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STUDENT GUIDE Academic Year 2011-2012

academic calendar programs library regulations


List of Contents Welcome message......................................................................................................................1 Campus......................................................................................................................................3 Academic Calendars Academic calendar 2010-2011: Undergraduate studies..............................................................4 Academic calendar 2010-2011: Graduate studies.......................................................................5 Organization and Management Organisational scheme...............................................................................................................6 Higher Board..............................................................................................................................6 Senate........................................................................................................................................7 Administrative Board of the University........................................................................................7 Ethics Board...............................................................................................................................8 Administrative Boards of the Faculties........................................................................................8 Heads of Departments................................................................................................................9 Scientific Committee of Department...........................................................................................9 Academic Structure Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences..................................................................10 The Faculty of Architecture and Engineering.............................................................................15 Administrative Structure Rector's Office..........................................................................................................................19 Secretary General.....................................................................................................................19 Dean of Students......................................................................................................................19 Student Affairs..........................................................................................................................20 Registrar's Office......................................................................................................................24 Library......................................................................................................................................35 Information and Communication Technologies Coordinating Unit...........................................37 Student Exchange.....................................................................................................................45 Cafeteria and Transportation Services.......................................................................................46 Regulations Undergraduate education and examination regulation.............................................................48 Regulation of the second level study programs........................................................................56 Regulation of the third cycle study programs............................................................................69 Summer School regulations.....................................................................................................84 Double major programs............................................................................................................86 Student discipline regulation....................................................................................................88 Scholarships directive..............................................................................................................97 Regulations for the preparatory school.....................................................................................98 Directive on the termination of undergraduate studies..............................................................100 Epoka University general exam rules........................................................................................102 Necessary Contacts .........................................................................................................104


Dear Students, Welcome to Epoka University. You, dear students, are at the center of Epoka's fundamental duty to train and equip men and women who will contribute to society through their service, leadership, research, and expertise. Our goal is to encourage you to become sensitive, productive researchers and to provide you with an international education with which you can successfully apply to almost any employment position worldwide. We hope that at Epoka University you will find not just an education and research institution, but through the cultural and social activities you will feel part of a large family.You have to work hard and with persistence to reach your goals and ideals, but we are here to support you in all of this. By increasing your knowledge and success in the respective departments, I am confident that you will grow up as responsible individuals aware of the needs of Albania and will contribute to the further development of your beautiful country. I wish you a health, success and happiness during the years here at our University.

Prof. Dr. Hasan KAPLAN Rector

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Dear Students, The “Student Guide� comprises the rules, regulations, directives and other information which will be needed during all the duration of your studies at Epoka University. This guide will cover nearly all topics, starting from your registration at Epoka University until your graduation. We would like to take your attention on some particular issues covered by this guide: 1. The Student Discipline Regulation regulates the disciplinary violations and sanctions. In order not to face problems in the future, it is considered appropriate that the student read the above-mentioned regulation and get aware of the behaviors which constitute a violation. 2. You are obligated to renew your registration at the beginning of each semester as make the necessary payments. In case you do not renew your registration for two consecutive semesters, based on the Art.8 of the Undergraduate Studies and Exam Regulation the relation with the student is interrupted. 3. In case the General Grade Average of the student falls below 1.80, the student enters the probation status. If the student is in the fourth semester, and on probation status, he cannot take courses of the following semester until he is not in probation anymore. In order to exit the probation status he has to retake courses in which he has a mark below CC. The workload of the student in probation cannot exceed the normal workload. In order to graduate you have to succeed in every course and have an average at least 2.00. In this context, if you leave conditional courses with DC and DD, you may face problems in the future. 4. If you are a successful student, and you want to have a second diploma, you are advised to read the Double Major Program Regulation. 5. Starting from the third semester, the student who have all the previous semester courses successful and a GPA at least 3.00 can take one course from the following semester and two courses in case he has a GPA equal of greater than 3.50. So you can own the right to graduate before the normal period of studies. At the Undergraduate Studies and Exams Regulation and the Summer School Regulation you can find detailed information. 6. At the end of each semester, the students having a semester grade average 3.00-3.49 are listed at the Honor List; the others having a grade average 3.50 – 4.00 are listed at the High Honor List. 7. The medical reports are accepted as justification for absence in exams. But do not forget, in order for the report to be valid they must be released from a serious Health Institution. The students, who do not enter the Mid-Term exam, having a justification, must present evidence at the Student Affairs Office within a week. No report will be accepted after this period. Make-Up exams are organized in the last week of the semester. For Final Exams there are not make-up exams. If your report is accepted, you can enter the final exam in the next semester. 8. The student has the right to complain about the mark, within a week after its announcement at the Student Affairs Office. The complaint is reviewed by the lecturer of the course, and upon proposal of the Department Board and decision of the Administrative Board is finalized. 9. The student has the right to request upon a reasonable justification, the suspension of the studies within 30 days from the beginning of the academic year. The application is reviewed from the Administrative Board of the Faculty. In the decision, can be given maximum two semesters suspension and for the whole duration of the studies at the University can be given maximum four semester of suspension. For every suspended semester 1/3 of the yearly fee must be paid. We recommend you read this guide from the beginning until the end and hope that you will have a healthy and successful academic life at Epoka University.

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Campus Epoka University Campus The Rinas Campus, situated close to the Tirana International Airport, will consist of 7 faculty buildings. Each faculty building has been designed to incorporate the natural surroundings and to facilitate student learning and community life. The new campus will also include residential spaces (apartments or residential buildings), dining facilities, a library, a medical center as well as indoor and outdoor venues for sport activities. Epoka University boasts the most modern campuses in Albania. There are a number of services located around campus which are available to students, staff and conference delegates. The Security Service carries out 24-hour patrols of the campus and its buildings, monitors CCTV cameras and car parking on campus and can provide personal escorts on request. The Security Office is staffed 24-hours a day and can be contacted from any internal telephone including those in the residences.

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Academic Calendar 2011-2012 Undergraduate Studies September 1

October 3

New Students’ Registration and Tuition Fees

September 5

October 3

Transfer student application period

September 26 October 7

Course Registration Week

September 26 October 3

Double Major Program Application

September 26 October 3

Lateral (Minor) Program Application

October

3

FALL TERM START

October

17-21

Add and Drop Week

October

19

National Holiday – Mother Teresa’s Day

November

6

National Holiday –Feast of Sacrifice (Kurban Bajram)

November

28

National Holiday – Independence Day

November

29

National Holiday – Liberation Day

December

8

National Holiday - Youth Day

December 25

January 2

New Year Holidays

January

13

END OF FALL TERM

January

16-27

Final Examination Period

February

3

Deadline for the Entrance of Final Grades in the system posted in SIS.

February

6-24

Tuition Fee for Spring Semester

January 23

February 20

Transfer student application period

February

13-24

Course Registration Week

February

13-20

Double Major Application

February

13-20

Lateral (Minor) Program Application

February

13

SPRING TERM START

March

5-9

Add and Drop Week

March

14

National Holiday – Summer Day

March

22

National Holiday - Nevruz Day

April

8

National Holiday – Catholic Easter

April

15

National Holiday – Orthodox Easter

May

1

National Holiday -International Labor Day

May

7-25

Pre enrollment for Summer School

May

25

END OF SPRING TERM

May 28

June 9

Final Examination Period

June

15

Deadline for the Entrance of Final Grades in the system posted in SIS.

June

11-18

Course Registration and Tuition Fees

June

18

SUMMER TERM START

August

3

END OF SUMMER TERM

August

13-17

Final Examination Period

The Summer School courses may be organized in module by fulfilling the necessary load within or less than 14 week lessons, the latter is organized according to the lecture planning of the relevant departments.

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Organization and Management

Organization and Management Organisational scheme Based on the legal acts regulating the functioning of Epoka University, the organisational scheme of the academic and administrative units of Epoka University is as follows:

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The Senate is a collegial decision-making body of Epoka University. It defines the development policies of the Institution, schedules, coordinates, directs and controls the activities of teaching and research and assesses their effectiveness and decides on important problems of the educational and scientific institution. The Senate is chaired by the Rector and meets periodically. Composition of the Senate:

Name, Surname

Position

Prof. Dr. Hasan KAPLAN Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTAS Prof. Dr. Güngör TURAN Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin BiLGiN M.A. Hamza TOK

Head Member Member Member Rapporteur

Administrative Board of the University The Administrative Board of the University is a collegial decision-making body, consisting of the Rector, Vice Rector, Deans of faculties and three academic staff members elected by the Senate for a four-year period, representing different units and university areas. Composition of the Administrative Board of the University:

Name, Surname

Position

Prof. Dr. Hasan KAPLAN Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTAS Prof. Dr. Güngör TURAN Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin BiLGiN Assist. Prof. Dr. Yavuz YARDIM M.A. Hamza TOK

Head Member Member Member Member Rapporteur

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Organization and Management

Senate


Organization and Management

Ethics Board The Ethics Board discusses the ethical problems of higher education and makes proposals to the Rector for these issues. Ethics Board members are selected by the Senate for a four-year period. The Ethics Board examines and takes decisions on matters submitted by academic and administrative staff of the University and students regarding student ethics and relevant academic and administrative staff. The Ethics Board makes decisions based on internal regulations on academic and administrative staff and in the students' internal regulations. Composition of the Ethics Board of the University:

Name, Surname

Position

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTAS Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÜÇ M.A. Mustafa Erdem M.A. Niuton Mulleti

Head Member Member Member

Administrative Boards of the Faculties Each faculty at Epoka University has an Administrative Board of the Faculty, which is a collegial decision-making body that sets and schedules according to the proposals of departments, the use of human and material resources available to the faculty. Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences The Administrative Board of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences is composed of the following members:

Name, Surname

Administrative Board of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Prof. Dr. Güngör TURAN – Head Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÜÇ – Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Salih ÖZCAN – Member Dr. Ferdinand GJANA – Member Ms. Manjola Cenolli – Rapporteur

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Administrative Board of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTAS - Head Prof. Dr. Hasan KAPLAN - Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin BiLGiN - Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Yavuz YARDIM - Member Mr. Klodjan BEQOLLARI - Rapporteur

Department Heads The Head of Department is the highest authority for the base educational-research unit. The Head of Department is responsible for the teaching and research activity at every level of the department and for the orderly and efficient conduct of any activity in that department. The respective Heads of Departments at Epoka University are as follows:

Department of Computer Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Department of Architecture Department of Economics Department of Banking and Finance Department of Business Administration Department of Political Science and International Relations

Assist. Prof. Dr. Yavuz YARDIM Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTAS Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTAS Prof. Dr. Güngör TURAN Prof. Dr. Güngör TURAN Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÜÇ Assist. Prof. Dr. Salih ÖZCAN

Departmental Scientific Committees Each Department selects a Scientific Committee for every Master's Program provided by the department, which consists of no less than three members of the academic personnel. The Scientific Committee is responsible for the organization of the corresponding Master's Study Program, and selects the Coordinator of the Program from its members.

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Organization and Management

 Faculty of Architecture and Engineering The Administrative Board of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering is composed of the following members:


Academic Structure FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Academic Structure

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences' mission is to provide superior educational opportunities for our students through effective instruction, relevant curricula, and academic counseling; to engage in scholarly pursuits that aid the continued professional growth and development of the faculty; and to actively participate in the service activities for the University and the business community. Our faculty will engage in research to create and disseminate new knowledge, develop quality-teaching skills, maintain high professional standards, and actively serve the University and community. Departments  Department of Banking and Finance  Department of Business Administration  Department of Economics  Department of Polıtical Science And International Relations

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DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE The Department of Banking and Finance aims at the qualification of new staff with general knowledge, alert to the challenges in finance, and able to work in the banking sector as well as in the administration of local and foreign private companies. The students will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to operate in Albania and abroad due to the learnt theoretical framework, banking system, Albanian economy, accounting, etc. The department's objective is to qualify new financers and bankers, who are knowledgeable about the field by benefiting from all the achievements of this discipline at the international level.

Academic Structure

ECO 111 Inf. Technologies and Application for Economics

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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Academic Structure

The Department of Business Administration offers BA and MA degrees. The qualification from this department provides the students with knowledge in management and in business administration, as well as with organizational skills to serve both in the public and the private sectors. The objective of this department is to fulfill the need for qualified members in this field and to prepare skilled people to work in different managing sectors.

ECO 111 Inf. Technologies and Application for Economics

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS The degree conferred upon the completion of the undergraduate program is Economist/Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The students graduated from this department will be able to serve in the public administration, in the private sector and in non-governmental organizations.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Fifth Semester ECO 311 Econometrics I ECO 321 International Economics I ECO 331 Monetary Theory And Policy I ECO 313 History of Economic Thought Elective I Elective II

Second Semester ECO 102 Introduction to Economics II SOC 102 Sociology BUS 114 Communication Skills BUS 132 Introduction to Accounting BUS 102 Math. For Economics and Business II BUS 108 Business English

Sixth Semester ECO 312 Econometrics II ECO 322 International Economics II ECO 332 Monetary Theory And Policy II ECO 342 Fiscal Policy Elective I Elective

Third Semester ECO 201 Microeconomics I ECO 203 Macroeconomics I BUS 211 Management and Organization BUS 203 Business Law BUS 201 Statistics I BUS 231 Financial Accounting I

Seventh Semester ECO 421 Development And Growth I ECO 433 Economic Integrations And EU Elective I Elective II Elective III Elective IV

Fourth Semester ECO 202 Microeconomics II ECO 204 Macroeconomics II ECO 222 Public Finance ECO 252 Labor Economics BUS 202 Statistics II BUS 232 Financial Accounting II

Eighth Semester ECO 402 Seminars On Economics ECO 422 Development And Growth II Elective I Elective II Elective III Elective IV

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Academic Structure

First Semester ECO 101 Introduction to Economics I BUS 103 Introduction to Business BUS 105 Introduction to Law BUS 131 Behavioral Sciences BUS 101 Math. for Economics and Business I ECO 111 Inf. Technologies and Application for Economics


DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Academic Structure

The Department of Political Science and International Relations offers BA and MA degrees. The undergraduate program is based on a four-year study and the graduate program is based on a twoyear study. A core training in the study of Political Science is combined with the theoretical, global and multi-disciplinary perspective provided by International Relations modules. Its academic program covers the four major subfields in the discipline: Political Science and International Relations

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

First Semester PIR 111 Introduction to Political Sciences 1 ECO 101 Introduction to Economics 1 BUS 131 Behavior Sciences BUS 103 Introduction to Business ENG 105 Advance English 1 BUS 105 Introduction to Law

Fifth Semester PIR 303 Research Methods in Social Sciences PIR 311 Theory of Democracy PIR 321 International Organizations Elective Elective (Foreign Language)

Second Semester PIR 112 Introduction to Political Sciences 2 PIR 114 Civilization History PIR 116 Constitution Law ENG 106 Advance English 2 ECO 102 Introduction to Economics 2 SOC 108 Sociology

Sixth Semester PIR 312 Comparative Politics PIR 322 Albanian Foreign Policy Elective Elective Elective (Foreign Language)

Third Semester PIR 213 History of Poltical Thought I PIR 221 Political and Diplomatic History I PIR 223 International Relations PIR 215 Administrative System in Albania BUS 201 Statistics I Elective (Foreign Language)

Seventh Semester PIR 421 Diplomatic Behavior and Correspondence PIR 423 World Politics Elective Elective Elective

Fourth Semester PIR 214 History of Political Thought 2 PIR 216 Political History of Albania PIR 222 Political and Diplomatic History II PIR 224 International Law BUS 114 Comunication Skills Elective (Foreign Language)

Eighth Semester PIR 422 Balkan Politics Elective Elective Project

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THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING Our vision is to uniquely position the Faculty as a leader in innovation and excellence in engineering and Architecture through education, research and scholarship in a professional framework reflecting our social responsibility. The Faculty believes its prime driver for success in all these areas should emanate from targeted research that attracts highly qualified faculty and graduate students, and enhances the attractiveness and quality of the undergraduate program. The Faculty will promote a strong focus on inter-disciplinary research in high-interest and impact areas as perceived by governments and industry as follows:

Departments  Department of Civil Engineering  Department of Architecture  Department of Computer Engineering

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Academic Structure

* Earthquake resistant structures * Effective management of projects * Critical infrastructure design and survivability * Sustainable design and environmental technologies


DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Academic Structure

The first two years of the undergraduate program are dedicated to the study of basic sciences and mathematics which provide the student with engineering fundamentals. The study of mechanics and materials, which is basic to civil engineering, begins in the second year. The third and fourth years involve the study and application of the principles of geotechnical engineering (behaviour of soils, design of foundations), structural engineering (analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures), hydraulics engineering (flow of water in pipes, open channels, water resources), and the general systems approach to engineering problems. The students are also exposed to an introduction to construction management and economics which are essential to every practicing engineer.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

First Semester MTH 101 Calculus I PHY 101 General Physics I CHM 101 General Chemistry CE 101 Introduction to Civil Engineering ENG 101 Develop. of Reading & Writing Skills in English I CEN 101 Information Technologies and Applications

Fifth Semester CE 300 Summer Practice I CE 303 Computing Methods in Civil Engineering CE 391 Structural Mechanics CE 361 Soil Mechanics CE 341 Fluid Mechanics MTH 304 Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Second Semester MTH 102 Calculus II PHY 102 General Physics II CE 100 Civil Engineering Drawing ENG 102 Develop. of Reading & Writing Skills in English II CEN 102 Introduction to Computers and C Programming CE 102 Geology for Civil Engineers

Sixth Semester CE 312 Construction Engineering and Management II CE 362 Foundation Engineering CE 342 Hydromechanics CE 352 Engineering Hydrology CE 392 Reinforced Concrete Fundamentals CE 394 Structural Analysis

Third Semester MTH 201 Differential Equations CE 281 Surveying CE 231 Engineering Mechanics I CE 211 Engineering Economics CE 221 Materials Science Non-technical elective

Seventh Semester CE 400 Summer Practice II CE 401 Supervised Group Study and Research CE 451 Water Resources Engineering CE 489 Fundamentals of Steel Design Technical Elective Technical Elective

Fourth Semester MTH 202 Mathematics for Engineers CE 232 Engineering Mechanics II CE 234 Mechanics of Materials CE 222 Introduction to Construction Materials ENG 202 Development of Oral Presentation Skills CE 282 Principles of Transportation & Traffic Engineering

Eighth Semester CE 402 Supervised Independent Study and Research Technical Elective Technical Elective Technical Elective Technical Elective Free Elective

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DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE The curriculum is design-centered. Comprehensiveness is available through introductory coursework in the subject areas and substantial breadth and depth in the advanced courses. The integration of subjects is aided by the design process skills' courses and practiced in studio. The department courage students to acquire the purist sense of 'style' because architecture in an expression of the values, aspirations and character of the society that produces it. Therefore it is incumbent upon the architect that s/he have a broad understanding of the culture and times in which s/he works, and, beyond this, to be an influence in forging those values, aspirations and character.

Fifth Semester ARCH 300 Summer Practice at Architectural Studio** ARCH 301 Architectural Construction Project ARCH 311 Urban Design I ARCH 331 Building Systems ARCH 381 Structural Design I ARCH 321 History of Art and Architecture III ARCH Elective

First Semester ARCH 101 Basic Design ARCH 103 Graphic Communication I ARCH 121 Introduction to Architecture I MTH 101 Calculus I ENG 101 Develop. of Reading & Writing Skills in English I CEN 101 Information Technologies and Applications

Second Semester ARCH 102 Introduction to Architectural Design ARCH 104 Graphic Communication II ARCH 122 Introduction to Architecture II ARCH 152 Building Construction Technology I ENG 102 Develop. of Reading & Writing Skills in English II ARCH

Sixth Semester ARCH 302 Architectural Design IV ARCH 322 Historical Environment And Conservation ARCH 332 Building Construction Management and Econo. ARCH 382 Structural Design II ARCH 312 Urban Design II ARCH Elective

Non - Technical Elective

Third Semester ARCH 201 Architectural Design I ARCH 251 Building Construction Technology II ARCH 231 Statics and Strength of Materials ENG 201 Academic Research Writing ARCH 261 Building Materials ARCH 221 History of Art and Architecture I

Seventh Semester ARCH 400 Summer Practice at Construction Site** ARCH 401 Architectural Design V ARCH 411 Studio of Conservation and Restoration ARCH Elective ARCH Elective ARCH Elective

Fourth Semester ARCH 202 Architectural Design II ARCH 222 History of Art and Architecture II ARCH 232 Structure Analysis ARCH 280 Environmental Control Studio ARCH 220 Theories of Architectural Design ARCH 240 Landscape Design

Eighth Semester ARCH 454 Final Architectural Design ARCH Elective ARCH Elective ARCH Elective

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Academic Structure

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE


DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Academic Structure

The Computer Engineering program is based on four-year American Bachelor Degrees. The first year of the program is dedicated to the study of basic sciences and mathematics which provide the student with engineering fundamentals. The second and third year are mainly composed of basic engineering courses besides fundamental courses of computer engineering. Summer training at the end of the second and third year and the courses in the last year aim to provide a Computer Engineering perspective to students. The curriculum of the program includes elective courses, which give an opportunity to students to improve their professional skills according to their interests. Some of them are nontechnical and free elective courses, the remaining are technical electives. The requirements for a Diploma in Computer Engineering include the completion of minimum of 240 ECTS credits of formal course work and 60 days of approved practical training.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING

First Semester CEN 100 Introduction to Computer Engineering CEN 111 Introduction to Algorithms & Programming MTH 101 Calculus I PHY 101 General Physics I ENG 101 Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English I

Fifth Semester CEN 300 Summer Practice CEN 361 Computer Networks CEN 303 Analysis of Algorithms CEN 323 Web Programming CEN 381 Microprocessors And Microcomputing Technical elective

Second Semester MTH 106 Discrete Mathematics CEN 112 C & C++ Programming MTH 102 Calculus II PHY 102 General Physics II ENG 102 Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English II

Sixth Semester CEN 306 Operating Systems CEN 302 Software Engineering CEN 372 Artificial Intelligence CEN 382 Signal Processing For Comp. Engineering CEN 304 Fundamentals of System Administration Technical elective

Third Semester CEN 213 Object Oriented Programming with Java CEN 251 Data Structures CEN 281 Digital Design MTH 201 Differential Equations MTH 203 Probability and Statistics for Engineers Non-technical elective

CEN 401 Research Methods CEN 423 XML and Web Services CEN 461 Network Programming CEN 401 Software Project Management CEN 483 Computer Architecture

Seventh Semester

Fourth Semester CEN 222 Web Technologies CEN 252 Database Management Systems CEN 282 Electrical & Electronic Circuits CEN 284 Computer Organization MTH 204 Numerical Analysis Non-technical elective

Eighth Semester CEN 400 Industrial Practice / Term Project CEN 490 Senior Design Project (Thesis) CEN 462 Network Security CEN 472 Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence CEN 452 Special Topics in Database Systems

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Administrative Structure Rector's Office Rector:

Prof. Dr. Hasan Kaplan

The Rector is a monocratic body appointed by decision of the Higher Board for a four-year period. Relations with the Founding Company are defined in the employment contract. At the end of a term in office, the Rector can be appointed again. Vice-Rectors: Prof. Dr. Ömer Eroglu, Dr. Ferdinand Gjana The Vice-Rector is appointed by the Higher Board with the proposal of the Rector and remains on duty during the Rector's mandate. In the absence of the Rector, the Vice-Rector provides adinterim direction of the institution. Secretary General Secretary General: Dr. Ferdinand Gjana The Secretary General is the head of the University administrative structure and responds before the Rector for maintenance of the activity of this structure. The Secretary General manages the economic, financial and administrative activity of Epoka University. He organizes and controls the internal audit and makes economic – financial analyses, which he submits to the Rector for consideration. The Secretary General has the task of rapporteur at the Higher Board, Senate and Administrative Board of the University.

The Dean of Students is responsible for the coordination and well-functioning of the following offices: 1. Student Affairs Office (student clubs, sports activities, health services, career planning, alumni, scholarships) 2. Registrar's Office (enrolment procedures of new students, procedures related to the current students, graduation procedures, issuing of transcripts and other relevant documents, archiving of education and graduation materials, drafting of exam and course programs) 3. Student Selection and Admission Office (candidate students' inventory, relations with high schools, promotion and presentation activities, professional seminars, organization of the entrance exam, meetings with students).

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Administrative Structure

Dean of Students


Student Affairs The Dean of Students' Office is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a variety of programs and services which are designed to assist and support students in achieving academic and personal success. We engage students and cultivate opportunities for academic and personal achievement through service, education, advocacy and community building. Student associations are one of the primary means by which students can relate meaningfully to the institution. By providing a liaison with and support to student groups and their governing bodies, the Dean of Students encourages students in the conduct of their own collective affairs and facilitates the growth of student associations and the active involvement in them by students.

Career Planning One of the biggest challenges university students face is making a career decision. At Epoka University, we offer a variety of career-related services, resources and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, employers and faculty.

Administrative Structure

In addition to giving seminars on different areas, the Center gives counseling services for the students that are planning to go abroad for graduate studies. These services include about acceptance, examinations and scholarships of foreign universities. Advisors identify the tendencies and interests of the students during their university time and assist in students` job search and professional development needs. This centre analyses successful companies in our country, determines workforce qualifications demanded, and arranges seminars, courses, conferences in order to make the undergraduate students improve themselves accordingly. The Center also prepares a company catalogue In order to inform students about their favorite work places and sectors.

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The Main Activities of Career Planning Center: - Prepares seminars and conferences in order to inform students about business life; - Organizes technical visits to related industrial constitutions for students to gain experience; - Provides apprenticeship training to students; - Organizes Career Days; - Offers vocational education tests; - Conducts interviews with graduates and defines their professional tendencies; - Prepares a company catalogue which includes necessary information about business life; - Supports related student clubs in their activities related with career planning; - Receives part-time job applications of students and make evaluations; - Organizes "Foreign Education Days" seminars in order to inform the students; - Publishes the magazine named "The Youths` Career" to present alternating business conditions. Office of Students` Clubs and Organizations

The Student Council is composed of student representatives elected democratically in order to forward demands from students to University Administration and to contribute to educational activities at the university.

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Administrative Structure

The fundamental objective of Epoka University Students' Council is to ensure both the academic development of students and their The Office of Students` Clubs and social and personal growth. Therefore, the Organizations in Epoka University is dedicated university environment is designed to to providing students the opportunity to build enhance the students' academic performance community, gain leadership and interpersonal while also advancing their social, artistic, skills, and contribute to the campus athletic, cultural and intellectual skills. community and beyond. To meet this objective, the Students' Council Students' involvement in diverse clubs and organizes and encourages the students' organizations can be one of the most participation in a wide range of activities. enriching aspects of the university experience. Clubs and organizations are a wonderful place  Study and Communication Skills to make friends, build leadership skills, and Workshops meet people who share interests similar to  Community Service and Volunteer yours. For such reasons, Epoka University Work sponsors a variety of clubs and organizations  Student Clubs and Organizations that meet a broad range of interests. The Club  Student Social Events Guide, a University publication, includes a  Career Development and description and contact information for most Placement Programs clubs and organizations.  Enhancing Campus Life  Student Development and Student Council Counseling Services


International Student Office

Dormitories Branch Office

The mission of the International Student Office is to assist individual international students and foreign academic staff and their families by advising them concerningresidency, tax The mission of the International Student Office is to assist individual international students and foreign academic staff and their families by advising them concerningresidency, tax and labor regulations, and by providing counseling on personal, academic and cultural matters. In addition, we try to promote cross-cultural awareness in the Epoka community through educational programming, such as orientation, cultural adjustment, and cross-cultural communication.

There are dormitories for female and male students at our university. The student dormitories of our University offer accommodation opportunities to our students and are organized in such way as to facilitate students' success both in academic work and in social life. New students may apply for a place in the dormitories as soon as they have completed their registration. Dormitories provide students with:

Administrative Structure

Alumni Students The role of the Alumni Office is to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between the University of Epoka and its alumni. We build new relationships and strengthen old ones and encourage volunteers and donors to get involved in our many international events and activities. The office stimulates the interest and participation of students and alumni in the life of the University by fostering interaction between the two groups by involving them in common activities and projects. The Alumni Office encourages the current Epoka students to become active, loyal, and supportive alumni following graduation

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An internet room where students can meet all the computer needs. A canteen with a wide range of food and drinks to fulfill the student needs. Rooms for 2 or 4 residents. Trips and excursions. Billiard and table tennis. Opportunity to participate in cultural and sport activities. Car park

For further information about dormitories, please apply to Dormitories Branch Office For Females: Adress: Rruga Gjon Muzaka, përballë minibashkisë nr.10. Tiranë Web: www.horizontetereja.org E-mail: horizontetereja@yahoo.com Tel: +355 42 378 782 Cel: 0672087021 For Males: Adress: Rruga e Durrësit, Sheshi Rilindja, Tiranë Web: www.horizontetereja.org E-mail: horizontetereja@yahoo.com Tel: +355 42 378 782 Cel: 0672087048


Counseling Service Epoka University Counseling Service enables students to achieve their academic and personal goals by providing confidential counseling and support for any difficulties encountered while at Epoka University. The aim of this service is to help our students in solving their individual, social, familial and similar problems that they might face during their education. Besides, in order to know themselves better, students take tests in accordance with their needs and individual and collective counseling sessions are carried out. We work closely with other support services to provide an integrated service depending on the needs of our users. You may consult to our Guidance and Counseling Center if you want to:    

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Health Centre The University Health Centre at Epoka aims to deliver comprehensive health services that are accessible, compassionate and innovative to promote the health and well-being of the University students and staff. We aim to provide services that are affordable, accessible and of high quality.

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Sport Branch Office This unit organizes sports activities at our University, intra-university and inter-university tournaments, arranges university teams and trains them, and arranges sports courses for our students and personnel. The Sports Office of Epoka University takes charge of arranging sports activities in the university and forming sports teams for our University to represent it at intercollegiate events, preparing training areas for the teams, and operating the sports facilities. In addition to the sports activities, the Office invites successful sportsmen to the University so that students can benefit from their guidance. Culture Branch Office The aim of this Office is to arrange cultural and art activities, to open art and photograph exhibitions, hold concerts, theatre plays and similar organizations and to make our students benefit from such activities extensively. Another aim of is to support the organization of student clubs. The office works to enable students to enjoy their free time, develop and pursue their taste for fine arts and new cultural interests. In carrying out the social and cultural activities, the Culture Branch Office works with other offices related to the Dean of Students` Office.

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analyze your personality, improve your self-confidence, express yourself better, use time efficiently and define your priorities, cope with the difficulties of university atmosphere and avoid being pessimistic and alone, overcome the test anxiety and stress, communicate well, make decisions about your future, make plans to study and to be successful.

Students and staff of Epoka University can use the Health Centre during the day for general medical problems, and should call for urgent medical matters. This center soon will announce the discount of services in hospitals, medical centers, dental clinics and other health care providing units.


Registrar's Office

Undergraduate Students

The Registrar's Office is an integral part of the educational process. The mission of the Registrar's Office is to provide services for the University's undergraduate and graduate students. These services include maintaining all students' records, transcript processing, enrollment verifications, scheduling, course registration, maintaining records on the student database, diploma mailings etc. The Registrar's Office facilitates the academic experience of students enrolled in the University, from the time of registration to graduation.

Master`s Student Acceptance Letter Curriculum Vitae CV Notarized copy of undergraduate studies diploma Official transcript English Certificate: TOEFL and IELTS or Epoka English Exam ID card copy or passport photocopy (must be notarized and translated for foreign students) 6 Photos Payment receipt

I-ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE All students must be registered before commencing a course of study at the University. Registration refers to a formal process whereby a student enrolls at the start of his/her period of study to become part of the Epoka University student community. Administrative Structure

Original High School Diploma Medical Report Passport Photocopy or Identity card (must be notarized and translated for foreign students) Clear Report (required for foreign students) Residence Permit (required for foreign students) 4 Photos Payment receipt

The student has to complete the registration procedures, before the beginning of the semester and sign the Education and Financial Agreement. - Submission of Registration Documents All the applicants must have the required documents to register at Epoka University:

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- Course Selecting (SAIS)

Epoka University students shall renew their registration for each semester in the faculties in which they are enrolled pursuant to the procedure laid out by the Executive Board of the relevant faculty. Registration renewals are to be made within the time specified in the academic calendar. Students failing to pay the tuition fee as fixed by the University shall not be allowed to renew their semester registrations. Such students shall not be able to attend courses and take exams. Delayed tuition fees shall be charged from the student next semester with the addition of a 10% fine. Any semester for which no tuition fee has been paid shall be deemed to be within the overall academic terms to be completed at the University. Failure to renew registration for two consecutive semesters shall cause the student to be dismissed from the University.

