Guide to Bridging Programme

Coordinator
Sr. Sheila Chakrabarty

Staff 
Sr. Noor Shafini binti Mohamed


GUIDELINES/RULES & REGULATIONS

1) LANGUAGE

  • All Direct Intake students are to be given language proficiency tests in English and Arabic.
  • “English Proficiency Test (EPT)”refers to the test administered by the Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) of the university to determine the English proficiency of a student.
  • “Arabic Placement Test (APT)” refers to the test administered by the Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) of the university to determine the Arabic proficiency of a student.
  • Students may take bridging courses upon completion of level 4 in EPT.

2) REGISTRATION / DROP / WITHDRAWAL

  • All Bridging students must register for the relevant LE and/or LQ language proficiency courses every semester until they fulfill the language requirements of  the programme.
  • Students are allowed to add courses during the add and drop period.
  • Students are not allowed to drop or withdraw from language proficiency courses but for the bridging courses they may do so, provided they maintain the minimum workload upon approval of the respective Kulliyyah.
  • The withdrawal fee is RM 150 per course (during the 5th -10th week) and RM 250 per course (11th -13th week).

3) QUALIFYING TEST (QT)

  • Upon completing Level 4 of English proficiency course, students may attempt the QT for each course under the intended bridging programme except Graphic Communication and Introduction to Built Environment.
  • Students shall be exempted from the corresponding bridging courses if they achieve a grade point that is not lower than the entry requirements of the respective Kulliyyah
  • There will be one QT in a semester.         
  • The qualifying test for each course may only be taken ONCE per the whole bridging programme.
  • Once a student has registered for a course he may no longer take the QT for the course.

4) WORKLOAD

Minimum
  • The minimum workload for bridging students will be three (3) courses per semester including university required courses.
Maximum
  • Students are allowed to take a maximum of five (5) courses per semester.
PROGRESSION OF STUDY
·         The CGPA requirement for progression from one semester to another shall be at least 2.00

REPEAT OF FAILED COURSES
·         A student is allowed to repeat a bridging course only once.

GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING
·         A student is on good academic standing if he maintains a CGPA of 2.0 or better.

·      A student who registers a combination of language proficiency courses and programme required courses will have his academic status determined only after he has attempted at least nine (9) credit hours of the programme required courses.


 ACADEMIC PROBATION
·      A student may be allowed to be on probation when he fails to earn a CGPA of 2.00 or better but not less than 1.67 at the end of the semester, on condition that:-

·        He carries a workload of not more than 15 credit hours in the following semester.
           
ACADEMIC DISMISSAL
·         A student shall be dismissed from the University if:

  he receives a CGPA of less than 1.67 or
     he fails to earn a CGPA of 2.00 or better  while on
     he fails a course (with a grade of “F” or “Y”) on the second attempt or

v  he fails (with a grade of “F” or “Y”) in more than 1 Kulliyyah course and the CGPA is in the range of 1.67 < CGPA < 2.00.

v   he obtains a 1.67 < CGPA < 2.00 for the second time which is non-consecutive during his period of studies.

·         The University also reserves the right to bar,   suspend or dismiss any student from the University or any of its classes whenever, in the interest of the University, such action is deemed advisable.

PERIOD OF STUDY
·         The actual duration of study depends on the placement level based on the English Placement Test and Qualifying Test. However, students shall be allowed to spend a maximum of two and a half (2 ½) years to complete the bridging programme (5 regular and 2 short semesters).

TERMINATION OF STUDIES
·         A student shall be terminated from his studies if he:

v  Fails to register without any valid reason(s) in a   particular semester, or

v  Exhausts his study period
     
     READMISSION
·         No readmission is allowed.

    FRESH ADMISSION

·         A student may apply for fresh admission into another programme that he have not attempted before, and subject to meeting the minimum entry requirement of the programme applied for.


LEAVE OF ABSENCE
·         A student may apply for leave of absence for a maximum period of two regular semesters. The application will have to be approved by the Dean/Director of the Kulliyyah and the decision is to be reported to the Senate.

