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Village 3
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Civil Engineering
Village 4
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Office of Postgraduate Studies
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Academic Regulations ………………………………………….………………………………………

7

1.1 Introduction

 

7

1.2 Definitions

7

 

1.2.1

University

7

1.2.2

Senate and Other Committees

7

 

a. Senate

7

b. University Academic Committee

7

c. University Examination Committee

7

d. Examination Appeal Committee

8

e. Academic Disciplinary Committee

8

 

1.2.3

Vice Chancellor

8

1.2.4

Registrar

8

1.2.5

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic

8

1.2.6

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation

8

1.2.7

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Alumni

8

1.2.8

Dean

9

1.2.9

Head of Department

9

1.2.10

Senior Manager of Academic Central Services

9

1.2.11

Lecturer

9

1.2.12

Tutor

9

1.2.13

Demonstrator

9

1.2.14

Student

9

1.2.15

Transcript

9

1.2.16

Programme

9

1.2.17

Curriculum

9

1.2.18

Semester

9

1.2.19

Modes of Delivery

9

 

a. Lectures and Tutorials

9

b. Laboratory Work

10

c. Project and Team-Based Learning

10

d. Student Industrial Internship Programme

10

e. E-Learning

10

f. Use of External Data Sources

10

g. Adjunct Lecture

10

h. Academic Advisors

10

i. Mentor

10

j. Mentee

10

k. Credited Co-Curriculum Activities

11

l. Extra-Curricular Activities

11

 

1.2.20

Credit Hours

11

1.2.21

Grade

11

1.2.22

Grade Points

11

1.2.23

Grade Point Average

11

1.2.24

Cumulative Grade Point Average

11

1.2.25

Final Examination

11

1.2.26

Course Repeating

11

1.2.27

Course Redemption

11

1.2.28

Supplementary Examination

12

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1.2.29

Examiner

12

1.2.30

Invigilator

12

1.2.31

Appeal of Reinstatement/Readmission

12

1.2.32

Suspension Period

12

1.2.33

Course

12

1.2.34

Graduation Audit

12

1.2.35

Audit Course

12

1.2.36

Common Core and Core Discipline Courses

13

1.2.37

Elective/Minor Courses

13

1.2.38

Core Specialisation

13

1.2.39

Barred From Examination

13

1.2.40

Incomplete Grade

13

1.2.41

Facilities and Services

13

2.0

Academic Administration …………………………….………………………………….………….13

2.1 Registration of Courses

13

2.2 Adding/Dropping/Withdrawal of Courses

13

2.2.1 Adding/Dropping of Courses

13

2.2.2 Withdrawal

13

a. Withdrawal from Courses

13

b. Withdrawal from Examination

14

2.3 Attendance

14

2.4 Deferment of Studies

14

2.5 Inactive study status

14

3.0

Academic Requirements …………………………………………………………………………………15

3.1 Graduation Requirements

15

3.2 Programme Requirement/Structure

15

3.2.1 English Requirement

15

3.2.2 Pre-requisite

15

3.2.3 Foundation/Other Equivalent Courses

15

3.2.4 Core Courses

15

3.2.5 Elective/Minor Courses

15

3.2.6 National Requirement Courses

15

3.2.7 Student Industrial Internship Programme

15

3.2.8 Core Specialisation

16

3.3 Change of Programme, Transfer (Exemption) of Credits and Exemption of Courses

16

3.3.1 Change of Programme

16

3.3.2 Transfer (Exemption) of Credits

16

3.3.3 Exemption of Courses

17

4.0

Assessment ………………………………

………………….………………………………………

17

4.1 Methods of Assessment

17

4.1.1 Coursework

17

4.1.2 Final Examination

17

4.2 Final Semester Examinations

17

4.2.1 Eligibility

17

4.2.2 Examination Schedule

17

4.2.3 Examination Slip

18

4.2.4 Examination Attendance

18

4.2.5 Medical Certificate

18

4.2.6 Examination Rules and Regulations for Students

18

4.2.7 Breach of Examination Rules and Regulations

19

4.3 Grading System

19

4.3.1 UTP Academic Grading System

19

4.3.2 Symbols in Academic Transcript

20

4.4 Appeals for Remarking

20

4.5 Degree Awarding System

20

4.5.1 Engineering Degree Programmes

20

4.5.2 Technology Degree Programmes

20

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4.5.3

Sciences Degree Programmes

21

4.5.4

Classes of Honours Degree

21

4.6 Awards

21

4.6.1 Chancellor Award

21

4.6.2 Vice Chancellor Award

21

4.7 Dean’s List Status

21

4.8 Examination Results

22

4.9 Withholding of Results

22

4.10 Academic Transcript

22

5.0

Academic Performance

………………………………………………………………………………

22

5.1 Academic Misconduct

22

5.2 Satisfactory Performance

22

 

5.2.1

Dean’s List

22

5.2.2

Good Standing

22

5.2.3

Pass

22

5.2.4

Academic Probation

22

5.2.5

Academic Probation and Warning

23

5.2.6

Academic Dismissal

23

5.3 Appeals for Reinstatement

23

6.0

Health, Safety and Environment ………………………………………………………………

……

.23

7.0

Student Advisory System .…………………………………………………………………………………24

7.1 Introduction

24

7.2 Roles of an Academic Advisor

24

7.3 Roles of a Student

24

8.0

Mentor Mentee

Programme ………………………………………………………………………

…….24

8.1 Introduction

24

8.2 Purpose and Objectives

25

8.3 Roles of Mentor

25

8.4 Roles of Mentee

25

9.0

UTP Semester Structure Undergraduate Programme

………………………………….…… ……….26

10.0

UTP Academic Calendar for Year 2016 ………………………………………………………….………

27

Chapter III:

