Department Rules

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  1. The University’s undergraduate education principles (indicated below in italics) should be followed strictly and the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) should be taken into consideration while making his/her course registration.
  2. A student can complete the Bachelor’s program that he/she is enrolled, successfully and on time, by attaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 each semester and achieving at least a DD grade for the courses he/she is registered at that semester.

    All undergraduate students should achieve “the minimum grade point averages” below at the end of each semester to be able to continue their studies without repetition of courses:

    End of the fourth semester – (76 credits) – 1.50
    End of the fifth semester – (94 credit) – 1.60
    End of the sixth semester – (112 credits) – 1.70
    End of the seventh semester – (130 credits) – 1.80
    Eighth Semester and the following semesters – (149 credits) – 2.00

    A student, with CGPA below 1.0 should repeat 2-DD courses to increase his/her CGPA. A student with CGPA above 1.0 but who has not achieved the sufficient GPA should repeat 1-DD course. If a student has 3-FF grades, he/she will only take the courses that he/she failed and will not repeat any other course even if his/her grades for the remaining courses were 2-DD.

    Note: If a student has 3 FF grades and will re-take these courses; he/she is not obliged to be registered for any course with a DD grade. If a student is not able to take the 3 courses with FF grades from the previous semester (due to clashes in the timetable), his/her advisor should direct him/her to repeat a course with DD grade to increase the CGPA.

  3. When calculating a student’s CGPA, the last grade obtained by the student (even if it is FF) is taken into consideration. Exempted course grades for transfer students only in the Turkish BSc program are included in the CGPA calculation.
  4. It is compulsory for a student to be registered for a course he/she failed in the previous semester. The student can only delay the registration for this course for 1 semester only if there are clashes in the timetable or if the course is not offered in that semester.
  5. If a student has GPA of ≥ 3.00 he/she can be registered to one extra course (maximum 6 courses in total) in the following semester. In such a case, the student cannot take a non-technical elective (NTE) course in addition to the 6 courses he/she is taking.
  6. The prerequisite course list rules must be followed observantly during the registration.
  7. If a student is at the graduation status, with (CGPA) of ≥1.90 and a maximum of 10 courses left, the course distribution for the Fall-Spring and Spring-Summer semesters are as follows:
  8. Remaining Courses Distribution
    7 7
    8 7+1
    9 7+2
    10 7+3

    Note 1: AİİT can be added to these courses. (For Turkish students)
    Note 2: Under these circumstances, the following courses can be taken together:

    1. CE372 – CE471 – CE472
    2. CE382 – CE481 – CE486 – CE498
    3. CE381 – CE484
    4. CE381 – CE382

  9. If a student has less than 7 courses left to graduate and has a CGPA of ≥1.90, he/she can take two extra courses at most (up to a maximum of 7 courses) to increase their CGPA without considering the prerequisite rules.
  10. If a student has less than 7 courses left to graduate with a CGPA of <1.90, he/she can be registered to a maximum of 6 courses without considering the prerequisite course rules.
  11. A student can repeat a course for grade increase only if that course is offered in that semester.
  12. Students cannot be registered for a course (even if they have taken it in the previous semester) if it is not offered in the current semester. In exceptional cases, students can take an equivalent course to a non-offered course, from the Architecture or Engineering Faculty with the consent of the course lecturer and department council.
  13. A student can only be registered to a maximum of 3 courses in the summer semester.
  14. Cheating Penalties:
  15. I. If a student is caught cheating and/or attempting to cheat during the mid-term exams, he/she receives a zero grade for that exam.
    II. If a student is caught cheating during the final exams, he/she receives an FF grade for that course and he/she cannot attend the re-sit exam of that course.
    III. If a student is caught cheating for the second time, his/her case will be forwarded to the disciplinary committee of the University.

  16. If a student has missed a mid-term exam with a valid excuse, he/she can take the make-up exam which will be held after the final exams. There will not be any make-up for the make-up exams.
  17. Only the students meeting the criteria below can take the re-sit exams which are held at the end of the semester:
  18. I. Students with FF grade
    II. Students who have missed the final exams with a valid excuse.
    III. Students who have a GPA <2.00 and would like to increase their grade (DD or DC) for a course which they have already passed.

    Note 1: The re-sit exam grade will replace the final exam grade when calculating the overall grade.

    Note 2: There is no make-up exam for the re-sit exam.

    Note 3: The last grade taken by the student in the re-sit exam (even if the grade is decreased) will be valid.

  19. A graduating student can take a maximum of three (3) graduation make-up exams, provided that he/she can achieve 2.00 CGPA with the grades from these graduation make-up exams. Students who are enrolled in NEU for eight years (eight years completed) or more, should see their advisors for further guidance about the graduation make-up exams.
  20. Students, who have failed a course, are not allowed to postpone the registration for that course in the following semester and leave it for a graduation make-up exam (Please see Rule No:3). Students can take a graduation make-up exam for any failed course only if he/she has taken it in his/her last semester, or if that course was not offered in his/her last semester.