Scientific Preparation: The Students with Remedial Courses

  • A student may be asked to take remedial courses before starting the regular PhD program. Current remedial courses are six undergraduate courses:
    • CmpE220: Discrete Computational Structures (equivalent: Discrete Math)
    • CmpE250: Data Structures (equivalent: Data Structures and Algorithms)
    • CmpE300: Analysis of Algorithms
    • CmpE322: Operating Systems
    • CmpE343: Probability and Statistics
    • CmpE344: Computer Organization (equivalent: Computer Architecture)
  • Students, who cannot certify that they have taken and successfully passed these courses in their transcripts, need to register as a remedial student. If the student believes that he/she had already taken some of these courses but still observes them in the required course list in OBIKAS, then he/she should write directly to the Graduate Studies Coordinator.
  • The semester type on OBIKAS should be REMEDIAL. This means that the GPA of courses taken during this semester will have no effect on the GPA to be obtained for the registered program.
  • Remedial courses have to be taken whenever they are open, i.e. prerequisite condition is not applied. Please note that most remedial courses are open only once in each academic year, although it is possible that some are open during the summer term.
  • Remedial courses have to be completed in two successive academic semesters. Note that the Summer term is not counted as an academic semester, but courses can be taken during summer to reduce the course load in academic semesters.
    • If the student is not registered to the university at the time of the Summer term, then she/he should contact secretarial office so as to get registered to the Summer term at a discounted tuition rate. If the course grade is CB or higher, then the student need to contact the Graduate Studies Coordinator so that the courses can be dropped from his/her remedial course list.
  • The student must pass from the remedial courses with GPA >= 2.50. Failure from a course or GPA < 2.50 hinders the student from continuing further studies in CmpE. The GPA for remedial courses is calculated after all remedial courses are taken.
  • Graduate students cannot simultaneously register for normal program courses while taking the remedial courses.
  • If the student is a graduate of a non-thesis masters program, then she/he has to take CmpE599 and CmpE59A in addition to the above list  (This is valid if the student has been a registered student of a non-thesis MS program before Feb 2013).

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