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering

1.0

Introduction

33

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

33

1.2 Programme Outcomes

33

1.3 Graduation Requirements

34

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering

35

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

36

4.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

37

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

38

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

38

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

43

5.2.1 Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

43

5.2.2 Process Plant Engineering

44

5.2.3 Gas and Petrochemical Engineering

45

5.2.4 Process Analysis and Control

46

5.2.5 Process Plant Safety

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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering

1.0

Introduction

51

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

51

1.2 Programme Outcomes

51

1.3 Graduation Requirements

52

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering

53

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

54

4.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

55

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

56

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

56

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

61

5.2.1 Offshore Engineering

61

5.2.2 Coastal Engineering

62

5.2.3 Sustainable Development and Construction

63

5.2.4 Environmental Pollution Control

64

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical & Electronics Engineering

 

1.0

Introduction

67

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

67

1.2 Programme Outcomes

67

1.3 Graduation Requirements

68

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

69

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

70

4.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

71

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

72

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

72

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

77

5.2.1 Computer and Communication

77

5.2.2 Instrumentation and Control

78

5.2.3 Power Systems Engineering

79

5.2.4 Electronics and Devices

80

Chronology of Curriculum Structure Development

81

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Computer Engineering

 

1.0

Introduction

85

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

85

1.2 Programme Outcomes

85

1.3 Graduation Requirements

86

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Computer Engineering

87

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

89

4.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

89

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

90

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

90

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

95

5.2.1 Scalable Computing

95

5.2.2 Wireless Communication

96

Chronology of Curriculum Structure Development

96

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

 

1.0

Introduction

98

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

98

1.2 Programme Outcomes

98

1.3 Graduation Requirements

99

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

100

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3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

101

4.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

102

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

103

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

103

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

108

 

5.2.1 Energy Systems

108

5.2.2 Product Technology

109

5.2.3 Deepwater Technology

110

5.2.4 Facilities Engineering

111

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering

 

1.0

Introduction

113

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

113

1.2 Programme Outcomes

113

1.3 Graduation Requirements

114

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Petroleum Engineering

115

2.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

116

3.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

117

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

118

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

118

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

122

 

5.2.1 Reservoir Studies

122

5.2.2 Drilling Engineering

123

5.2.3 Production Technology

124

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Petroleum Geoscience

 

1.0

Introduction

126

1.1 Programme Educational Objective

126

1.2 Programme Outcomes

126

1.3 Graduation Requirements

127

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Petroleum Geoscience 128

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

129

4.0

Minor in Management (Em) Courses

129

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

130

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

130

5.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

136

 

5.2.1 Basin Reservoir Studies

136

5.2.2 Exploration Geophysics

137

5.2.3 GIS and Geo-hazards

138

Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Business Information System

 

1.0

Introduction

140

1.1 Programme Educational Objectives

140

1.2 Programme Outcomes

140

1.3 Graduation Requirements

141

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Business Info. System

142

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

143

4.0

Minor Electives (Em) Courses

143

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

144

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

144

5.2 Core Technology (CT) Courses Synopsis

145

5.3 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

146

 

5.3.1 Enterprise Information Systems

146

5.3.2 Knowledge Management

147

Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Information & Communication Technology

 

1.0

Introduction

149

1.1

Programme Educational Objectives

149

 

1.2 Programme Outcomes

149

1.3 Graduation Requirements

150

 

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Tech (Hons) Info. & Com. Tech

151

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

152

4.0

Minor Electives (Em) Courses

152

5.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

153

 

5.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

153

5.2 Core Technology (CT) Courses Synopsis

155

5.3 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

157

5.3.1 Software Engineering

157

5.3.2 Sustainable Computing

158

 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry

 
 

1.0

Introduction

160

 

1.1 Programme Educational Objective

160

1.2 Programme Outcomes

160

1.3 Graduation Requirements

161

 

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry

162

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

163

4.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

164

 

4.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

164

4.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

168

 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Physics

 
 

1.0

Introduction

171

 

1.1 Programme Educational Objective

171

1.2 Programme Outcomes

171

1.3 Graduation Requirements

172

 

2.0

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Physics

173

3.0

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

174

4.0

Programme Courses Synopsis

175

 

4.1 Core Discipline (CD) Courses Synopsis

175

4.2 Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses Synopsis

179

Chapter IV:

Department of Management and Humanities

1.0

Introduction

183

1.1 Objectives

183

1.2 Outcomes

183

1.3 Courses Offered and Categories

183

2.0

National Requirement (NR): Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) Definition and Categories

184

2.1 Mapping of MPU Courses

184

2.2 List of Courses for Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)

185

3.0

University Requirement (UR) Courses

186

4.0

Common Core (CC) Courses for Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience Programmes

186

5.0

Core Discipline (CD) Courses for Technology Programmes (BIS)

186

6.0

Common Science (SC) Courses for Applied Sciences Programmes (Chemistry/Physics)

186

7.0

Minor Electives (Em) Courses for Technology Programmes (ICT/BIS)

187

7.1 List of Minor Elective Courses for Info. & Com. Technology (ICT) Programme

187

7.2 List of Minor Elective Courses for Business Information System (BIS) Programme

187

8.0

Minor in Management Courses for Engineering & Petroleum Geosciences Programmes

188

9.0

Community Engagement Project (CEP)

188

10.0

Courses Synopsis

189

10.1

National Requirement (NR): Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)

189

 

