Regulations – Part I (ACADEMIC RULES)

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 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).

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” examinations in all subjects.

1.3.1. Admission test

The admission procedure governs with all rules and guidelines prescribed in “Non-discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” of the university.

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 possibly allowed to skip the preparatory year.

The enrollment to the first level requires a high school diploma obtained after 12 years of pre-University education provided the language requirement discussed in the Section below is met. Exeptions can be done on a case by case analysis, taking into account the Italian regulation[1]. The applicant has the right to refuse this opportunity and continue his/her studies starting 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.

Certificates considered equivalent to the admission test are listed in Annex A.

1.3.2 Language certificate

IELTS 5.5 or higher is mandatory to progress to the first level of the bachelor programs at TPU Tashkent. It is important to point out that for all the students already enrolled to a BSc program until coort A.Y. 2018/19 included, IELTS 5.0 is still accepted for graduation.

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

1.3.3 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. The Admission Committee of TPU Tashkent determines the level of enrollment in accordance with the progression requirements detailed below and the official certificate of achievement (transcript) provided by the applicant.

[1]applicants must hold a Secondary School Diploma obtained after 12 years of school attendance or 11 years + having passed all the scheduled exams in the Preparatory Year or 11 years + one year at a recognised University (having passed all the scheduled exams).

 

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)

For only these subjects offered in the odd periods 1.1 and 2.1, two more exam sessions are organized (namely, the autumn and the spring sessions).

Before the announced deadline of each session students must register for UP TO EIGHT (8) SUBJECTS. The list cannot be changed after the deadline. Students who do not register before the deadline will not be admitted to exams. Withdrawal/absence (for any reason) from the exam is considered as an attempt and is not replaced by another.

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 (PASSPORT) ready to show to the invigilators during the identification process, before and after entering the Exam room.

For written examinations, the student’s 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 or any other electronic devices (for example, calculators converted to mobile phones, headphones, or any other type of earphones, smartwatches, etc) 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 the right to withdraw their exam work before the official “Announcement” of the results.

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: students must pass all subjects (including Elective courses) to progress to the first level.

From 1st  to 2nd Level: if the student collects a number of credits equal to or greater than 28 he/she progresses to the second level (i.e. all the subjects of the second level of the study plan will be included in his/her career and he/she can take the corresponding exams). The check is done at the beginning of September and in March, just after the winter exam session.

From 2nd to 3rd Level: if the student collects a number of credits equal to or greater than 70 he/she progresses to the third level (i.e., all the subjects belonging to the third level of the study plan will be included in his/her career and he/she can take the corresponding exams). The check is done at the beginning of September and in March, just after the winter exam session.

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;

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 160 credits are allowed to submit their final project work.

  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 be completed by the date decided by the Dean office
  3. The Degree Committee consisits of at least 3 Professors.
  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

1.5.3. Repeating

The students who can not reach the “Graduating status” at the end of the third level (see the requirements in section 1.5.1) must repeat the third level course on a contract-payment basis (see Part II of this regulation).

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 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;
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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. Typical actions include but are not limited to exclusion from the next exam session for one or all the exams, exclusion from the University and exclusion from the University without possibility to be re-admitted.

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 by the Disciplinary Committee.

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.

Jun. 16, 2021

Prof. Igor Simone Stievano, Prof. Anita Tabacco

(Vice-Rectors on Academic and Scientific Matters)

Regulations – Part II (FEES AND CHARGES)

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

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 regular 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.
  1. A reduced tuition fee (50% discount of the regular one in item 1 above) applies to students who paied three full installements starting from the first level of BSc and do not receive the “graduating” status yest (see Section 1.5.1 – Part I).
  2. 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 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 B. Certificates accepted or exemptions in substitution for IELTS at TPU Tashkent

B2 English language level for students who first enrol in a Bachelor’s degree programme starting from a.y. 2019/20 onwards

TTPU

Starting from a.y. 2020/21 exemption from the certification listed in the above table will be valid ONLY for applicants owning a non-Italian qualification recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research as equivalent to the Italian high school diploma (diploma di maturità), or a higher qualification awarded by a higher education institution in which the medium of instruction is Englishexclusively if based in: USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

B2 English language level during a transitional period

See the pertinent section @ https://didattica.polito.it/cla/en/certificates

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 professors 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