be deemed to have failed the module.

 

Leave of absence:

Leave of Absence for one or more trimesters has to be approved by the Academic Committee.

 

*Subject to change by the Academic Committee.