10.1.1 Category U1: Appreciation of Philosophy, Values and history

189

10.1.2 Category U2: Competency in soft skills

190

10.1.3 Category U3: Knowledge Expansion on Malaysia

192

10.1.4 Category U4: Practical People Management Skills such as Community

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Services and extra-curricular activities

194

 

10.2 University Requirement (UR) Courses

194

10.3 Common Core (CC) Courses for Engineering & Petroleum Geoscience Programmes

195

10.4 Core Discipline (CD) Courses for Technology Programme (BIS only)

196

10.5 Minor Elective (Em) Courses for Technology Programmes (ICT/BIS)

197

 

10.5.1 Minor Elective Group: Business Management

197

10.5.2 Minor Elective Group: Corporate Management

198

10.5.3 Minor Elective Group: Financial Management

199

 

10.6

Minor in Management (Em) Courses for Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience

200

Chapter V:

Department of Fundamental & Applied Sciences

1.0

Introduction

202

2.0

Objectives

202

3.0

Courses Offered by Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department for Engineering Programmes and Petroleum Geoscience Programme

202

4.0

Fundamental and Applied Sciences Courses Synopsis

203

4.1

Common Core (CC) Courses Synopsis

203

Chapter VI:

Credited Co-Curriculum Courses

1.0

Introduction

205

2.0

Credited Co-Curriculum Philosophy

205

3.0

Credited Co-Curriculum Mission and Objectives

205

 

3.1 Mission

205

 

3.2 Objectives

205

4.0

Implementation

205

4.1 Credit Hours

205

4.2 Choice of Courses

206

5.0

Credited Co-Curriculum Course Categories

206

5.1 KKB - Art & Cultural

206

5.2 KSP - Sports (Field & Court Games)

206

5.3 KAM Innovation, Leadership, Public Speaking & Entrepreneurship

206

5.4 KAS Volunteer Work & Community Service

206

5.5 Entry Guidelines

206

6.0

Courses Registration

207

6.1 Credit Transfer

207

6.2 Course Requirements

207

6.3 Participation of Students with Special Needs

207

6.4 Course Evaluation

207

6.5 Attendance

207

 

6.6 Fixtures

207

 

6.7 Attire

207

7.0

Rules & Regulations

208

8.0

Appeals

208

8.1 Change of Course

208

8.2 Dropping / Withdrawal

208

9.0

Credited Co-Curriculum Courses Synopsis

209

9.1 Arts and Cultural

209

9.2 Sports

211

9.3 Innovation, Leadership, Public Speaking & Entrepreneurship

211

9.4 Volunteer Work & Community Service

212

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Chapter VII:

Student Industrial Internship Programme

1.0

Introduction

214

2.0

Objectives of Student Industrial Internship Programme

215

3.0

Training Approach

215

4.0

Roles and Functions of the Host Companies and UTP

215

4.1 Host Company

215

4.2 Responsibilities of UTP

216

5.0

Training Details

217

6.0

Offences & Penalties during Student Industrial Internship Programme

218

6.1

Types of Offence & Penalty on Final Internship Grade

218

7.0

Assessments of Student Industrial Internship Programme

219

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Introduction

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on January 10, 1997 when PETRONAS was invited by the Malaysian Government to set up a university.

The university was formerly known as The Institute of Technology PETRONAS (ITP) and was a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS. It was registered with the Ministry of Education on April 26, 1995 and obtained approval under the "Essential Higher Education Institute Regulation 1996". ITP began operations at PETRONAS Management Training Sdn. Bhd. (PERMATA), Kajang, Selangor on July 3, 1995. On July 26, 1995, ITP was registered as a private limited company and transferred its operations to Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, on July 1, 1996.

2.0

University Vision and Mission

2.1 Vision

A Leader in Technology Education and Centre for Creativity and Innovation.

2.2 Mission

i. UTP is an institute of higher learning. We provide opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge and expertise for the advancement of engineering, science and technology to enhance the nation's competitiveness.

ii. Our objective is to produce well-rounded graduates who are creative and innovative with the potential to become leaders of industry and the nation.

iii. Our aim is to nurture creativity and innovativeness and expand the frontiers of technology and education for the betterment of society.

3.0

University Logo

for the betterment of society. 3.0 University Logo i. Relates to the concept of renaissance, birth

i. Relates to the concept of renaissance, birth and nurturing of the mind for national advancement of the highest order.

ii. Simulates the bloom of a floral bud while injecting a graphic outline of the PETRONAS Twin Towers.

iii. Reflects the beginning of a journey towards new standards in higher education.

iv. Gold to denote light, and deep pastel blue to signify peace and tranquillity.

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1.0 Academic Regulations

1.1 Introduction Academic Regulations are formulated to regulate and coordinate the administration of academic and related matters. It is the responsibility of students to know and follow all the University’s rules and regulations. The University reserves the right to amend the Academic Regulations as and when necessary.

