Kyambogo University Weighting System (Approved)

By | June 26, 2019

Kyambogo University Weighting System

Below is the Approved Weighting Criteria For Kyambogo University Uganda

THE WEIGHTING SYSTEM

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Candidates are advised to study and understand the

weighting system before completing application forms and ensure that they get access to an updated weighting system for 2016/2017 Admissions.

2.1WEIGHTING CRITERIA

All subjects taken at the Advanced Level of Education are grouped into three categories and weighted as follows for purposes of admission to any programme of undergraduate study in the University.

Subject CategoryWeight
(i)Essential3
(ii)Relevant2
(iii)Desirable1

N.B: The Essential A’ Level subjects for Degree Programmes must be passed with a Principal Pass while for Diploma programmes, at least one of the Essential Subjects must be passed with a principal pass and the other with a subsidiary pass.

2.2For a given candidate, not more than three subjects taken at the principal level shall carry a weight of 3, 2, or 1.

2.3Not more than two subjects shall be designated as “Essential”.

2.4A pass with a Distinction or Credit in a subject taken at subsidiary level such as General Paper, Sub-Maths or Computer Studies shall carry one point. A subsidiary pass ranges from grades 1 to 6.

2.5In case of programmes where “Essential” subjects may be three or more, an “Essential set” of subjects is defined. The best-performed two subjects of the essential set shall be designated as “Essential Subjects” and weighted three. The 3rd best done subject from the

Essential Set shall be designated as the “Relevant Subject” and weighted two.

2.6When computing points, special programme requirements are also taken into

consideration.

2.7For ‘O’ level grades, Distinctions 1 & 2 carry 0.3 points, Credits 3 to 6 carry 0.2 ,Passes 7

&8 carry 0.1 and Fail (9) carry 0.0 weights.

2.8For A’ Level grades, the conversion scale is A=6, B=5, C=4, D=3, E=2, O=1, F=0 points.

3.THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF A CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

a)The O’Level weight of a candidate for any programme in the University, is obtained by multiplying the numbers of Distinctions/Credits/Passes, by the relevant weights and adding up for the Distinctions, Credits and passes actually obtained by the candidate.

b)The A’Level weight, for a given programme, of a candidate is obtained by multiplying each subject grade point by the relevant weighting factor and adding up for all the subjects taken and passed.

c)The combined weight of a candidate for a given programme, is obtained by adding the

O’Level weight obtained in (a) above to the A’Level weight obtained in (b) above. The best candidate for each programme is the one with the highest combined weight.

d)Candidates are selected on merit from those who apply for a programme as their first choice plus those who apply for the programme as 2nd, 3rd, 4th choice etc., if they have not been admitted to programmes of their earlier choices. All choices are considered.

65 DIP. IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

66 DIP. IN CIVIL & BULIDING ENG.

67 DIP. IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

68 DIP. IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING

69 DIP. IN WATER ENGINEERING

70 DIP. ARCHITECTURE

71 DIP. IN AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

72 DIP. IN REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING

73 DIP. IN TELECOM.

Mech. Drawing,

Geom & Building

Drawing,

Physics/EconomicsAt least a pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.Credit in Chemistry & BiologyAt least a pass in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.Any six credits at O’ Level. Any six passes at O’ Level.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES:

All candidates must have passed at least six (06) O’level subjects in addition to the following specific requirements:

92 CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

93 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY

94 CERTIFICATE IN PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

95 CERTIFICATE IN DEAF BLINDNESS

96 CERTIFICATE IN ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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