Degrees Requirement for graduation

Credit-hour requirements for the diplomas and academic degrees offered at the various faculties.

The minimum period of study for a Master degree is two years and the maximum is five years from the date of enrolment in the program. The minimum period of study for a PhD is three years and the maximum is six years from the date of enrolment in the program. The following table shows the number of credit hours required to attain the degree requirements in all BAU Faculties.

The following table shows the number of credit hours required to obtain any of BAU’s offered graduate degrees:

Faculty Number of Credits
Diploma Master PhD
Courses Thesis Project Total Courses Thesis Project Total
Human Sciences 24 to 30 30 6 - 36 12 28 - 40
24 6 - 30
27 - 3 30
Law & Political Science 24 30 8 - 38 12 48 - 60
24 6 - 30
27 - 3 30
6 + 18 6 - 30
6 + 21 - 3 30
Business Administration 24 30 6 - 36 24 24 - 48
MBA (Bus.) - - 42
MBA (Non Bus.) - - 51 36 - 18 54
MBA in SCM - - 48
Architecture-Design and Built Environment - 30 10 - 40 18 32 - 50
MArch - - 28
Engineering - 18 + 6 6 - 30 18 22 - 40
18 + 9 - 3 30
Science - 30 6 - 36 18 22 - 40
33 - 3 36
Pharmacy PharmD 30 30 6 - 36 18 22 - 40
18 + 12 6 - 36
18 + 15 - 3 36
Medicine - 34 6 - 40 45 9 - 54
30 6 - 36
Dentistry Implant. 16 40 to 60 6 - 46 to 66 30 + 10 10 - 50
40 to 60
Health Sciences DPT 38 30 6 - 36 - - - -

Master

Students have to successfully complete the required credit hours with a CGPA of no less than 2.33 in the course-work, and successfully defend the thesis in no less than two years from the date of registration in the program.

PhD

Student have to successfully complete the required credit hours with a CGPA of no less than 2.33 in the course-work, in the Faculties of Humanities, and a CGPA of no less than 3.00 in the course-work in the Scientific and Medical Faculties and the Faculty of Business Administration, and successfully defend the thesis in no less than three years from the date of registration in the program.