iub Independent University, Bangladesh

AT A GLANCE

IUB is committed to producing graduates of international standard who will be equipped to provide new leadership to the national economy through skilled employment, entrepreneurship and/or applied research. The curriculum of IUB has been carefully designed to provide students with (1) Communication skills, (2) socio-cultural background, (3) applied skills or project based experience and (4) an area of sub-specialization. During the first year, students take courses on learning skills, national culture and electives in arts and science.


To ensure international standards in teaching and to provide wide options for students to study abroad or acquire international experience, IUB maintains peer relations with a large number of the world’s top-ranking universities and institutions. The programme of study and the academic regulations of this university are based on the American course structure and semester system.


IUB offers a 4-year Bachelor's degree with Honours in Arts (BA), Business Administration (BBA), Social Science (BSS) and Science (B.Sc) in interdisciplinary areas of (1) Business, (2) Engineering & Computer Science, (3) Environmental Science and Management, (4) Social Sciences and Arts, (5) Life Science and (6) Law.


The School of Business of the University offers degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) & Master of Science (MSc.) in Economics. The School of Engineering & Computer Science offers Master of Science (MSc.) in Computer Networks & Communications, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering. The School of Environmental Science and Management offers Master of Science (MSc.) in Climate Change and Development, Environment Management and Floodplain & Disaster Management. Master in Public Health (MPH) is offered by School of Public Health. The University also offers graduate program of Master of Social Science (MSS) in Development Studies and Media and Communication under the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEM

Grade Explanation QualityPoints
A Excellent 4.0
A- Excellent 3.7
B+ Good 3.3
B Good 3.0
B- Good 2.7
C+ Passing 2.3
C Passing 2.0
C- Passing 1.7
D+ Deficient Passing 1.3
D Deficient Passing 1.0
P Pass 0
R Referred 0
F Failing 0
I Incomplete 0
W Withdrawal 0
S Satisfactory 0
U Unsatisfactory 0
O* Administrative Withdrawal 0
Y** Audit 0
Z*** No Grades Received 0

Types of grade

Blank Institutional (IUB) QualityPoints
E Examination 4.0
T Repeated (Credit notallowed) 3.7
R Repeated (Credit allowed) 3.3

Retake

  • In the event of a retake the latest grade earned by the student will be considered towards counting of the CGPA
  • Students will be allowed to retake any course twice only, regardless of grade earned including W
  • A course must be re-taken within the next two semesters of the original course registration.
  • A course must be re-taken in immediate successive enrolled semester if the grade is F.
  • A course must be re-taken in immediate successive enrolled semester if the prerequisite grade is not achieved.

Fail (F)

  • F grade in any subject will remain in the transcript.
  • Failing in the same course thrice will lead to cancellation of admission

*A ‘Y’ grade means audit. A student may decide to audit a course of his/her interest. In this case, the student pays the full tuition fee for the course, attends the classes, but is not required to sit for the exams or turn in the assignments. No credit is earned.

**An ‘O’ grade is given to a student who has been administratively discontinued by the management as a punitive measure.

***A ‘Z’ grade is a symbol assigned by the Registrar’s Office if no grade is received within the deadline. A transcript shows the earned credit, grade status for course(s) taken at IUB and those transferred from other institutions.

Incomplete (I)

Awarding of Incomplete or ‘I’ grades should be strongly discouraged. ‘I’ will only be allowed for students who have a valid reason (ascertained by the senior management). In situations where the student is unable to complete the course due to unanticipated illness or family emergency and has not attended at least 75% of the classes held, he / she will be asked to withdraw from that course and repeat it. In unavoidable circumstances where students have completed 75% of the classes but are unable to continue (due to illness or family emergency), instructors are requested to give the student a composite grade based on assignments/tests that have already been completed and any additional assignment/exam that the instructor feels necessary. The student should fulfill the requirement before the end of the following semester in consultation with the course-instructor, failing which the grade converts to ‘F’. The student is not required to register for the course in the next semester.


