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1. ACADEMIC RULES

Regulations – Part I (ACADEMIC RULES)

Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent - B.Sc. Study Program

 

1.1. FOREGROUND

This Regulation is a set of rules and requirements for the admission of students to the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs offered by the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent (TPU Tashkent), the organization of examination of the knowledge, the academic progress of students, the credit recognition for students applying to TPU Tashkent from other universities and the graduation.

The Bachelor program (1st cycle university degree) is characterised by both theoretical and applied studies. It provides undergraduate students with adequate knowledge of general scientific principles and mastery of methods as well as specific professional skills. The above 1st cycle university degree consists of 180 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. ECTS credits are a standard means for comparing the volume of learning based on the defined learning outcomes and their associated workload for higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.

The Regulation is based on the European Educational Standards and Requirements of Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy, taking into account the Educational Standards of Uzbekistan.

The B.Sc. Degree is conferred by the TPU Tashkent under the Academic responsibility of POLITO. The Academic curriculum meets the requirements of the Italian law and is integrated with specific subjects in order to complain with local requirements set up by the Republic of Uzbekistan. In force of the agreement between the two universities, TPU and POLITO, students who will be awarded B.Sc. Degree by TPU (Uzbek diploma) will receive a corresponding B.Sc. Degree by POLITO (Italian diploma).

1.2. STRUCTURE OF STUDIES

The current structure of studies consists of a Preparatory Year (PY) followed by the classical three Years (or levels as will be labeled in the following) of the different B.Sc programmes offered at TPU Tashkent. PY serves to establish a common base of knowledge, with emphasis on foundation subjects such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and computer science. The year concludes with “basic” exams in all subjects.

1.3. ADMISSION AND TRANSFER

1.3.1. Admission test

All the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by TPU Tashkent are based on a “locally programmed admission” scheme. They are capped to a limited number of student places and admit those students who obtain the best scores in the admission test, until the prearranged maximum number of student places is reached. The score obtained in the admission test is valid for enrolment in the next academic year only.

Students which got a very high mark in the admission test are allowed to skip the preliminary Year and are enrolled into the first level of the chosen B.Sc, provided that the language requirement discussed in the Section below is satisfied. The applicant has the right to refuse this opportunity and continue his/her studies from the preparatory year.

Admission to TPU Tashkent is arranged by the Order of the Rector, based on the decision of the Admission Committee coordinated by the Vice-Rector on Academic and Scientific Matters.

1.3.2 Language certificate

The IELTS certificate is required for enrollement in the preparatory year of the bachelor programs at TPU Tashkent.

IELTS 5.0 or higher is mandatory to progress to the first level of the bachelor programs at TPU Tashkent.

The accepted certificates for the English language and cases of exemption are listed in Annex A.

1.3.3 Enrollment of students with either uzbek or foreign diploma

Applicants with a high school uzbek or foreign diploma obtained after 11 years (or more) of education follow the procedure of Sec. 1.3.1.

Applicants who successfully completed the second year of academic lyceum under TPU Tashkent follow the procedure of Sec. 1.3.1 without the possibility to be enrolled into the first level directly. In addition, they must provide a recommendation letter on behalf of the director of the academic lyceum.

Applicants with 10 years of foreign schooling and additional incomplete secondary specialized and/or higher-level education will be evaluated by the Admission Committee, coordinated by the Vice-Rector on Academic and Scientific Matters. Based on their previous career they will have the opportunity to be enrolled in either the preliminary year or the first level of TPU bachelor programmes, provided that the requirement of the admission test is satisfied. A typical example is: candidates with an high school diploma got after 10 years of schooling + having passed ALL the exams scheduled in the first (or first two) academic year at home university are eligible to be enrolled into the preliminary year (first level);

1.3.4 Exemptions from the admission test (for foreign students only)

This Section holds for applicants from foreign countries holding certificates listed in Annex B. A score equal to or higher than a given threshold is set. According to the policy of Sec. 1.3.1, students with very high marks are possibly allowed to skip the preparatory year and enter the first level. The final decision is taken by the Admission Committee coordinated by the Vice-Rector on Academic and Scientific Matters. For Countries where admission test to university is compulsory, it is necessary to attach a certificate attesting that the exam is passed.

