Sharjah Branch| AASTMT

Degrees System

 

  • Students are graded using the quadratic grading system (A/B/C/D) with (+/-)
  • A, B, and C are passing grades. D and D+ are conditional passing grades, which are not counted as passing grades unless the student achieves the proper Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for his registered hours. In case of not achieving the required GPA, the student shall have to repeat the courses with grades D and D+ to raise his GPA with the help of his academic advisor.

Grades

Points

Verbal Grade

Equivalent

A

4.00

Excellent

90% or above

A-

3.66

Excellent

85% - 89.99%

B+

3.33

V. Good

80% - 84.99%

B

3.00

V. Good

75% - 79.99%

B-

2.66

V. Good

70% - 74.99%

C+

2.33

Good

633% - 69.99%

C

2.00

Good

60% - 64.99%

C-

1.66

Pass

56% - 59.99%

D+

1.33

Condition pass

53% - 55.99%

D

1.00

Condition pass

50% - 52.99%

F

0

Fail

Less than 50%

I

-

Incomplete

-

W

-

Withdrawal

-

  • The semester Grade Point Average (GPS) is calculated by multiplying the grade value of each course by the number of this course''s CHs registered to get the points for this course. The points for all courses are added and the result is divided by CHs registered for the semester.
  • E.g. In the following case, the semester GPA is 2,00 = Total points/CHs

Courses

CHs

Grade

Value

Total Points

CHs Achieved

X

4

A

4

16

4

Y

3

C+

2 1/3

7

3

Z

3

B-

1 2/3

8

3

U

4

F

0

0

-

V

3

D

1

3

3

-

17

-

-

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  • In order to decide whether a student''s educational situation  under academic supervision, Cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of each semester using the total points the student has acquired in all the courses he registered for up to the time of calculation, and dividing the result by the total number of registered credit hours.
  • If a student fails to attend the final exam without an acceptable excuse, his grade shall be a zero.
    Repeating a course


Students are not allowed to repeat courses that have been studied over more than one full academic year.

  • If a student repeats a course he finished with success to improve his grade, he gets the highest grade he achieved.
  • If a student gets an (F) or a conditioned pass (D) in any course, whether mandatory or elective, the grade is recorded in the student''s permanent report, and is included in calculating both semester and cumulative GPA.
  • A student must repeat the courses he fails. If he succeeds, the maximum grade shall not be more than 3.00 B (Very Good).
  • If the student fails to get the required Cumulative GPA, he will have to repeat the courses with conditioned pass until he reaches the average of 2.00 or more.
  • If a student fails in the repeated course exam, the failing grade shall be calculated in the GPA for this semester only.
  • The credit hours for a repeated course or for any other reason, shall be calculated in the cumulative GPA only once.
  • If a student gets an "incomplete" grade in any course, he must arrange to change it before the beginning of the first week of the following semester or else he will be considered withdrawn.
    The General grade is set according to the following Cumulative Grades

Grade

GPA

Pass

from 2 to less than 2.4

Good

from 2.4 to less than 2.8

Very Good

from 2.8 to less than 3.4

Excellent

from 3.4 and above

List of Honor

The status of a graduation degree with honor is conferred upon those achieving a GPA of not less than 2.8 upon graduation, provided that they:

  • Did not fail any course,
  • Did not get less than "C" in any of the courses registered for during their study period in the Academy.

Graduation with honor Status is recorded in the certificate granted upon graduation.

Graduation Requirements

The Academy grants the B.Sc. degree in the following specializations on condition that the students meet the graduation requirements in accordance with the Academy''s regulations.