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Rabi Al-Thani 1441
10 December 2019

Last Modified Sat, 2017/07/01 - 09:51

 

The first Article: Definitions

Academic year: Two main semesters and a summer semester if need be.

The semester:

A period of time not less than fifteen weeks, during which courses are taught. The period for registration and final examinations are not counted within this period.

Some courses may have prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s).

The Summer Semester:

                

A period of time not more than eight weeks. The period for registration and final examinations are not counted within this period.Each course is taught extensively within this period.

Academic Level

 

It indicates at what stage a student studies. Graduation requires studying eight levels or more according to credit hours plans.

Course:

 

An educational material related to a specific level within the credit hours plan for each programmed. Each course has a number , code ,name and specification that distinguishes it from other courses. Each course has also a special file that a department keeps for the purposes of follow up, assessment and development.

Credit Hour:

A weekly theoretical session not less than fifty minutes, a clinical session not less than fifty minutes, or a practical/ field work not less than hundred minutes.

 

Academic Warning:

Notification made to a student because of his /her low grade point average, from the minimum shown in this by-law.

 

Class Work Score:

A score given to a student showing his/her achievements on the continuous  assessment from tests , research and other academic activities related to the  course.

Final Examination

A final examination administered once at the end of a semester.

 

Final Examination Score

The score that a student achieves in each course in the final tests of the semester.

The Final Score

The sum total of class work scores and final examination score for each course. The score is computed out of hundred.

The Grade

Description of the percentage or an alphabetical code for the final score a student achieves in each course.

 

Incomplete Grade

 

A grade entered provisionally for each course a student is unable to fulfill its requirement in the specific time. It is referred to in the academic record with the abbreviation (IC) .

 

Continuous Grade

A grade entered provisionally for each course which nature of study requires more than one semester for completion. It is referred to with the abbreviation (IP).

 

Semester Grade Point Average

 

Sum total of the points a student  achieves divided by the total credit hours for all the courses studied in every semester. Points are computed by multiplying the credit hours of a course by the grades a student achieves for each course . Refer to Appendix (B).

 

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Sum total of the points a student achieves in all the courses he/she studies since his enrolment in the university, divided by the total credit hours for all those courses. Refer to Appendix (B).

The General Grade

 

Description of the level of a student's academic achievement during the period of his study in the university.

 

The Minimum Academic Load

 

The minimum credit hours a student should register for, compatible with his Grade Points Average, as decided by the university Council.