1.2 Definitions

1.2.1 University University refers to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. UTP is the acronym for Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

1.2.2 Senate and Other Committees

A. Senate The Senate is an academic body of UTP and is subject to the provisions contained in the

constitution, statutes, procedures and rules of UTP. It is empowered to monitor the development and delivery of academic programmes, research, examinations, awards, degrees, diplomas and certificates. Members of SENATE are:

i. Chairman - Vice Chancellor

ii. Secretary - Registrar

iii. Members:

a. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic

b. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation

c. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Alumni

d. Deans

e. Head of Academic Departments

f. Chief Financial Officer

g. Director PMO

h. Director of Centre for Foundation Studies

i. Other members appointed by the Chairman

B. University Academic Committee The University Academic Committee is the body appointed by the Senate to administer academic matters. Members of Academic Committee are:

i. Chairman - Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic

ii. Secretary - Senior Manager of Academic Central Services

iii. Members:

a. Deans

b. Head of Academic Departments

c. Director of Centre for Foundation Studies

d. Other members appointed by the Chairman

C. University Examination Committee

The University Examination Committee (UEC) is the body appointed by the Senate to administer examination matters. Members of University Examination Committee are:

i. Chairman - Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic

ii. Secretary Head of Registration & Examination Unit

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iii. Members:

a. Deans

b. Head of Academic Departments

c. Director of Centre for Foundation Studies

d. Other members appointed by the Chairman

D. Examination Appeal Committee The Examination Appeal Committee is the body appointed by the Senate to administer appeals with regards to examinations. Members of Examination Appeal Committee are:

i. Chairman - Vice Chancellor

ii. Secretary - Executive of Registry nominated by the Registrar

iii. Members:

a. Registrar

b. Representative of Academic Departments

c. Other members appointed by the Chairman

E. Academic Disciplinary Committee The Academic Disciplinary Committee is the body appointed by the Senate to administer academic misconduct. Members of Academic Disciplinary Committee are:

i. Chairman -Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic

ii. Secretary - Executive of Registry Office nominated by the Registrar

iii. Members:

a. Two (2) representatives from relevant Academic Departments

b. One (1) representative from other department

c. One (1) Legal Advisor

1.2.3 Vice Chancellor The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of the University and he is responsible in determining the University's directions in order to achieve its visions and missions.

1.2.4 Registrar The Registrar is an officer of the University, responsible in administering students' intake, academic records, course registration, examinations, graduation approval and accreditation of Programmes.

1.2.5 Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic (DVCA) is an officer of the University who heads the Academic Division. DVCA is responsible for all matters involving foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate academic studies.

1.2.6 Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation (DVCRI) is an officer of the University who heads the Research & Development and Consultancy Division. DVCRI is responsible for all matters involving research, development and consultancy.

1.2.7 Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Alumni The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Alumni (DVCSAA) is an officer of the university who heads the students’ services division. DVCSAA is responsible for all matters to provide

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facilities, services and structured programme to all students to support the university’s aspiration to produce well-rounded graduates.

1.2.8 Dean The Dean is an officer of the University who heads the Faculty. Dean is responsible for all faculty matters involving undergraduate and postgraduate academic studies.

1.2.9 Head of Department

A Head of Department (HOD) is an officer of the University who heads a particular academic

department. HOD is responsible for managing all academic and administration matters of the department.

1.2.10 Senior Manager of Academic Central Services The Senior Manager of Academic Central Services is an officer of the University who heads the Department of Academic Central Services, who is responsible in managing all academic related services, such as the academic facilities, laboratories, timetabling of courses offered and development of education technology.

1.2.11 Lecturer

A lecturer is a person assigned by the respective Head of Department to manage a certain

course, who is responsible in delivering course materials, supervising students' projects and

evaluating students' achievements.

1.2.12 Tutor

A tutor is a trainee lecturer/a postgraduate student/any individual assigned by the respective

Head of Department to assist a lecturer in managing a certain course, who is responsible in

managing and evaluating tutorials for a particular course.

1.2.13 Demonstrator

A demonstrator is a trainee lecturer/a postgraduate student/any individual assigned by the

respective Head of Department to assist a lecturer in conducting laboratory work/practical training. Demonstrator is responsible in demonstrating the usage of laboratory or computer equipment and evaluating laboratory reports and assignments.

1.2.14 Student

A student is an individual who enrolls for any academic programme at the University.

1.2.15 Transcript

A transcript is a complete record of a student's particulars and academic performance.

1.2.16 Programme Programme refers to the approved curriculum to be offered and conducted by the University.

1.2.17 Curriculum Curriculum comprises of courses and other activities that are compulsory for students, as determined by the University.

1.2.18 Semester

A semester is an academic period of about four (4) months that normally starts in January, May

and September.

1.2.19 Modes of Delivery

i. Lectures and Tutorials

a. A lecture is an oral course presentation conducted by a lecturer.

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b. A tutorial is an oral course presentation conducted by a tutor or lecturer to complement the lectures and to enhance the students’ understanding of the subject matter.

ii. Laboratory Work Laboratory work is a practical approach to enable students to gain practical experience.

iii. Project and TeamBased Learning Project and Team-Based Learning is one of the methods in learning whereby a student is required to solve a particular problem using analysis and synthesis to produce a solution. A lecturer acts as a facilitator when supervising students' project. Among the courses that use the Project and Team-Based Learning method are Engineering Team Project (ETP) and Final Year Project. For ETP courses, the project is undertaken by a team consisting of students from different programmes, supervised by a team of lecturers.

iv. Student Industrial Internship Programme Industrial Internship Programme is a course where students are exposed to various industrial practices for example practical and real work based on projects, research activities and workplace safety in the industry. This is compulsory to all students. The training is conducted over 28 weeks at relevant industries.

v. E-Learning E-Learning is an online learning method whereby students can access to their course materials via web.

vi. Use of External Data Sources External Data Sources are reference materials available from other resource centers for example the library and Internet.

vii. Adjunct Lecturer/Professor An adjunct lecturer/professor is an industrial expert appointed by the University to deliver lectures on topics related to the course content.

viii. Academic Advisor An academic advisor is a lecturer appointed to become student’s principal point of contact for academic matters that affect progress toward the degree. An academic advisor may assist a student with course planning, registration and academic counseling. All Undergraduate students will be assigned to an Academic Advisor.

