1. An evaluation of academic progress takes place at the end of each semester in the Academic Year.
2. The evaluation is based on the general cumulative average.
3. Grading system:
Please refer to the General Section in the University Academic Rules & Regulations.
4. Incomplete Grades:
    Please refer to the Academic Rules & Regulations in the University Catalog: ‘Incomplete Grades & Make-up Examinations’.

5. Director’s Honor List
    To be placed on the Director’s Honor List, a student must:
    • Be enrolled as a regular full-time student.
    • Have a general semester average of 80 or above and rank in the top 10% in his/her class.
    • Have no failing, repeated or incomplete grades.
    • Have not withdrawn from any course during the evaluation year.
    • Have no disciplinary action against him/her.

6. Promotion and Faculty Probation:
    Refer to the Academic Rules & Regulations in the University Catalogue: ‘Scholastic Standings’.

7. Dismissal from the School
    The Faculty reserves the right to drop any student at any time, following a decision taken by the Academic Committee, for any of the following reasons:
    1. If the student fails to remove the Strict Probation.
    2. If the cumulative general average is less than 60 at the end of an evaluation period.
    3. If, at the end of the evaluation period of the first year of study the student fails to achieve a general cumulative average of 70.
8. Regulations concerning due dates of Projects and Class Attendance:
1. Students are required to attend all Classes and Workshops for the whole duration of the sitting. Any delay in their attendance for more than 10 minutes will be marked as an absence in their attendance register.
2. Students are required to attend classes and workshops at the scheduled time.   
3. No withdrawal from any operating class or workshop is allowed, unless approved by the Professor. Any withdrawal from a workshop sitting or a classroom for more than 10 minutes will be marked as an absence in the attendance register.   
4. Submittal of the projects is mandatory at the time and date fixed by the Professor, either in class or as mentioned in the Project Outline.
5. Any delay in the submittal of the Projects for more than 15 minutes means that the Project will not be admitted for assessment.   
6. Rendering of the total number of Projects and / or Papers assigned for each course is mandatory.
7. Failing to comply with this, following a reason judged to be acceptable by the Director, means an Incomplete Grade at the end of the semester.
8. Students who fail to submit two Projects, or papers (research, presentation, homework) in one course, will be advised to withdraw from the course, or else he/she will be officially withdrawn, and a grade of WF is given.

A WF grade is counted as a grade of 40 in computing the student’s average.


1. At the beginning of each Academic Year, the Director shall nominate a committee responsible for the guidance and advising of students who are going to submit their Final Project during the academic year.
This committee will be called “Academic Committee”. It shall be composed of: The Director, the Coordinators of the Departments, and two professors from the Department concerned.

2. At the beginning of the 4th week of the semester, the student will submit two proposals for his Final Project (in five copies) to the Director’s Office.

3. The Director shall within one week call the “Academic Committee” to a meeting, in which it acts as a jury, to discuss the proposals of the students. The jury has the right to call the student for a presentation of his choice.

4. The jury can accept or reject one or both of the proposals submitted by the student. In case of rejection of both proposals, the student will be given a proposal for a Project from the Jury. The student will not have any more the opportunity to choose his own topic for the Final Project.

5. At the beginning of the 6th week of the semester, the student has to start working on his Project.

6. The total duration of this Project is 10 weeks, divided as follows:

First Phase: Final Project Proposal:
In the first week, the student has prepare and to submit a written proposal (in 5 copies: 1 original and 4 copies) about his Project. This proposal shall be no more than 20 pages (including drawings, charts, pictures…and approximately 3000 words) A4 size typed on the computer. It shall be bound sideways with a clear table of contents, and a cardboard cover on which it should be clearly stated:


The Director shall nominate 3 readers. Among them will be the professor who was advising the student, a member from the Academic Committee as ex-officio member, and another one from the faculty members of the Department concerned. A copy of the proposal will be delivered to each one of them. They shall read it, put their remarks and meet within three days to submit a final advising paper to the Director’s Office. A copy of this paper shall be delivered to the student, immediately and he will be granted the permission to continue his work.

Second Phase: Preliminary Design
The duration of this phase is 4 weeks, after which the student has to submit a preliminary design for the whole Project.
The work shall be presented by the student, in front of a jury, the members of which shall deliberate and either grant or deny permission to the student to proceed with the third phase.
If denied permission, the student will have an extra one week to submit his work or he will miss the third phase.

Third Phase: Final Project
The duration of this phase is 5 weeks, after which the student has to submit the final design for the whole Project. The work shall be presented by the student, one week before the fixed final submittal day, in front of the jury, who shall deliberate and either grant permission to the student to submit his project in front of the Grand Jury headed by a Delegate of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, or else decide that the Project is not up to standard and that the student cannot submit his work.


7.1. Assessment of the Final Project in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

The Project will be graded as follows:

IADN 224 Conceptual Design Studio IV        /100
IADN 241 HVAC /100
IADN 251 Kitchen and Bath Design /100
TSID 204 Materials IV /100
TSID 222 Building Construction II /100
TSID 237 Model Making Workshop II /100

7.2. Assessment of the Final project in GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Project will be graded as follows:
GRDN 227 Graphic Design III /100
GRDN 237 Production I /100
TSGD 254 Photography Labs and Studio III       /100
TSGD 264 Computer Imagery II /100
TSGD 267 Illustration II /100
TSGD 276 Etching /100

7.3. Assessment of the Final Project in COMPUTER GRAPHICS & INTERACTIVE MEDIA

The Project will be graded as follows:
CGIM204 Computer Graphics and Interactive Media      /100
CGIM227 Web Development /100
TSCG223 Advanced Digital Video /100
TSCG224 Advanced Digital Audio /100

These grades will be computed as 40% of the final grades of each of the courses taken during the semester. The remaining 60% will be graded on class-work, projects, quizzes, mid-terms done during the first and second phases of the Final Project.
A minimum grade of 70/100 is required in the Major Courses and a minimum grade of 60/100 is required for the Technical Skills Courses.

8. Failure to achieve the required averages in any course means that the student will be required to repeat the failed course, in the next semester. Accordingly, his graduation will be delayed until he passes the failed course(s) and achieves the required average.

9. In addition to the above mentioned criteria for the assessment of the BFA Final Project, the Project as a whole will be assessed as a 3 credits Major Course with a minimum grade of 70/100:
    • FPID 231          BFA Final Project – Interior Architecture and Design
    • FPGD 241        BFA Final Project – Graphic Design
    • FPCG 211        BFA Final Project – Computer Graphics & Interactive Media


To obtain the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, the students must meet the following requirements:
1. Maintain a cumulative major average of 70 or above.
2. Maintain a general cumulative average of 70 or above, in accordance with University regulations.
3. Have a passing grade in all courses.
4. Have completed all the projects in Initiation, Elementary and 2nd Class, in Architecture.


1. A student is accepted into graduate programs leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or to a Master in Architecture (MARCH) in clear standing if he/she achieves a cumulative average of 80 or above.
2. A student is accepted into the Graduate Programs on Probation if he/she has a cumulative average of 75 – 79.9.