Student Affairs Information System (SAIS) is an interactive system where you can manage most of your procedures within the computer medium. You can access your SAIS page from URL https://sais.epoka.edu.al/ or simply by the following the SAIS link present within the Quick Links of Epoka Home Page. From the login page using your Student ID number and password (you can get your password from Student Affairs Office) you can access your SAIS page. Your Home Page includes information regarding your credential information, your messages, your registered courses and etc. Using Academics link you can access Registration, Transcript, Grade Calculation, Weekly Schedule, Attendance and similar page which are related with your academic status.

Upon fulfillment of the registration procedures, the candidate becomes an Epoka University student and is entitled to all students` rights. Students who do not complete the definitive registration within the defined time period are considered retired and are not privileged to any student rights. Uncompleted documentation causes the interruption of the relations between the student and the university.

Registration Page The registration page is the page where you can access the following information and register your courses to be taken: Interim Grades Grades entered into the system for courses the student has taken during the year are displayed. Attendance Attendance records entered into the system for courses the student has taken during the year are displayed. Curriculum Table indicating courses the student is required to take during 8 semesters. Courses I am Required to Take Includes main courses the student has failed, main courses the student has not taken in previous semesters, and main courses of the current semester respectively as well as a link for area and nonarea elective courses.

-Epoka University Identification (ID) Card Students who complete their final registration shall be given identification (ID) card. Epoka ID cards contain a photograph and basic personal details of the cardholder, demonstrating that they are students of University.

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Courses I Have Selected List of courses the student has selected and section for final approval. After course registration has been approved, the student cannot make any changes in the program. In case of probable mistakes, advisors have an option for cancelling course registration. Departmental Courses The student uses this section to select non-area elective courses and obtain information about courses offered by departments.

-Adding and Dropping Courses The student may add one or more courses, and/or drop other courses from their SAIS personal page within the defined period in academic calendar. The student's courses will appear automatically in the system. The student should obtain the Advisor's approval for adding or dropping courses and inform the Advisor after he/she submits the registration form. II-EDUCATION

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ď ś The student may use his ID number and password can enter his personal SAIS page, where he selects the preferred courses to be taken the relevant semester.

An academic year consists of the fall and spring semesters. The Bachelor Programs have two 16week semesters in an academic year while Master Programs have two 15-week semesters in an academic year, including the registration and ď ś Current students must primarily take examination periods. the courses which they have failed in previous semesters, FD and FF, and those which they have If necessary, the University Senate may extend the not taken until then. These courses will be given in duration period of the semester. The starting and ending dates and examination periods of each the time order of the previous semesters. semester are announced in the academic calendar determined by the Senate. No classes and exams The maximum credit number that a ď ś are held on official holidays. But if necessary, the student can take in one semester is 45 ECTS. education activities proposed by the relevant unit and by Senate approval can also be conducted on - Course Registration Approval Saturdays and Sundays. The relevant department assigns a lecturer as an advisor to each student. The Advisor assesses the -Method and Language student throughout his/her training at the The education program includes theoretical and University. The student is responsible for renewal applied courses, applications, projects and studios, and registration for each semester and after laboratories and workshops, practical studies, completing registration for any semester, the applied land studies, seminars, graduation projects. student meets with his Advisor in order to have approved his course registration. The course -Language registration form is signed by the Advisor and student. The medium of instruction at the University is the English language. Some courses at the certain - Submission of Course Registration Form programs can be held in other language by the proposal of the Senate and approval of the Higher The student selects the courses at his personal SAIS page after he/she receives the approval of the Board of the University. Advisor. Finally the student submits one copy of the course registration form to Student Affairs Office. 26


-Period of study Bachelor`s Degree (First Cycle Diploma) can normally be obtained on completion of 4 academic years with at least 140 credits or 240 ECTS. The maximum education period is 10 academic years. Second Level Study Diploma`s Degree (Second Cycle Diploma) can normally be obtained on completion of 2 academic years and at least 120 ECTS. The maximum education period is 4 academic years. Master of Second Level Diploma`s Degree (Third Cycle Diploma) can normally be obtained on completion of 1 academic year and at Least 60 ECTS. The maximum education period is 3 academic years. In case of exceeding the maximum education period, the Institution of Higher Education interrupts relations with the student.

Bachelor Students who have not attended at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies are not allowed to take final exam of those course. Master`s Students have the obligation to attend at least 80% of the research curriculum held in class of the theoretical courses and the research courses held in laboratories and practice. Students who do not meet these standards are obligated to retake the course with all the relevant obligations.

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-Attendance Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, laboratories, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester she/he enrolled for.


III-EVALUATION OF STUDENTS SUCCESS -Grades System Students, for each course they have taken, are awarded the following grades in letters by the lecturer of the course as the final grade of achievement for that course.

Letter Grade

GPA Value

Points

Description

AA BA BB CB CC DC DD FD FF

4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00

90-100 85-89 80-84 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 50-59 0-49

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT SUCCESS SUCCESS SUCCESS ON PROBATION ON PROBATION FAIL FAIL

10 9 8 8 7 6 5 4 0

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System Grade over 100, the grade equivalence in transcript Grades not included in the averages are the following: I- Incomplete S- Satisfactory T- Transfer U- Unsatisfactory P- Progressive EX- Exempt NI- Not Included NA- Non-Attendant The (I) grade is awarded by the instructor to a student who failed to complete the requirements of a course due to illness or other valid reason although s/he was successful during the term. In the event that a student receives an (I) grade for a course, s/he must receive a grade by completing the previously unfulfilled requirements within fifteen days from the announcement date of the grades. Otherwise, the (I) grade will automatically turn into an (FF). However, in the case of long-lasting illness or a similar situation, the term for the (I) grade may be extended till the beginning of the following registration term, upon a proposal by the relevant department and subject to the approval of the relevant faculty executive board.

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The (S) grade is given to students who pass the courses not included in the averages. The (T) grade is given to the students who transfer from a national or international institution of higher education to the University or do a lateral transfer in the institution, or attended student exchange programs or preparation schools of undergraduate programs to indicate equivalence with respect to previously taken courses, upon a proposal by head of relevant department and subject to approval of the relevant executive board. The (T) grade is not included in students' averages.


The (U) grade is awarded to students who fail to pass courses taken as non-credit courses, which are courses not included in point averages and courses taken at preparation schools or during the student exchange program.

b) The achievement grades of a course are submitted to the relevant administrative unit within the time specified in the academic calendar and the results are announced at personal page of each student provide by https://sais.epoka.edu.al/.

The (P) grade is given to students who successfully pursue courses not included in point averages.

-Semester and Cumulative GPA A student's Semester Point Average is computed by multiplying the numerical grade received in each course by the number of credits offered for each course, then dividing by the total number of credit hours studied during the term. Two digits after the comma in the division are rounded to the next whole number.

The (EX) grade is given to students who have passed the exemption tests administered by the relevant department with regard to courses specified by the Senate. The (EX) grade is not included in GPAs.

A student's GPA is computed by multiplying the numerical grade received in each course by the number of credits offered for each course, then dividing by the total number of credit hours studied. However, only courses on the instructional program are considered when GPA is computed.

The (NI) grade is given with respect to non-credit courses taken within the academic program(s) the student is enrolled at. This grade is indicated on the student's transcript along with the grade in letters the student has received from the relevant course. This grade is not taken into account in enrolled program or related point average calculations. Courses in which students have scored (NI) cannot be repeated.

-Failure, Achievement, Honor and High Honor

-Determination of Grades a) Final grade of a course includes all the studies (mid-term exams, quizzes, land studies, practices, assignments, projects, workshops, seminars, attendance, laboratory studies, etc.) within a semester with respect to such course and the result of the final examination according to the performance evaluation system of the course. The relevant lecturer announces the achievement evaluation system regarding the courses to be offered within one week following the beginning of each semester.

b) Students whose GPA is below 1.80 are put on probationary status. Students on probation status at the end of the fourth semester cannot take courses from the fifth semester and following until student meets the conditions of the probation. In order to leave the probation status, a student principally repeats some of the courses with a grade below CC. Otherwise student cannot take the courses of the proceeding years.

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a) A student passing a course with CC is considered successful. However, a course passed with an FD grade is considered satisfactory as a prerequisite. A student with a grade point average of (2.00) or higher and without a failing grade in a course in the program is considered satisfactory. Students should pass all the courses in the program in order to satisfactorily complete the undergraduate preparation program.

The (NA) grade is given to students who have failed to fulfill the requirements of attending a course or course applications. The (NA) grade is treated as an (FF) when calculating GPA.


c) At the end of each semester, students who have achieved all the courses of that semester and whose semester GPA is between 3.00 - 3.49 are placed in the honors list, and students whose semester GPA is between 3.50 - 4.00 are placed in the high honors list. -Increasing Grade Point Average Students wishing to increase their grade point averages (GPA) can take the courses they took in previous semesters again. The last grade received by the student with respect to any course will be valid when calculating the GPA.

In the event that any student has not been able to complete the normal course load due to being exempted from some courses, not being able to pass prerequisite courses, having used the semester leave, or being in a position to participate in the international exchange programs, then the student can be given courses from two following semesters by the decision of the Faculty Executive Board. But the total course load in within the semester cannot exceed the normal course load. He/she can continue to add the courses with no prerequisites, unsuccessful courses or courses never taken in previous semesters. -Prerequisite Courses

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-Education Programs Any prerequisites with respect to taking any specific course shall be implemented according to the education program made by the boards of relevant departments which are determined by the faculty Board.

Education at the faculty/vocational school departments of Epoka University is conducted pursuant to the academic programs agreed upon by the faculty boards and accepted by the Senate, taking into consideration the common, obligatory and elective courses specified by the Council of Higher Education and approved by the Senate and by also getting the opinion of the departments.

-Undergraduate Students

From the beginning of the third semester onwards, students who have successfully fulfilled the requirements of all of their courses in previous semesters and who have a minimum GPA of 3.00 may take one course from a semester of the following year with the approval of the advisor, or those who have a GPA of 3.50 or above may take two courses from a semester of the following year with the approval of the advisor.

A student who has been successful in all courses through pursuing the faculty's academic program, has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00, and does not have a FD or FF grade shall be deemed to have met the requirements of graduation by the relevant board decision and will be awarded an undergraduate diploma stating the name of the faculty/high school and the name of the program.

If, after the final registration, a student submits a certificate of having successfully attended another undergraduate program, the student has the right, during the drop-add week, to be exempted from the courses already.The decision for the exempt courses is made by the related Faculty Executive Board after having analyzed the prior courses.

Students at the graduation stage but who have FD or FF grades from a maximum of two courses and a GPA below 2.00 despite having no failed courses are given the right to take additional examinations. Additional examinations are given for courses from which they have received FF, FD, DD and DC at the end of the relevant semester, the last grade received by the student with respect to any course will be valid when calculating the GPA.

IV-GRADUATION AND DIPLOMA

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In order to meet graduation requirements, a student is permitted to exercise his right to take additional exams once during his/her education. Students entitled to a diploma shall deliver a non-affiliate document to be obtained from the relevant units to be able to receive their diplomas. The student who successfully completes the 240 ECTS credits required is granted the First Cycle Study Diploma. -Master`s Students Students must complete the minimum required course load and must have the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) specified by the relevant Department and at the end of this program. The student who successfully completes the credits required as well as the thesis must have earned 120 ECTS credits and he is granted the Second Cycle Study Diploma.

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In the fourth semester the student may start the diploma thesis only after he/she has successfully fulfilled all the requirements of the second level study programs. The thesis is evaluated with a grade and at least ECTS credits. In the Master of Second Level Study Programs, which is part of the third cycle of studies, the student who successfully completes the credits required as well as the micro thesis must have completed 60 ECTS credits in order to be granted the Master of Second Level Diploma. The student, having successfully fulfilled all program requirements of the Master of Second Level Study Programs starts his micro thesis at the second semester. The micro thesis is evaluated with grade and no less than 12 ECTS credits.

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V-REQUEST FORM OF STUDENTS TOWARD STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE All the Epoka Students are kindly requested to apply themselves to receive the needed documentation. All the necessary forms are found below: Application for Student Certificate Application for Transcript Final Term Exam Right Request Form Student Final Exam Absence Excuse Form Student Absence Excuse Form Original Diploma Withdrawal Form Grade Appeal Form Intra University Transfer Application Form Inter University Transfer Application Form Course Exemption Form

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Leave of Absence-Freeze Form Education Restart Request Form Minor Program Permission Request Form Minor Program Application Form Double Major Permission Form Double Major Program Application Form Student Summer School Course Form Student Status Certificate Turkish Form Student Status Certificate Turkish Ek G-1 Form Bachelor Education Termination Document Form Master Education Termination Document Form Delivery Order of Diploma and Diploma Supplement Form

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-Grade Appeal Request A student may object to the result of examination by completing grade appeal request to the Student Affairs within one week following the announcement of final grades. The objection is assessed by the relevant instructor in terms of material mistakes and the application is finalized by the relevant executive board upon a proposal by the board of the department offering the course. -Absence Exam Excuse Students who cannot take the final examinations on account of their excuses shall provide documentation in support of their excuses and apply to the Student Affairs by completing the absence exam excuse within at the latest one week following the date of the exam, together with a petition. A make-up exam shall be given to students whose excuses have been accepted by the relevant executive board in the proceeding semester.

documentary evidence. The continuity of the said reasons is grounds for the extension of leave of absence by the executive board. b) The student can be granted a leave of absence at the most for 4 semesters, and two at once at the most, (on valid and acceptable reasons) subject to a decision by the Faculty Executive Board provided that he/she applies at the latest within 30 days after the beginning of the academic year. The student has to pay one third of the tuition fees for each semester for which he/she has been granted a leave of absence. c) On account of epidemic, detention, economic reasons, imprisonment and abolition of the suspension of military obligation, such leave of absence can also be granted in mid-term, subject to a decision by the relevant Faculty Executive Board. However, the tuition fee paid by students in these conditions is not refunded. d) A student on a leave of absence during a semester cannot attend classes and take the final examinations of such semester.

-Double Major and Minor Programs

A student wishing to leave the University at their own discretion shall apply in writing to the Dean`s Office of the Faculty in which he/she studies by completing the relevant request, which is provided by Student Affairs Office. Upon request by the student, all documents demonstrating academic status and diplomas and other ones that are submitted when registering shall be given back to the student by the Student Affairs Office, except that tuition fees paid until then are non-refundable.

-Absence Freeze Request -Intra-University Transfers a) In the event that a leave of absence is demanded, the student shall apply to the Student Affairs Division by completing the relevant form within twenty days at the latest following the occurrence of such reason and prove it by

Students who have completed at least two semesters in their programs may apply to the Student Affairs Office during the period specified in the academic calendar for transferring to another program within the University. Applications are

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-Termination of Enrollment The student may apply for DMP to Student Affairs Office by completing the relevant form earlier than the third semester and no later than the fifth semester, and should have successfully completed all subjects taken in the previous semester, have an average grade of at least 3.50 and to be ranked among the first 20% of successful students in the class. The student may not register in more than one Double Major Program nor attend both a Double Major Program and Minor Program.


finalized by the proposal of the department the student wants to transfer to and the decision of the relevant executive board. -Inter-University Transfers

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Students who want to transfer to Epoka University may apply to the Student Affairs Office during the period specified in the academic calendar. Applications are finalized by the proposal of the department the student wants to transfer to and the decision of the relevant executive board.

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Library

The Epoka University Library, which is located on the first floor of the Rinas Campus, was founded to support the education and research activities of the university by providing and organizing the needed documents.

With a seating capacity of 100, our library covers 234 square meters. Our University Library is composed of entrance, book and reading hall. In the entrance, there is a check out desk. The periodicals, including the exhibition of new arrivals, are also shelved in this section. The reading hall is equipped for students to study and to do research. Epoka University is a member of Balkan Libraries Union which was founded on 29 July 2009 with the participation of 10 institutions from 6 Balkan countries.

1. Through the catalog search computers in the library; you can search author name, book name, publisher, topic, or keyword areas. 2. To get the book, you can go to the shelves with the classification and location numbers of the books appearing on the screen as a result of your search.