ix. Mentor

A mentor is an academic staff assigned by Head of Department to monitor the mentees’

academic performance. Roles of a mentor are to establish a caring, genuine and open relationship that encourages learning, to monitor mentees’ progress towards academic performance, and to find/suggest solutions to overcome the menteesproblem in learning, i.e. time management, smart learning, registration of courses and etc (to assist mentees

in obtaining the desired semester results).

x. Mentee

A student assigned to a mentor upon obtaining academic result that places the student

under ‘Academic Probation’, ‘Academic Probation and Warning’ and ‘Academic Dismissal’ (reinstated after appeal). Roles of a mentee are to be responsible for his/her academic performance and to cooperate with his/her mentor to improve his/her academic performance, to attend talks or workshops organized for them by the University, to meet the mentor fortnight according to the pre-arranged schedule, and to seek advice and opinion of the mentor regarding his/her academic matters.

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xi. Credited Co-Curriculum Activities A credited co-curriculum activity is an extra-mural activity that is compulsory for all UTP students in order to fulfill the University requirements. Courses under credited co- curriculum activity include sports, uniform bodies, cultural and arts, martial arts and music.

xii. Extra-Curricular Activities An extra-curricular activity is a non-academic activity organized by students and approved by the University.

1.2.20 Credit Hours

A credit hour is a weightage given to a course based on the number of hours per week of

lectures, tutorials, or laboratory work.

1.2.21 Grade

A grade is an assessment in a form of a letter grade signifying a student's performance in a

particular course.

1.2.22 Grade Points

A grade point is the point given to a course based on the grade obtained multiplied by the credit

hours allocated to it.

1.2.23 Grade Point Average (GPA)

A GPA obtained by a student at the end of a semester is calculated as follow:

Total of Grade Points Scored in the Semester

GPA

=

Total of Credit Hours Taken in the Same Semester

1.2.24 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

A CGPA is the grade point average obtained by a student based on all courses he/she has

completed to date. The calculation is based on the following formula:

CGPA

Total of Grade Points Scored to Date

=

Total of Credit Hours Taken to Date

1.2.25 Final Examination Final Examination is a compulsory component to be given to students who are registered for non-project based course(s). It is compulsory for students to attend the final examination, failing which; the students will be given an ‘F’ grade.

It is required for a student to adhere to the policy of obtaining a minimum 40% marks for core

courses and 20% marks for other courses in the final examination in order to pass a course.

1.2.26 Course Repeating

A student who failed a course or obtained an Incomplete Grade (I) from an earlier semester

shall be required to repeat and pass the course at the earliest semester when the course is

offered again.

1.2.27 Course Redemption The university has adopted the course redemption (grade replacement) policy for course/s with ‘C’ grade and below which is applicable for course/s taken from January 2014 semester and onwards.

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Only the BEST grade will be counted in the total credit hours and cumulative grade point average (CGPA) calculation. All courses and grades attempted will be displayed in the academic transcript.

1.2.28 Supplementary Examination

A supplementary examination is a special examination given to an eligible student subject to

UEC approval.

Supplementary for Graduating Undergraduate students:

Any graduating undergraduate student who has attempted and sat for final examination but failed the course(s) may request to sit for supplementary examination in fulfillment of the graduation requirement upon the UEC approval. The supplementary examination is only applicable for a maximum of two (2) non-project based course(s) in the semester with some nominal processing fee (not refundable). Results for the Supplementary Examination shall be recorded as Pass (P) or Fail (F).

1.2.29 Examiner An examiner is a lecturer or an appointed qualified person (internal/external) conducting academic assessment.

1.2.30 Invigilator An invigilator is a qualified individual appointed by the University to invigilate a particular examination.

1.2.31 Appeal for Reinstatement/Readmission An appeal for reinstatement/readmission is an application by a student who has been placed under dismissal status to continue study at the University.

The Appeal Committee shall decide to reject or to grant for reinstatement or readmission. Reinstatement refers to the decision to continue study in the same programme whereas readmission refers to the decision to continue study in another programme.

1.2.32 Suspension Period

A suspension period is a period in which a student is suspended from being a student of UTP

due to disciplinary or academic reasons. The suspension period will be considered as part of the duration of study at UTP.

1.2.33 Course

A course is a subject that carries a unique code and a number of credit hour.

1.2.34 Graduation Audit

It is COMPULSORY to all final year students to furnish the Graduation Audit Form, two (2)

semesters prior to the expected graduation semester.

The graduation audit process will be finalized at the academic department and the results of the expected graduation list to be tabled for endorsement by the UEC.

1.2.35 Audit Course An audit course refers to a course which is NOT part of programme curriculum, taken up by a student, which shall not be considered in the calculation of GPA and CGPA. The status of an audit course MUST be declared early during course registration and latest before the final examination begins to avoid getting grades posted by the examiners.

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1.2.36 Common Core and Core Discipline Courses A core course is a MANDATORY course offered by the respective programme.

1.2.37 Elective/Minor Courses List of courses offered to all students which is part of the Graduation requirement.

1.2.38 Core Specialisation Courses Core Specialisation Courses is a group of courses offered by respective programme for their students to choose in the area of specialisation that they are interested to pursue at the end of their studies. The courses taken shall contribute to the overall programme structure.

1.2.39 Barred From Examination Students who get barred will not be allowed to sit for final examination and will be given an ‘F’ grade for the course.

1.2.40 Incomplete Grade The Incomplete grade (I) will be given to a student who is not able to sit for final examination or to complete a course due to reasons accepted by the University.

