Degree Awarding Criteria

 

Evaluation of a course unit

 

A course unit is evaluated by an end of course unit examination, and guided self-study assignments, within the framework of University approved rules and regulations for examinations and the award of degrees/diplomas. The method of evaluation will be announced at the commencement of each course unit.

 

Grading system

 

Marks obtained in respect of a course unit will be graded according to a twelve-category system as follows:

Range of Marks

Grade

Grade Value

85  -  100

A+

4.0

70  -    84

A

4.0

65  -    69

A-

3.7

60  -    64

B+

3.3

55  -    59

B

3.0

50  -    54

B-

2.7

45  -    49

C+

2.3

40  -    44

C

2.0

35  -    39

C-

1.7

30  -    34

D+

1.3

25  -    29

D

1.0

00  -    24

E

0.0

Successful completion of course units amounting to 25 credits is compulsory for the award of the post graduate diploma. If the candidate fails to produce valid reasons acceptable to the university for not completing a particular course unit, a grade of ‘E’ will be given.

 

Grade Point Average

Grade Point Average (GPA) is the credit-weighted arithmetic mean of the Grade Point Values, i.e. the GPA is determined by dividing the total credit-weighted Grade Point Values by the total number of credits.

GPA shall be computed to the second decimal place.

 

Re-sit Examination

A candidate may re-sit a course unit where he/she has obtained less than a “B-” grade pass. However, the maximum grade that could result from a re-sit is a grade of “B-”. Maximum number of attempts allowed to re-sit any course unit will be three.


Award of Postgraduate Diploma

a. Pass

A candidate is eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology if he/she

  1. obtains grades of B- or better in course units aggregating to a minimum of twenty-five (25) credits
  2. achieves a minimum GPA of 2.7

AND

3. completes the relevant requirements within a period of three consecutive academic years

b. Merit Pass

A candidate shall be awarded a Merit Pass in Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology provided he/she

  1. obtains grades of B- or better in course units aggregating to a minimum of twenty-five (25) credits
  2. achieves a minimum GPA of 3.7
  3. obtains grades of A or better in course units aggregating to at least 50% of total credits for the course units considered under i. above

AND

4. completes the relevant requirements in the first attempt.

 

A candidate should apply for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology on satisfying the above requirements. On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma a candidate is entitled to an official transcript giving the grades in the respective course units after the confirmation of the results by the University Senate.