Academic Structure

The University’s academic structure for undergraduate programmes which provides opportunities for students to broaden their learning experience and progress at a pace most suited to their individual needs while maintaining high academic standards, is based on the Academic Unit System.

The main feature of the Academic Unit System is the use of academic units (AU) for measuring academic workload.


Academic Structure Handbook

Academic Structure Handbook AY2020-21
(in PDF)

​1. ​Academic Calendar
​​2.Academic Units
​3.Candidature and Graduation Requirements
​3.1. Academic Unit (AU) Requirement
​3.2. Period of Candidature
​3.3. Minimum Residential Period
​3.4. Minimum AU of Graded Courses
​3.5. Minimum CGPA for graduation
​4.Curricular Requirements
​4.1. Curriculum Structure
​4.2. Prerequisites
​4.3. Transfer of Academic Units and Course Exemption
​5.Registration of Courses
​5.1. Student Automated Registration System
​5.2. Outstanding Fees
​5.3. Add/Drop Courses
​5.4. Academic Load
5​.5. Restricted Repeat
​6.Examinations and Grades
​6.1. Assessment and Examinations
​6.2. Grading Systems
​6.3. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option
​6.4. Freshmen Year GPA Exemption
​6.5. Academic Standing
​6.6. Classification of Students
​6.7. Classification of Degree
​6.8. Dean’s List


Past Handbooks

Classification of Students

For Students Admitted in AY2020-21

Classification for Students Admitted before AY2020-21

Summary of Academic Unit Requirements

Students Admitted to Year 1 in AY2020-21
Direct Entry Students Admitted in AY2020-21

Academic Unit Requirements for Students Admitted before AY2020-21

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