Assessment & Grading System
The College of Engineering and Technology adopts a continuous assessment system. Marks are distributed along the semester as follows: 30% of the grade is declared after the 7th week of class. Another 20% after the 12th week of class and 10% is awarded based on the student attendance, participation and assignments submission. The final exam is worth 40% of the grade. Students can check their grades through the website using their assigned registration number and pin code. The letters A, B, C, D, F, I, and W are used as follows:
A, B, and C, are passing grades. D is conditional passing grade, which is not counted as passing grades unless the student achieves the proper accumulative Grade Point Average for these registered credit hours. If he fails to do so, he shall have to repeat the courses with grade D to raise his GPA. This is to be arranged with his Academic Advisor.
If a student fails to attend the final exam without excuse, his final Exam`s mark shall be zero.
A student`s grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of grade points accumulated by the total number of semester hours attempted.
General Grade is set according to the following accumulative Grade Point Averages:
|Satisfactory||2.0 <= GPA < 2.4||50% - less to 60%|
|Good||2.4 <= GPA < 2.8||60% - less to 70%|
|Very Good||2.8 <= GPA < 3.4||70% - less to 85%|
|Excellent||GPA >= 3.4||85% and above|
Course grades are set according to the following scheme:
|A+ <= 95||90 <= A < 95||85 <= A- < 90|
|80 <= B+ < 85||75 <= B < 80||70 <= B- < 75|
|65 <= C+ < 70||60 <= C < 65||55 <= C- < 60|
|50 <= D < 55||F < 50|
U Unreported grade
I Incomplete grade
W Withdraw grade
To be qualified for Bachelor of Science in Engineering the candidate must:
- Complete 180 credit hours of approved work
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00
- Complete practical training.
Students are personally responsible for completing all requirements established for their degree by the College / Department. It is the student`s responsibility to know the requirements for the appropriate degree program. Faculty advisors will assist students in preparing schedules, completing degree plans, and generally will counsel students on academic matters, but advisors may not assume responsibility for the student`s academic progress and ultimate success or failure in a given program of study.
Any substitution, waiver, or exemption for any established requirement or academic standard may be accomplished only with the approval of the department Head and the College Dean.
Regular attendance in all classes is required. Students are expected to arrive on time and remain in class for the entire period scheduled. The responsibility for work missed due to any type of absence rests with the student. Attendance is mandatory
Students are expected to attend every class session. Each instructor will maintain current records and will, upon request, furnish an accurate report of any student`s attendance pattern to the Registration Office. Attendance is checked from the first class meeting therefore, late registrants will have some absences when they first meet a class.
When students are absent, for any reason, they are still responsible for the content of the missed lecture and for any assignments. If the absence causes the student to miss a major examination: that examination may be made up if the instructor is convinced that the absence was justified.
Attendance record is a legitimate part of the criteria, which the instructor may use in assigning a grade for the courses. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of the attendance policies for their classes.
After the student has missed over 15% of class, the student will be asked to withdraw from the course and a grade of `W` will be entered.
In case of illness or other forcing circumstances, absence may reach 20% without forcing withdrawal.
Students withdrawing from study during a semester must fill out a withdrawal permit have it properly executed by the Registrar in order to leave a clear record. A student completing this process before the beginning of the final examination period will have a `W` record on the permanent record. A student who withdraws without following this required procedure will be awarded an `F`. Students cannot officially withdraw from study after the last day of classes prior to final examinations or while under disciplinary investigation.
Students are placed on academic probation if their accumulative GPA is less than 2.00 at the end of any semester on the credits hours attempted at the Academy.