Degree Regulation Detail
Examination Regulations

Part I: Taught Courses

  1. In each semester, candidates will be required to take a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of six (6) examination papers inclusive of supplementary examinations.
  2. All candidates shall be required to take and pass a total of fifteen (15) examination papers before being allowed to proceed to do a Research Project.
  3. Each course shall be examined through a two-hour written examination paper at the end of each semester.
  4. The final written examination shall account for fifty percent (50%) of the marks in each course, while continuous assessment shall account for the remaining fifty percent (50%).
  5. The pass mark for each course shall be fifty percent (50%).
  6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any course unit may on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to take supplementary examinations.
  7. A pass obtained in the supplementary examinations shall be recorded as 50% in the candidate’s academic record.
  8. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in supplementary examination shall be subject to the following on recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by Senate:-
  1. Discontinued if the failed course is a core course, or
  2. Allowed to change to another specialization option if the failed course is a specialization course, or
  3. Allowed to take another elective if the failed course is an elective course.

Conditions (ii) and (iii) shall only apply provided the stipulated maximum period of 12 semesters is not exceeded; otherwise the candidate shall be deregistered.

Part II: Research Project

  1. Candidates shall be required to submit supervised research project for examination at least three weeks before end of semester in which it is to be examined.
  2. For purposes of examination regulations, the Research Project shall be considered to be equivalent to five (5) courses.
  3. The pass mark for the Research Project shall be fifty percent (50%)
  4. A candidate, who fails in the research project may on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by Senate, be allowed to re-submit the project for examination, up to two times within the stipulated period of 12 semesters.
  5. A pass obtained in the re-submission of a research project shall be recorded as 50% in the candidate’s academic record.
  6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the second re-submission of the research project or fails to complete their study within the stipulated period of 12 semesters shall on recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by senate be discontinued.