Selecting a Study Group/Faculty:
Upon admission to the university, students will select one of the available study groups at the university to pursue their studies. Students will then have to abide by the rules and regulations governing the course of study within such study group in order to achieve successful completion of the designated program.
Changing the Study Group/Faculty:
A student has the right to request changing his study group provided that there is a space available in the requested faculty, that the student meets the academic requirements of the requested study group in terms of the qualifying subjects and minimum high school score. The student must fill out a “change study group” form to the registration office during the first two weeks of a semester. Upon review and approval of the request, the change of the study group is to be effective immediately. A transfer credit committee will determine which courses are to be counted for the student upon transfer. Students however must be aware that changing study group may cause significant academic delay in graduation.
Semester Regular Academic load:
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the study contract between the University and the student. According to the ECTS, the average full-time undergraduate studnets’ workload is about 30 credit points per semester. In very special circumestances, studensts may be allowed to exceed the above load based on the recommendation of the academic advising personnel based on their academic performance in the previous semesters.
A full-time student at GUC is expected to take not less than 60 % of the regular studt load. Otherwise, a student carrying less than 60 % of the regular study load will not be considered a full-time student at GUC. Hence, the student will not be allowed to be registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, and if applicable, a student will not be eligible to receive a Military Deferment Certificate.
Each course is assessed individually upon its completion. Methods of assessment include written, oral and practical examinations, research papers, course assignments and practical work. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the basis for transferring credits into grade point averages, calculated according to the following scale:
F: the student has been judged not to have satisfied the stated objectives of the course. Credit for a course in which the grade F has been received can only be obtained by repeating the Exam and passing it.
Purpose of Examinations:
The bachelor degree is a first academic degree in all GUC Faculties qualifying for job practice. It can be asserted through the examinations to demonstrate if the candidate has the essential technical basic knowledge to be able to practice a job, to practice this knowledge, and to integrate several questions into a professional context. The qualifying Bachelor degree is a requirement for the master degree course according to the admission regulations of the GUC for the Master Degrees.
Structure and Period of Examinations:
The examination system consists of :
- Course work includes assignments, seminars, projects and presentations. The total grade of course work should carry a weight between 10% and 30% of the total course grade if quizzes, midterm and final exams exist.
- Quizzes: A10-20 minute exam or computer –based test that may be conducted before the midterm and final exam, according to the course requirements. Quizzes should be given from time to time with a range between 3 to 4 quizzes per semester from which the best 2 out if 2 or 3 out of 4 should be counted in the grade. The total grades of the quizzes should not carry a weight more than 20% of the total course grade, if course work, midterm and final term exams exist.
- One Mid-semester exam that covers approximately half of the course material. The grade of this exam should carry a weight between 20% and 30% of the total course grade, if quizzes, assignments and final term exam exist.
- Final semester subject examinations: are to be done during the last two week of every semester. The grade of this exam should carry a weight between 40% and 50% of the total grade of the final exam should get an “F” in that subject irrespective of this course work grade (quizzes, assignments, midterm……….).
- Courses with Practical Theoretical part: the weights for the course evaluation will be based on course description. The student should obtain a minimum passing grade of 50% in the practical part in order to pass the practical part successfully.