1.2.41 Facilities and Services Facilities and services are provided by the University to fulfill academic and non-academic requirements e.g. lecture theatres, laboratories, information technology and sports facilities.

2.0 Academic Administration

Each student is required to register for every course taken up during the registration period and according to the number of credit hours allowed.

2.1 Registration of Courses It is compulsory for students to register for their courses at the beginning of the semester. The registration for the following semester will be conducted at the end of each semester. Registration of courses is conclusive unless the student is under probation, probation & warning, or dismissal status; or the student failed any of the pre-requisite courses.

Students are required to register during the prescribed registration period and comply with the credit hour requirement. Students who failed to register within the given time can be barred from continuing their study for that particular semester.

Students who still have outstanding dues may not be allowed to register for the new semester.

All full time students must register a minimum of 9 credit hours or equivalent to 3 courses in a particular semester. However, this ruling may be waived for graduating students who are in their final semester.

2.2 Adding/Dropping/Withdrawal of Courses

2.2.1 Adding/Dropping of Courses Students are allowed to add/drop courses within the first two (2) weeks of the semester subject to the approval of the Head of Department and subject to the compliance of the total credit hours allowed.

2.2.2 Withdrawal

a. Withdrawal from Courses

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Students are allowed to withdraw from the courses latest by week eight (8) of the semester provided that they maintain a minimum of nine (9) credit hours. The course fee however, shall not be refunded.

b. Withdrawal from Examination Students who have registered for courses but are unable to sit for the examination due to some unavoidable circumstances may apply for withdrawal from the examination, subject to recommendation of the Head of Department and approval by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic.

If the withdrawal is due to illness or injury, the student must furnish the University with a medical certificate or a letter certified by UTP’s panel doctor. Upon approval, the student will be given an INCOMPLETE status and the student is required to repeat that particular course when it is next offered.

2.3 Attendance Students are required to attend lectures, tutorials, laboratories, project-based learning, additional lectures, co-curricular activities and meetings with academic advisors. Students shall obtain written permission if they unable to attend lectures, tutorials and laboratories mentioned above.

The students are required to submit the application three (3) days before the actual date or, in emergency cases, after returning to campus by attaching the relevant supporting documents (medical certificate, death certificate) to the Registration and Examination Unit of the Registry.

The minimum attendance requirement is ninety percent (90%) for each course. A student who fails to fulfill this requirement may be barred from sitting for the final examination.

2.4 Deferment of Studies

A student who wishes to apply for a deferment must satisfy the following requirements:

i. Deferment of studies may be given for a maximum of two (2) consecutive semesters in one approval.

ii. All applications for deferment must be in writing and to be addressed to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic.

iii. Students who are permitted to defer on medical grounds must produce medical evidence that they are fit to return to study before being permitted to register.

All successful applicants for deferment are exempted from paying the necessary fees and the length

of absence is not considered as part of the period of study.

2.5 Inactive study status

A student who has difficulty to continue study in a semester shall inform Registry to apply for an

inactive study status following the rules below:

i. Inactive study status may be considered for one (1) semester in one approval with reasonable justification upon recommendation by the Head of Department

ii. All applications for inactive semester must be in writing and to be addressed to the Senior Manager of Registry.

iii. The inactive semester will be considered as part of the period of study.

Any cost incurred for the inactive semester shall be borne by the student in the event that approval happened after the semester commence i.e. tuition fees and etc.

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3.0 Academic Requirements

3.1 Graduation Requirements

i. All Bachelor of Engineering students are required to complete within fourteen (14) semesters or seven (7) years of studies.

ii. All Bachelor of Technology students are required to complete within eleven (11) semesters or five and a half (5 ½ ) years of studies except for Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Petroleum Geoscience where students are required to complete within fourteen (14) semesters or seven (7) years of studies.

iii. The minimum period of study to be eligible for the conferment of the university degree is four (4) semesters or two (2) years.

iv. The normal period for Programmes in Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience is four (4) years or

eight (8) semesters of studies, whereas for Programmes in Technology and Applied Sciences is three and a half years (3 ½ ) years or seven (7) semesters of studies.

In order to graduate a student must fulfill the following:

i. Obtain a CGPA of 2.00 or above.

ii. Pass all courses as required by the respective programmes.

iii. Satisfy all requirements as approved by the university Senate.

3.2 Programme Requirement/Structure All programmes comprise of courses to fulfill national and university requirements, core courses, electives, co-curricular and industrial internship training.

3.2.1 English Requirement International Students are required to have IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL paper-based score of 5.0 or equivalent. Students who do not have the above qualification shall sit for English Placement Test conducted to assess the studentslevel of English proficiency.

3.2.2 Pre-requisite A course in which a student has to pass in order to qualify for the subsequent courses as specified in the programme requirement.

3.2.3 Core Courses Students are required to pass all core courses as classified by the programme.

3.2.4 Elective/Minor Courses Students are required to pass all elective courses provided by the programmes. Each programme will prepare the list of elective courses offered and has the right to change or maintain these courses for any particular semester.

3.2.5 National Requirement Courses Students are required to pass all national/university requirement courses prescribed by the University.

3.2.6 Student Industrial Internship Programme Students are required to undergo twenty-eight (28) weeks of industrial internship training after completing third year second semester for Engineering students and third year first semester for Technology and Applied Sciences students. The details are as follow:

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Programme

Pre-register for internship with CSIMAL

To undergo internship

   

Obtained minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 AND

Earned a minimum of 90 credit hours AND

i.

Engineering

Programmes

Obtained minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 AND

Completed 6 semesters AND

Completed the following courses:

 

o

Completed all basic Engineering & Technology courses

   

ii.

