CURRICULUM FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
The curriculum is a full descriptionof the programmes of specialization and consists of a list of courses,tutorials and the corresponding practical training.
- Abbreviations and Definitions
- Abbreviations: The following abbreviations are used:
- Faculty Requirement
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
- Electronics and CommunicationEngineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Information Technology
- Lecture Hours
- Tutorial Hours
- Practical Hours
- Credit Hour
- Credit Hour (CH):
- The credit hour is defined as onelecture (L) hour per week and is equivalent to two hours per week tutorial (T)and three hours laboratory work (P).
- It is a teaching period lasting forsixteen weeks excluding examination period.
- Academic Year:
- It is the period devoted toteaching process within the calendar year. It consists of two semestersseparated by examination period of two weeks in midyear.
- It is a program of study given interms lectures, tutorials and practical and given a fixed number of credithours per week through the semester. Each course is given a title and a number(code) and is relevant to other courses within the integrated curriculum.
- Refers to course which is foundnecessary to be completed by the student before following the subsequentcourse.
- The curriculum Subdivision:
- It is broken up into a number ofrequirements as follows:
- University Requirements (UR):
- A set of courses followed by allthe university students. They are designed to strengthen the student’sbackground in languages and social sciences. They form18 credit hours.
- Faculty Requirements (FR):
- The minimum set of courses whichthe college students should follow. They are designated essentially to give thenecessary background in: basic sciences, engineering science and engineeringart.
- Department Requirements (DR):
- subdivided into two categories:Department Corecourses (DC) followed by all the students in the department; and DepartmentElective courses (DE), which can be selected by the students. Some departments,offer beside the department core courses, specialization (option) courses and thecorresponding elective courses within each option.
- Courses and their Codes:
- Courses are identified by their respective names consisting of anabbreviation related to the requirement type or the offering departmentfollowed by three digits: The first digit corresponds to the level at which thecourse is offered; the second digit identifies the area within a department andthe last digit is odd for courses given in the first semester, even for coursesgiven in the second semester and zero for courses given in either semester orboth semesters.
- Graduation Requirements
The faculty offers the followingdegrees:
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Civil Engineering.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Mechanical Engineering.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Electrical Engineering.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Architectural Engineering.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Electronic and Communication Engineering.
- Bachelor of Science(B.Sc,) in Computer Science and Engineering.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Information Technology.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc,) in Marine Engineering
Inorder to obtain B.Sc. Degree, a student must complete the specifiedcourses in the curricula of the concerned department. He must have taken two-month practical training in the industry in summer during his fourth andfive-year stay in the faculty He must submit a project report on a specifictopic chosen during his fifth year under the supervision of a qualified facultymember and must defend it successfully before a panel of three examiners. Inaddition his overall grade point average must not be less than 2.5.
Thescheme of studies in the faculty is designed in accordance with rules andregulations of the University of Aden and is based onthe curriculum of each department. The curriculum consists of compulsorycourses and contains some electives. The courses are divided into universityrequirements, faculty requirements, department requirement and electives. The total number of credit hours of the curriculum for allspecializations is around 170-180. The weakly load of the student ranges from 18 to 24 CH.
The performance of the student isevaluated in terms of the sessional marks and end– semester examinations. Thesessionals consist of two class tests, laboratory work and class work. For thesessional is reserved 40-50 % of the total mark of each course, depending on ifthe sessional comprises lab. Work. . All the undergraduate students must attendlectures, tutorial and practical classes. The student considered fail ifobtains less than 50% in the written exam, and if he fails in the sessionals.In the re-examination session, the student passing the exam, is given only thepassing mark or the grade D.
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