Important Notes Please do not reshelf the books you take from the shelves, just leave them on the desks near the shelves so that we reshelf them correctly. This will help you to find the books the next time you go to the shelf. For the materials that are not on the shelves where they are supposed to be, please see the staff at the Check Out Desk. Membership-Lending

Students of Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree and Master Students and academic and Our library collection is enriched by purchases and administrative personnel are the members of the library. They can borrow library materials in donations. The books to buy are chosen in accordance with the rules. A registration process is accordance with the needs and requests of the students, administrative and academic staff. Under required at the first application to the library. the Department of Library and Documentation, the Related person has to inform the Library Lending Service about the ID number and email address library has a total of about 10000 printed books. with epoka.edu.al extension. Electronic Resources For membership, you can get information from circulation@epoka.edu.al email address or ??? Epoka University is a subscriber of EBSCOHOST. Extension number. Electronic Databases can be accessed through all computers on the campus and internet. You can convey your questions and requests to the e-library Researchers coming from outside the university are not lent books; they are only allowed to use and copy through the email address library@epoka.edu.al. the materials in the library. Readers in this group are requested to fill up the related Lending Service form. Access to the Publications Collection

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Our library works on the open shelf system enabling you to reach the books directly. The books in the open shelves are topically sorted in the book hall according to LC classification method. To find the book you are looking for, you should follow these steps:


Circulation Rules and Regulations Resource

Book

Bound Journal Visual/Audio Resources

Patron Pre-undergraduate/Undergraduate students Graduate students Staff Graduate students Staff Pre-undergraduate/Undergraduate students Graduate students Staff

Loan period (days)

Maximum number of check-outs (items)

15

3

15 20

5 5

5

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3

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On Summer vacation: Weekdays: 08:30 to 16:30 hrs You can forward your request online about the Weekends are not served. book, journal, electronic journal, CD, etc. that Our staff you want it to be purchased by the library by sending a request. Abdurrahman Çelebi, email: acelebi@epoka.edu.al Request Form for Purchasing Information Source for the Library Eduina Dushaj, email: edushaj@epoka.edu.al (Personnel): Administrative Structure

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You can request form for purchasing books by Melita Devole, email: mdevole@epoka.edu.al sending email to library@epoka.edu.al Contact Address: Epoka University Library, Rinas Request Form of Buying Library Campus. Information Source (Student): E-mail: library@epoka.edu.al By using your student number written on your ID and password you can open a special session from lib.epoka.edu.al and then you can forward your requests in electronic environment by e-form at Book Request section. Working Hours During the academic year; Weekdays: 08:30 to 16:30 hrs Saturday: 09:00 to 13:00 hrs

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Information and Communication Technologies Coordinating Unit The Information and Communication Technologies Coordinating Unit is responsible for the coordination and well-functioning of the Information Systems Centre, Library, Course Materials Office and Epoka University Press. The Information Systems Center (ISC) provides informatics services needed in the University. It plans the informatics infrastructure of the University, provides its security and ensures the continuation of its functions. ISC works on the project for effective, legal and extensive usage of the informatics services for students and personnel. Order of Precedence of Information Technologies Planning of informatics needs (software and hardware) Providing members with the informatics' opportunities E-mail Internet Providing members with the informatics' facilities Photocopy Wireless Access Points Student Affairs Information System Smart Campus Project

Other Informatics Services for Students Photocopying Scanning documents

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The first point of contact for the main questions of students is the Information Systems Center. The issues that may be dealt with at the ISC are as follows: Username and password Fault reports Problems related with photocopy services ISC is also responsible for the maintenance of personnel and PC Lab computers in respect to software and hardware. Its staff monitors the personal computers within the frame of distribution of duty and authority and brings the issues to a conclusion. At the same time, ISC plans servers and cabling services of the University. University web pages and automation software are prepared. Informatics Projects and Informatics Agenda are discussed and brought in a verdict in the Board of Informatics Technologies of Epoka University. Planning is based on terms. Everyone who has registered for courses or benefits from the University opportunities is considered to have accepted the Informatics and Communication Media Guidelines. Users are personally and legally responsible for all their acts.


Communication Opportunities EPOKA University allocates an e-mail address to each student. Announcements are principally sent to this address. The University opens an account for each student and allocates a username and a password. Academic information such as course registration, courses taken or not taken, examination places and results are announced to these addresses. Surveys are also filled and monitored via these addresses. Software Opportunities When it is possible, the University provides the students with the software programs which are taught in courses. At the same time, the University takes into account the facilities provided by the software companies and can grant prior access to these programs. We do not use illegal programs. Hardware Opportunities University classes are equipped with computer and projection devices. There are classes where interactive whiteboards are available and also student PC rooms with wireless access points for the academic studies of our students. When the devices that belong to the University are damaged, the ones who cause the damage or prevent the usage of these devices are expected to make amends to the University for these damages or to help in investigating the disruption caused by them. Students are responsible for the equipments under their liability.

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Network Opportunities The University allocates a username and a password to each student for use on the campus, Students shall log onto the computers that are allocated to them or in common usage in campus with these usernames. General Provisions Informatics crimes and access to personal records has become an important subject and have gained more importance day by day. Misuse of the University's communication opportunities and employing them unnecessarily or illegally have been prohibited by the Informatics Guideline. The persons who are involved in such activities are monitored by various institutions and the penalties received during this period constitute an obstacle for the period after graduation. Please do not be engaged in such activities that will also give harm to our University. You can share your opinions on every subject related to information technologies and informatics with help@epoka.edu.al and you can also write your complaints and suggestions for a better campus life. The only competent authority in our University to which students can write a petition is the Student Affairs Office. You should forward your written demands to this Office.

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The Student Affairs Information System (SAIS) is an interactive system where you can manage most of your procedures within the computer medium. You can access your SAIS page from URL https://sais.epoka.edu.al/ or simply by following the SAIS link present within the Quick Links of Epoka Home Page. From the login page using your Student ID number and password (you can get your password form Student Affairs Office) you can access your SAIS page. Your Home Page includes information regarding your credential information, your messages, your registered courses and etc. Using Academics link you can access Registration, Transcript, Grade Calculation, Weekly Schedule, Attendance and similar pages which are related with your academic status.

Curriculum Table indicating courses the student is required to take during 8 semesters.

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The Registration page is the page where you can access following information and register your courses to be taken. Interim Grades Grades entered into the system for courses that the student has taken during the year are displayed. Attendance Attendance records entered into the system for courses the student has taken during the year are displayed.


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Courses I am Required to Take Includes main courses the student has failed, main courses the student has not taken in previous semesters, and main courses of the current semester respectively as well as a link for area and non-area elective courses. Courses I Have Selected List of courses the student has selected and section for final approval. After course registration has been approved, the student cannot make any changes in the program. In case of probable mistakes, advisors have an option for cancelling course registration. Departmental Courses The student uses this section to select non-area elective courses and obtain information about courses offered by departments. Course Search The student may use this section to search specific courses by the keywords that it may have. Transcript The student may use this section to view the transcript. Grade Calculation The student may use this section to recalculate the GPA or the credits if he takes another grade after he redoes the exam. Weekly Schedule It gives an overview of the weekly schedule and also may help to organize your time. Exam Dates The student may use this section to see when he will have the exams. New Grades The student may use this section to view the new grades that he has taken. Personal Information In this section the student may access his personal information and change it where he can.

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My Settings In this section the student may change the language of the sais application, his password and the e-mail address. Smart Campus Project Epoka University aims to give innovative services to its users. Smart Campus EpoKAmpus is one of these projects. Epoka University encourages use of hi-tech automation to ensure better performance. The Institution has been working on latest cutting-edge technology with the implementation of a complete solution—a comprehensive system that integrates all activities of the Institute from the point of admission and fees collection to information consolidation. Epoka campus integrates with the smart cards issued to Students and Staff. Smart card readers are installed at various locations in the campus to use this card. Epoka campus also facilitates other in-campus operations like library books issue /return, Exam application submission, exam fees payment, etc. through the smart card. Student and staff can view their academic, financial and personal information through Smart Cards. Advantages of Smart Campus for the Students

1. Definitions Epoka University IT Resources: The concept of "Epoka University IT Resources" covers Epoka University's ownership rights and Epoka University's licensing or leasing privileges upon, or Epoka University's possession of the rights to use every computer/computer network, hardware, software and related services. Users of Epoka University IT Resources: They are natural and legal persons for whom authorization procedures, which entitle them the use Epoka University IT resources, have been carried out on the system resources.

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Students become tech savvy the moment they get a unique ID-Card called EpoKard that has personal information printed on it. Student Affairs information System (SAIS) is exclusively provided to students. Information kiosks are setup within the campus for students to access SAIS. Access to Academic Calendar. Access to schedule of fee payments. Access to Syllabus and Topics Covered in the class. No need for the students to go to Library to check the availability of Books, or to block a particular book (if issued). They can do these through SIS. Epoka University Information Technology Resources Use Policy


Epoka University Users: The concept of "Epoka University Users" designates the current permanently or temporarily employed personnel in academic or administrative positions within the departments and units under Epoka University's administrative structure and all the current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their educational life at Epoka University. These users own the core right to use the full array of Epoka University IT Resources. Special Users: The natural and legal persons to whom the University provides specific limited and/or specific temporary information technology services are defined as "Special Users". Such natural and legal persons affiliated to Epoka University are entitled to use Epoka University IT Resources in a limited and/or temporary fashion under the explicit authority and approval of the Rectorate. Excluded Users: The individuals or organizations that do not possess the similar rights to use Epoka University IT Resources as the rights defined above for Epoka University Users and Special Users who are only entitled to use those commonly available services or resources (e.g. Epoka University web pages, Epoka University Electronic List Service, ftp service etc.) are defined as "Excluded Users".

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2. Use of Epoka University IT Resources Primary Use: The use of Epoka University IT Resources in ways precisely related with such missions of the University as instruction, education, research activities, providing social service and with such administrative/managerial activities are defined as "Primary Use". Secondary Use: The "Secondary Use" of the resources covers the use that is excluded in the Primary Use. Secondary Use of the resources is acceptable only insofar this type of use consumes the part of the resources that are not needed essentially by the Primary Use and that would otherwise not be utilized. When Secondary Use of the resources starts to burden or hinder the Primary Use of the resources that Secondary Use then is deemed as an infringement of the General Provisions and is no longer acceptable. 3. General Provisions 1. Epoka University IT Resources are rendered available by the University to provide essential services for the applications defined within Primary Use section. Therefore, wasting of the resources should be avoided. 2. The departments that render Epoka University IT Resources available must,  ensure the privacy and confidentiality of the information that belong to users,  manage the resources in a fair manner, take security precautions according to risk levels to minimize the threats against resources,  regularly back up resources according to the priority of the critical ones, keep the information that provides material evidence for security concerns systematically so as to assist in determining the identity of the users of the resources.

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4. Authorization and Responsibilities The University makes Epoka University IT Resources available to the users and maintains the operation and continuity of the services in conformity with the primary purposes and missions of the University.

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3. The users of Epoka University IT Resources should implement the reasonable personal precautions pertaining to the security of the resources allocated to them/resources that belong to them within the scope of the Primary Use. It zis the users' responsibility to make backups of the information available on these resources according to the priority of that information. 4. Epoka University IT Resources should be used under the framework of the regulations specified by the offices to which Epoka University administration granted authorization. The implementations of the authorization granted to the offices should not be contradictory with the initial objectives of granting that specific authority. Appropriate authorization should be implemented for each task to be carried out. The regulations specified by the offices should not be changed or altered or annulled without appropriate permission of the relevant authority. 5. While using Epoka University IT Resources, the users should respect the copyright and intellectual property rights of all the resources created by using Epoka University IT resources and all the resources (such as software, hardware, network resources) kept or used on Epoka University IT resources (by carefully observing such rules and procedures as obtaining permission/approval, adhering to licensing terms, complying with networking ethics etc.). 6. Epoka University IT Resources should not be used, to transfer, to extend and to lease the right to use Epoka University IT Resources directly or indirectly to others, to use Epoka University IT Resources for commercial purposes or for personal monetary gain, without the explicit approval or authorization of the University Rectorate. 7. Epoka University IT Resources should not be used, to distribute the information resources within Epoka University (announcements, news, documents etc.) to the third parties unless specifically authorized or permitted to do so, to gain unauthorized access to the information and resources (computer, computer network, software and services) belonging to Epoka University or third parties, to perform applications and activities intending to prevent the use of the resources by other users, in manner that damages the resources/jeopardizes the security of the resources. 8. Epoka University IT Resources should not be used, to generate, keep or distribute material that is inconsistent with the general code of conduct or ethical/moral behavior, to spread political propaganda, to send random and unsolicited e-mail messages (SPAM messages). 9. It is forbidden to use Epoka University IT Resources for the purposes of carrying out activities that breach the University regulations, the laws of the Albanian Republic and affiliated regulations. 10. Disclaimers do not render the cases/incidences that violate General Provisions of this policy acceptable.


The users of Epoka University IT Resources are themselves solely responsible from the activities they perform on Epoka University servers with the "User Code/Password" pairs and IP (Internet Protocol) addresses that are assigned to them, all kinds of resources (documents, official paper, software etc.) they have created by using or keep on the Epoka University IT Resources, providing authorized personnel with accurate and intact facts/information about the use of resources when required in compliance with the usage terms of those resources, with the Regulations of the University, with the Laws of the Albanian Republic and affiliated regulations. The Epoka University administration reserves the right to take sides in the issues causing disputes between Epoka University Users/Special Users and the third parties. The Epoka University Presidency and/or the departments that Epoka University Presidency authorized are entitled to specify the all-encompassing rules, regulations and policies about Epoka University IT Resources, review and revise them regularly according to the demands of the emerging new technologies, implement and enforce the required amendments. The changes committed shall be announced publicly via the general announcement mechanisms.

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5. Procedures and Sanctions If one or more of the General Provisions of this policy are violated and Epoka University IT Resources are inappropriately used, this may result in one or more of the following actions The user may be warned verbally or with a written notification. The Epoka University IT Resources allocated to the user may be restricted for a specified term or indefinitely. The user may be referred to the academic or administrative disciplinary proceedings of the University. Legal action can be taken and the user can be referred to the state court, depending on the misconduct's severity, the magnitude of the resulting damage (on the resources and persons/organizations), recurrence of the misconduct If in any case, the Use and the User definitions set forth within this policy cannot govern certain circumstances, or if the terms and definitions of "Epoka University Information Technology Resources Use Policy" do not suffice to explain some special or exceptional incidences, such cases shall be evaluated and settled by Epoka University authorities.

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Student Exchange Epoka University is proud of its academic partnership agreements that have been established with some of the most reputable and internationally recognized universities. These partnerships are established to further the mutual interests and to foster and develop cooperation between institutions especially in respect of internationalisation. Epoka University maintains a number of student exchange agreements in order to offer its students the opportunity to study abroad as part of their education. The University is also setting up opportunities for students to participate in internships abroad. Agreements now exist with partner institutions in United States, Europe and Balkans such as:

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1) University of Texas at Austin - USA 2) Trakya University - Turkey 3) Polytechnic of Bari - Italy 4) Torino University - Italy 5) Fatih University - Turkey 6) Süleyman Demirel University - Turkey 7) University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” - Albania 8) International Balkan University - Macedonia 9) International Burch University - Bosnia and Herzegovina 10) Qafqaz University-Azerbaijan 11) International Black Sea University - Georgia 12) Süleyman Demirel University– Kazakhstan 13) Mediterranean University– Montenegro 14) American University in the Emirates – Dubai 15) Sam Houston State University – USA 16) Gaziantep University – Turkey 17) International Atatürk-Alatoo University - Kyrgyzstan 18) Hochschule für Technik Zürich (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) - Switzerland 19) Ishik University, Erbil - Iraq 20) Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey 21) Institute of Geosciences, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania 22) Bolashak University, Kazakhstan 23) Bingöl University, Turkey 24) Dumlupinar University, Turkey 25) Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey 26) Technical University of Gabrovo, Bulgaria 27) Çanakkale Önsekiz Mart University, Turkey 28) Pammukale University , Turkey 29) Batman University, Turkey 30)Cumhuriyet University 31) Balikesir University 32) Bitil Eren University - Turkey 33) Marmara University - Turkey 34) Firat University - Turkey 35) State University of Tetova - Macedonia


Cafeteria and Transportation Services Epoka University Cafeteria Epoka University offers a cafeteria service, available at special fares, in University campus. The service is addressed to: 

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Albanian and foreign students, regularly enrolled at Epoka University for the current Academic Year; Professors, university staff and lecturers; People attending conferences, seminars and study activities; Other people authorized by Epoka University.

