Examination General Rules
1. BACHELOR DEGREE COURSES OFFERED
Bachelor degree courses in the following disciplines are offered by the University:
a. Computer Software Engineering
b. Computer Science
c. Electrical Engineering
d. Telecommunication Engineering
2. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The medium of instruction and examinations will be English except in Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies, where the option of English and Urdu shall be available.
3. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Academic year will be divided into two semesters: Fall and Spring. Normally, each semester will spread over eighteen-week duration, with the 9th and 18th weeks reserved for mid-term and final examinations, respectively. Teaching in each semester shall be sixteen hours of lectures or 48 hours of practical work per credit hour of prescribed course work. However, the number of weeks may be adjusted by the university provided the duration of teaching as defined above is not reduced.
The Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Computing will issue a calendar for the academic year before the beginning of Fall semester every year. The calendar will include dates of registration, classes, holidays, and examinations etc.
4. DURATION OF STUDIES
The minimum duration of studies for completing bachelor degree requirements shall be eight semesters (4 years) for engineering and computer science programs, while the maximum period allowed will be seven years as per PEC/NCEAC rules.
5. SCHEME OF STUDIES
Course work for earning the degree comprises Theory Courses, Laboratory Courses, and Project. Each course offered at the university is allocated certain credit hours, which is a measure of the amount of work required for the course. For Theory courses, each credit hour means one hour of lecture per week, while for lab courses each credit hours means three hours of practical works per week.
During the last two semesters of their study, students carry out projects and write project reports along with taking their approved courses from the curriculum. The project is meant to provide students a holistic experience of entire Engineering process. The Project comprised of three credit hours (9 contact hours per week) in each of the last two semesters. Grade ”IP" is awarded for Project in the second last semester, which is converted to an appropriate letter grade at the end of last semester, based on student's performance in both semesters.
Course work shall be spread over credit hours, as specified in the Scheme of Studies of each program given in the Undergraduate Prospectus on the pages of the relevant department. For information related to course outline, consult the approved curriculum of the department.
6. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
To earn a BSc Engineering Degree a student must:
- Pass all the courses of study prescribed in the relevant Scheme of Studies.
- Obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0
- Complete 800 hours of Practical Training in a recognized government, semi-government, or private engineering organization.
7. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
A student is expected to attend 100% of the classes held in course. Under special circumstances, up-to 25% shortage of attendance may be allowed. However, in no circumstances a student will be allowed to appear in the final examination, if the attendance fails below 75% in the course.