Technology

Programme

(Petroleum

Geosciences)

Earned a minimum of 75 credit hours AND

Completed 5 semesters

o

o

o

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

MPU1 Courses

Professional Communication Skills

 

o

Mathematics *

   

Obtained minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 AND

iv.

Technology

Programme

(ICT/BIS)

Obtained minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 AND

Earned a minimum of 75 credit hours AND

Completed 5 semesters AND

Completed the following courses:

 

Earned a minimum of 60 credit hours AND

Completed 4 semesters

o

Completed all basic Engineering & Technology courses

iii.

Applied

o

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

Sciences

o

MPU1 Courses

   

o

Professional Communication Skills

o

Mathematics *

* refer to individual programme for Mathematics course requirement

Students must show satisfactory progress while undergoing Student Industrial Internship Programme as prescribed by the University.

3.2.7 Core Specialisation All students must register for an area of Core Specialisation subject to the approval of the respective Head of Department.

3.3 Change of Programme, Transfer (Exemption) of Credits and Exemption of Courses

3.3.1 Change of Programme

A student may request for a change of programme upon the endorsement of the Faculty Dean

subject to availability and approval from the Registrar and the sponsor (if any). The administrative fees of RM100 will be charged for the processing and handling of change programme application.

3.3.2 Transfer (Exemption) of Credits

A student may apply for a transfer credit based on the recognized academic work for a similar

or equivalent course at UTP or other academic institutions subject to the approval of the respective Head of Department. The credit transferred (exempted) will be recorded in the University transcript and the student is deemed to have completed a similar number of credit hours in order to obtain a degree. Calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be based upon credit hours completed at UTP.

A student from other institutions approved by UTP may request transfer (exemption) of credits

of relevant courses with 80% equivalence in syllabi and a minimum grade of C/60% marks. Total transfer (exemption) of credits is limited to a maximum of 30 credits (UTP course equivalent).

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A student who undergoes the Student Exchange/Study Abroad programmes with an institution

approved by UTP may request transfer (exemption) of credits for relevant courses in UTP.

A student who changes programme within the University may request for transfer (exemption)

of credits and grades which are applicable to a new programme with a minimum grade of ‘C’.

Processing fees of RM100 will be charged for the second application onwards.

3.3.3 Exemption of Courses Exemption of courses will not cause a student to gain credit on course exempted. If the exemption of course(s) caused the total credit requirement for graduation not met, the student must complete another course(s) to replace the exempted course(s).

A student may apply for course exemption based on the recognized academic work for a similar

or equivalent course at other academic institutions subject to the approval of the respective Head of Department. The exemption of course will be recorded in the University transcript.

A student from other institutions approved by UTP may request exemption of relevant courses

with 80% equivalence in syllabi and a minimum grade of C/60% marks. Total exemption is limited to a maximum of 30 credits (UTP course equivalent).

4.0

Assessment

An assessment is an evaluation of a student's performance through examinations, tests, laboratory work, assignments, oral presentations, industrial internship, workshops and other activities specified by the lecturer.

4.1 Methods of Assessment Students are assessed throughout the semesters through their coursework and the final examinations which are determined for respective course.

i. Coursework Coursework comprise of tests, assignment, laboratory work, oral presentations, workshop practices, projects and others.

ii. Final Examination Final examination sessions are usually held at the end of the semester.

There are courses whereby students are assessed throughout the semester without having to sit for final examinations.

4.2 Final Semester Examinations

4.2.1 Eligibility

All students are eligible to sit for examination on condition that they have:

i. Registered for the course, and

ii. Fulfilled the minimum attendance requirement as stated in the course outline.

iii. Settle all outstanding dues with University

4.2.2 Examination Schedule The examination schedule is planned following the academic calendar at the end of semester. Any travel arrangement for the semester break must be made after the examination week as the clashes between the examination dates and the traveling dates will not be considered.

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4.2.3 Examination Slip An examination slip is a compulsory document to be presented during final examination. Students are required to collect their examination slips at the time and place specified by the Registration & Examination Unit of Registry. Failure to do so will result in a penalty and/or barred from sitting for the examination.

4.2.4 Examination Attendance Students who fail to sit for any final examination without written approval will obtain an Fgrade for the course(s) involved.

4.2.5 Medical Certificate The University will only recognize medical certificates from UTP Health Clinic, local Government Hospitals and other health establishment recognized by UTP.

Time Slip is a slip given to a student by the clinic to indicate that the student had gone to see the doctor for medical consultation.

4.2.6 Examination Rules and Regulations for Students

i. Proper attire as specified in the University dress code should be worn during the examinations.

ii. Students are requested to arrive at the examination venue thirty (30) minutes for security screening before the examination begins.

iii. Students are not allowed to sit for the examination if they arrive thirty (30) minutes after the examination starts.

iv. Students are not allowed to enter the examination hall until being instructed by the Chief Invigilator.

v. Only pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, non-programmable calculators and other items as allowed by the Chief Invigilator can be brought into the examination hall.

vi. Students are not allowed to bring any form of document e.g. books, notes, papers and other materials without the permission of the Chief Invigilator.

vii. Students are not allowed to enter the examination hall without their student ID card and examination slip.

viii. Students are not allowed to open the question booklet until they are instructed to do so.

ix. Students are advised to read the instructions on the cover page of the question papers before the start of the examination.

x. Students are required to place their student ID card and examination slip on the right corner of their table.

xi. Students are not allowed to smoke in the examination hall.

xii. Food and drinks are not allowed in the examination hall.