Epoka University's cafeteria offers menus that are innovative and serves a broad selection of items that appeal to every taste and dietary restriction. Transportation Services

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Transportation is provided for University students, faculty, and staff with a valid University ID. The Shuttle runs in the morning from 07:30 to 19:30. Riders may get on or off the shuttle at locations in between the primary stops, provided these locations are at a stop sign or an area where the bus can pull safely off the road.

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION REGULATION GENERAL PROVISIONS

Student Acceptance and Enrollment

General Principles

ARTICLE 5 – Students are accepted to the faculties of Epoka University according to the results of the Entrance Examination. Albanian students are accepted in a ascending order according to Entrance Examination results and high school GPA. Foreign students are accepted according to Rectorate decision upon proposes of Faculties for foreign students quotas. Foreign students are accepted upon, success at different exams at their countries. Students qualified by the Entrance Exam and international students of the foreigner quotas in the university can attend the English proficiency exam. Students successful in international English Language Exam are executed from the English Proficiency Exam. The students failing to pass the English Proficiency Exam should attend the English Preparatory School. During registration period students are required to sign the education contract with the University. The student during the education period is committed to adapt to the regulation, directives and to related laws of Albanian Republic. Moreover, it is required that candidates not be registered at any other institution of higher learning. Final registration dates, required documents and guidelines are determined and announced by the University Executive Board. Upon fulfillment of the registration procedures, the candidate becomes an Epoka University student and is entitled to all students' rights. Student that don't do the definitive registration in the faculty in the defined time period, are considered retired and cannot pretend any right. Students that are excused by obeying the above instructions can do the final registration by the mean of the relatives. Uncompleted wrong or partial documentation, make the student and the university relation being interrupted.

ARTICLE 1 - This directive covers the provisions pertinent to Epoka University's faculty and Departments undergraduate education and exams and assessments. Legal Basis ARTICLE 2- This Regulation has been prepared on the basis of Albanian Higher Education laws and Statute of Epoka University. Diploma ARTICLE 3- This regulation explains all the Faculties in Epoka University of those finishing the learning process successfully by explaining the definition degree of faculties and the departments, if necessary also other academic programs, the diploma of engineering providing faculties, other undergraduate programs provided by faculties and departments are given the undergraduate diploma. The degree of undergraduate students of new faculties and department are to be defined by the Senate of the University.

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Student Affairs ARTICLE 4 – Faculty Executive Councils determine student lateral transfers, education and exam issues. The student can object to the Faculty Executive Council regarding these decisions within fifteen days. Issues of student discipline and proceedings will be conducted according to "Epoka University Student Discipline Regulation".

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Lateral and Vertical Transfers at Higher Education Council

Advising ARTICLE 6 - To each student, the relevant department assigns a lecturer as an advisor. Such advisor assesses the student throughout his/her training at the University. Student is responsible for renewal and registration for each semester and when completing or renewing registration for any semester, the student fills in the registration form and obtains the approval of the advisor.

ARTICLE 9 - Transfers to the faculties of Epoka University are subject to the quotas to be defined by the Executive Board of the relevant Faculty, which also carries out the matriculation activities. In accordance with this Article, students matriculated at the faculties of Epoka University are awarded a diploma only after completing two semesters at the least.

Registration Renewal Education ARTICLE 7 - Epoka University students shall renew their registration for each semester at the faculties they are enrolled pursuant to the procedure laid out by the Executive Board of the relevant faculty. Registration renewals are to be made within the time specified in the academic calendar. Students failing to pay the tuition fee as fixed by the University shall not be allowed to renew their semester registrations. Such students shall not be able to attend courses and take exams. Delayed tuition fees shall be charged from the student next semester with the addition of a 10% fine. Any semester for which no tuition fee has been paid shall be deemed to be within the overall academic terms to be completed at the University. Failure to renew registration for two consecutive semesters shall cause the student to be dismissed from the University.

ARTICLE 10 - An academic year consists of the fall and spring semesters. The normal period of the fall and spring semesters is fourteen weeks. If necessary, the University Senate may extend such time with the approval of the Higher Education Council. The starting and ending dates and examination periods of each semester are announced in the academic calendar determined by the Senate. No classes and exams are held on official holidays. But if necessary, the education activities proposed by the relevant unit and by senate approval can also be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. Period of Study, Method and Language

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ARTICLE 11 - The maximum period of study granted to students enrolled at the undergraduate programs of the University is the normal education period multiplied by two. The education program includes Identity Card theoretical and applied courses, applications, projects and studios, laboratories and workshops, ARTICLE 8 - (1) Students who complete their practical studies, applied land studies, seminars, graduation projects, and internships and so on as final registration in accordance with Article 5 set forth in academic programs. Unless otherwise herein or who renew their registration in accordance with Article 7 herein shall be given agreed, the duration of each course is one semester. an identity card with photo remaining valid for The medium of instruction at the University is the English language. Some courses at certain one year, demonstrating that they are students programs can be held in other language by the of the University. proposal of the Senate and approval of the Higher Education Council.


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Education Programs

Prerequisite Courses

ARTICLE 12 a) Education at the faculty/vocational school departments of Epoka University is conducted pursuant to the academic programs agreed upon by the faculty boards and accepted by the Senate, taking into consideration the common, obligatory and elective courses specified by the Council of Higher Education and approved by the Senate and by also getting the opinion of the departments. b) From the beginning of the third semester onwards, students who have successfully fulfilled the requirements of all of their courses in previous semesters and who have a minimum GPA of 3.00 may take one course from a semester of the following year with the approval of the advisor, or those who have a GPA of 3.50 or above may take two courses from a semester of the following year with the approval of the advisor. c) After the final registration if the student submitted a certificate that has attended an other undergraduate program successfully has the right to be exempted from the courses taken before during the add-drop week. The decision for the exempt courses is taken by the related Faculty Executive Board after having analyzed the courses. d) In the event that any student has not been able to complete the normal course load due to being exempted from some courses, not being able to pass prerequisite courses, having used the semester leave, or being in a position to participate in the international exchange programs, then the student can be given courses from two following semesters by the decision of the Faculty Executive Board. But the total course load in within the semester cannot exceed the normal course load. He/she can continue to add the courses with no prerequisites, unsuccessful courses or courses never taken of previous semesters.

ARTICLE 13 – Any prerequisites with respect to taking any specific course shall be implemented according to the education program made by the boards of relevant departments which are determined by the faculty Board. Registration, Adding and Dropping Courses ARTICLE 14 a) Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, laboratories, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester s/he is enrolled for. b) Students must primarily take the courses which they have failed in previous semesters, FD and FF, and those which they have not taken until then. These courses will be given in the time order of the previous semesters. c) The student, with his/her advisor's approval, may withdraw from one or more courses, or register for other courses within two weeks following the beginning of each semester d) Students who have not attended at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies are not allowed to take the final exam of those courses. Graduation Project

ARTICLE 15 – The competent of the Higher Education Executive Board take decision for students to submit a thesis, project, seminar, practice, research etc. when finishing the undergraduate studies demonstrating that has completed the educational cycle and is formed professionally. The rules, submission, exam, and evaluation of the completion study is also predefined by the mentioned board. The completion study is to be performed in the eight semester of the academic program. The thesis about the completion study relying on the predefined 50 conditions can be announced to the students in advance.


the case of long-lasting illness or a similar situation, the term for the (I) grade may be extended till the beginning of the following registration term, upon a proposal by the relevant department and subject to the approval of the relevant faculty executive board.

The (NA) grade is given to students who have failed to fulfill the requirements of attending a course or course applications. The (NA) grade is treated as an (FF) when calculating GPA.

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Grades, Examinations and Achievement The (S) grade is given to students who pass the courses not included in the averages. The (T) grade is given to the students who ARTICLE 16 - Students, for each course they have taken, are awarded the following grades transfer from a national or international institution of higher education to the in letters by the lecturer of the course as the University or do a lateral transfer in the final grade of achievement for that course. institution, or attended student exchange Coefficient * Letter Grade programs or preparation schools of AA 4.00 90-100 10 undergraduate programs to indicate BA 3.50 85-89 9 equivalence with respect to previously taken BB 3.00 80-84 8 courses, upon a proposal by head of relevant CB 2.50 75-79 8 department and subject to approval of the CC 2.00 70-74 7 relevant executive board. The (T) grade is not DC 1.50 65-69 6 DD 1.00 60-64 5 included in students' averages. FD 0.50 50-59 4 The (U) grade is awarded to students who fail FF 0.00 0-49 0 to pass courses taken as non credit courses, which are courses not included in point * System Grade over 100, the grade averages and courses taken at preparation equivalence in transcript schools or during the student exchange Grades not included in the averages are the program. following: I- Incomplete, The (P) grade is given to students who S- Satisfactory, successfully pursue courses not included in T- Transfer, point averages. U- Unsatisfactory, P- Progressive, The (EX) grade is given to students who have EX- Exempt, passed the exemption tests administered by NI- Not Included, the relevant department with regard to courses NA- Non-Attendant specified by the Senate. The (EX) grade is not included in GPAs. The (I) grade is awarded by the instructor to a The (NI) grade is given with respect to nonstudent who failed to complete the credit courses taken within the academic requirements of a course due to illness or program(s) the student is enrolled at. This other valid reason although s/he was successful during the term. In the event that a grade is indicated on the student's transcript student receives an (I) grade for a course, s/he along with the grade in letters the student has received from the relevant course. This grade must receive a grade by completing the is not taken into account in enrolled program previously unfulfilled requirements within or related point average calculations. Courses fifteen days from the announcement date of in which students have scored (NI) cannot be the grades. Otherwise, the (I) grade will repeated. automatically turn into an (FF). However, in


Determination of Grades

Failur, Achievement, Honor and High Honor ARTICLE 17 a) A student passing a course with CC is considered as successful. A student who takes FD and FF from a course, is considered as unsuccessful and has to repeat that course. A student with a grade point average of 2.00 and above and without a FD or FF grade in a course in the program is considered as successful. Students should pass all the courses in the program in order to satisfactorily complete the undergraduate preparation program.

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b) Students whose GPA is below 1.80 are put on probationary status. Students on probation status at the end of the fourth semester cannot take courses from the fifth semester and over until student meets the conditions of the probation. In order to leave the probation status student principally repeats some of the courses with a grade below CC. Otherwise student can not take the courses of the proceeding years.

ARTICLE 19 - a) Final grade of a course includes all the studies (mid-term exams, quizzes, land studies, practices, assignments, projects, workshops, seminars, attendance, laboratory studies, etc.) within a semester with respect to such course and the result of the final examination according to the performance evaluation system of the course. The relevant lecturer announces the achievement evaluation system regarding the courses to be offered within one week following the beginning of each semester. b) The achievement grades of a course are submitted to the relevant administrative unit within the time specified in the academic calendar and the results are announced by the Student Affairs Division. Examination Period

ARTICLE 20 - There is a period of examinations at the end of the courses of each semester. The period of examinations is extended to cover the number of days in which examinations could not be held due to reasons acceptable to the relevant executive board. c) At the end of each semester, students who have achieved all the courses of that semester The graduation project examination is held within the week following the final and whose semester GPA is between 3.00 examination period. The examinations 3.49 are placed in the honors list, and students whose semester GPA is between 3.50 regarding the laboratories, applied and land studies, and others where the results of such - 4.00 are placed in the high honors list. studies shall be considered with a view to granting the right to take exams, can also be Increasing Grade Point Average held after such studies are over. ARTICLE 18 - (1) Students wishing to increase their grade point averages (GPA) can take the Programs and Locations of Examinations, Make-up Exams: courses they took in previous semesters again. The last grade received by the student ARTICLE 21 - The final examination programs with respect to any course will be valid when in a semester are decided upon and announced at least two weeks before the calculating the GPA. beginning of the examination period by the relevant executive boards.

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The exams are held in the University buildings at the date, venue and time specified in the programs. However, exams with regard to courses and practices held on land can take place on land and in extramural venues. In case student miss the final exam, it is impossible a make-up exam.Students who cannot take the final examinations on account of their excuses shall provide documentation in support of their excuses and apply to the Student Affairs Division within at the latest one week following the date of the exam, together with a petition. A make-up exam shall be given to students whose excuses have been accepted by the relevant executive board in the procceding semester. Examination Method ARTICLE 22 - Examinations are generally in written form. However, the instructor of the course may decide to conduct the exam in the form of an oral exam, project or assignment on condition that s/he states it on the course information form (syllabus) within two weeks after the semester begins. (2) Examinations are arranged and conducted by the instructors teaching the courses. In the event that the responsible lecturer is not at the University on the exam day, by whom the exam shall be supervised shall be determined by the head of the relevant academic unit on recommendation of the course lecturer.

Summer Term Training ARTICLE 24 -The summer school shall be carried out in accordance with the "Epoka University Regulations for Summer School". Graduation ARTICLE 25 -: The credit value of a course consists of all of the weekly theoretical class hours plus half of the weekly class hours of practices, laboratories, projects and workshops. Graduation ARTICLE 26 - A student's Semester Point Average is computed by multiplying the numerical grade received in each course by the number of credits offered for each course, then dividing by the total number of credit hours studied during the term. Two digits after the comma in the division are rounded to the next whole number. A student's GPA is computed by multiplying the numerical grade received in each course by the number of credits offered for each course, then dividing by the total number of credit hours studied. However, only courses on the instructional program are considered when GPA is computed. Graduation and Diploma

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ARTICLE 27 - A student who has been successful in all courses through pursuing the faculty's academic program, increased his/her grade point Objections to Examination Results average to at least (2.00), without having a FD or FF grade and shall be deemed to have met the requirements of graduation by the relevant board ARTICLE 23 - A student may object to the decision and be awarded undergraduate diploma result of a final examination by submitting a stating the name of the faculty/high school if petition to the Student Affairs Division within necessary the name of the program defined in one week following the announcement of final article 3. Students at the graduation stage but grades. The objection is assessed by the who have FD or FF grades grades from a maximum of two courses and a GPA below 2.00 relevant instructor in terms of material mistakes and the application is finalized by the despite having no failed courses are given the right to take additional examinations.


Additional examinations are given for courses from which they have received FF, FD, DD and DC at the end of the relevant semester. In order to meet graduation requirement, a student is permitted to exercise his right to take additional exams once during his/her education. b Students entitled to a diploma shall deliver a non-affiliate document to be obtained from the relevant units to be able to receive their diplomas.

e) The usage in cultural and art activities of university and faculty symbols or names by the students is related to the permission of the Rectorate. Leaving the University ARTICLE 29 - Students wishing to leave the University at their own discretion shall apply in writing to the Deanship of Faculty. Such students' registration shall be removed subject to the delivery by them of a non-affiliate document to be obtained from the relevant unit. Upon request by any such student, a document demonstrating academic status and diplomas and other documents submitted when registering shall be given back to the student, except that tuition fees paid until then are non-refundable.

Miscellaneous and Final Decisions Reservation of Permissions and Rights ARTICLE 28 a) The student can be granted a leave of absence at the most for 4 semesters, and two at once at the most, (on valid and acceptable reasons) subject to a decision by the Faculty Executive Board provided that he/she applies at the latest within 30 days after the beginning of the academic year. The student has to pay one third of the tuition fees for each semester for which he/she has been granted a leave of absence.

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b) On account of epidemic, natural disasters, detention, economic reasons, imprisonment and abolition of the suspension of military obligation, such leave of absence can also be granted in mid-term, subject to a decision by the relevant Faculty Executive Board. However, the tuition fee paid by students in these conditions is not refunded.

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d) A student on a leave of absence during a semester cannot attend classes and take the final examinations of such semester.

c) In the event that a leave of absence is demanded, the student shall apply to the Student Affairs Division within twenty days at the latest following the occurrence of such reason and prove it by documentary evidence. The continuity of the said reasons is grounds for the extension of leave of absence by the executive board.

ARTICLE 30 - Students can be sent to universities abroad for a semester or two through exchange programs based on agreements between Epoka University and international universities. Meanwhile student shall remain registered, and this shall be deemed to have completed part of his overall training at Epoka University. Intra-University Transfers ARTICLE 31 - Students who have completed at least two semesters in their programs other than the preparatory school may apply to the Student Affairs Office during the period specified in the academic calendar for transferring to another program within the University. Applications are finalized by the proposal of the department the student wants to transfer to and the decision of the relevant executive board.

