Examinations, which are conducted by BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL, consist of course examinations and a thesis (or final project) examination.
The examination for each course consists of a mid-semester exam and a final exam. Both mid-semester exam and final exam are conducted once each semester.
Other than a mid-semester exam and a final exam, students will also be assessed using other measurements in accordance with the published assessment policy, which is defined in each syllabus of the courses.
A course syllabus will be published and a copy made available for each student no later than the second week of a teaching period. The syllabus will contain a notification of assessment requirements for the course as follows:
- statements of all assessment items, including due dates;
- procedures to be used in determining the final grade including, where appropriate, a statement of any item/s for which a pass is required in order to gain an overall pass in the course.
Thesis (Final Project) Examination
Upon submitting the thesis report, students will be required to attend a thesis defense examination (viva voce), where students must conduct a presentation and/or demo in front of the examiner board. Normally, this defense exam will take one hour to complete.
The board of examiners consists of three members, and includes the students’ supervisor and two independent examiners. The grade that will be assigned to the students will be the weighted average of the grades assigned by each examiner. Students will be assessed in the areas of effort, content, writing quality and delivery of the thesis presentation. The detailed policy and procedure regarding the thesis defense examination is contained in the Thesis Guidelines provided later.
An approximate grade breakdown of the assessment items must be prescribed in the course syllabus. Subsequent changes must be approved by the relevant head of school.
The grading system which is in accordance with the purposes and goals of BINA NUSANTARA UNIVERSITY is the Absolute Grading System. A letter summarizes the student’s academic performance in a course in a single semester and over the duration of the student’s enrolment in the course, and is grouped as follows:
In general, a full credit load in a single semester is between 18 and 24 units, depending on the course of study. The specific number of units may vary by semester within this range.
Students with a high grade point average may petition the Head of the Programs in which they are enrolled for permission to overload.
Acceptable Academic Performance
Standards of Academic Performance are published in the Student Handbook, available both online and from Student Services at the beginning of each academic year. In general, courses that are considered “core” courses in a major must be passed with a minimum grade of B or C, and non-core courses with a minimum grade of D. There are exceptions.
For a definition of those courses considered “core” by each major, students can contact the Head of Program. Academic misconduct and the sanctions imposed for instances of misconduct are also defined in the student handbook.
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