xiii. Handphones and other electronic devices (eg. Programmable Calculator, smartphones, smart watch, Tablet devices, Ipod. Notebook, Camera etc) are prohibited and must be placed outside the examination hall.

xiv. Students are required to fill in all the necessary information on the answer booklet and attendance slip.

xv. Students are not allowed to write their names and student numbers on the answer sheet.

xvi. Students are not allowed to leave the examination hall thirty (30) minutes after the examination starts and thirty (30) minutes before the examination ends.

xvii. Any parts of the answer booklet or papers are not allowed to be taken out of the examination hall.

xviii. Students are not allowed to communicate with, receive assistance from or copy and/or allow other students to copy from them during an examination. Students fail to abide the academic rules and regulations and are caught copying, bringing notes, cheating or

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attempting to cheat, will be testified for Academic Misconduct and the case will be deliberated in University Academic Disciplinary Committee. Penalties or disciplinary actions for cheating or attempting to cheat which include Academic Dismissal will be imposed to students who fail to comply the academic rules and regulations.

xix. Students are not allowed to make any noise during the examinations.

xx. Students should stop writing once the Chief Invigilator has instructed them to do so at the end of the examination. An invigilator has the right to reject a student's answer booklet if he fails to do so.

xxi. Students are not allowed to leave the examination hall until instructed by the Chief Invigilator.

xxii. Students are advised to recheck all the necessary information in the answer booklet before handing it to the invigilator.

xxiii. Students are required to tie the answer booklet and any other relevant papers, which they intend to submit to the invigilator if necessary.

xxiv. Students are required to sit for the final examinations of all registered courses unless a permission to withdraw from the course has been granted.

xxv. All answers must be in ink except for diagrams and answers on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet.

xxvi. A student who wishes to visit the washroom must obtain permission from and must be accompanied by the Invigilator.

xxvii. During an examination, any kind of communication is not allowed in the examination hall

except with the Chief Invigilator and authorized persons. xxviii.All bags and books must be placed at the place specified by the Invigilators outside the examination halls.

4.2.7 Breach of Examination Rules and Regulations Should a student breach any of the above conducts, the chief invigilator has the authority to disqualify him/her from the examination.

If a student is found guilty, he will be given an Fgrade for the course and may be suspended from his studies for a period determined by the University or other actions deemed necessary.

4.3 Grading System

4.3.1 UTP Academic Grading System The academic grading system adopted by UTP is as follow:

Grade

Meaning

Grade Points

A

High Distinction

4.00

A-

Distinction

3.75

B+

Good Credit

3.50

B

Credit

3.00

C+

Good Pass

2.50

C

Pass

2.00

D+

Marginal Pass

1.50

D

Unsatisfactory Pass

1.00

F

Fail

0.00

Note:

A student may repeat courses with grades lower then Cin order to improve his CGPA.

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4.3.2 Symbols in Academic Transcript Students may find certain symbols shown below in their transcripts. These symbols mean the following:

Grade

Meaning

AU

Audit course(s).

CT

Credit Transfer

DF

Deferment

EX

Exemption

I

Incomplete

P

Pass

R

Repeat / Re-sit

W

Withdrawal from course(s).

SP

Supplementary Pass

4.4 Appeals for Remarking If a student is dissatisfied with the final exam results, an appeal for remarking may be made within three (3) days after the results are released. The appeal shall be forwarded to Registration & Examination Unit of Registry.

Procedures of remarking are:

i. Students who intend to apply for a remarking of the final examination scripts must fill in an application form, which can be obtained from Registration & Examination Unit of Registry

Office.

ii. Students are required to make a payment of RM50.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Fifty Only) to the Finance and Fund Management Department for each course.

iii. Students are then required to submit the application form together with the receipt of payment to Registration & Examination Unit of Registry Office.

iv. The answer scripts will be checked by the respective examiners and will be brought to the UEC for consideration.

v. Students will be informed on the status of the re-marking and if there are changes to the final marks, a new result slip will be issued to the students.

All decisions are final and re-appeal will not be allowed.

4.5 Degree Awarding System Subject to approval by the Senate, a student will be awarded:

4.5.1 Engineering Degree Programmes

i. Studied at UTP for not more than seven (7) years for Engineering Degree Programmes;

ii. Obtained at least a total of 145 credit hours from the curriculum structure;

iii. Completed the student industrial internship programme;

iv. Fulfilled all specified requirements of the programme;

v. Obtained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00;

vi. Pass all required courses.

4.5.2 Technology Degree Programmes

i. Studied at UTP not more than eleven (11) semesters or five and a half (5 ½ ) years for Technology Degree Programmes (14 semester or 7 years for Petroleum Geoscience);

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ii. Obtained at least a total of 127 credit hours (140 for Petroleum Geoscience) from the prescribed courses and electives;

iii. Completed the student industrial internship programme;

iv. Fulfilled all specified requirements of the programme;

v. Obtained a minimum CGPA of 2.00;

vi. Pass all courses taken.

4.5.3 Sciences Degree Programmes

i. Studied at UTP not more than eleven (11) semesters or five and a half (5 ½ ) years.

ii. Obtained at least a total of 128 credit hours from the prescribed courses and electives;

iii. Completed the student industrial internship programme;

iv. Fulfilled all specified requirements of the programme;

v. Obtained a minimum CGPA of 2.00;

vi. Pass all courses taken

4.5.4 Classes of Honours degree that are awarded are as follows:

Classification

CGPA from

CGPA to

First Class

3.75

4.00

Second Class Upper

3.00

3.74

Second Class Lower

2.50

2.99

Third Class

2.00

2.49

Note:

The above Class of Honours classification is subject to the Senate’s final approval.