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Double major and minor programs

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ARTICLE 32 - Students, starting from the third semester, may pursue courses offered within a program at a department other than and in addition to their own, in compliance with the principles laid out by the University Senate. In addition to a diploma to be received upon completion of their registered program, students shall be entitled to a diploma if they achieve courses of a double major program, and they shall be entitled to a certificate if they achieve courses of a minor program.

ARTICLE 35 -These regulations shall take effect on the date of approval by the Higher Board of Epoka University. Enforcement ARTICLE 36 - The provisions herein are enforceable by the Rector of Epoka University.

Associate Diploma ARTICLE 33 - Students who have achieved all courses of the first four semesters as well as the obligatory courses are granted an associate diploma of the relevant department, subject to having a grade point average of at least 2.00 and without having a FD or FF grade. Scholarship-Holding Students ARTICLE 34 - In order for a scholarship student enrolled at faculty to continue receiving bursary for the following year;

Performance in contrary manner shall result in the abolition of the said status as of the end of the relevant academic year

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1. Having no disciplinary records, 2. Study period should be completed within maximum 5 years including prepatory class, 3. Fulfilling the requirements of attendance in article 15 of these Regulations, 4. Issues regarding scholarships to be granted to students are determined by the Rectorate.


Business Administration Department Second Level Diploma in Business Administration (2 years); {Master of Business Administration}

Political Sciences and International Relations Department Second Level Diploma in Political Sciences and International Relations (2 years); {Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations}

The Organization and Management of the Second Level Study Programs Scientific Committee ARTICLE 7 – The Department forms a Scientific Committee for every Second Level Study Program, which consists of no less than three members of the academic personnel. The Scientific Committee is responsible for the organization of the respective second level study program, and selects from its members the Coordinator of the Program. The Scientific Committee also designates the other part of the academic and assistance personnel, with whom it will cooperate in order to accomplish the study program. The Scientific Committee prepares and proposes the development strategy, the study plan and structure, the research program, the criteria on which students are admitted and also every year prepares a report of all second level study programs activities.

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Academic Personnel ARTICLE 8 - The academic personnel, which performs lecturing/teaching in the second level study programs, consists of academic staff which holds at least the PhD degree (doctorate). Part-Time pedagogues are accepted based on terms of bilateral agreements. The pedagogues who are involved in teaching second level study programs have the right to:

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Use all the equipment and the settings of the institution for activities related to the study programs of the second level. Participate in various committees and activities of the second level study programs. Get qualified according to existing projects of the second level study programs.

The pedagogues are obliged to: a) b) c) d) e)

Pursue the Regulation of the Second Level Study Programs; Act jointly and to collaborate with colleagues, students, and all those who collaborate in the second level study programs; Perform the study programs according to determined requirements; Fulfill their obligations and responsibilities in conducting the thesis; Evaluate the students in a professional method and in a timely manner as decided.

The Secretary for the Second Level Study Programs ARTICLE 9 - In order to manage successfully the second level study programs, the secretary for this level of study programs has the following responsibilities: a)

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Works under the leadership of the Program Coordinator and is responsible to carry out all the orders given from the Program Coordinator, such as verbal and written communications with other inner structures of the University, with corresponding departments, with academic personnel, with students, with other collaborators of the University. Performs the technical set up for the meetings of the Program Coordinator and keeps meeting minutes. Assists with the preparation of materials for the Program Coordinator. Receives the mail and other materials that are sent in the address of the Program Coordinator. Saves into a file or archive all the documentation of the second level study programs, of the pedagogues and of students. Types and prints out/photocopies memos and other study materials. Keeps track of the pace of the study process related to the study structure, course schedule, exam date and time, the development of practice and maintains all the related documentations of these processes. Announces the study structure, the course schedule, examination dates, practice dates, thesis dates and other different announcements and activities.

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Educational Secretary ARTICLE 10 - In order to manage the second level study programs, the educational secretary for these programs has the following responsibilities: a.

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Performs the registration process for new students during the acceptance and preliminary tests, and also performs the registration process for those who are already accepted. Provides all newly admitted students with IDs (Identity Cards), and also answers to their requests for simple paperwork, such as; transcripts and other documents. Prepares the student evaluation reports with their names, and presents those reports to the Committee for signature. Takes over the completed evaluation reports. Gives out information about students' evaluation. Carries out the transfer of grades into the primary register as per course and subject listings, prepares the diplomas and transcripts for graduating students. Maintain the relationships with Dean's office and the Science Committee and reports statistical data of the second level study programs in corresponding instances.

The Language of the Study Program ARTICLE 11 - Based on the Statute of the Regulation of Epoka University all the second level study programs will be taught in the English language. The usage of a different language in specific subjects will be allowed only with the permission and decision of the Scientific Committee. Admission Quotas ARTICLE 12 - The admission quotas for students in the second level study programs will be approved by a decision of the Senate based on the proposal of the Administrative Board of the Faculty, after the opinion of the Scientific Committee presented for each study program.

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Admission Criteria ARTICLE 13 - All persons who posses one of the following have the right to apply for admission: First Level Diploma evaluated from the University, Second Level Diploma, DIND Diploma (Second Level Integrated Diploma), Diploma of a previous system not separated in study cycles, or any other university diploma received from a foreign institution but evaluated from the University, or a diploma approved by a decision of University Senate. All applicants who apply for admission must have good command of English language certified by international certificates, such as: TOEFL ( IBT 68, CBT 190, PBT 520), IELTS grades 5.5 or in case they do not have the abovementioned exams they may enter the English proficiency examination conducted by the University, where the passing grade is 70%.

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Candidates who have performed university studies in English language are not required to evaluate their English language skills. Admission Evaluation ARTICLE 14 - The admission of a candidate is done based upon the evaluation of university study results, results of the foreign language examination, results of the interview or the test of special personal skills. During an interview, special emphasis is put on reference letters, the short essay about the reasons of pursuing second level studies, and test certificates of international standards. Students who have graduated from Epoka University will be evaluated based on university studies results, reference letters of the corresponding Head of the Department from which the student graduated, his/her counselor and his/her short essay about the reasons of pursuing second level studies. Students who have earned a first level diploma must evaluate their study program they have pursued. The Administrative Board of the Faculty assigns the Scientific Committee which will evaluate the first level diploma. If the evaluation shows that the student has incomplete parts, the students must complete all missing credits in all necessary fields/subjects required to pursue the second level study programs. The highest possible number of adaptation credits to be completed cannot exceed 60 ECTS credits. At the same time, in accordance with the current legislation, the Scientific Committee may recognize up to 40 credits earned in previous activities from the student to be applied for the second level study, which are also compatible with the specific objectives of the corresponding study program. Admission of Students with Special Status ARTICLE 15 - If the student possesses a diploma as defined by ARTICLE 14 of this Regulation and wishes to broaden his/her knowledge in a specific field, with a decision of the Science Committee the student could pursue his/her studies in specific fields as offered by the second level study programs, as a student of a special status. Finally, the student will be given the corresponding certificate, in which the title of the subject, the evaluation, the timeframe when it was taken and the instructor of the subject are noted. Notifications

All issues that are related to the admission criteria, examinations and evaluations of candidates for the second level study programs are dealt with by the Senate. The list of the successful candidates for the second level study programs is determined by the Scientific Committee and is announced by the Program Coordinator.

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ARTICLE 16 – The Rector's Office releases all notifications related to the admission of students in the second level study programs, assigns the admission quotas and deals with other affairs. This notification may be released to the student prior to beginning of admissions in the institution.


Student Registration and Planning of Educational Process Registration in the Study Program ARTICLE 17 - If the candidate has been successful and is qualified to start a second level study programs, then he/she will comply with all registration procedures as prescribed by this Regulation. Registration is done in compliance with all requirements and timeframes described in the released announcement. The successful candidate, who has the right of registration, must present to the Educational Secretary, within the specified time on the notification, the following documentations in addition to a cover letter: Necessary documents for the registration are as follows: a) b) c) d)

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Completed application; Notarized photocopy of the candidate's diploma or another document that certifies graduation; Official transcript from the University or Higher Institution, where all the courses and grades received are indicated; If the candidate has graduated from a foreign institution of higher education, then the he/she must present a document that certifies the evaluation/equivalence of the diploma; Points' certificate of TOEFL or IELTS; Photocopy of the identity card (for foreign candidates, the photocopy of the passport must be notarized and translated in Albanian); Two reference letters; Bank receipt where tuition/school payments are shown; 6 personal photos with measurements 4.5x6 cm (photos must be in appropriate dressing/clothes)

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Student's Status ARTICLE 18 - The winning/successful candidate has the right to pursue the studies in the respective academic year if he registers by the educational secretary within the prospective timeframe. During registration, the student agrees and signs the educational contract with Epoka University. When registering, the student gains the “student status”, with all the rights and privileges that are derived by that status. The “Student” status ends when the student obtains the diploma, or when the person is expelled from the program study.

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Admission of Foreign Students ARTICLE 19 - The admission of foreign students in the second level study programs is performed based upon the above-mentioned regulations, but in justified cases the respective Scientific Committee may ask for additional documents. The Advisor ARTICLE 20 - An advisor for each student is appointed by a decision of the Scientific Committee, based on the proposal of the Program Coordinator. The advisor serves as a consultant of the student and provides guidelines to the student on what course to select and also by determining semester's plan. The advisor is a professor of that particular department and holds a PhD degree. The advisor is a consultant with students who are found to have missing credits, so that the students could complete the missing parts in specific fields/subjects in order to be able to pursue their second level study programs. The advisor serves also as a consultant for students in deciding their career path and its proper management in the second level study programs. Attendance ARTICLE 20 - In the second level study program, the student is required to attend at least 80% of educational research activities of theoretical subjects held in auditoriums, and of research activities of practice held in laboratories. Students who do not adhere to these requirements are obligated to re-take the course with all appropriate requirements. The compliance or non compliance with the attendance requirements is presented to the Program Coordinator by the subject's instructor every month, and is checked by the Department Head. The Study Duration ARTICLE 22 - The normal duration of second level study programs is two academic years or four semesters, and the study method is full-time. The longest duration of second level study programs is six semesters. If case this period of time is exceeded, the University suspends the relationship with the student. Course Registration

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ARTICLE 23 - Students who pursue the second level study programs at Epoka University are required to register for courses they will be taking during a particular semester, according to the principles assigned by the Scientific Committee. Registration for courses normally takes place during specific timeframes in the academic calendar before the beginning of each semester.


If students have not submitted the appropriate tuition/school payments according to the conditions and requirements assigned by the Epoka University, they will not be able to reregister for courses. Students who could not re-register for courses can neither take any classes nor can they take any exams. The courses selected for registration by the student should first be approved by the advisor. Transfers ARTICLE 24 - The quotas for horizontal transfers within the University or from outside of it are determined by the Science Committee and are approved by the Administrative Board of the Faculty, based upon the principles assigned by this Committee. Students who are transferred into the second level study programs are granted a diploma with the condition of having completed at least one semester at Epoka University. Students who have completed one semester of a second level study program can apply to the Educational Secretary within permissible timeframes of the academic calendar to be transferred horizontally into another program within the same main unit of University, in accordance with the principles assigned by the Senate. The request is analyzed by the Scientific Committee of the program into which the student wishes to transfer; however, the Administrative Board of the Faculty decides on the matter. The Academic Year ARTICLE 25 - The academic year has two semesters: spring semester and fall semester. The normal duration of each semester is approximately 15 weeks. In necessary conditions, the duration of semesters may be extended by the University Senate decision. The academic year is organized in semesters with at least 20 hours of lectures, seminars and labs a week. The beginning of the academic year and exam calendar is scheduled each year and is announced by the Senate. There are neither classes, nor exams during official holidays. Nevertheless, if it is considered necessary, classes and exams can be held on Saturdays and Sundays only with a proposal from the Faculty and the approval of the Senate.

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Educational Process ARTICLE 26 1. Second level study programs consist of 10-14 subjects and the diploma thesis, which is developed at the end of the second level study programs. Depending on the field of the study programs and in accordance with the objectives of these programs and with a decision of the Senate of Epoka University, the total number of second level study program subjects could be higher. The educational process consists of lectures, projects and studio work, laboratory and parlor work, practice, terrain work, seminars and other similar works as predicted by the educational planning.

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Epoka University offers study programs based on the American system, in accordance with ARTICLE 45, clause 1.b) of constitutional law nr. 9741, dated 21.5.2007, as changed and Chapter XII, clause 1 of the Guidelines nr. 15, Dated 04.04.2008. The University uses the American system to determine course credits and other educational activities. Courses/subjects and other activities are also accompanied by credit evaluations according to the European System of Accumulating and Transferring Credits (ECTS), in order to enable the recognition of diplomas and the transfer of students. In an academic point of view, the evaluation of lectures, applications, labs, projects, seminars, parlors is performed based upon the unit measurement of hours done in auditoriums. According to the American system, the credit value of a particular course or educational activity consists of the total weekly hours of theoretical lectures and half of weekly hours of applications, labs, projects and parlor work, during a semester which normally lasts for 15 weeks. Again, according to the American system, credits measure only the work performed in auditorium, labs, parlor, etc., and not the work hours necessary for individual study with the intention of mastering the subject. According to the European System for Accumulating and Transferring Credits (ECTS , the credit value of a subject or an academic activity measures the coursework necessary to successfully complete a particular course and not only the load in the auditorium, lab, parlor‌etc., emphasizing also on the work hours necessary for individual study with the intention of mastering the subject. At least 60 ECTS credits may earned in one academic year. It is the responsibility of the Epoka University's academic staff which teaches a particular course to assign the coursework and/or academic activities and to grant the ECTS credit for that course or academic activity.

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The success level of a student is based on the evaluation of exams each semester and/or year; exams in the end of the academic year; course homework; presentations, participation and projects. With the proposal of the specific program Coordinator and with a decision of the Science Committee, the student has the right to take an exam if for easonable causes documented within three days the student did not take the exam during the academic year.

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ARTICLE 27 - The student has the right to take the exam of a specific subject when all the financial liabilities are redeemed, as predicted to be redeemed during the educational plan. The student will be refused to take an exam when there are unredeemed financial liabilities.


Exam Proceedings ARTICLE 28 - Exams, course homework and presentations are performed within the assigned timeframe in the structure of the academic year. The dates for these activities are announced at least four weeks before the finals (exam season). In case of extraordinary circumstances if exams or presentations cannot be given on the scheduled date, the Dean – with a proposal of the Program Coordinator and subject's pedagogue - assigns in a written memo a postponed date, which is announced to the students and the committee. Courses taught by one pedagogue are evaluated only by him/her, however, when courses are taught by more than one pedagogue, all of them are members of the evaluating team. Exams are normally in writing. The pedagogue of the course may also decide to have a verbal exam, such as a project or homework. In this case, the decision must be announced by the Program Coordinator within two weeks from the beginning of the semester. Exams are prepared and conducted/managed by the pedagogues responsible for teaching that particular course. If the pedagogue teaching the course is not at Epoka University on the day of the exam, then the Program Coordinator assigns someone else to conduct the exam. Publishing of the Exam Results ARTICLE 29 - Exam results are published immediately. Within three days of the release of exam results, students have the right to make a request to the Academic Secretary through which they demand that the exam sheets be reviewed. The Program Coordinator along with subject's pedagogue forms a committee of three members. The committee then reviews student's response sheets whether there are any errors during the evaluation or not and makes a decision. The student is notified of the decision no more than 15 days from the day the request for review is placed. Re-taking a Course

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ARTICLE 30 - If the student is not successful or does not meet the terms to be successful in a specific course, he/she is required to re-take the course. Those who intend to improve their GPA may also re-take a course even if they have passed the course successfully. The permission to re-take a course is based upon the decision of the Scientific Committee with the proposal of the Program Coordinator. Documentation of Evaluation ARTICLE 31 - The results are reflected in the evaluation report and are recorded in the results register. The evaluation report is completed by the pedagogue at the end of the evaluation process and is submitted to the secretary no later than two weeks from the day of the exam, or the day of the course presentation, etc.

