The grading system and the calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) adopted by the BBA, BAcc and the BFin programmes are those that are implemented throughout the University.
The courses offered are assessed through continuous assessment and ﬁnal examination. The continuous assessment may consist of quizzes, assignments, a mid-semester examination and other forms of assessment.
The table below illustrates the assessment structure for each programme:
|Programme||Continuous Assessment (%)||Final examination (%)|
FBA has adopted a semester system whereby there are two (2) normal semesters and one (1) special semester in an academic year. A normal semester lasts 14 weeks while a special semester lasts 7 weeks.
Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credits for each semester, except for cases of impending graduation. Students who have obtained a:
GPA of 2.0 and above are permitted to register for up to 20 credits;
GPA of less than 2.0 are only allowed to register for up to 12 credits
There are four categories of course that are offered. Each programme has a speciﬁc number of credits to be fulﬁlled for each of the categories.
The table below summarises the requirements:
|Programme||University Courses (credits)||Faculty Core Courses (credits)||Programme Core Courses (credits)||Faculty Elective Courses (credits)||Industrial Training (credits)||Total Credits|
Credit transfer may be granted in special cases to students who are currently studying for a bachelor degree in UM. For example, credit transfer may be given to students who have applied for a change of academic programme or have taken courses during a student exchange programme and have had their applications approved.
There are two types of credit transfer allowed by the University:
Approval for any credit transfer is subject to the following conditions:
Credit exemption means students are exempted from registering for courses that they have taken prior to their registration into the programme of study at UM. These courses must be approved by the University Senate. Credit exemption courses will be given a grade K1, and no credits will be taken into account in the calculation of the GPA and CGPA.
To be considered for credit exemption, the professional certiﬁcate/diploma/degree qualiﬁcation on which the request for credit exemption is based should have been taken less than ﬁve years prior to admission to the University.
The following conditions have to be met when applying for credit exemption:
An application for credit transfer or credit exemption should be made using the prescribed form, which can be obtained from the Faculty. Completed forms must be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty not later than the Friday of the second lecture week of a normal semester together with the following documents:
Details about credit transfer and credit exemption are available in the University of Malaya (First Degree Studies) Rules 2017 and University of Malaya (First Degree Studies) Regulations 2017 which can be accessed in the student portal (MyUM).
The University grades including the marks and their meaning are as follows:
|Marks||Grade||Grade Point||Level of Achievement|
|90 - 100||A+||4.0||HIGH DISTINCTION|
|80 – 89||A||4.0||DISTINCTION|
|75 – 79||A-||3.7||DISTINCTION|
|70 – 74||B+||3.3||GOOD|
|65 – 69||B||3.0||GOOD|
|60 – 64||B-||2.7||GOOD|
|50 - 54||C||2.0||PASS|
|45 – 49||C-||1.7||FAIL|
|40 - 44||D+||1.3||FAIL|
|35 - 39||D||1.0||FAIL|
|0 - 34||F||0.0||FAIL|