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Important Information for Current Students

Study materials

Students shall at the start of each module receive a module outline or study guide with (i) a
contact time-table, (ii) the scope of material to be covered, (iii) prescribed works and/or
study material, and (iv) an explanation of the mode/s of assessment.

Number of modules that can be registered for simultaneously in a specific term

a) Minimum of one module.
b) Maximum of four modules. Two more modules can be added on the
recommendation of the Head of Department in consultation with the Dean.
c) A student must register for at least two modules to be considered as a full-time


a) Assessment will be conducted on a continuous basis.
b) At least 50% of the assessment should be based on written assignments, tests,
practicals, project reports, etc., which can be moderated.
c) Checking of marks or re-assessment can be done on written request from the
student after payment of fees as required by the Senate.
d) Promotion rules
(i) To pass, a candidate must obtain a final mark of at least 50% per module.
(ii) To obtain the certificate, diploma or degree with a first class pass a
candidate shall obtain a final mark of at least 65%.
(iii) To obtain the certificate, diploma or degree with a distinction a candidate
shall obtain an average mark of at least 75%.
(iv) All prescribed modules comprising a qualification will be taken into
consideration in determining the pass level.
e) Methods of assessment to be used in the module
• A formal exam mark not exceeding 50% of the final mark
• Interim tests during module
• Practical assessments
• Assignments
• Field work assessments
• Work place assessments
• Simulation (application of theory to practice)
• Self assessments
• Peer assessments
• Portfolios
• Open book assessments
• Oral assessments
• Other written assessments (book reviews, letters, articles etc.)
• End notes (notes written by learners at the end of a learning session to
display knowledge gained)
• Learning journals (diary of learning created during the module)
• Quick reviews of knowledge gained during learning sessions
Every department has the right to choose among any of these methods of
assessment as their assessment criteria. Assessment criteria can differ from
module to module.
The final mark of a student should be based on a minimum of 4 assessments.

Examining and moderation

a) A first and second internal assessor is to be appointed annually for each module by
the Faculty Board.
b) An external assessor and an alternative to be appointed annually for each
qualification by the Faculty Board at its first meeting of the year.
c) An appointment of a specific external assessor should not exceed a consecutive
period of three years. However, re-appointment of the specific external examiner
can occur after three years from the date of the cessation of the previous
d) A compulsory DP mark must be obtained by students to gain entry to the
examinations. The DP mark will comprise the marks gained from the continuous
assessments done during a semester. A minimum mark of 40% is required to be
allowed to sit for examinations. DP marks will be printed out and made available to
students on the notice boards at least a week before the examinations officially
start. The DP mark and the examination marks carry an equal weighting of 50%,
and re-examinations can only be written if the combination of the DP and
examination marks totals between 45% and 47%. In the case of a student writing a
re-examination only the examination mark counts towards the total mark and it shall
not be higher than 50%.
Viability of Modules
A minimum number of 10 students must enrol at first year undergraduate level for a module
to be considered as viable.

Repetition of modules

A specific module should not be attempted more than three times except when it is the only
module required for a specific qualification.

Evaluation of lecturers, modules, practical and tutorials

a) Students shall have the opportunity to evaluate lecturers and modules at the end of
each module.
b) The Quality Assurance Unit in consultation with the Dean shall regularly supervise
such evaluations with reports to the Faculty and the Senate.