The semester system has been adopted instead of a yearly system. There are three semesters in an academic year. Each semester is of 4 months' duration, which covers instruction, examination, grading, results and a break.
The semester system of AUB follows the academic calendar as follows:
||January to April
||May to August
||September to December
Credit Hour System
The credit hour systrem has been adopted in the academic programs of AUB. Each academic program requires a certain number of credits to complete. One credit hour implies one lecture hour of study per week for a semester. Usually a course has 3 credit hours.
The evaluation is based on:
(1). A final examination
(2). A mid-term test
(4). Assignments and/or term papers/reports.
The exact distribution of marks may vary from course to course.
The following letter grading is used:
|Marks Obtained(Out of 100)
||Grade Point Equivalent
Semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average
Two kinds of Grade Point Averages (GPA) are used at AUB: Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). The GPA is computed by dividing the total earned grade points by the number of credit hours attempted in a given semester. The earned grade points are computed by multiplying the value of the grade point equivalent of the corresponding letter grade by the number of credit hours for the course, e.g. a student securing 'B' grade in a 3 credit hour course earns 9.00 grade points. The CGPA is computed by dividing the total earned grade points by the number of credit hours attempted.
Medium of Instruction
English is used as the medium of instruction. In order to improve the students' proficiency in English, different types of courses on English are offerd. However the national language is used in some of the courses in the distance mode.