Graduation RequirementIn order to be eligible for the award of bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Chemical Engineering, a candidate must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 185 credits units consisting of:
i) 7 credits of general studies prescribed by the university (this may change from time to time).
ii) 26 credits units of Chemistry.
iii) 8 credits units of Physics.
iv) 40 credits units of Mathematics.
v) 23 credit units of courses in the Faculty of Engineering.
vi) 60 credit units of Chemical Engineering courses.
vii) 9 credit units of unrestricted electives.
viii) 12 credit units of restricted electives.
In addition, candidates are required to satisfactorily complete 38 credit units of Industrial Practice. This consists of 8 credit units of Students Work Experience Program, (SWEP) and 30 credit units of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). These courses are required for professional registration. SWEP and SIWES I are graded on a pass/fail basis. However, during the last 8 weeks of SIWES II, students are required to solve a typical industrial problem. The report of this project must be presented in a prescribed format and constitutes the course CHEN 498 one of the three 500 level projects.
Grading System and Requirements for Graduation
- i) Semester grades are calculated as Grade Point Average (GPA) on the basis of A (70 – 100%), B(60 – 69%), C (50 – 59%), D (45 – 49%), E (40- 44%) and F (0 – 39%), which are equivalent to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0 Grade Points (GP), respectively for classified degrees.
- ii) For non-classified degrees, only letter grades A, B, and C corresponding to 5, 4, and 3 Grade Points are pass grades.
- iii) The minimum pass mark is 40% or GP of 1.00 for classified degrees, and 50% or GP of 3 for non-classified degrees. Hence a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.00 is required for graduation in classified degree programmes and 2.40 for non-classified degree programmes.
- iv) Failure in any course shall be recorded as such and can only be rendered by retaking and passing the examination whenever the course is available. The class of degree is determined by a student’s final CGPA as follows:
4.50 – 5.00 First Class
3.50 – 4.49 Second Class (Upper Division)
2.40 – 3.49 Second Class (Lower Division)
1.50 – 2.39 Third Class
1.00 – 1.49 Pass
Continuous AssignmentThere shall be at lest two continuous assessment tests per course per semester whose aggregate scores shall form between 40% and 60% of the total marks allowed for the course.
Minimum Pass Mark
There shall be a minimum pass mark of 40% in all courses.
Grade points (GP)
Grade Point Average (GPA) & Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
Students are advised to contact their tutor or examination officer on how GPA and CGPA are calculated.
Second Class (Upper Division)=================3.50–4.49
Second Class (Lower Division)=================2.40–3.49