Credit Hours System
Thebes Academy follows an international system in the execution of diverse educational programs (engineering, computer sciences, administrative information systems, accountancy, bank management and money markets, marketing and electronic commerce) since study depends on credit hours system and not the years’ system as applied in other universities. This system gives the student the opportunity of selecting the courses he likes to study in each semester, with the help of his academic advisor.
This system of study is characterized by the following advantages:
- The Academy offers students distinguished advising service at diverse academic levels through assigning an academic advisor (faculty member) for each group of students who performs the following functions:
- Helping the student choose diverse courses and specializations
- Laying down a study plan for the student proportionate with his capabilities
- Demonstrating how the student is getting along according to the study plan
- Helping the student in overcoming any academic difficulties or problems
- Directing the student to areas in line with his abilities in order to enhance his scientific skills.
- The academic year falls into three semesters as follows:
- First Semester
- Second Semester
- Summer Session
- The student earns bachelor’s degree after having successfully studied a certain number of credit hours during the years of study as follows:
- Bachelor of architectural engineering requires that the student gets 190 credit hours.
- To obtain bachelor of electronics and communications engineering degree and bachelor of computers engineering degree, the student is required to get 196 credit hours.
- To get bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, the student has to complete 164 credit hours.
- To obtain bachelor’s degree in administrative information systems, the student has to get 168 credit hours.
- To get bachelor’s degree in banks and money markets, the student has to complete 138 credit hours.
- To get bachelor's degree in marketing and e-commerce, the student has to complete 138 credit hours.
- To get bachelor's degree in business administration, the student is to complete 132 credit hours.
- To get bachelor's degree in accountancy, the student has to complete 132 credit hours.
- The duration of study to get bachelor's degree is as follows:
4 years (for specializations of computer sciences, administrative information systems " computer", business management, accountancy, banks and money markets, marketing and e-commerce
5 years (for specializations of architectural engineering, electronics and communications engineering, and computer engineering.
- Courses’ credit hour is calculated as one credit hour for each theoretical lecture or two training or laboratory hours every week. Number of credit hours the student takes during the semester should not be more than 20 credit hours or less than 12 credit hours. In exceptional cases – according to the rules put forth by the board of directors and on the recommendation of the student's academic advisor - the student may take three credit hours more or less than the maximum or minimum credit hours. The number of credit hours the student on warning may take (i.e liable for dismissal because of his poor performance) should not be less than the minimum credit hours.
- The student is constantly evaluated during the semester, in addition to the final semester exam. Course work counts for part of the final mark. It is manifested in periodical exams, theoretical and practical exercises, research work and regular attendance. End – term exam counts for 50% - 80% of the final mark depending on the division concerned. Marks may be divided between written, oral, practical or research work according to the nature of the course.
- Regular attendance of classes is the basis of a student's success. In all cases, a student’s absence in any course should not be more than 25% of the course's theoretical or practical hours through the semester. In case this percentage is exceeded the student will be considered failed the course.
- At the end of the semester, the student's performance will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Grade A, which indicates “Excellent”. It gives the student four points for each credit hour of the course.
- Grade B+, which indicates “High Very Good”. It gives the student 3.5 points for each credit hour of the course.
- Grade B, which indicates “Very Good”. It gives the student 3 points for each credit hour of the course.
- Grade C+, which indicates “High Good” and gives the student 2.5 points for each credit hour of the course.
- Grade C, which indicates “Good” and gives the student 2 points for each credit hour of the course.
- Grade D+, which indicates “High Pass” and gives the student 1.5 points for each credit hour of the course.
- Grade F, which indicates “Failure” and does not give the student any points.
The student will not get any points for the course in case he withdraws from or does not complete it with an acceptable excuse or in case of courses the student attends as auditor or in the courses of pass- fail only
- The students' evaluation will take the form of his GPA (for the semester) and is calculated by adding his earned grade points and dividing them by the total number of courses’ credit hours.
The student's cumulative GPA which includes every course the student has taken since joining the academy is calculated by dividing the sum of the total points the student has earned in all courses until the last semester by the sum of credit hours. The GPA of the student will be calculated in this manner on graduation.
- The student's name will be placed on the roll of honors if his GPA for the last semester is not less than very good without failing any course provided that the number of courses the student has registered for in this semester is not less than fifteen courses.
- The student who failed a course or got pass for it may repeat the course to improve his mark provided the number a course is taken will not exceed three times. In case a course is repeated, the student will be charged fees for every retaken course. The student will be dismissed from the institute if he fails any obligatory course three times.
- A student may withdraw from registering for one or more courses after agreement of the academic advisor during a period not exceeding the end of the fourth week of the start of classes, taking into account the minimum number of credit hours.
- If the student is dismissed from the institute due to exhausting his course repeat options in one or more compulsory courses, he may be re-registered – by agreement of the board of directors - as an external student and he can attend scientific exercises. Re-registration is limited to three semesters only for courses the student failed provided the student pays for the whole tuition cost of the courses he registered for, in addition to re-registration fees amount of which will be decided by the institute's Board of Directors. The student will be a regular student again after the reason for his dismissal is removed.
- A regular student in any department may transfer his registration to another department after paying transfer registration fees to be decided by the Board of Directors provided that he fulfilled admission rules of the department he is transferring into.
- General graduation grades for the student are as follows:
Grade excellent (A): CGPA is 3.5- 4
Grade Very good (B): CGPA 3 to 3.49
Grade Good (B): CGPA 2-2,99
Grade pass (D): CGPA 1 to 1.99
The CGPA will be rounded up to the next higher second decimal place.
- The student will be granted first-degree honors on graduation if he earns a general degree of excellent and second degree honors, if he earns a general degree of very good provided that his CGPA is not less than three points.
- The student who gets a CGPA of 3.5-4 at the end of any academic year will be exempted from paying 10% of fees for the following academic year.
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