·         A student who wishes to spend a period of time away from the University may request a leave of absence. In order to be considered for such leave, a student must submit a letter to the Dean of the Kulliyyah stating his reasons for the request and the length of leave desired.


·         A student may request an extension of his leave of absence by writing to the Dean/Director of the Kulliyyah for further approval by the Kulliyyah of Board Appeals. 

CHANGE OF KULLIYYAH INTENDED PROGRAMME

  • ·        Students who meet the minimum requirements of the intended programme are allowed to apply for Change of Bridging Programme , after completion of the current bridging programme and upon recommendation from kulliyyah.(refer to table )


  • ·       Applicants who fulfill the stipulated conditions will be placed on the provisional status in which they are required to do both the intended courses and the courses of the current programme.


  • ·         Students are allowed a change of programme once.


  • ·         Membership of Change of Programme Committee
         Chairman : Dean, Academic Management and Admission Division (AMAD)

MINIMUM CGPA FOR CHANGE OF PROGRAMME

NO
CURRENT KULL
 KULLIYYAH APPLIED FOR
LLB
ENM
ICT*
IRKHS
ENGIN*
KOS*
AED*
MEDIC*
PHARM*
AHS
DENT
NUR
1.
AIKOL
-
2.5
2.5
2.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
Not
Allowed
Not Allowed

Not Allowed
Not Allowed
3.0
2.
ENM
3.0
-
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
3.0
3.
ICT
3.5
2.5
-
2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
4.
IRKHS
3.0
3.0
3.0
-
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.0
5.
ENGIN
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.0
-
2.5
2.5
2.5
6.
SCIENCE
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.0
2.5
-
2.5
3.5
2.5
7.
AED
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.5
-
Not Allowed
2.5
8.
MEDIC
-
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.5
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
9.
PHARM
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.0
2.5
-
2.0
2.0
2.5
10.
NURS
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
-
11.
DENTISTRY
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
-
2.5
12.
AHS
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.0
2.5
2.5
-
2.5
2.0

















BRIDGING COURSES BY KULLIYYAH


Kulliyyah Code

Kulliyyah Description
                         
Courses to be offered


BICT

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Maths, Basic programming, Basic Application of ICT, Computer Networking and Applications

BENGIN

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR ENGINEERING

Maths, Maths2, Physic, Chemistry, Basic Programming.


BAED

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR ARCHITECTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Basic Application of ICT, Graphic Communication, Intro to Built Environment, Maths


BMEDIC

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR MEDICINE
Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Application of ICT

BNURSING
BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR NURSING
Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Application of ICT

BDENT

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR DENTISTRY

Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Application of ICT

                 
BOS

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR SCIENCE
Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Application of ICT

BAHS

BRIDGING PROGRAMME FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
Biology, Chemistry, Maths,  Physics, Basic Application of ICT






































MINIMUM CGPA REQUIREMENT BY RESPECTIVE KULLIYYAH


KULLIYYAH`
CGPA
Engineering (minimum B in Math, Physic and Chemistry)
2.50
Architecture and Environmental Design (refer to table below)*
2.50
Medicine
3.50
Pharmacy
3.50
Science
2.50
Nursing
2.50
Allied Health Sciences
2.50
Dentistry
3.50
Information and Communication Technology
2.30

*Individual subject requirement by major
Program
Graphic Comm. (GC)
Intro. To Built Enviro (IBE)
Basic Application of ICT
Maths
Architecture
B+
B+
B
B
Landscape Architecture
B
B
B
C+
Urban and Regional Planning
B
B
B
B
Quantity Surveying
B
B
B
B+
Applied Arts and Design
B
B
B
C+

COURSE SYNOPSIS

BSC 0110 Mathematics (I)

This course covers topics on real number system, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and matrices, determinants and systems of equations, trigonometric function, derivation and integration, sequence, probability and statistic and analytical geometric.


