At graduation a student receives an Honours or a pass degree. An award of Honours is in one of three classes, Class I, Clase IIa, and Class IIb.
The award of Honours is based on a weight calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA). This is different from the unweighted GPA that appears on a student's academic record.
For each level (year) of the program a GPA is calculated by assigning a numerical value to each letter grade that a student receives and averaging this across all subjects attempted at that level.
(HD = 7, D = 6, C = 5, P = 4, P- = 3, N = 1.5 and X = 0).
Then the level GPA are weighted by:
First year 0.1
Second year 0.2
Third year 0.3
Fourth year 0.4
The year of the subject is determined by the first digit of the subject code, not the year that you studied the subject. Finally the weighted GPAs for each level are summed to calculate a weighted GPA.
The grade of Honours is determined according to the following table, using the weighted GPA:
Class I 5.90 <= GPA
Class IIA 5.40 <= GPA <= 5.89
Class IIB 4.90 <= GPA <= 5.39
Pass Degree GPA <= 4.89
The Honours awards are calculated by the Associate Dean and reviewed in meetings with each Head of Discipline.
The Honours awards are ratified by the Engineering Board of Studies.