Assessment and Examination


Assessment System:

 • The University applies the credit hour system which depends on the basic unit for evaluation being the course rather than the academic year. Thus the evaluation system is based on the grade in each course which is then converted to its equivalent in points according to what follows.

 

• The percentage of a student's grade in a course is converted to an alpha grade and will be  declared to the student.

 This conversion is done according to the intended  Faculty  Charter. These grades are translated into numbers for calculating the cumulative.


  


 GPA according to the following table and the explanation that follows it:

Grade

Grade points

A+

95 - 100

4.00

A

90 - < 95

3.8

A-

85 - < 90

3.6

B+

80 - < 85

3.4

B

75 - < 80

3.2

B-

70 - < 75

3.0

C+

65 - < 70

2.8

C

60 - < 65

2.6

C-

55 - < 60

2.4

D+

52.5 - < 55

2.2

D

50 - < 52.5

2.0

F

< 50

0

 

• The minimum required grade for passing is D.

 

• If a student fails in a course, he/she  has to re-register the failed course. Once, the student passes the course success requirements, the grade will be transferred from F (Fail) to the obtained grade with a maximum ceiling of grade C.

 

• It is permissible for a student to withdraw from a course during a semester according to the authorised withdrawal rules by submitting a withdrawal request form. If the student withdrawal was during the first five weeks of the beginning of the course,  the student shall preserve his/her right for  registration fees in the case of re-registering in that course. The student shall have grade "U" i.e. (Unmarked) for  that course.

 

• Students who have fulfilled  their study assignments and do not attend the final exam of a course, after presenting a reasonable written excuse shall have grade "I" i.e. Incomplete. The student who has "I" grade in a course, shall attend the final exam in the next exam time.

 

• The student shall have the grade "W" (Withdraw) if he/she withdraws from the course after the specified date and before he/she submits to the final examination. The student shall present a reasonable written excuse; otherwise, the student shall fail in this course and have grade "F" (Failure).  In both cases, there is no refund of tuition fee's which the student has paid for that course.

 

• Student shall have grade "T" i.e. (Transfer) in the courses which have been equalized as previously certified  courses in other universities but it is stipulated that the student shall have a minimum grade "C" in such courses. Generally, the  University does not equalize courses which represent more than 50% of the credit hours required for graduation as  stated in the graduation certificate.



Study, Examinations, Assessment and Grades:

 • The study in the  University depends on a credit hour system. A student chooses the courses he/she  will study in each semester with  the assistance of his/her  academic advisor and with the approval of the  Faculty  Dean.

 

 • The  Faculty  Council shall certify the final examination results and the  University  Council shall approve  the final examination results to acquire  a  Bachelors  Degree upon  recommendation from the  Faculty  Council. The examination results only become public if students have paid the tuition fees and any additional fees decided by the University. The faculty shall issue  temporary certificates signed by the  Faculty  Dean until the  University  President issues the official certificates for the students.

 

 • A student is continuously evaluated during   as well as in,  the final exam, the semester course works are an integral part of the final grade which is  represented in the periodical exams, exercises, practical and academic assignments, research and effective participation in dealing with the e- Learning systems. The course work represents 50% of the  final grade, while the final exam represents the remaining 50%. However, the  Faculty  Council may modify the distribution of the grading system percentages for each course according to the nature of the course.


 The following grading system will be used:

 

Grade

Grade points

Description

A+

95 - 100

4.00

Excellent

A

90 - < 95

3.8

A-

85 - < 90

3.6

B+

80 - < 85

3.4

Very Good

B

75 - < 80

3.2

B-

70 - < 75

3.0

Good

C+

65 - < 70

2.8

C

60 - < 65

2.6

Pass

C-

55 - < 60

2.4

D+

52.5 - < 55

2.2

D

50 - < 52.5

2.0

F

< 50

0

Fail

 


The Grade Point Average will be computed and weighted by the number of credit hours for each course.

The Evaluation Scheme for Each Course consists of:

 • Attendance and Participation 10%.

 

 • Exercises 10%.


 • First Test 10% (One hour or one  and a half hours).

 • Second Test 20% (One hour or one  and a half hours).

 • Final Exam 50% (Two or three hours).

  

The  Faculty  Council may adjust the distribution of the grades of each course according to the nature of the study in the faculty.



Failure to attend the Final exam:

Students, who fail to attend the final exam without an accepted excuse, will fail this course. In this case the student shall attend the final exam during  the next exam time and he/she  will have an "I" grade in this course.


 Accumulative Grade Point Average (GPA):

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated as follows:


 • For each course, the equivalent points of the grade (as shown in the table given in Article 38) are multiplied by the number of credit hours for that course, thereby  arriving  at the points per course.


 • The points for all courses that a student has registered in will be totaled.

 • The GPA is calculated by dividing the total points by the total number of credit hours registered in by the student.

      
          GPA= Total Points / Total Credit Hours Registered in.

The general grade for the student can then be determined based on the GPA according to the following table:



Grade points

Description

4.00

Excellent

3.8

3.6

3.4

Very Good

3.2

3.0

Good

2.8

2.6

Pass

2.4

2.2

2.0

0

Fail

 • The GPA is approximated to two decimal points.


 • A student is granted an Honors  Degree if he/she  passes all academic terms with a grade not less than very good, provided that  his/her  total GPA is not less than 3.2


Approval of  examination results:

The  Faculty  Council approves the final results of a semester's exams and the  University  Council approves the results of the final examinations for a  Bachelors  Degree upon a recommendation from the  Faculty  Council. The exam results will  not be declared until the student pays all of the study fees and any additional fees. The  University issues temporary certificates signed by the  Faculty  Dean for the faculty graduates until the official certificates are issued and certified by the  University  Council.