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  • Following are the graduation requirements of a student:

    • A student must satisfy the minimum required credit hours of the program.
    • A student must have completed a senior design project.
    • A student must have completed summer training.
    • A student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 5.00.
    • A student must have completed 60% or more of the course work/credit hours at the Islamic University

    To obtain a first honors degree, the student should achieve a cumulative GPA of 4.75 or greater from 5.00. The second honors degree the student should achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.25 or greater but less than 4.75.

    The rules of honors degree are as follows:

    • A student must not have failed in any course at the Islamic University as well as in other universities.
    • A student must have completed all graduation requirements within duration ranging between the minimum and maximum limits of total semesters enrolled at the University.

    Students graduate after successfully completing all graduation requirements according to the degree plan and is awarded a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The student full name, nationality, birth date, faculty, department, graduation grade, year of graduation, the semester of graduation and the University Council meeting number and its date have to be mentioned in the graduation certificate and signed by the dean of Admission Deanship and the Rector of the University. If the student has passed the required courses but his cumulative GPA is below 3.0, the Faculty Council, on the basis of recommendations from the ME department council can specify appropriate courses for the student to complete in order to improve his CGPA. Graduating students who get an Incomplete Grade (IC) have to submit a formal request to the Faculty Council for approval to take an alternative test in one or more courses taken in the last level of study.

  • Documentation Process for Graduation Requirements

    A web-based electronic Student Information System (SIS) called Edugate is employed by the Islamic University to monitor and document the overall academic activity of all students. The Edugate system accurately documents all academic activity of students such as overall academic status, adherence degree plan, course registration, term wise transcripts, cumulative GPA, advisors list, etc. The Edugate system provides students with all available options regarding course registration for any term in adherence to the degree plan. If the students have finished all graduation requirements notice of their graduation status is automatically sent to the university administration.

  • Attendance and Withdrawal

  •     A regular student is required to attend lectures and laboratory sessions. If his attendance is less than the minimum limit determined by the University Council (75 percent of the lectures and laboratory sessions assigned for each course), the student will be barred from continuing the course and will be denied entrance to the respective final examination. A student who is denied entrance to the examination due to absences is considered to have failed that course and is given a DN grade in the course.
  • The Faculty Council or whatever bodies it officially delegates its authority to, may exempt a denied student from the provisions of attendance and allow him to take the final examination, provided that the student presents an acceptable excuse to the council and his overall attendance is not below 50%.
  • A student who is absent for a final examination will be given a zero grade for that examination. His grade in the course will be calculated on the basis of the class work score he obtained over the semester.
  • If a student fails to attend a final examination in any course but offers a compelling excuse, the Faculty Council may choose to accept his excuse and allow him to take a make-up examination. The make-up examination must be taken prior to the end of the following semester. In such cases, the course grade will be given to the student after the make-up examination.
  • A student may withdraw from the study for a semester, without being considered as ¡¥failed¡¦, if he presents an acceptable excuse to the authorized body specified by the University Council at least one month prior to the beginning of the final examinations, then he is assigned a ¡¥W¡¦ grade. This semester will be included in the period required for completion of the program degree. He can do this only three times for his academic life.
  •  A student may withdraw from one course in a semester (up to one month prior to the beginning of the final examinations). The remaining registered credit hours must not be lower than 10. The attendance in the withdrawing course must be more than 75%.
  • Adding and Dropping of the Courses

    The student courses are registered automatically according to the registration regulations.

    • Students can add/drop courses in the period prior to the end of the second week of the semester
    • The minimum academic load is 10 credit hours and the highest limit is 18 credit hours in the semester. The Faculty Council may exempt the student from the upper limit of no more than 23 credit hours if it should lead to student graduation. For the summer semester, the maximum academic load is 10 credit hours for regular students and 6 credit hours for the student whose CGPA is less than 3.0.
    • If a student failed in one course, he has to first register for the failed course (and he cannot drop it) and can then register for other courses.
    • Courses in the Zero Level cannot be dropped.
    • Pre-requisite requirements must be met before course registration.
    •  If needed, students can register courses from at most one higher level.
  • Postponement and Interruption of Studies

    • A student may postpone his study for legitimate reasons accepted by the Faculty Council. The duration of postponement cannot be more than two consecutive regular semesters or three nonconsecutive regular semesters at the University. In case the interruption to study is greater than two consecutive or three non-consecutive semesters, the student will be then dismissed from the University. The postponement/interruption period will not be considered as enrolled time period required for completion of the degree plan. The request for postponement/interruption has to be officially submitted before the start of the semester.
    • If a regular student interrupts his studies for one semester without submitting a formal request for postponement, he will then be dismissed from the University. The University Council may also dismiss a student if he interrupts his studies without a formal request for a period of less than one semester.
    • A student is not considered “being interrupted” if he is a visiting student at another university.
  • Summer Courses

    Summer Semester: a period not exceeding eight (8) weeks of instruction, excluding the registration and final examination time periods. The weekly duration of each course in a summer session is twice that of its duration during the regular academic semester. The student can study the summer semester at the Islamic university or outside. For studying at other universities in summer the following conditions are to be met:

    • The student must obtain prior approval from the department/Faculty where he is studying.
    • The student should be enrolled at a recognized Faculty or University.
    • The course taken by the student outside his University should be equivalent to one of the courses included in his degree plan.
    • The course grades credited to the visiting student will not be considered in his cumulative GPA and it will be registered only in his academic record.
    • The student must not have been warned academically.
    •  Visiting student is required to submit the result of each semester to his Faculty not later than the second week from the beginning of the following semester.

    The maximum course load limit is 10 credit hours in a summer semester for the non-academically warned student and 6 credit hours for the academically warned student.