ECTS - - Modeling and Design of Engineering Systems (MODES)

Course exams and evaluation

ARTICLE 17 – (1) Students are subjected to final exams, and/ or project studies at the end of the semester, in addition to midterm exams and/or studies during the semester. Final exams are sat at hours and times announced by the University. The end-of-semester grades of students are determined by the relevant instructor with regards to their midterm results, their final exam results and/or their final projects, as well as their work during the semester, in addition to their attendance. The students unable to attend an exam due to a reason deemed righteous and valid by the relevant EABD shall attend a make-up exam.

Course Grades

ARTICLE 18 (1) For each course taken, students are given one of the following grades by the course instructor at the end of semester.

AA   4.00

BA   3.50 

BB   3.00 

CB   2.50 

CC   2.00 

DC   1.50 

DD   1.00

FD    0.50

FF    0.00

(2) The conversion chart determined by the Council of Higher Education shall be used to convert the grades and grade averages into the decimal system.

(3) Grades excluded from GPA calculations are:

a) I: Incomplete

b) S: Satisfactory,

c) U: Unsatisfactory,

ç) P: Progressing,

d) NI: Not included,

e) NA: Not attended.

(4) The grade (I) is given to a student who provides supporting evidence through documentation of illness or other reasons which have prevented them from completing the necessary course work. In case a student is given I for any course, they are required to complete the missing work and obtain a grade within 15 days from submission of the grades to the Directorate of Student Affairs. Otherwise, the (I) grade will be automatically converted into a (FF). This period may be extended upon the proposal by the EABD and the decision by EYK upon application by the students on the basis of illness or similar cases.

(5) The grade (S) is given to students who are successful in non-credit courses.

(6) The grade (U) is given to students who are not successful in non-credit courses.

(7) The grade (P) is given to students continuing their thesis studies successfully.

(8) The grade (NI) is given for the courses taken, on the condition that they are not included in the cumulative grade point average calculations. This grade is indicated on a student's transcript along with the letter grade received from the course in question. Such courses are not used in course exemption processes regarding the program(s) in which the student is registered. The (NI) status of courses may not be changed within the same program.

(9) The grade (NA) is given by the instructor to the students failing to meet the attendance requirements. This grade is treated as an (FF).

(10) The semester grades are finalized when delivered to the Directorate of Student Affairs by the graduate school department, and announced by the said directorate.

Material Errors in Grades

ARTICLE 19 - (1) In case of any material errors concerning semester grades announced by the Directorate of Student Affairs, correction requests shall be decided on by the relevant EABD upon the application by the instructor. Material errors concerning grades granted after semester exams shall be corrected at the latest by the end of the registration period of the next semester. Any later applications shall be decided on by the relevant Executive Board.

Grade Point Averages

ARTICLE 20 – (1) The success scores of students are calculated by taking general point averages at the end of semester. Total credits earned by students for a course are calculated by multiplying the final grade coefficient with the credit value of the course. To calculate the Grade Point Average (GPA) for a semester, total credit points of a student are divided by the credit values of the courses taken. The averages are represented with two digits after point. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of a student is calculated taking all courses received to complete the minimum course load specified by the relevant EABD since student admission to a graduate degree program. The most recent grade earned for a repeated course is taken into account in CGPA calculations. All grades are shown on transcripts.

Course Exemptions

ARTICLE 21- (1) The conditions for the status of special student, the status of transfer student, as well as for exemption procedures for the courses of previous graduate degree programs attended, exemption from one or more courses, and those regarding the resulting early graduation, are determined by the relevant Executive Board, with the opinion of the relevant grade school department.

(2) Graduate degree program applicants are required to complete their procedures for exemption from courses taken in other programs during program applications.

(3) Graduate students pursuing a program may take courses from a different higher education institution upon the proposal by their advisor, the approval by the head of the relevant EABD, and the decision by the relevant EYK.

Course Repetitions

ARTICLE 22- (1) To pass a course, graduate and doctorate degree students are required to achieve a minimum of, respectively, (CC) or (CB) as their letter grades, in the course in question. Students are required to repeat the failed courses, or the courses deemed equivalent to electives by the relevant EABD. Students may repeat passed courses or take courses deemed equivalent to them by the relevant EABD in order to increase their Cumulative Grade Point Averages.