The Grading System detailed below applies to undergraduate/postgraduate degree programs that have coursework component. This is the case for all the undergraduate (Bachelor) degree programs and as well as a number of the Master’s degree programs and some of the PhD programs that has courseware components.
There are TWO components of the grading system used on the courseware-based degree programs: continuous assessment (50%) and the final end of trimester examination (50%). Students must pass both components in order to pass the course.
The break down for continuous assessment component is as follows:
(i) One/two major assignments (and a number of module/unit-based quizzes/tests): 20%
(ii) 1st Test (Quarter-Trimester Test): 10%
(iii)2nd Test (Mid-Trimester Test): 15%
(iii) Online Participation using AIT e-Learning portal (LeMASS): 5%
For the subjects with laboratory sessions, the break down for continuous assessment is as follows:
(i) One/two major assignments (and a number of module/unit-based quizzes/tests):15%
(ii)1st test (Quarter-Trimester Test):10%
(iii)2nd test (Mid-Trimester Test):10%
(iv)Laboratory work cum Report:10%
(v) Online Participation using AIT e-Learning portal (LeMASS): 5%
Note: Online continuous assessment quizzes and tests are of open book format. To ensure that students doing the online quizzes and tests are registered students, all students are required to take additional (face-to-face) tests (Quarter-Trimester Test and Mid-Trimester Test) at AIT Campuses/Designated Learning Centers. A student can only pass the on-campus face-to-face test if he/she has been following the course and doing all the assignments and the quizzes online. Additionally, the final end-of-trimester exams will be taken face-to-face at AIT Campuses/Designated Learning Centers
Note: All registered students have photo ID Card as proof of their registration as AIT students and entitlement to sit their campus-based test and examinations. Participation in on-campus tutorial sessions and the taking of on-campus tests and end of trimester examination will therefore be based of the production of a valid AIT photo ID card. Also student€™s access to online learning resources will be password controlled.
The Monitoring of the Academic Progress of Students
The academic progress of students registered on coursework-based undergraduate or postgraduate programs (with coursework components) will be monitored by way of their active participation in:
* Module-by-module graded online assignments quizzes and tests;
* Campus-based graded tests
* Graded online discussions/interaction, forums and chat sessions moderated by lecturers/tutors
* Campus-based tutorials
* Online interaction and dialog-feedback sessions with lecturers/tutors
* Graded end-of-trimester examination
* Online and face-to-face sessions with academic supervisor(s) in the case of (i) Bachelor€™s Degree final-year projects (ii) Master€™s degree thesis and dissertation and (iii) PhD degree thesis supervision
The research component of the academic progress of students registered on research-only or €˜combined research and coursework€™ postgraduate programs will be monitored by way of their active participation in the:
* Stipulated number of Online/Face-to-Face consultation sessions with their supervisor(s)
* Scheduled Online/Face-to-Face tutorial and seminar sessions recommended by their Supervisor(s), and/or the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the relevant Subject Area PhD Research Committee
* Scheduled Cohort Group Online/Face-to-Face sessions
* Online interaction and dialog-feedback sessions with their supervisor(s)
The academic performance of the research work of students registered on postgraduate programs with a research component will also be monitored and measured in terms of the quality of their research output and corresponding research report produced on a trimester-by-trimester basis.
Students who in the view of his/her supervisor(s) and/or the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the relevant Subject Area PhD Research Committee is not making acceptable and steady progress in their research work will be placed on academic probation in the first instance. The registration of students on academic probation who failed to make appreciable progress in their research work in a stipulated time period will be terminated.