1.0 What is CTP?

A condition of ‘Complete To Pass’ (in short referred to as CTP) is given to Second Stage Design Thesis students who received a C- in the Final Thesis Assessment (FTA). In the view of the FTAP, the design is in a passable state but:

  1. a.      the works produced are tainted with some erratic outcomes or solutions;
  2. b.      to some extent are lacking of competent solution in one or some parts of the overall design;
  3. c.      lacks completeness or sufficient drawing conventions.

This is a special provision to allow a failed student in the final semester to complete their work in order to graduate without an additional semester, or without to have to repeat a new semester entirely.

 

2.0 Conditions for CTP

2.1.       General conditions:

i)       Conditions 1.0.a, b and c must not in any way has an effect on the clarity of design idea and concept and the implementation of its overall form and spatial organization. FTAP must first agree that the fundamental and core aspects of the design scheme are reasonably acceptable.
ii)      CTP can no longer be awarded during FTA. The FTAP must decide on PASS/FAILURE of a student at the end of FTA.
iii)     A special meeting consisting of the Head of Department, Head of Panel and the Coordinator holds the decision on whether to allow a CTP. Members of the FTAP may be present to give opinion or supporting evidence during this meeting.
iv)     A student can only be awarded CTP once every semester and only as a result of receiving a C- during an FTA.

2.2.       CTP is only applicable when all the following conditions are met:

i)       Applicable only to Stage 2 Design Thesis submission
ii)       The design scheme must be in a passable state during the FTA and have been awarded a C-.
iii)       Correction, amendments, or additional works to be delivered by students must be on part, subject, or matters considered to be at the periphery of the core aspects of the design scheme.
iv)       Granted to students who are known to have consistently committed to Design Thesis throughout the Semester (i.e. based on attendance record, progressive marking, on-time submission of draft report, and CPD points).

2.3.       CTP is not applicable in the following conditions:

i)      The student holding a grade lower than C-, or in a condition that causes the C- to drop lower than it is (such as penalty for late submissions).
ii)     A C- that is a result of condition that causes a higher grade to drop down to C- (such as a penalty for late submissions applied to a C or C+).
iii)    The student having exhibited a lot of inconsistencies in his work, attitude, discipline and practice.
iv)    Student is known to have other unfinished subject(s) that has to be completed in the following semester.

 

3.0 Status for CTP Students

i)       All CTP students can only obtain a maximum of C grade upon passing the CTP assessment.
ii)       Any CPD, Progressive Marks, Report or any other future marking subdivisions will be considered reset when a student passes the CTP assessment.
iii)       For CTP-Major students, the current semester’s results will be stated as FAIL (C-).

 

4.0 Application, Submission and Assessment Procedures

a.         After being informed of the C- grade, it is the student’s responsibility to appeal for a CTP status. A letter of appeal shall be addressed to the Coordinators, with a copy to the Head of TSP. The works recently presented for the FTA must also be included and submitted to the Head of TSP.
b.         A special meeting consisting of the Head of TSP and the Coordinators holds the decision on whether to allow a CTP. Members of the FTAP may be present to give opinion or supporting evidence during this meeting. The student’s works must be present during the discussion.
c.         Upon being granted the CTP status, the student shall be informed of the date, time and venue where he is supposed to present his upgraded works. He will use that time to upgrade his works as advised by the TSP.
d.         The CTP Assessment Panel (CTP-AP) consisting of at least two (2) internal TSP member and at least one (1) cross panel member will convene on the agreed date. It is recommended that the panel members are of odd numbers.
e.         The student will not be required to present his work, but the CTP-AP may require him to do so. The panel will assess his upgraded works and come up with a PASS/FAILURE judgment.
f.          All member of the CTP-AP must reach a consensus of the PASS/FAILURE judgment. In the event of disagreement, a vote may be used. Majority rules apply.
g.         Should a student still failed after a CTP assessment, he may then initiate the reassessment (reexamination) procedures. He is not allowed for another CTP.

 

5.0.      CTP Categories:

Category of CTP Pre-requisite Description Duration of additional time Assessment
Minor i. Received a C- in the FTA. 

ii. The estimated corrections require 2 to 3 weeks.

iii. Passed the Report and Progressive Marks.

i. The works presented contain some glaring erroneous element(s) that need to be corrected. 

ii. The works may have partly shown insufficient solution in one important part of the overall design.

iii. Item i and ii must not have an effect on the clarity of design idea, concept and implementation of its overall solution.

2 to 3 weeks; starting immediately after the FTA no later than a day before the university’s final grade insertion. To be carried out by the CTP-AP (at least 2 TSP members and at least 1 cross panel) on the agreed day.
Major i. Received a C- in the FTA. 

ii. The estimated corrections require at least a month.

iii. Student has fulfilled the requirements for Report and Progressive Marks.

 

i. The works presented during FTA shows a poor solution in more than one important part/area of the overall design. 

ii. However, item i. must not in any way have an effect on the clarity of design idea and concept and the implementation of its overall form and spatial organization.

Less than one semester. To be carried out by the CTP-AP (at least 2 TSP and at least 1 cross panel) on the agreed day.

TSP = Thesis Supervisory Panel
FTA = Final Thesis Assessment
FTAP = Final Thesis Assessment Panel
CTP-AP = Complete to Pass Assessment Panel