Rules & Regulation

Academic Rules

To meet the growing technological challenges confronting the nation and the world as a whole, The University of Asia Pacific has designed the curricula and syllabi of the subjects offered in the undergraduate courses accordingly. The curricula and syllabi are relevant to the current needs, and are responsive to the emerging challenges. The rules and regulations for undergraduate curricula through course system are applicable for all students.

Semester System

There will be two semesters- Fall and Spring Semester in an academic year. In addition to these two regular semesters, there may be a short semester (Summer) in the intervening period between the end of Spring Semester and commencement of Fall Semester.

18 Weeks
Regular Semester
Classes 15 Weeks
Recess before examination 1 Week
Semester final examination 2 Weeks
Summer Semester
Intensive Classes 7 Weeks
Semester final examination 1 Week
Total 8 Weeks

Course Pattern and Credit Structure

The entire undergraduate program is covered through a set of theoretical and laboratory courses, fieldwork, design and project/thesis work.

Assignment of Credits:

Theoretical Courses: One lecture per week per semester will be equivalent to one credit. Thus, a three (3) credit hour course will have three (3) lectures per week throughout the semester.
Laboratory/Field/Design/Project/Thesis Work: Credits for laboratory/field work or design work usually will be half of the class hours per week per semester. Credits are also assigned to project and thesis work taken by the students. The amount of credits assigned to each of these may vary from discipline to discipline.

Type of Courses:

Core Courses: In each discipline a number of compulsory courses will be identified as core courses, which form the nucleus of the bachelor degree program.

Optional Courses: Apart form the core courses students will have to complete a number of courses, which are optional in nature. Hence students may have some choices in selecting courses from a specific group or a number of courses.

Registration Process

For the Second and Subsequent Semester

A student is normally required to earn at least 15 credits (out of 17.5 to 20 credits) in a semester. At the end of each semester, the students will be classified into one of the following three categories:

Category 1:
Students, who have passed all the courses prescribed for the semester and have no backlog of courses. A student of Category-1 is eligible for registration in all courses prescribed for the next or following semesters.

Category 2:
Students, who have earned at least 15 credits in a semester but do not belong to Category 1. These students are advised to take at least one course less in the following semester than those offered for students of Category 1, subject to the condition that, they will register for such backlog courses as prescribed by the respective adviser.

Category 3:
Students, who have failed to earn 15 credits in a semester belong to this category. Students of this category are advised to take at least two courses less in the following semester than those offered for students of Category -1 subject to the registration for a minimum of 15 credits and maximum 24 credit hours. However, they are required to register for such backlog courses as would be prescribed by the adviser.

For short Semester

The courses offered during the short semesters shall be decided on the recommendations of departments on the basis of essential deficiencies to be made up by a group of students. Other students could be allowed to register in those courses, subject to capacity constraints and satisfying the prerequisites. Students will be allowed to register for a maximum of two courses during the short semester. A fee of each credit hour to be registered will have to be borne by the students who will enroll for the short semester. The courses in which a student has obtained a D or higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him/her. A student who obtains an F grade in any course in any semester will have to repeat the course for the purpose of grade improvement. F grades will not be counted for GPA calculation but shall be mentioned on the grade sheet and transcript.

Examination Rules

Re-examination or Re-scrutinization of Answer Scripts

Re-examination of final examination answer scripts may be permissible. A candidate can apply for re-examination of any answer script of final examination to the Controller of Examinations through their advisor and the head of the department on payment of Tk 200/- (Tk. Two Hundred) only per script within 7 (seven) working days from the publication of final results. No such application shall be entertained after the mentioned time. No such re- examination is allowed for practical/sessional courses. While re-examining such answer scripts the examiner shall re- examine the scripts thoroughly and shall award a grade, which shall be treated as final.

Rules for Repeat Examination

A student would be allowed to appear at the Repeat Examination in case S/he fails in three theory courses or less but not exceeding 10 credit hours. The results of Repeat Examinations would be published within three weeks from the date of publication of the results of the Semester Final Examination concerned. The respective departments would arrange such Repeat Examinations. Candidates willing to appear at such Repeat Examinations must apply to the respective heads of departments through the advisors stating their willingness to appear at the said examination with the receipt of payment @ Tk 1000/- per course within five working days after the semester final results are published.

Repeat Examinations on theory courses would be held on 50 percent of marks for each course and the marks for Class Assessment and Mid Semester Examination would be carried. There shall be no repeat examinations for sessional courses. The maximum grade to be obtained by a student in a repeat examination would be ‘B’ (equivalent to 60%). The following grading system would be followed in the repeat examinations:

Numeric Grade

Letter Grade

Grade Point

60% and above



55% to less than 60%



50% to less than 55%



45% to less than 50%



40% to less than 45%



Less than 40%



Any student who fails to successfully complete any sessional course has to repeat that course in the following semester. 

Provisions for Improvement of Grades:


Category - A:

  • • The Provision for Improvement of grades applies to those only who obtained a grade C or lower in any course. Such candidates may be allowed to improve their grades by surrendering the earlier grade obtained by him/her.
  • • For grade improvement purpose, a student will be allowed to repeat a maximum of four courses.
  • • For availing such provision of grade improvement, a candidate shall apply to the Controller of Examinations through the Head of the Department concerned with a fee @ Tk. 3000/- (Tk. Three Thousand) only per credit hour. A student may apply for such provision any time during his/her study period in the university but not beyond two weeks after the publication of his/her final semester results.

Category - B:
  • • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of minimum 2.25 is required for graduation. A candidate whose CGPA is bellow 2.25 shall have to increase his/her CGPA to the minimum requirement within two consecutive semesters failing which s/he shall be placed under academic probation.
  • • Candidates requiring to increase their CGPA under this category (Category - B) shall   apply to the Controller of Examinations through the head of the department concerned with a payment of @ Tk. 3000/- (Tk. Three Thousand) per credit hour.