1.3.5 Transfer

Transfer-in means transfer from other Universities to TPU Tashkent and must be arranged before the beginning of each Academic Year. Students must apply in written form to the Rector. The transfer will be arranged by the Order of the Rector, based on the decision of the Vice-Rector on Academic and Scientific Matters. Admission Committee of TPU Tashkent determines the level of enrollment in accordance with the progression requirements detailed below and the Official Academic Transcripts of the student.

Transfer-in students must comply with the requirements in Sec 1.3.1 and Sec. 1.3.2.

Transfer-in students from national universities are evaluated by the Admission Committee based on the certificate of achievement (transcript) provided by the applicants.

1.4. EXAMINATION AND ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF STUDENTS

Examination and evaluation of the academic progress of students are under the responsibility of Italian professors.

1.4.1. Exam

An Exam will consist in individual work based on the knowledge of the discipline.

It is mandatory for students to attend lectures, practical and laboratory classes of subjects in order to be admitted to the exams. A maximum of 25% of absence is allowed.

Exam schedule:

§  Winter session (first call of 1st semester, third call of 2nd semester, second call of 1st semester)

§  Summer session (first call of 2nd semester, third call of 1st semester, second call of 2nd semester)

Before the announced deadline of each session students must register for UP TO SEVEN (7) SUBJECTS. The list cannot be changed after deadline. Students who do not register before deadline will not be admitted to exams.

The schedule of exams will be announced at the earliest possible date, and at least one working day before the session starts.

It is mandatory for all students to arrive at the Exam venue 15 minutes before the announced exam start time, and respond immediately when their names are called out by invigilators. Students who arrive late or do not respond to the call of invigilators, may not be allowed into the exam room.

Students must have their ID-document ready to show to the invigilators during the identification process, before and after entering the Exam room.

For written examinations, the student name, ID number, the whole work (including calculations, verbal and/or oral, multiple choice answers, etc.) must be written by a ballpoint pen. Information written by pencil will not be considered.

It is forbidden to bring mobile phones and any kind of information (papers, books, notes etc.) into the Exam room, unless explicitly allowed by the Professor.

Students are not allowed to retake again any passed exam. Students have rights to cancel their exam work before the official “Announcement” by the Professor.

Complaints for exam results must be done within one week after result publication and with written motivations.

See Annex C for additional details on grades and assessment criteria.

1.4.2. Academic progress of students

The University has regulations that govern the student's progression through the years. The progression requirements are:

From PY to 1st Level: no more than one failure of the Study Program is allowed for progression. Students who have two failures are not allowed to progress; they may repeat the preparatory year as repeating students, provided that contract requirements are satisfied. Students who have more than two failures are not allowed to progress and they cannot repeat the preparatory year as repeating students. In order to be re-admitted to TPU Tashkent such students must retake the admission test as a new applicant. 

Students must comply with the language certificate (see Sec. 1.3.2) before the end of the Academic year in order to continue to study in the University. Otherwise, they will be academically suspended from the first level.

From 1st  to 2nd Level: at least 30 credits of the first level and no failures in the preparatory year. Students must repeat the first level if they do not satisfy the above requirement.

From 2nd to 3rd Level: a total amount of 70 credits is required. Students must repeat the second level if they do not satisfy the above requirement.

Students who obtained less than 120 credits at the end of third level must repeat the third level.

1.5. GRADUATION

Students of TPU Tashkent are awarded B.Sc. Degree after having finished all the exams in their curriculum plan, as well as successfully completed and discussed their final project work in front of the appointed Degree Committee.

