Student Guidelines on Examination

During the final examination, all students are required to adhere and follow the guidelines in order to achieve a proper and fair conduct of the exams.

Part of the rules include the expected behavior in the examination venue, use of mobile phones, allowable examination kit, copyrighting, cheating, and other forms of violations.

Violations will be immediately reported to higher authorities and serious actions will be taken according to ‘Article 80, Bylaws of Colleges of Technology’, issued by Ministry of Manpower, Sultanate of Oman. 


Credit Hours System

ACT follows the credit hour system. The credit hour is a unit of measurement specifying the weightage of courses during one academic semester. 

All courses will carry three credit hours.

a.    1 Credit Hour =          1 Hour Theoretical Class

                                     2 Hours Practical Class

b.   3 Credit Hours =         2 Hours Theoretical + 2 Hours Practical


Required number of Credit Hours

The required number of credit hours for graduation at each of the levels of qualification varies according to the different specializations as follows:

(a) Diploma

(b) Advanced Diploma

(c) Bachelor's Degree


Minimum number of Credit Hours

The minimum number of courses required of a full-time student is five courses per semester although students can register four courses if he or she wishes to do so but they have to do the same within the ADD/DROP week and two courses in the summer semester.

The student is allowed to drop 3 credit hours or one course within a week of the announcement of the mid-term exam.


Increasing the number of Credit Hours

A student may increase the number of credit hours provided above, by a maximum of 6 non-cumulative credit hours or two courses for each of the four levels of study. This also applies to transfer students from other universities, colleges, or institutions of higher education. The time spent by the student in those institutions must be considered as part of the maximum time for completing the level. The student has to complete at least 50% of the total credit hours at the College.

It is possible, upon a recommendation from the Undersecretary and the approval of the Minister, to amend the total number of credit hours required for awarding a certificate in any of the four levels of study, and the credit hours of other college requirements.


Grade Table

ACT offers specializations in Business Studies, Engineering, and Information Technology. Upon completion of the course, your Grade Point Average will be calculated according to the following table:


Grade Percentage Range Grade Point
A 90 – 100 4.0
A- 85 – 89 3.7
B+ 80 – 84 3.3
B 76 – 79 3.0
B- 73 – 75 2.7
C+ 70 – 72 2.3
C 67 – 69 2.0
C- 60 – 66 1.7
D 55 – 59 1.0
F below 55 0.0



Grade Requirement

Obtaining minimum grade of C = 67 marks or above in all the specialization courses; minimum grade of C– = 60 marks in all departmental requirements, and minimum grade of D = 55marks or above in all college requirements is the minimum to pass. (Article 48)


Class Card

In your class cards / transcripts the following list of abbreviations and their meanings are being used: (Article 49)
EX:    Course requirements met by the student through examination
L:      Student attended as a listener, no credit hours awarded
N:      Student did not obtain grade because of substitution of grades
NC:    Course not accredited in study program
TR:    Course transferred from another educational institution
         Credit hours have been added up, but not the cumulative grade
W:     Student withdrew from the course
Z:      Student did not obtain any grades
GPA:  Grade Point Average.