Withdrawal (W)

A ‘W’ grade means withdrawal. A student may decide to withdraw from a course by the deadline (before the final exam starts). If a student misses a total of eight classes (out of a maximum of 24-26) in a course, s/he will end up automatically with a W grade. The students will be allowed have W in a course thrice only from Summer 2015 semester.


Probation:

  • A CGPA of less than 2.00 will result in the student being placed on probation and such a student must immediately consult his/her advisor and the Student Counselor.
  • If the CGPA is below 1.5, and the student is on probation for two successive semesters at the end of which his/her admission to this University is cancelled.
  • If the CGPA is 1.5 or above but still below 2.00, the student is permitted to continue for one more semester on probation. By the end of this third semester in probation, the student must increase the CGPA to 2.00 or above; otherwise his/her admission to this University will be cancelled.

Graduation

A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of minimum 2.00 is required for graduation. Individual Schools may require higher point average in major courses of 300 levels and above.

MINIMUM CREDIT REQUIREMENT PER SEMESTER

  1. The newly entering students must take a minimum of 9 credits in a semester. These 9 credits must come from foundation courses in a PRESCRIBED SEQUENCE.
  2. Returning students can take a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 18 credits in a semester. The first rule that has to be applied is the clearing of all previously failed courses whether foundation or not.
  3. Additional courses must include foundation courses in A PRESCRIBED SEQUENCE. For example if a student has failed in two non-foundation courses (totaling 6 credits) in the previous semester and she/he wishes to enroll for only 6 credits, they must re-take the two failed courses. If they wish to enroll for 9 credits or above, the additional courses must include a minimum of 6 credits from foundation courses in a PRESCRIBED SEQUENCE. Thus if he/she is enrolling for 9 credits, the student will take 6 credits from the failed courses (retaken) and an additional 3 credits from foundation courses in a PRESCRIBED SEQUENCE. If he/she is enrolling for 12 credits, the student will take 6 credits from the failed courses (retaken) and an additional 6 credits from foundation courses in a PRESCRIBED SEQUENCE.
  4. If a returning student has no previously failed courses, he/she must take a minimum of 6 credits from foundation courses in A PRESCRIBED SEQUENCE until all 12 foundation courses have been completed.
  5. Although students are allowed to take a minimum of 9 credits in a semester, to be eligible for financial aid from IUB they must take at least 12 credits.

MANDATORY SEQUENCE OF THE FOUNDATION COURSES FOR REGISTRATION

Business Major:

Seq. No Course ID
1 ENG 101
2 MAT 101*
3 ENG 102
4 MAT 211
5 ENG 105

*C+ in MAT101 is prerequisite for MAT211 for the students of BBA in Finance and BSc in Economics

SECS Major:

Seq. No Course ID
1 ENG 101
2 MAT 102
3 ENG 102
4 MAT 212

SESM Major:

Seq. No Course ID
1 ENG 101
2 MAT 102
3 ENG 102
4 Natural science
5 MAT 211/212
6 ENG 105

SLASS Major:

Seq. No Course ID
1 ENG 101
2 MAT 100/101*
3 ENG 102
4 Humanities**
5 ENG 105

*MAT 100 and MAT 210 mandatory for SLASS majors (English, Media & Communication, Anthropology) other than Sociology and LLB
**Any one from the first three i.e NCH 101, BPH 101, BLA 101, BDS109

SLS Major:

Seq. No Course ID
1 ENG 101
2 MAT 101
3 ENG 102
4 MAT 211
5 ENG 105
 

LIST OF FOUNDATION COURSES 37-38 CREDITS (WITHOUT LFE)

I. Communication Skills   9
  ENG 101 Listening and Speaking Skills 3
  ENG 1021 English Reading Skills 3
  ENG 1052 Business English 3
  ENG 106 Advanced English Skills 3
  ENG 201 Introduction to English Literature 3
  ENG 201 Introduction to English Literature 3
ENG 101, ENG 102 and ENG 105 must be taken in successive semesters
II. Computer Skills   4
  CIS 1013 Fundamentals of Computer System 3
  CIS 101L3 Fundamentals of Computer System Lab 1
  CSC 1014 Introduction to Computer Science 3
  CSC 101L4 Introduction to Computer Science Lab 1

