This policy and its procedures cover the prudent systems with the requirements of awarding a degree in terms of the name of degrees at the bachelor‘s level and the structure of its educational programs, conditions, restrictions on the hours calculated for transferred students, certification of the degree, appreciation of graduation and honors.
This policy applies to all students and all academic and college-related administrative units.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that the process of accrediting the completion and awarding of a degree in colleges is in accordance with the principles, standards and expectations that fit the educational message of the colleges, and operate effectively, fairly and fairly.
- Undergraduate degree programs at colleges are consistent with the general content, academic expectations and educational outcomes found in peer-to-peer study programs at intergovernmental colleges.
- Colleges offer academic programs at the bachelor‘s stage of high quality and distinguished by adopting general academic requirements that meet all students in various colleges, thereby meeting the educational needs of the community by establishing and introducing academic programs with internationally recognized standards.
- Colleges recognize and appreciate students‘ academic achievement by awarding graduation grades with honors.
A bachelor‘s degree may be awarded to students who have met the requirements of minimum approved hours, the general cumulative rate and other requirements of the program in accordance with the applicable college regulations and policies:
- The approved hours required for a bachelor‘s degree depend on the student‘s course.
- The cumulative rate of the student must not be less than (2. 00) points for a bachelor‘s degree.
- A bachelor‘s degree is not awarded to the student if his or her academic record contains an “incomplete” rating.
- The student is allowed to enroll in some additional courses in his college if he or she needs to raise his cumulative rate to achieve the minimum graduation required on the recommendation of the academic guide and the approval of the Dean.
- Bachelor‘s degree programs vary by department and include seven specific components, each with minimum approved hours, specific courses and/or skills and abilities:
- General university education/ university requirements: courses offered to all students in colleges.
- The requirements of the department: These courses are offered to the students of the department and may vary depending on the student‘s specialization.
- Specialty requirements: These courses are offered to specialty students, including subspecialty and track, and vary according to the student‘s academic specialization.
- Optional courses: Free courses: Courses that the student can choose from the department or from the first sections to complete the requirements for the degree and may vary according to his study plan.
- Colleges can propose offering one or more sub-majors within their academic programs, which is reviewed and approved in accordance with the procedures followed by the colleges.
- The student can apply to the head of the department to include an accredited sub-major in his study plan.
- Some scientific departments may require students to complete requirements and skills by passing a abilities test in addition to or instead of duly accredited courses for a degree.
- Students whose academic qualifications are insufficient to enroll in accredited-hour courses must show relevant skill and/or complete appropriate preliminary or foundation level courses as a pre-college application requirement.
- Courses can be transferred at accredited hours from other recognized universities or colleges from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to colleges.
- For colleges or programs with international academic accreditation or their equivalent, master courses (those required in the main specialization of colleges or program) can be transferred to colleges only when these courses have been studied at universities or colleges with the same international academic accreditation as their college counterpart colleges. The head of the section to be transferred to them can exclude some cases individually.
- Students transferred from other universities or colleges must study at least 60% of the total hours of degree accredited in addition to studying all advanced-level courses in academic specialization in colleges.
- The decision to equalize the approved hours converted to the requirements of the bachelor‘s degree is a decision for the department.
- When the student is initially admitted to colleges as a converted student, he or she must receive approval from the relevant department to transfer the hours completed from other universities or colleges.
- The approved hours for courses completed at other universities or colleges are calculated if their grades (C) or higher.
- The student expected to graduate in a particular semester must apply for graduation to his or her department and the admissions and registration unit office no later than the last day of withdrawal without failing in that class.
- As recorded in the Student Information System, the College Admissions and Registration Unit approves the completion and award of degrees.
- Degrees are awarded at the end of the first, second and summer classes.
- The official date of the scholarship in the semester is the date of the announcement of the results of that semester in accordance with the official university calendar, and is recorded in the official register of the student regardless of the date of the accreditation of the degree approved by the department concerned.
- The academic performance of students with a bachelor‘s degree can be described as follows:
|الدرجة||التقدير||رمز التقدير||وزن التقدير|
|85-89||جيد جداً مرتفع||ب+||4.5|
|أقل من 60||راسب||هـ||1.0|
- Colleges award two levels of outstanding academic performance to students with a bachelor‘s degree upon graduation at the cumulative rate:
- First honors – with a cumulative rate of (4. 75) to (5. 00).
- Second honors – with a cumulative rate of (4. 25) to less than (4. 75) from (5. 00).
- For honors, the student must have studied at the colleges from which at least 60% of the graduation requirements will be graduated.
- For honours, the student is required not to have failed in any of the college courses.
- For honors, the student must have completed the graduation requirements within the maximum period between the minimum and the maximum stay in his college.