BSC 0111 Physic

This course covers the foundations of physics which includes topics on physical quantities, vector operation, force and motion kinematics, description of motion, motion in two dimensions, work and energy, momentum and collision, angular motion, thermal physics, thermodynamics, deformation of solid, simple harmonic motion and oscillations, , electrical charge and electric field, electric potential and capacitance, electric current and resistance .


BSC 0112 Chemistry

This course covers topics on matter and measurement; atoms, molecules and ions; chemical reaction and stoichiometry; atomic structure; chemical bonding; and states of matter, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamic, electrochemistry and organic chemistry


BSC 0113 Biology

This course covers the topics of the origin of life and the discussion of theories. It also include the chemistry of life, introducing the important organic compounds; their structures and roles in the living organism, the ultra structure and functions of cell components, the activities across the cell membrane and the concepts of cell division. It also covers the variety of cells within the animal and human body. The course also covers the cellular energy metabolism, gaseous exchange, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and nervous system.

BSC 0115 Intro to Programming

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of problem solving and computer programming.  It introduces top-down program development procedure for problem solving and with the solutions implemented as C programs. The programming part covers the planning and design phases, understanding and designing algorithms, using pseudo-codes and flowcharts.

BSC 0117 Basic Application of ICT

This course introduces the students to computer literacy and state-of-the-art technologies available in all computer areas (hardware, software, telecommunications, Internet applications), and ethical and social issues.
In the lab, students will be exposed to hands-on exercises using Microsoft Windows, Web Development and Spreadsheet.

BSC 0118 Computer Networking and Application

This course aims at developing necessary and critical skills for students to effectively use the Internet technology. The class begins with an overview of Internet and its history, then focuses on the specific Internet application as well as the WWW such as e-mail, FTP, search engines etc. Students will be introduced with HTML, JavaScript, Microsoft FrontPage application software for creating web page.


BSC 0119 Mathematics II

This course covers topics on application of differentiation, application of integrations, complex numbers, vectors, and differential equations with applications, distributions in statistics and polar coordinates.


BSC 0310 Graphics Communication

Students will be introduced to architectural drawing skills: from drafting a set of architectural drawing to rendering architectural presentation drawing. Different  drawing  technique (orthographic, paraline and perspective), medium (pencil and pen, markers, watercolour)  and components (lettering, entourage, proportion, scale) 


BSC 0311 Intro to Built Environment

Students will be introduced to various aspects of built environment such as;

Meaning of Natural and Built Environment, Introduction to Environmental Design Components, Introduction to Design Process, A Brief History of early human settlements, A Brief History on Nature of Cities, Landscape and Buildings, Urban Design Principles and Elements, A preface towards Urban  Regional Planning, Introduction to Islamic Architecture, Traditional Malay House, A Brief History of Landscape Architecture, Appreciating Art and its meaning, Applied Arts and Design: Its application, Sustainability in Built Environment and  Introduction to Professions in the Built Environment.

COURSES OFFERED


Kulliyyah/
Courses
Sem 1
Sem 2
Sem 3
1.
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design




a. Mathematics I
Offered
Offered
Offered

b. Basic Application of ICT
Offered
Offered
Offered

c. Graphic Communication
Offered
Offered
X

d. Intro to Built Environment
Offered
Offered
X





2.
Kulliyyah of Engineering




a. Mathematics I
Offered
Offered
Offered

b. Physics
Offered
Offered
X

c. Chemistry
Offered
Offered
X

d. Introduction to Programming
Offered
Offered
Offered

e. Mathematics II
Offered
Offered
X





3.
Kulliyyah of ICT




a. Mathematics I
Offered
Offered
Offered

b. Basic Application of ICT
Offered
Offered
Offered

c. Introduction to Programming
Offered
Offered
Offered

d. Computer Networking and Application.
Offered
Offered
X





4.
Kulliyyah of Science




a. Mathematics I
Offered
Offered
Offered

b. Physics
Offered
Offered
X

c. Chemistry
Offered
Offered
X

d. Biology
Offered
Offered
X

e. Basic Application of ICT
Offered
Offered
Offered









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