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Under no circumstances, the evaluation report could have any corrections made and no one has the right to add any names on it. The report must have the signature of subject's pedagogue and also that of the head secretary. A reported evaluation may get changed only if there is a formal mistake made during the registration or during the transfer/tabulation into a computer. The person responsible for the mistake should testify in writing the circumstances of the mistake. The certification gets approved by the Program Coordinator. The change will take place during three days from the day the mistake was noticed. Diploma Thesis ARTICLE 32 - In the fourth semester the student may start the diploma thesis, only after he/she has successfully fulfilled all the requirements of the second level study programs. The Diploma Thesis is evaluated with a grade and with credits ECTS, and is valued no less than 30 ECTS credits. Thesis Preparation and Proceedings ARTICLE 33 - The Department proposes to the Faculty a thesis supervisor for each student by the end of the semester and a thesis topic assigned by the thesis supervisor no later than the end of the second semester. The supervisor and the proposed topic are determined by a decision of the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The Council may make any changes to the supervisor and/or the topic, or may assign a second supervisor if necessary. Thesis supervisor is selected from the academic staff who holds at least a PhD degree. The student is required to register for the diploma thesis by the time it is offered. The student must register for the thesis by the beginning of the third semester. Completion and evaluation of thesis

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ARTICLE 34 - Completion of the second level study program thesis is performed as explained below: The student must prepare and write the thesis in accordance with the writing guidelines compiled by the Faculty and approved by the Senate. The student defends the thesis verbally in front of the jury. The jury is assigned or changed by a decision of the Administrative Board of the Faculty based on the Departments` proposal. The jury consists of no less than three members and one substitute, one of whom is the thesis supervisor. The jury assembles to hear the thesis defense no later than 30 days from the thesis submission. The thesis defense should take no less than 45 minutes and no more than 90 minutes, including the oral exam. The jury enables the participation of an audience during the thesis defense. By the completion of thesis defense, the jury votes with closed doors on the grade and publishes the decision it has made. The Department notifies the Faculty through a report within three days when the decision is made. If the student has received a failing grade, then, the student must make the necessary corrections and should defend the thesis in front of the same jury within three months. If the student fails again, despite the corrections made, then, his/her relationship with the school comes to an end.


Student Evaluation Evaluation ARTICLE 35 1. The quantitative evaluation of the coursework of students in Epoka University is performed by credits according to the American and ECTS systems, calculated according to ARTICLE 26 of this Regulation. 2.

The qualitative evaluation of the coursework of students is performed by letter g rades. The letter grade evaluation of subjects and that of the thesis in the second level study programs is performed according to the following table:

AA BA BB CB CC DC DD FD FF

Coefficient 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00

*Points 90-100 85-89 80-84 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 50-59 00-49

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Explanation Excellent Excellent Successful Successful Successful In Probation In Probation Not Passed Not Passed Absences in Courses

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I - Incomplete S - Satisfactory T - Transfer U - Unsatisfactory P - Progressive EX - Exempt NI - Not Included a) If a student gets a CC (2.00) or one grade higher, he/she is considered as passing successfully. If in one subject the student receives a FD & FF then, he/she has not passed successfully and is obligated to repeat the subject. If the cumulative grade point average is at least 2.00 and the student has no FD & FF, then the student is considered successful.

a) If the general grade point average is less than 1.80 by the end of the second semester, the student is considered to be on a probationary status. Within the third semester, the student who is on a probationary status must achieve or exceed the level of 2.00 of the general grade point average without having FD & FF grades. In order to accomplish this, the

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d) The grade T is given in cases of horizontal transfers from another higher education institution or in cases when the evaluation of a subject passed successfully before the registration at Epoka University, the equivalence of which is accepted by a proposal of the Department Head and by the approval of the Faculty Administrative Council. The grade T does not count when calculating the grade point average. As far as those subjects taken during programs of exchange students, the corresponding Faculty Administrative Council decides on the equivalence of the credits and the grades received in these subjects.

student must repeat all subjects in which he/she received less than CC, otherwise the student could not present the diploma thesis. The usage and the explanation of the letter grades: a) The grade NA is given by the subject's pedagogue to students who have not complied with the rules of attendance or those who have not met the requirements in relation to practices or the application of subjects. When calculating the grade point average, the grade NA is considered as FF.

e) The grade U is given to a student who has not passed those subjects which do not count on the grade point average.

b) The grade I is given by the subject's pedagogue to that student who because of an illness or another reasonable excuse has not been able to meet the requirements of the subject although the student might have been successful during the rest of the year. If in a specific subject a student has received the grade I then, within 15 days from the day the grades were submitted to the Educational Secretary the student is obligated to receive another grade in order to complete the missing part. The grade which will be given instead of I gets approved by a decision of the Faculty Council. Otherwise, the grade I gets converted into a FF. Nevertheless, in cases of long term illnesses or in similar excuses, the grade I could last unchanged up to the time when the registration for the coming semester begins, due to a proposal by the Head of the Department and an approval of the Faculty Council

f) The grade P is given to a student who is still taking the subjects which do not count on the grade point average.

c) The grade S is given to a student who has passed the subjects which do not count on the grade point average.

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g) The grade EX is given to student who gets expelled from a subject in progress of an exam which is scheduled and organized by the department in those subjects assigned by the Senate. In this case, the credits received from this subject will not be recognized. The grade EX does not count on the grade point average, but it gets displayed on the transcript. h) The grade NI is given to describe the subjects in which the student is registered, but which do not count on the grade point average. This grade is displayed on the student's transcript together with the letter grade the student has received in that subject. Subjects which have this status are included in the list of subjects and are not used in the calculation procedures of the program's subjects in which the student is registered. The subject in which the student has received a NI may not be repeated.


Grade Point Average (GPA) ARTICLE 36 - The Grade Point Average is calculated by multiplying the final grade received from the subject or from the lab, projects, parlors, seminars or other similar coursework which has the value of the subject with the corresponding subject's credit hours, and the total will get divided by the total sum of credits. The sum that results from the division is rounded to two digits after the decimal and it makes the general grade point average.

Students Students' Rights ARTICLE 37 - Students of the second level study programs have the following rights: a. b. c. d.

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To be led from rules and procedures which are clearly formulated and are fully justifiable in the academic aspects; To be protected from any type of discrimination or from any inappropriate criterion of academic evaluation; To be informed and have available all they need to know for all academic affairs and second level study programs' activities; To use the institution's equipment according to corresponding regulations in order to achieve the academic planning and the programmed work in their scientific activities, library, and internet; To express their viewpoints freely; To participate in the evaluation of academic and professional activities of the second level study programs.

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Students' Responsibilities ARTICLE 38 - Second level study program students have the following responsibilities: a. To recognize and to comply with the regulation of the second level study programs and the university and the requirements of the educational planning; they should be fully aware that the institution does not have any liabilities and/or responsibilities on the consequences that derive from non acknowledgement and non-compliance to university regulations and requirements; b. They should manifest their ethical manners, professionalism and civil attitudes in all their relationships with managers, academic and administrative personnel and with other students; c. To fulfill all requirements and obligations of educational planning, practice and of thesis in a timely manner; d. To contribute in the successful achievement of the second level study programs and the establishment of a positive climate and environment in the institution; e. To pay the registration tax and tuition payments in time;

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To hold themselves responsible for any violations of rules of the second level study programs. Any material damages caused to the institution by them are compensated in the degree judged by the university administration;

In case of any violations, disciplinary actions taken against the students are predicted in the Regulation “Student Discipline at Epoka University”. Dismissal of the Student Status ARTICLE 39 - In case of completion of the reasonable causes as explained below, a registered student may get dismissed from the student's status. He is entitled to continue the education at a later time as decided to be appropriate by the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The student may request a leave for reasonable excuses within 30 days from the beginning of the academic year. The leave must get approved by the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The student may be out for two semesters. Reasonable causes are explained below: a) b)

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In case the military service becomes a must and there is no way the student can avoid it or postpone it for a later time despite the condition in which the student is. In case of an illness, natural disasters, getting arrested as explained by the University Regulation “Student's Discipline” economic and financial reasons, which are considered as appropriate and justifiable reasons by the Administrative Board of the Faculty, the student may be given a right of leave even within a semester. In this case, the student does not get reimbursed for the tuition payments he/she has made. In case of simple schizophrenic, paranoid schizophrenia, dissociative syndrome, borderline cases, when these cases testified by official documentations.

When the student requests a leave with conditions explained in section (b) he/she must present to the Educational Secretary all documentations that prove the existence of the condition within 20 days from the day of occurrence. In case the above-mentioned conditions continue, the Faculty Administrative Council may decide to extend the leave. Long term leaves are not included in the educational timeframe, with the condition that this fact be explained in the decision of the Faculty Administrative Council. The Expulsion from the Program

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ARTICLE 40 - Students who willingly want to leave the study program must prepare a written request and present it to the program Scientific Committee where they are studying. The registration of these students stands behind the documentation which testifies that they do not have obligations towards the corresponding units of the University as decided by the Faculty Administrative Council. The student whose registration is cancelled may, however, request a document certifying the pursued education up to that period. At the same time, he will be given back all diplomas and other documents he submitted when he first registered.


Regulation of the Third Cycle Study Programs GENERAL PINCIPLES ARTICLE 1 Scope of the Regulation The Regulation of the Third Cycle Study Programs defines the rules of functioning of these programs and the relationship created between participating entities in the activities of these programs. It defines the object of study programs of the third cycle, the internal structure and its functioning, the rights and obligations of executive bodies, academic and administrative staff, students, relations in between, the criteria of students` admissions, teaching, research, practice, assessment, graduation and provides sanctions in case of regulation violation. ARTICLE 2 Legal Basis The Regulation of the Third Cycle Study Programs is based on the Law No. 9741, dated 21.05.2007, "On Higher Education in the Republic of Albania", as amended, based on license granted by the Council of Ministers Decision No. 281, dated 12.03.2008, on "Licensing of Private Institution of Higher Education" "EPOKA" Institution of Higher Education, in the Ministry of Education and Science Directive No. 4, dated 22.01.2008 "On the opening, termination and reorganization of master study programs of the first and the second level`, in the Ministry of Education and Science Directive No. 15, dated 04.04.2008 "On the organization of studies at public institutions of higher education" as well as in the Statute and in Fundamental Regulation of this institution.

ARTICLE 3 Scope This regulation aims to set the main objectives of the Third Cycle Program of Studies that is provided by Departments and Research Centers as basic units to mediate the creation, organization, management, academic and research studies fitting the national and international standards. ARTICLE 4 Definitions

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The below listed abbreviations in this Regulation mean: Institution: Epoka University Rector: Rector of Epoka University Senate: Senate of Epoka University Department: Department as a basic unit of the Faculty Credits: Course Credits in according to the American System ECTS: European System of Collection and Transfer of Credit

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TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language IELTS: The International English Language Testing System CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average ARTICLE 5 The Aim of the Third Cycle Study Programs The Aim of the Third Cycle Study Programs is deepening the students` theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of computer engineering, civil engineering, architecture, banking and finance, business administration, political science and international relations and studies of advanced training and conducting of research in these domains. Students in the end of the program will be able to undertake research in the field of computer engineering, civil engineering, architecture, banking and finance, business administration, political science and international relations, valid for Albania specifically and internationally, thus gaining the necessary knowledge that enables further continuation of doctoral studies. Third Cycle Study Programs are conceived to offer students not only the latest theoretical information, but also the practical aspect based on contemporary research in order to complement students` professional knowledge and give them clues to manage the accumulated knowledge. ARTICLE 6 Third Cycle Study Programs and Their Structures

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By means of Departments and development-research centers Epoka Higher Institution offers third cycle study programs and at the end provides with diploma of Master of Second Level (MSL). The normal duration period of the above mentioned programs is at least one academic year or two semesters, full time format, with not less than 60 ECTS credits per year. A student completes not less than 1,500 hours each year. Educational activities are organized in accordance with the objectives of the program through theoretical and practical classes: various auditor activities, trainings, practice or internships, course loads, laboratories, and research projects. The duration of classes is 60 minutes. Programs of third cycle study programs of Engineering and Architecture Faculty undertake to provide specified studies in the following areas: i. MSL in Architecture (1 academic year) (Master of Second Level in Architecture) ii. MSL in Civil Engineering (1 academic year) (Master of Second Level in Civil Engineering) iii. MSL in Computer Engineering (1 academic year) (Master of Second Level in Computer Engineering).


At the end of Programs of Study of the Third Cycle, Master Degree of the Second Level is issued in accordance to the relevant fields. Programs of the third cycle studies in the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences undertake to provide specified studies in the following areas: i. MSL in Banking and Finance (1 academic year); (Master of Second Level in Banking and Finance) ii. MSL in Business Administration (1.5 academic years); (Master of Second Level in Business Administration) iii.MSL in Political Science and International Relations (1 academic year); (Master of Second Level in Political Science and International Relations) iv. MSL in European Studies (1 academic year) (Master of Second Level in European Studies). At the end of Programs of Study of the Third Cycle, Master Degree of the Second Level is issued in accordance to the relevant fields.

Third Cycle Study Programs Organization And Management ARTICLE 7 Scientific Committee Each Basic Unit selects the Scientific Committee for each third cycle study program, which is composed by not less than three academic staff members. The Scientific Committee holds organizational responsibility for each relevant program schedule for third cycle study programs and chooses a Program Coordinator from its structure. Scientific Committee defines also the other helping academic staff who will contribute to the realization of the study program. The Scientific Committee prepares and proposes the development of strategy, plans and structures of studies, the research program, the criteria for students` admission and prepares the annual activities report of the programs of third cycle study.

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ARTICLE 8 Academic Staff Academic staff developing the teaching in the third cycle programs studies is composed of academic members holding at least a scientific "Doctor" degree. Foreign instructors are admitted on the basis of bilateral agreements.

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Instructors evolved in research programs of the third cycle are entitled: a) To use of all facilities and equipment of the institution for the benefit of the activities of the third cycle study programs; b) To take part in various committees and activities of the third cycle study programs; c) To be qualified under the study projects of the third cycle study programs. Instructors have the duty: a) To obey the `EPOKA` Higher Institution Regulation of third cycle study programs; b) To interact and to establish cooperation with colleagues, students, collaborators of third cycle study programs and faculty; c) To fulfill the study programs requirements as specified; d) To meet the responsibilities for leading the micro thesis; e) To assess students in a professional manner and in a specified time. ARTICLE 9 Secretariat for the third cycle study programs For the realization of the third cycle study programs, the secretariat for the third cycle study programs does have the following tasks: a) Works under the direction of Program Coordinator and is responsible for implementing all directions given from him/her, for written and verbal communication with other organs of the internal structure of higher institution, and for the following departments concerned with academic staff, students , and with associates of the institution. b) Makes technical organization of meetings of the Program Coordinator and maintains records of meetings. c) Assist in the preparation of materials for the Program Coordinator. d) Takes over correspondence and other materials that come in address to the Program Coordinator. e) Maintains the documentation archive of instructors and students of the third cycle study; f) Prints and copies documents and teaching materials. g) Controls the progress of the learning process about the structure of teaching, course schedule, examination, performance practice and maintains appropriate documentation for these processes. h) Announces the educational structure, course schedules, dates of exams, presentation of micro thesis and the dates of various activities.

For the realization of the third cycle study programs, the teaching secretary is responsible for the below mentioned programs and tasks: a. Performs the registration process of new students during the admission examination, and also in registration procedures of the admitted pupils.

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b. Equips all new admitted students with a student card, meets all the students' simple requirements for certificates, as grade transcript and other documents. c. Prepares the assessment records with students names and submits it to the Committee for signature. d. Get over records of completed assessments. e. Provides information for students' evaluations. f. Perform recording notes in the fundamental register according to courses and subjects, prepares the diploma and transcripts for students who complete their studies. g. Keeps contact with the Dean Board and Scientific Committee and reports the third cycle study programs` statistical data to the relevant bodies. ARTICLE 11 Language of the Study Program On the basis of the Epoka Higher Institution Statute and Regulation, all the third cycle study programs will be held in English language. The usage of any other language for specific courses will be allowed only by the decision of the Scientific Committee. ARTICLE 12 Admission Quotas Admission Quotas of the third cycle study programs are approved by the Senate decision based on the proposal of the Faculty Administrative Board, after the opinion of the Scientific Committee for each study program has been taken into consideration. ARTICLE 13 Admission Criteria

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All the candidates possessing a Second Level Diploma, Integrated diploma of the second cycle (IDSC), old system diploma before being divided in cycles, or a foreign diploma achieved abroad estimated by the institution or approved by the Institution Senate Decision, does have the right to apply for admission in third cycle study programs (Master of the Second Level). The Senate determines the criteria for students` admissions in the third cycle study program. The candidates planning to apply for the third cycle study programs should have sufficient knowledge of English Language certified by the known international certificates such as TOEFL (IBT 68, CBT 190, PBT 520), IELTS 5.5 or above can start the programs to third cycle studies without being introduced to English Proficiency Test organized by the Institutions, where the passing grade is 70%. Candidates having conducted their university studies in English are exempt from the English Proficiency Test.

