Courses are designed for students to participate in learning the principles and in applying those concepts in simulated and real environments. The College makes use of different approaches to assess students' grasp of the subjects they have received through formal contact hours.
An integral part of the learning experience involves participation in regular class discussions and presentations. To widen students' learning experience, assignments and projects are given so that they can apply the principles which they have learnt in the class. Regular class attendance and completion of assignments and projects are thus instrumental.
In support of the College's teaching and learning goals, the College-wide guidelines on assessing the performance of students in a course includes some or all of the following components:
Regular lectures, tutorials, seminars and (where applicable) laboratory sessions;
Assignments and projects (where applicable);
In order to pass a subject, students must fulfil the following requirements:
a minimum attendance of 80% of the lecture, tutorial, and laboratory classes;
obtain at least 40% in both the Mid-Term and Final Examination;
obtain at least 50% of the assignment and project marks;
appear for the presentation, if any.
In another word, if you fail to achieve any of these components, you will be barred from the FINAL EXAM, and is deemed to have failed the subject. Hence, students are strongly advised to work on all components of a subject to ensure that you pass that subject.
Please note that failure to attend classes does not mean an automatic course drop. You will incur grade "F" for doing so.
During the course of study in a semester, students are expected to attend the classes regularly, meeting the minimum attendance of 80% as mentioned in the policy above.
Only absence due to illness is accepted as a valid reason, and must be supported by a valid medical certificate (MC). Students must submit a photocopy of the MC to all the lecturers concerned and the original copy to the Reception within five days (including weekends/holidays) from the date of resuming the classes. Otherwise, the absence will show in the students' attendance record. Students who arrive late for class will be admitted only at the sole discretion of the lecturer. Habitual offenders will face disciplinary action. Leaves may be granted on compassionate grounds, or on circumstances that are beyond students' control (such as serious floods and natural disasters).
Students, once enrolled for a program, shall normally enrol continuously for the course of study in accordance with the Enrolment Rules. Deferral (Leave of Absence) shall not be granted to students who have not completed their agreed program of study for their first semester in the course.
Students who have not been granted Leave of Absence and do not accrue any credits towards a course of study for any two consecutive semesters shall lose the automatic right to enrol in that program. For the purpose of this regulation, advanced standing, subject credits and exemptions do not count towards the accrual of credits. A student who has lost the right to enrol in a course may regain that right with the approval of the VP Academic Affairs and on such conditions as the VP may specify.
Students may defer their studies for one semester, excluding the semester in which the deferral application is made. Irrespective of the reason for the deferral, students must submit a deferral form to the College Board before the end of the second week of a semester. Academic course drop penalties will be incurred for courses deferred after the deadline, or if no approval has been given for the deferral. Grade 'F' will appear on the student's transcript for such courses. All outstanding accounts must also be settled before the deferral can be approved.
Returning after the Deferral Period
Upon the expiry of the deferral period, students must register for the continuation of their studies. Failure to register for the semester following the deferral period will result in the automatic cancellation of the registration and the forfeiture of the student's deposits. Such students who wish to continue studies at a later time may apply for readmission.