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Faculty Regulations

Education System

The system of study in the faculty is a credit hours system, in which courses are offered over two semesters per year, the duration of each semester is fifteen teaching weeks. Courses may, also, be offered in a summer semester of five teaching weeks duration. The Credit hour is an educational measuring unit for determining each course weight and it is equivalent to one weekly educational theoretical hour or laboratory of duration not less than two hours a week (unless otherwise stated in the educational plan) over the period of one semester.

The education plan requires the accomplishment of about 175 credit hours successfully for obtaining the bachelor degree in any of the faculty departments. Students can achieve the graduation requirements in ten regular educational semesters. Each department has proposed a program that allows the fulfillment of these requirements. The flexibility of the credit hour system enables the students to increase or decrease the duration of these programs through exceeding the permissible registration of 12 to 19 credit hours per semester or through attending summer courses.

It should be noticed that exceeding the maximum or minimum number of credit hours is not allowed without the permission of the dean and the consultation of the academic advisor and is subject to the faculty regulations guide.

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Academic Plan

Number of credit hours required for obtaining the Bachelor of science degree in Engineering is about 175 credit hours. These are classified as follows:

1 - University Requirements: (12 Credit Hours)
     • Compulsory Courses: ( 8 Credit Hours)
     • Elective Courses: ( 4 Credit Hours)

2 - Faculty Requirements: (32 Credit Hours)
3 - Departmental Requirement (About 131 Credit Hours)

The number of hours required in each department are as follows:

A. Architectural Engineering (175Credit Hours)

B. Electrical Engineering

This department consists of the following scientific specializations:
• Electronic and Communication Engineering (176 Credit Hours)
• Electrical Power Engineering (176Credit Hours)

C. Mechatronics Engineering (175 Credit Hours)

D. Petroleum Engineering (176 Credit Hours)

E. Structural Engineering and Construction Management  (176 Credit Hours) 

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Academic Advising

The faculty assigns an academic advisor to each student to help the student in his registration and to guide him all-over his study towards his B.Sc. degree. The advisor would, also, help the student in solving any academic or social problems.

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Registration Procedure

- Before the beginning of each semester, students should register the courses which they select, in specified templates designed especially for this purpose, at the date indicated by the faculty before the semester starts.
- The ordinary load for the semester ranges between 12-19 credit hours. Each department specifies the suitable load according to it's courses and rules. The maximum load of the summer semester is 7 credit hours.

- Excellent students (GPA ≥ 3.5) are allowed to register up to 21 credit hours. For this purpose, the approval of both the academic advisor and the Dean is needed.

- After the primary registration, students are allowed to cancel or remove courses, during the first three weeks of the semester. This may be achieved after the advice of the academic advisor, through specialy designed templates provided by the faculty.

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Course Withdrawal and Addition

- The student should follow the instruction of the faculty's registration office for the addition of (or withdrawal from) any course that had been previously registered.

- Students are not allowed to add (or withdraw from) any course without the permission of the Dean after the approval of the academic advisor.

- It is not possible to add any course to the student's time table after the end of the registration period.

-  After registration, the student may withdraw from a course or more during the first 12 weeks provided that the number of the remaining registered hours are not less than the minimum requirement of the semester. In this case, the student is not considered a fail student in these courses.

- It is not allowed for a student to withdraw from a course after the allowed period (the first 12 weeks of the semester) without an execuse accepted by the faculty council.

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Attendance and Absence

- Attendance of lectures, tutorials and labs is an essential issue in the educational process in the faculty, as the student gets benefits from the interaction inside the class room between him and the staff members ,teaching assistants and colleagues. Therefore, students should attend regularly so that their grades are not affected by their absences.

- Students that do not attend a term exam without an acceptable excuse to the academic advisor and the course's instructor agrees upon are not given a make-up exam.

- Students are allowed to withdraw from a course if the absence ratio exceeds 25% of the lectures, during the first 12 weeks of the semester, but if the absence ratio exceeds 25 % after the first 12 weeks, students are not allowed to withdraw the course, attending lectures or attending the final term exam .The student gets grad (F) in this course. The students have to be warned at least once before preventing them from attending the final exam.

- The final exam may be delayed for a student till the beginning of the next semester if he/she has an acceptable excuse. In this case, the student's semester work marks are kept for him , and he is allowed to attend the final exam at the beginning of the next semester, and gets a final grade (incomplete) in this course in the semester in which he/she did not attend the exam.

