Semester (15)

Semester

Duration of Studies

Under the semester system, KUST offers several degree programs and requires its students to complete the entire degree programme within the following time limits:

Academic Calendar

The University will publish a schedule of complete academic year, including fall and spring semester for the convenience of the students, staff and faculty members. The Academic

Academic Year / Session

The academic year/session shall comprise of two regular semesters and an optional summer semester.

  1. Fall semester shall normally start

Duration of Semester

  1. Each semester shall be of 18 weeks duration; out of which 16 weeks shall be reserved for teaching, and 2 weeks for examinations.

Registration

After the development of a comprehensive computer-based campus management system KCMS, students, faculty members, advisors, and HoDs are required to use it for registration

Attendance

  1. Every student of the University is required to maintain at least 75% of the attendance in each course. A student who fails to meet the minimum requirements of attendance

Interruption of Studies

A student may be allowed to freeze a program if he/she is not able to continue under Force Majeure. However, this option can only be exercised subject to the following conditions: 

Advisement

  1. Every student at KUST is assigned to Advisor Studies (a faculty member of the concerned academic department) who will hold regular meetings, both formal and informal,

Credit System

  1. A credit hour means teaching a theory course for 60 minutes each week throughout the semester i.e. 01 hours /60 minutes per week for a minimum of 16 weeks in a semester.

Course Codes

Every course offered at KUST is identified by a three characters long unique alpha-numeric code, usually three to four letters followed by three digits. The letters represent the major field.

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