Registration Rules

Academic Rules

Academic rules and graduation requirements govern the relationship between the Academy and its students. These regulations are effective upon announcement and are subject to amendment when deemed necessary. Students must abide by academic rules and regulations and the Deanery of Admission publications. Below are some of these rules concerning under and post-graduate studies:


Registration takes place one week before the beginning of the semester. Schedules are also announced before the beginning of the semester. Student must personally undertake registration procedures of their courses. Students must strictly abide by all the rules stated in the registration instruction brochure.

If a student is unable to register on time, he is allowed a late registration period (first week of instruction) provided his excuse is accepted. In this case, he shall pay special registration fees. Registration is not allowed after the end of late registration period. If an acceptable excuse is not presented by the end of the semester, students' enrolment is canceled.

Credit Hours

A Credit Hour for every semester week (CH) is equivalent to one hour of theoretical study (50 minutes), not less than two hours of practical or applied work (50 minutes each) and not less than one hour of individual effort, or three hours of practical or applied work. The CH determines the course load a student is allowed to register for in each semester.

Study Plans

The Academy study plan comprises various, specializations, each consisting of a number of educational processes which enhance student's capability and educational abilities.

Educational Load

The student is allowed to register for a total of semester CHs depending mainly upon his abilities and examination results. The educational load is usually between 12CHs (low load) and 18CHs (full load). Students with low grades in the Secondary Certificate or those who face problems in their study are advised to take the low load CHs in order to help them overcome their educational problems.