1Prerequisite : minimum a grade of C+ or above in ENG101

2Prerequisite : ENG 101 & 102 and minimum a grade of C+ or above in ENG102

3For students with Major in subjects offered from all Schools except School of Engineering & Computer Science

4For students with Major in subjects offered from the School of Engineering & Computer Science


III. Numeracy   6
  MAT 100 Basic University Mathematics I 3
  MAT 210 Basic University Mathematics II 3
MAT 100 and MAT 210 mandatory for SLASS majors (English, Media & Communication, Anthropology) other than Sociology and LLB
  MAT 101 Intermediate University Mathematics II 3
  MAT 211 Probability and Statistics 3
MAT 101 and MAT 211 mandatory for Business/ Economics/SESM/Sociology majors
  MAT 102 Introduction to Linear Algebra & Calculus 3
  MAT 212 Probability & Statistics for Sc. & Engr 3
MAT 102 and MAT 212 is mandatory for students with major in Engineering and Computer Science
MAT 100/MAT 101/MAT 102 and MAT 210/MAT 211/MAT 212 must be taken in successive semesters
IV. Natural Sciences*   6-8
  BIO 100 Discoveries in Biology: For Non-Scientists 3
  BIO 1025 Biology and Society 3
  BIO 102T5 Biology and SocietyTutorial 1
  BIO 1056 General Chemistry 3
  BIO 105L6 General Chemistry Lab 3
  BIO 108 Human Physiology &Diseases 3
  BIO 110 Experiments of Life: Introductory Biology Laboratory 3
  CHE 1017 Chemistry 3
  CHE 101L7 Chemistry Lab 1
  CHE 102 Chemistry and Society 3
  CHE 102L Chemistry and Society Lab 1
  ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
  ENV 102 World Geography 3
  ENV 102T World Geography Tutorial 1
  PHY 1018 University Physics-I 3
  PHY 101L8 University Physics-I Lab 1
  PHY 1029 University Physics-II 3
  PHY 102L9 University Physics-II Lab 1
  PSY 201 Principles of Psychology 3
*Students may take any two Courses without Labs/Tutorials OR
*Students may take any two Courses with Labs/Tutorials OR
*Students may take any two Courses that include one with Lab/Tutorial another without Lab/Tutorial
V. Social Sciences   6
  ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
  CMN 201 Introduction to Communication 3
  ECN 200 Introduction to Economics 3
  ECN 20110 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  HEA 101 Health and Society 3
  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  SOC 202 Social Psychology 3
  SOC 301 Social Science Research Method 3
  SOC 310 Sociology of Organization 3
VI. Humanities   6
  AAT 101 Art and Aesthetics 3
  BDS 10911 Bangladesh 1971 through the Lenses 3
  BLA 10111 Bangla Literature &Art 3
  BNG 201 Bangla Literatures 3
  BPH 10111 Bangladesh Political History 3
  CHI 101 Elementary Chinese-I 3
  FRN 101 Elementary French 3
  HST 103 History and Civilization 3
  KRN 112 Korean Cinema and Society 3
  MUS 101 Music Appreciation 3
  MUS 102 Nazrul and Abbasuddin’s Contribution 3
  NCH 10111 National Culture and Heritage -I 3
VII. Live-in-Field Experience   3
  LFE 201 Live-in-Field 3

5Mandatory for the students with Major in Microbiology and Bio-Chemistry

6Mandatory only for the students with Major in Microbiology

7Mandatory for the students with Major in SESM

8Mandatory for the students with Major in Engineering programmes and Bio-Chemistry

9Mandatory for the students with Major in Engineering programmes

10For students with Major in subjects offered from the School of Business

11Students must take any one of BDS109, BPH101, BLA101 & NCH 101 and any other course from the Humanities category to fulfill the requirements of taking six (6) credits.