Study System


• The study system of the  University is based on courses and credit hours, the attachments of this charter, show the academic programs and the allocations of its compulsory and elective courses and also the allocation of the courses in each level of the four level studies, in addition to a description of each course.


• Each faculty in the  University determines the content of the courses. Such courses are  certified by a resolution from the  Faculty  Dean in the light of the continuing updates of the courses according to the recent additions of the technological sciences. It is not permissible to modify the content of any course until it is presented for at least  three semesters. The content of the courses shall be revised by specialised committees within a period of five years  maximum.


• A student shall have a Bachelor Degree after studying a number of courses equivalent to the number of credit hours specified in the charter of each  Faculty in the  University.

 

• At the beginning of each semester, a student chooses the courses he/she  wants to study in this semester from the courses the faculty offers. Academic advisors shall help students in choosing the courses, in accordance with the rules of the course registration determined by the  University.


• A student shall not be registered unless he/she  pays the full tuition fees.
 

Study Language:

English is the language of instruction in all faculties and the  Faculty  Council shall determine any other language of instruction for some of its courses.



Credit Hour system:

The credit hours for each course determine the number of virtual teaching hours in a week for each course. A student should not take more than 19 credit hours in one semester and not less than 3 credit hours but in some exceptional cases, according to the rules set by the  Faculty  Council and upon the recommendation of the academic advisor, the student may take 3 credit hours in addition to  the maximum rate after the approval of the  Dean. In all cases, the number of credit hours that a student shall take is calculated according to his/her GPA and in collaboration with the academic advisor.

Semesters:

 • An academic year begins in September of each year and lasts for 16 study weeks in the main two semesters (Fall and Spring) and 6 study weeks in the summer semester.

 • The  University  Council, for public interest, shall determine the start and the end of semesters before or after the mentioned dates.

Registration Dates:
 
 • The competent  Faculty  Dean shall determine the courses offered per semester and dates of registration before the beginning of every semester.

 • Students select their courses with the help of their academic advisors. After that, they proceed with registration.

 • Registration for any course is processed only after the student fulfils all necessary requirements, including successful completion of qualifying and is a prerequisite for all   courses.
 
 • A student may register during the first week of a semester, with the approval  of the academic advisor. The competent  Faculty  Dean may agree to enroll a student before the end of the third week of a semester, provided that the  Dean accepts the students excuse for the delay  and with the approval  of the academic advisor, besides that, the student shall pay a delay registration fee determined by the University  Council.

Add, Drop, Withdrawal:

• Adding or dropping courses may take place in the first two weeks of the semester, provided that the number of credit hours per semester is kept within limits, after the approval of the student's academic advisor and the course co-ordinator.

• Students may withdraw from a course after the approval of their academic advisors and course co-ordinators within a maximum of 5 weeks from the beginning of  the semester, provided that the minimum number of credit hours per semester is kept within limits. A student may withdraw from a course after the fifth week from the start  of  the semester, provided that the student  submits an excuse which is accepted by the  Faculty  Council. In both cases, such courses shall not be recorded in the student study record.

• A student may withdraw from all courses in a semester for some exceptional or forced reasons that are accepted by the intended  Faculty  Council. In this case, the student's grades in these courses will not be included in his/her  GPA.
 
Study Break off:

• A student can break off his study for a period of time within not more than 3 semesters after presenting a reasonable written excuse that is accepted by the  Faculty  Council, then he/she  can precede with his/her  studyies.

• In case a student breaks off his/her study for more than 3 semesters with an accepted excuse, he/she  can then continue  with his/her studyies. However, only passed courses with minimum grades of C+ will be considered, otherwise he/she  shall re-register the past  courses with grades less than C+. In all cases, the student shall register any new prerequisites for graduation in time for  re-admission.

• A student is dismissed from the faculty if he/she  breaks off his/her study's without a written excuse for two semesters or if he/she  breaks off his/her studies  for the same time period although the  Faculty  Council has refused the presented excuse.

• In case a student breaks off his/her studies  for more than 6 semesters after presenting an excuse accepted by the  Faculty  Council, then he/she  can return to continuing their studies  in the faculty although  he/she will be treated as a new student and  he/she will take no points in any courses they have studied prior to his or her   break off period. In all cases, the student shall pay a break off registration fee determined by the  University  Council.