1.5.1. “Graduating” status

The so-called Graduating status is given to students who at the end of third level obtained at least 120 credits planned for all the three levels of B.Sc. programs and have no tuition debts;

In addition, during the regular exam sessions, graduating students can apply for any exam they have not passed yet. These exams are authorized on a contract-payment basis and the applicant is admitted to the corresponding exam organized for regular students (see Part II of this regulation).

1.5.2. Final project work

Only graduating students with 140 credits are allowed to apply for the final project work. Students are asked to prepare a report summarizing their final project and to give a presentation. 

1. Subjects are defined by professors (supervisors) who oversee the student’s work, as well as undertake the responsibility of the coherence and the substance of the work.

2. The project work has to finish 10 days before the graduation session and the students will have to hand over the relevant form to the Dean office, with the Supervisor's approval. It is the Supervisor responsibility to confirm that the work done by the student has reached a sufficient level.

3. The Degree Committee will be made by 5 Professors (presence by videoconference is admitted).

4. The Degree Committee decides the final score that is determined on a scale from 0 to 3 points, which  is added to the weighted average of the exam marks (prorated to a 110 basis). In case the sum exceeds 110, the "cum Laude” (with honor) level of distinction is acknowledged.

The score will be awarded according to the following evaluation criteria:

§  3 - Very good

§  2 - Good

§  1 - Sufficient

§  0 – Pass

§  FAILED

1.6. DISCIPLINARY RULES AND COMMETTEE

Students are expected to behave in an appropriate and respectful way. If they engage in behavior that is not acceptable, this is considered misconduct. Examples are:

§  act in a way that is harmful to either goods or people;

§  aggressive and disrespectful behavior to the professors;

§  intentionally disobey any reasonable directions given by an authorized officer;

§  bring any mobile phone or communication device to the exam, as well as any kind of electronic device not explicitly and preliminarily allowed by the professors;

§  take the exam worksheet out of the room, exchange information with others, cheat or copy material during exams;

§  submit an exam work under a false header. The above is a crime, not only a violation of internal rules of the University;

§  plagiarism.

Critical situations, including but not only limited to the previous items, will be examined by the Disciplinary Committee of the University, which decides on an appropriate course of action and penalty.

1.7. EXCLUSION FROM THE UNIVERSITY

A student will be excluded from the University by order of the Rector in the following cases:

§  by the request of the student him/herself;

§  if tuition fees are not paid within the deadline set up in the Contract;

§  in case such a disciplinary measure is taken against the student.

Students may apply in written form to the Rector for possible re-admission to TPU. Re-admission must be arranged by the order of the Rector before the beginning of each Academic Year.

 


2. FEES AND CHARGES

Regulations – Part II (FEES AND CHARGES)

Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent - B.Sc. Study Program

 

2.1 FOREGROUND

Study in TPU Tashkent is contract-payment based, therefore a student can be admitted or re-admitted, progressed to the next level or graduated after payment for study is fully covered by a deadline indicated in the Contract between TPU Tashkent and the student.

1. The tuition fees for an academic year are set according to the Separate order of the Rector and must be paid within the deadline indicated in the contract. Two kind of payments are only allowed:

§  full instalment (for the whole academic year);

§  two instalments: 50% for the first semester, 50% for the second semester.

2. Repeating students only are allowed to pay the annual tuition fee at 50% discount.

3. The fees of the examinations that are based on contract-payment basis for graduating students are 250 000 UZS per exam. For each academic year, the third call is free for graduating students.

