GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student in the Department of Computer Engineering is required to have passed a minimum of 194 units load if he was admitted into the institution through UTME and a minimum of 150 units load if the admission is through Direct Entry.  This is as shown below.

Faculty of Engineering – Department of Computer Engineering

Level

General Studies

Basic Sciences

Basic Engineering

Core Courses

Electives

SIWES/SWEP

/Project

Total

100

10

30

4

44

200

6

-

35

2

-

-

43

300

 -

 -

5

38

 -

43

400

 -

 2

17

6

25

500

 -

3

26

4

6

39

TOTAL

16

30

49

83

4

12

194

 

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND GRADING SYSTEM

            Language of Instruction

            The language of instruction is English Language.

            Teaching Methods

Students are taught through arrange of methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory practical sessions, assignments, term papers, seminar presentations, prescribed self-study, design projects, group work among others.

            Mode of Assessment

            Performance in a course is measured in terms of;

  1. a)The result of prescribed theory and practical examinations and/or
  2. b)Assessment of other deliverables such as essays, assignments, laboratory and seminar reports as might be prescribed for each course.

            Scoring system

The Scoring System adopted is as stipulated by the National Universities Commission. Under this system, marks are allocated for continuous assessment (typically 40%) as well as Examinations (typically 60%); however, laboratory practical courses have no written final examinations. Continuous assessment shall be done through assignments, tests and practical exercises. (a) Scores from continuous assessment shall normally constitute 30-40% of the final marks for courses which are primarily theoretical. (b) For courses which are partly practical and partly theoretical, scores from continuous assessment can constitute 50% or more of the final marks. (c) For courses that are entirely practical, continuous assessment shall be based on a student’s practical work or reports and shall constitute 100% of the final marks.

 

Description

Scoring (Typical)

Continuous Assessment

40%

Examination

60%

TOTAL

100%

 

            Grading of Courses

The rating of grades obtained in a course in terms of credit points per load unit is as stated in the following table.

Federal University Oye-Ekiti Grading System

Level of

Performance

Grade

Rating

(Credit Points Per Unit)

70-100%

A = Excellent

5.0

60-69%

B = Very Good

4.0

50-59%

C = Good

3.0

45-49%

D =Satisfactory

2.0

40-44%

E = Poor

1.0

0-39%

F = Failure

0.0

Based on the above, a student who obtains a grade of' ‘A' in a 4-unit course will score 20 (4x5) credit points and another who obtains a grade of C will score 12 (3x4) credit points. A credit point is thus the product of the course units and the rating in each course. The sum of all credit points for a semester is the Total Credit Point (TCP).

As an illustration, a student took 4 courses of 5 units each and obtained C, B, F, D grades respectively. The TCP will be 5x3 + 5x4 + 5x0 + 5x2= 45. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the TCP divided by the Total Credit Units (TCU). Hence, this student has a GPA of 45 divided by 20, which is 2.5.

The highest GPA that can be earned is 5.0 and the lowest is 0 (zero). The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the summation of the TCP for all semesters divided by the summation of TCU's for the semesters. Like the GPA, the CGPA obtained range from 0 to 5. The CGPA is calculated from all courses taken, including first year (100 level). A student whose CGPA is below 1.50 is placed on probation for the next two semesters after which he/she is advised to withdraw or transfer to another department, if CGPA remains below 1.50.

Definition of Terms

 

Term

Definition

i

Total Credit Points (TCP)

This is the sum of the products of the course units and rating in each course for a particular single semester

ii

Total Credit Unit (TCU)

This is the total number of course units registered by a student in a particular semester. It is summation of credit units on all courses in the semester

iii

Grade Point Average (GPA)

This is total credit points (TCP) divided by total credit units (TCU). The highest GPA that can be earned is 5.0 and that is when a student has earned grade “A” in every course taken during the semester.

iv

Cumulative Credit Point (CCP)

This is the summation of total credit points across all semesters that a student registered till date

v

Cumulative Credit Unit (CCU)

This is the summation of total course units across all semesters that a student registered till date

vi

Cumulative Credit Point Average (CGPA)

This is neither the summation nor average of GPAs for all semesters. Rather, it is summation of TCPs for all semesters (CCP) divided by  summation of all TCUs (CCU). CGPA obtainable ranges from 0 - 5.

The class of degree a student graduate with is determined by the final CGPA after passing all compulsory and required elective courses prescribed in the curriculum. The different groups are shown in the table below.

 

Class

Range of CGPA

First Class Honours

4.50 – 5.00

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

3.50 - 4.49

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)

2.40 - 3.49

Third Class Honours

1.50- 2.39

            Examination Malpractice

A student who is involved in University Examination malpractice or violates examination regulation shall be referred to the University disciplinary committee which will recommend appropriate disciplinary actions.

            Absence from Examination

A student who is absent from a course examination, after having registered for the course, without approval of a written request to drop the course will receive a grade of 0(F) at the end of the semester. Exemptions may be granted only on substantiated or on compassionate grounds as recommended by the Faculty Board and approved by University Senate.

            Final Year Undergraduate Project

Students are expected to submit their final year (BEng.) project reports to the department through their respective supervisors. A preliminary report is submitted during the first semester of the final year where first 2-3 chapters (Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology) are assessed in writing together with an oral defence. The first semester assessment contributes 30% towards the overall score of the project (CPE599) which is registered in second semester as a 6-units course. Similarly, the complete report is assessed in writing towards the end of the second semester with an internal oral defence before a panel of at least four members of staff headed by Senior lecturer or above from the department. An assessment by an appointed external examiner is also organised and can be done simultaneously during the internal oral defence and assessment. Every project is thus assessed by the supervisor, internal assessor(s) and the external examiner.

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