Continuation & Graduation Requirements

Continuation Requirements

For continuation of candidature, candidates have to meet the following Cumulative Average Point (CAP) set for coursework:

MSc CAP should not fall below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters or 3.0 for three consecutive semesters
PhD CAP should not fall below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters or 3.5 for three consecutive semesters

Termination of candidature would result if a student fails to maintain the minimum CAP as stipulated above. For any semester in which the MSc candidate's CAP falls below 3.0 (but ≥ 2.5), he/she will be issued an academic warning. If, in the following semester, the candidate's CAP again falls below 3.0, he/she will be placed on probation. If the candidate's CAP remains below 3.0 for the third consecutive semester, the candidate will be issued a letter of dismissal by the Registrar and denied re-admission.

For MSc candidates, if the CAP falls below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester.

For any semester in which the PhD CAP falls below 3.5 (but ≥ 3.0), he/she will be issued an academic warning. If, in the following semester, the candidate‚Äôs CAP again falls below 3.5, he/she will be placed on probation. If the student's CAP remains below 3.5 for the third consecutive semester, the student will be issued a letter of dismissal by the Registrar and denied re-admission.

For PhD candidates, if the CAP falls below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester.

A student may also be issued a warning or placed on probation or be issued a letter of termination for poor performance in the PhD qualifying examination, research thesis, or other program requirements.

Graduation Requirements

MSc

  • Pass all prescribed core and elective modules with a minimum CAP of 3.0 (B-) for the prescribed modules
  • Pass the Master's Thesis
  • A minimum grade of C+ for all levels of English course(s), where applicable

PhD

  • Pass all prescribed core and elective modules with a minimum CAP of 3.5 (B) for the prescribed modules
  • Pass the Qualifying Examination
  • Pass the PhD Thesis and Oral Examination
  • A minimum grade of C+ for all levels of English course(s), where applicable