Assessment is by examination and assignment.
The final exam will take place in the second week of June at the end of academic year.
Those students who have failed in some modules in June exams, can re-sit in the second round of exams that takes place in the first week of September. Moreover students who have informed the registrar in writing that y wish to postpone their exams also can sit for these modules in the second round in September.
Students have the right to postpone the exams of all subjects after notifying the registrar in writing at least one month before the exam date; otherwise the student will be considered a failure in case (s)he does not sit for the scheduled exams.
Students of distance learning who have postponed the exams for the following year and have been enrolled before April of the same academic year should pay another enrolment fee.
Students who did not sit for the exams in June in one subject or more and have acceptable excuse have the right to sit for the same in the second session of exams in September.
Students could not be transferred from one year to higher if their postponed and or failed subjects of the previous year exceed three subjects.
Total period of study should not exceed 8 years.
Students have the right to object to the given mark of any subject by sending a written letter requesting a reviewing of their exam paper.
When the letter of objection is received, the exam department will review the exam paper to make sure that there was no mistake in marking calculation or the presence of unmarked questions. Later the student will be informed about the results.
In case the student wants to object to the reviewing, the exam paper can be re-marked after the student has paid the relevant fee.
Passing (success) grades:
Very Good: 75-89%
Transferred: Students who have passed most of the modules but have failed in up to three subjects are considered transferred. These students should re-sit for the same subjects in the following year(s).
a: Exam centres for face-to-face learning:
There are three exam centres in the following countries:
The United Kingdom - London
Iraq – Baghdad and Karbala
Syria – Damascus
b: Exam centres for distance learning:
There are over 30 exam centres around the world, located in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
An exam centre is set-up when the number of examinees exceeds 30 students. If for some reasons there was no exam centre in one country, the student has to sit in an exam centre nearest to him/her.
The objective of writing essays (approx. 10 pages each) during the final academic year is to familiarise students with writing research findings and avoiding its pitfalls.
Final year dissertation
The objective of performing a graduation research as well as essays is to enable students to use the methods and mechanisms of writing an academic research and to be qualified for graduation in the last year. At this stage, students will be able to:
Choose the titles for the graduation dissertation
Set / outline the dissertation plan
Use the right resources for the dissertation
Collect the required academic materials
Write the dissertation in a proper and professional way
Defend the outcome of the dissertation
Plagiarism and misconduct :
In case, a student caught cheating during the exam by the exam supervisor, his case will be raised to the disciplinary committee of the ICIS which will take a decision towards the student who has cheated in accordance with the rules of exams. The penalty may be expelling the student from the ICIS.
Writing with pencils is not allowed.
Subject materials as books, notes, etc. are not allowed in the exam room.
Mobiles are strictly forbidden in the exam room.
Talking with other examinees is strictly forbidden during the exam.
Leaving the exam room during the exam is not allowed, except for supervised bathroom breaks.
Students should leave the exam room immediately after finishing the exam.
Writing the name of the student on the exam papers are not allowed. Only file number and other information required on the exam papers should be written. Exam papers that do not include the required information will not be marked.
Students must sign the attendance sheet before the exam starts, otherwise the student who does not sign will be considered absent.
The student who has postponed subject(s) should inform the exam supervisor and should not enter the exam room.