 

 

 

 


 

ANNEX A. Certificates accepted or exemptions in substitution for IELTS at TPU Tashkent

 

Examination Board

Certificate

Minimum requirements

IELTS

https://www.ielts.org/

IELTS General Training

5.0

Cambridge Assessment English

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-andtests/

qualifications/general

 

formerly known as:

Cambridge English Language Assessment

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams

All certificates

Cambridge English Scale: score 15

BULATS

Reading & Listening: overall score 54

Writing  e  Speaking:  at  least  one  B2  in  one  of  the 

Tests

 

 

Cambridge English Language Assessment http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/

Cambridge English: PRELIMINARY (PET)

Pass with Merit

 

BULATS

Reading & Listening: overall score 54

Writing and Speaking: at least one B2 in one of the tests

 

 

ETS

http://www.ets.org/toefl

TOEFL ibt

62

TOEFL cbt

210

TOEFL pbt

547

 

TOEIC

Listening: 360 Reading: 350

Speaking: 150 Writing: 140

Pearson http://pearsonpte.com/

Pearson Test of English Academic

51

LCCI - EDI / Pearson http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/lcci.html

 

JETSET

JETSET Level 4

Reading, Writing, Listening e Speaking: pass with overall score (“total”) “Distinction”

Trinity

Trinity ISE I

Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking: pass with overall result “Distinction” in all the tests

 

You can be exempted from IELTS 5.0 if, upon enrolment, you turn in a stamped declaration/certificate written on official letterhead, certifying that:

§  you have attended at least one school year at a higher education institute in which the medium of instruction is English. In this case the school must issue a certificate stating that ”The medium of instruction is English”.

§  you have a foreign high school diploma which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research as equivalent to the Italian “diploma di maturità”, or you have a higher qualification awarded by a higher education institute in which the medium of instruction is English. In both cases the school must issue a certificate stating that “The medium of instruction is English”.


 

ANNEX B. Certificates considered equivalent to the admission test

 

GRE (General Test) with a minimum score of 153 in the "Verbal" section and 144 in "Quantitative" section and any score in the "Analytical Writing" section

GMAT with a minimum score of 500 in the two sections "Verbal" and "Quantitative", with any score in the "Analytical Writing" section.

SAT (until Mar. 2016). Test SAT (sections: Critical reading, Writing, Mathematics) and SAT Subject Test (sections: Physics and Mathematics Level 1 or 2), with a minimum score of 500 in each section. The three sections of the Test SAT test can be replaced by ACT Test with a minimum score of 20.

SAT (after Mar. 2016). SAT (sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math) and SAT Subject Test (sections: Physics and Mathematics Level 1 or 2), with a minimum score of 500 in each section. The two sections of the SAT test can be replaced by ACT Test with a minimum score of 20.

ANNEX C. Examination (general assessment criteria and grades)

An examination is made of written and/or oral questions, not necessarily with the same weight and relevance to the assessment purpose. The overall examination in a teaching module may include different pieces of work to be performed individually. The mark awarded for an individual piece of work will contribute to the overall assessment of the module according to the rules that teachers will set up and present to students in the lectures.

Please also refer to specific assessment criteria set out in the module documentation and provided by teachers.

Passed exams are graded satisfactory, good or excellent when a module has been attempted and the overall marks of 18-20, 21-25 or 26-30 are respectively achieved. A module is recorded as failed when an overall mark is less than 18.

 

General Assessment Criteria

Mark Range

Grade

The outcome does not contain much relevant material, makes a limited or no serious attempt to answer the question, and has little or no coherence. What little evidence exists to show that learning has taken place is interspersed with nonsense.

0-17

Fail

The student attempts to answer the questions but is only partially successful in doing so, with most of fundamental materials included, though some misunderstandings and/or errors of fact may occur. The outcome should show at least an overall gist of the issues, but may lack structure and be poorly written.

18-20

Satisfactory

The student demonstrates a good awareness of theoretical issues, problems and solution methods, and at least a detailed understanding of the major issues. Reading is likely to go beyond basic textbooks, and should show at least a basic ability to prove underlined theories related to the subject. Written outcomes should be well-structured and well-written.

21-25

Good

Beyond the aforementioned requirements of "Good” criteria, the student is supposed to possess original insight and a clear ability to discuss underlined issues. There should be a full understanding of theoretical issues. Written outcomes should be well-structured and well-written.

26-30

Excellent