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Semester Withdrawal

- The student has the right to withdraw from an academic semester within the withdrawal period announced in the academic calendar of the semester.

- The student will be considered failed if he withdraws after the aforementioned period above, unless he has a valid reason which is acceptable by his advisor, and the Dean. 

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System of Examinations

The final mark of a given course is composed of the sum of semester's work
and the final exam marks, as follows;

Final Exam : 40 Marks:
Semester's work: 60 Marks , which is composed as follows:

1. Two written exams at the end of the 6th and the 11th week.
2. Quizzes.
3. The oral and practical exams, if exist.
4. Student's performance and capability for understanding and participation.

The distribution of the Semester's work:
25 Marks: For the evaluation of students at the end of the 6th week.
25 Marks: For the evaluation of students at the end of the 11th week
10 Marks: For evaluation of the student's performance during the whole semester.
The course instructor may suggest a suitable distribution for these marks. 

Grading System

At the end of the semester students receive a final grade in each course. The grade is the professor's official estimate of the student's achievement as reflected in examinations, assignments, and class participation. The final grades are recorded on the student's permanent record at the Office of the University Registrar.

The following grading system is used: 

Grade Range Points
A From 90% to 100% 4.0
A- From 85 to < 90% 3.7
B+ From 80 to <85% 3.3
B From 75 to < 80% 3.0
B- From 70 to < 75% 2.7
C+ From 65 to < 70% 2.3
C From 60 to < 65% 2.0
C- From 55 to <60% 1.7
D+ From 53 to < 55% 1.3
D From 50 to < 53% 1.0
F < 50 % 0.0
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Failure and Re-registration of Courses

1. Re-registration of courses in the case of failure

- If a student fails a compulsory course in any semester, he should restudy this course. However, if he fails an elective course, he may restudy the same course or register in another elective course but after the approval of his academic advisor.

- If the student succeeds a re-registered course, the F grade remains in his academic record, but its mark is replaced by the new mark which is then used in calculating his GPA. 

2. Re-registration for improving the G.P.A

- A student is allowed to register one course or more in order to improve his G.P.A. In this case, the student gets the higher mark and the other lower mark is canceled together with its credit hours from his academic record.

- In case a student wants to re-register a course for the second time for improving, he has to attain the permission of his advisor and the approval of the faculty council 

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Students with GPA less than 2.0

- If the GPA of a student in any semester drops below 2.0,he/she is put under close observation for the next 2 semesters and is not allowed to register more than 12 credit hours in these two semesters. He/She may be allowed to register in addition the English language course.
- The student has to raise his Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to 2.0 at least by the end of the next semester otherwise he will be subjected to dismissal from the university. In this case the student may appeal to the Dean for continuing his study. The Dean has to discuss the case with the faculty council for approval subject to a study of the student social and health conditions.

A written warning is sent to the student under probation and a copy of it is forwarded to his parent. 

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Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering &Technology, students must earn a minimum of about 175 credit hours depending on the concerned department. The student must earn a grade D or better in all the required courses and earn a grade-point average of C or better in order to graduate.
Rating GPA Rank of Honor
Distinction 3.7 to 4.0 With Rank of Honor
Very Good 3.0 to < 3.7 With Rank of Honor
Good 2.3 to> 3.0 -
Pass 2.0 to> 2.3 -

* The Student can never be graduated with cumulative G.P.A < 2.0.

** For obtaining the rank of honor, the student should have not failed any course during his study.  

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Graduation Project

It is an engineering assignment that requires the student to demonstrate his ability to conduct a design or research and presentation skills. The student will select a project title at the beginning of the ninth semester. Nevertheless, students themselves can propose their own project title. A faculty member will provide supervision. A project report is required at the end of the tenth semester. 

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Change of Specialization

Students may change their field of study or be required to change it by a university action based on:
1. The recommendations of the academic advisor.
2. The approval of the faculty council. 

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Scientific Visits

The Faculty may arrange scientific visits for the students to industrial, construction and service centers under supervision of the faculty members.These visits are subsidized by the University. 

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Practical Training

The student trains in one engineering institutions or more inside or outside Egypt for a total period of not less than 240 hours within two or three periods during the summer vacation, provided that the student finishes studying the second level courses. The student can complete up to one training period inside the college in the training prepared by the College for this purpose and duration of 80 hours over two weeks after the end of the summer semester and before the beginning of the academic year.

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