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ARTICLE 14 Acceptance Evaluation Admission to masters programs is based on applicants' academic success in the undergraduate program, their level of English language proficiency, interview or the score of special abilities examinations. Evaluation of interviews is made upon reference letters, a short essay of applicant's intentions upon third cycle studies attendance and a certificate score of international examinations. Students graduated from Epoka University will be evaluated upon bachelor's degree results, reference letters submitted by the relevant Head of Department in which the students is graduated, counselor's reference letter and a short essay of applicant's intentions upon third cycle studies attendance. The students who hold a second degree diploma will be evaluated on the basis of the study program they attended. The Faculty Administrative Board assigns the Scientific Committee which will evaluate the second degree diploma. In case of deficiency in education formation, students must attend the Deficiency Program. This program is administered to help successful students adapt to the program to which they have applied. Students for this program are determined according to their academic success and the structure of their undergraduate programs. Student must complete all the necessary credits in the relevant courses/areas necessary to attend third cycle studies. The Deficiency Program cannot be more than 30 ECTS credits. The Scientific Committee, according to relevant legislation, may accept up to 20 credits of previous forming studies which are in accordance to the purposes of the relevant program of third cycle studies. ARTICLE 15 Addmission of Students with Special Status If the student hold a diploma degree as defined in ARTICLE 14 of this regulation and wishes to learn more about a specific area, he may attend certain courses offered in third cycle studies as a special status student. In such case scientific committee aproval is required. In the end of the courses the student is awarded the relevant certificate in which is recorded the course title, the grade for the studies and the course proffesssor. ARTICLE 16 Announcements

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The Rectors' Office announces student admissions in third cycle studies, student quotas and other issues. This announcement to students can be made at the beginning of admissions for every program. Issues regarding the quotas of the students, examinations and candidate evaluations in third cycle studies program are determined and decided by the Senate. The list of the students who will register at third cycle studies program is determined by the scientific committee and respective announcements are made by the Program Coordinator.


Student Registration and Studies Program Organisation ARTICLE 17 Registration in the Study Program If the candidate has gained the right to register at the third cycle study program he must undertake all the registration procedure envisaged in this regulation. The registration is made according to the time line and criteria of the announcement. The following documents must be submitted to the StudentAffairsoffice for the registration: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i)

Application form; Notarized copy of undergraduate studies diploma or any other equivalent document showing that the candidate has completed the undergraduate studies; Official transcript in which are defined all the courses and grades taken by the candidate. If the candidate has graduated from a foreign institution, he must submit also the document showing diploma equivalence; TOEFL or IELTS score; Identity card copy (notarized and translated into Albanian of passport photocopy for foreign citizens); Two reference letters; Fee; 6 photographs sized, 5x6 cm (photographs must be in suitable wearing).

ARTICLE 18 Student Status The winning candidates have the right to attend the studies of the relevant academic year, if they undertake the registration procedure within the time line defined. A candidate signs the education agreement with the Epoka Institution of Higher Education. After the signment of the agreement the candidate gains the student status. The student status ends by graduation of the student or by his excpelling from the study program. ARTICLE 19 Foreign students admission

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Admission of the foreign students is made upon the above rules, but in justified cases the Scientific Committee may require the submission of other documents.

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ARTICLE 20 The Advisor The advisor for each student is appointed by the Scientific Committee decision upon the Program Coordinator's proposal. The advisor has the main duty to advise the student upon course registratipon and the term project (microthesis). The advisor is appointed as lecturer at the relevant faculty and has a Phd degree. The counselor advises all those student which are evaluated to have deficiency in their education formation, in order that the student may complete the deficient credits in the courses/areas necessary to attend third cycle studies. The counselor gives advice also for career managment and planning for the students. Neni 21 Attendance The student has the obligation to attend at least 80% of the research curriculum held in class of the theoretical courses and the research courses held in laboratories and practice. Students who fail these standards are obligated to retake the course with all the relevant obligations. Attendance conditions are submitted every month by Course Lecturer to the Program Coordinator and are monitored periodically by the Head of Department. ARTICLE 22 Period of Study The normal period of third cycle studies is at least one academic year or two semesters and are full time studies. The maximum studies period is six semesters. In case of exceeding this period the Institution of Higher Education interrupts the relations with the student. ARTICLE 23 Course Registration The students who attend the third cycle studies at Epoka University are obligated to make the registration of the courses which they will attend the following semester, pursuant to the procedure laid out by the Scientific Committee. Registration renewals are to be made within the time specified in the academic calendar, before each semester.

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Students failing to pay the tuition fee as fixed by the University shall not be allowed to renew their semester registrations. Such students shall not be able to attend courses and take exams. Failure to renew registration for two consecutive semesters shall cause the student to be dismissed from the University. The Advisor approves the student's course registration.


ARTICLE 24 Admission through Transfers Quotes for horizontal transfers within the school or from abroad are determined by Scientific Committee and approved by the Administrative Council of the Faculty based on the principles established by this Council. Students who are transferred in the third cycle study program are provided a diploma degree with the condition of having been registered for at least one semester in Epoka University. A student who is currently enrolled in a third cycle program and has successfully completed at least one semester may submit an application request of transfer to another study program within the same main unit of Epoka University, at the Student Affairs Office. A transfer application must be submitted before the deadline established in the academic calendar, based on the principles established by the Senate. The request is reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the program; the Faculty Administrative Council makes the transfer decision. ARTICLE 25 Academic Year The academic year consists of autumn and spring semesters. Normal duration of the autumn and spring semester is 15 weeks each. If necessary, the University Senate may extend such time. At least 20 hours teaching lectures, seminars and laboratories are held in a week during autumn and spring semester. The starting and ending dates and examination periods of each semester are announced in the academic calendar determined by the Senate. No classes and exams are held on official holidays. But if necessary, the education activities proposed by the relevant unit and by Senate approval can also be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. ARTICLE 26 Education Program

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1. Third cycle study programs of are composed by at least 8-9 courses and the term project (micro thesis), which is held at the end of the third cycle programs. Depending on the scope of study programs and in accordance with the objectives of these programs, students may register at a greater number of courses only by Senate decision. The education program includes theoretical and applied courses, applications, projects and studios, laboratories and workshops, practical studies, applied land studies, seminars, graduation projects, and internships and so on as set forth in academic programs. 2. Epoka University offers study programs, based on the American system, in accordance with ARTICLE 45, paragraph 1.b) nr.9741 law, dated 21.5.2007, as amended and Chapter XII, paragraph 1 of Directive no. 15 dated 04.04.2008. Epoka University uses the American credit system in assigning the credit for courses/education activities. Courses/education activities also are accompanied with credits according to European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS), to enable recognition of studies and student transfers. Credit hours for third cycle studies theoretical and applied courses, projects and studios, laboratories, seminars are assigned on measuring instructional hours.

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The value of credits to a course / training activity according to the American credit system consists of the sum of all hours per week of theoretical lectures and half hours per week of application, laboratories, projects and studio, during a term that usually lasts 15 weeks. Credits according the American credit system measure only the work done in the auditorium, laboratories, studio, etc. and not the individual working hours a student need to mastery the course. The value of credits of a course / education activity according to the European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS) shows how much work is required for successful completion of relevant course and not just workload at the auditor, laboratory, etc., taking in consideration other necessary hours for individual study of students needed to mastery the course. Students must obtain at least 60 ECTS credits in one academic year. Assignment of workload in accordance with ECTS credits for the courses/educational activities is the responsibility of the course' lecturer. 1. The level of success of students is evaluated based on the term and yearly exams, final exams, assignments, presentations, participation and projects. At the end of the Master of Second Level study programs, the completion of a term project (micro thesis) is foreseen which verifies the acquisition of the planned professional competencies and knowledge. 2. Further to the proposal of the Coordinator of the respective program and the decision of the Scientific Committee, the student is granted the right to enter the exam, in case he has not entered during the year because of justified and documented reasons to be submitted within three days of the original exam date. ARTICLE 27 The right to attend an examination Student has the right to take an examination of a course when he has fulfilled all the liabilities related to that course as envisaged in the curriculum. The student is not allowed to attend the examination in case of not fulfillment of financial obligations. ARTICLE 28 Examination procedure If the final examinations are not held in established date and time, under extraordinary circumstances the Dean upon proposal of Program Coordinator and course lecturer decides in written form a later date for the exam, which is announced to students and commission. Examinations are arranged, conducted and evaluated by the course' lecturer, in case that more than one lecturer held the relevant course all of them are part of the evaluating commission.

Examinations are prepared and conducted by the respective lecturers. In case the course lecturer can not be present at the exact time of the examination to be held, the program Coordinator decides who will be present during the examination.

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Examinations are generally in written form. However, the instructor of the course may decide to conduct the exam in the form of an oral exam, project or assignment, in this case the decision is to be announced by the Program Coordinator within two weeks after the semester begins.


ARTICLE 29 Objection to exam results Examination resuls are published immediately. Students can object to the end of term grades within three days from the date of the announcement by submitting their applications to the Student Affairs Office. The objection will be examined by the relevant Program Coordinator and the course lecturer whose will establish a commission composed of three members. The commission will examine the objection regarding mistakes and facts. The decision will be announced to students not later than 15 days after the submitting of the objection. ARTICLE 30 Repeating the courses In case that a student does not fulfill the conditions of being successful in a course, he is obligated to repeat the course. Students may repeat a course even if they have been successful in it, with the intention of getting a better grade. The Scientific Committee decides upon course repetition upon the proposal of the Program Coordinator. ARTICLE 31 Documentation of assessments

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Results are reflected in the minutes of assessment and in the register of the results. Minutes of the assessment are completed by the lecturer at the end of the assessment process and are submitted to the Student Affairs Office no later than two weeks from the date of the examination or the presentation of the course assignment, etc. In no case can the minutes of assessment contain amendments and no one has the right to add names to it. The minutes should contain the signature of the course lecturer as well as of the Head of Student Affairs Office. An assessment report can be changed only if it results that a formal error has been made during registration or during grade entry on the computer. The person responsible for the mistake should verify in a written way the circumstances of the error. The verification is approved by the Program Coordinator. The change is accepted within a period of three days after the error has been realized. ARTICLE 32 Micro thesis The student, having successfully fulfilled all program requirements of the third cycle studies starts his micro thesis at the second semester. The micro thesis is assessed grade and ECTS credits and is not less than 6 ECTS credits.

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ARTICLE 33 Preparation and supervision of the micro thesis The Department proposes to the Faculty a thesis supervisor for each student at the end of the first term and the topic of the micro thesis defined by the micro thesis supervisor no later than the end of the first term. The supervisor and the proposed topic of micro thesis are decided by the decision of the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The latter may make changes on the supervisor and topic, or assign a second supervisor ifnecessary. The thesis supervisor is selected from among the academic staff having at least a PhD degree. The student has to register for the conduct of micro thesis in the period it is offered. The student has to register the micro thesis at the beginning of the second term. ARTICLE 34 The Completion and Evaluation of the micro thesis The completion of the third cycle programs` micro-thesis is as follows: The student must prepare and write the micro-thesis in accordance to the rules of writing framed by the Faculty and approved by the Senate. The student verbally defends the micro-thesis before the jury. Jury members based on basis unit proposal are assigned and changed by Administrative Faculty Council decision. The jury consists of not less than three members and a deputy member, one of whom is the micro-thesis supervisor. The jury meets within 30 days of the micro-thesis submission to listen to the micro-thesis defense by the student. The defense duration is not less than 45 minutes and not more than 90 minutes, including verbal questions and answers. The jury makes possible the presence of an auditor during the microthesis defense. At the end of the defense, the closed 窶電oor jury takes the decision by the absolute maximum of votes on the grade and communicates to the student the grade received. Within three days the department notifies the Faculty of the grade through a written report. If the student fails, he/she must perform the necessary corrections and defend the micro-thesis again in front of the same jury within three months. If the student fails again, regardless of corrections performed for the second time, then the relation between him/her and the school is interrupted.

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Students Evaluation

SECTION 4 ARTICLE 35 Evaluation

1. The quantitative evaluation of the students in the Higher School Epoka is done according to the American credit system and the ECTS one, calculated according to the methodology mentioned in the article. 26 of this regulation. 2. The quantitative evaluation of the students` work is done with grades. The courses grading system and that of the micro thesis of the third cycle study program is done according to the below table: Grade AA BA BB CB CC DC DD FD FF NA

Coefficient 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.00

*Points 90-100 85-89 80-84 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 50-59 00-49 00-00

Grade According to the Albanian System 10 9 8 8 7 6 5 4 0 0

Explanation EXCELLENT EXCELLENT SUCCESS SUCCESS SUCCESS ON PROBATION ON PROBATION FAIL FAIL NOT ATTENDED

*System 0-100 points. Grades not included in the averages are the following: I - Incomplete, S- Satisfactory, T- Transfer, U- Unsatisfactory, P- Progressive, EX- Exempt, NI- Not Included, and NA- Non-Attendant

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a) A student passing a course with CC (2.00) or with a higher mark is considered successful. A course evaluated with an FD and FF grade is considered unsatisfactory and the student has to retake it prerequisite. A student with a grade point average of (2.00) or over and without a failing grade (FD and FF) in a course in the program is considered successful. b) Students whose CGPA is below 2.00 at the end of the first semester are put on probationary status. Students on probation status before passing to the second semester must reach or surpass the 2.00 level of the general grade average without having the marks FD and FF. In order to leave the probation status student principally repeats some of the courses with a grade below CC., otherwise he cannot take the micro thesis.

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5.The usage and explanation of the letter mark: a) The (NA) grade is given to students who have failed to fulfill the requirements of attending a course or course applications. The (NA) grade is treated as an (FF) when calculating GPA. b) The (I) grade is awarded by the instructor to a student who failed to complete the requirements of a course due to illness or other valid reason although s/he was successful during the term. In the event that a student receives an (I) grade for a course, s/he must receive a grade by completing the previously unfulfilled requirements within 15 days from the submission of the grades to the Student Affairs Office. The mark which will be given instead of (I) is approved by the Faculty Board. Otherwise, the (I) grade will automatically turn into an (FF). However, in the case of long-lasting illness or a similar situation, the term for the (I) grade may be extended till the beginning of the following registration term, upon a proposal by the head of department and subject to the approval of the faculty board, the duration of the (I) mark may continue until the starting the registration period for the following semester. c) The (S) grade is given to students who pass the courses not included in the averages. d) The (T) grade is given to the students who transfer horizontally from national or international institutions of higher education or in case of approval of a passed course before the registration to the Higher School “Epoka�, the equivalence of which is proposed by the Head of the Department and approved by the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The (T) grade is not included in students' averages. Regarding the courses taken during a student exchange program, the respective Faculty Administrative Council decided on the credits equivalence and the grades taken in these courses. e) The (U) grade is awarded to students who fail to pass not included in point averages. f) The (P) grade is given to students who successfully pursue courses not included in point averages. g) The (EX) grade is given to students who is exempt from taking a course after an exam organized by the relevant department with regard to courses specified by the Senate. The (EX) grade is not included in GPAs, but it is included in the grades list. h) The (NI) grade is given with respect to non-credit courses taken within the academic program(s) the student is enrolled at, but are not included in the students GPA. This grade is indicated on the student's transcript along with the grade in letters the student has received from the relevant course. The course having this status are included in the workload but are not taken into account in enrolled program or related point average calculations. Courses in which students have scored (NI) cannot be repeated. ARTICLE 36 General Points Average

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The general point's average is provided by multiplying the final grade of the course or laboratory, projects, atelier, seminars or similar work which have the value of one grade, with the credits hours of the respective course and the sum is divided by the general credits sum. The sum is approximated with two digits after the comma and it constitutes the General Grade


ARTICLE 37 Students Rights The students in the third cycle programs have the following rights: a. To be leaded by clearly formulated and academically justified rules and procedures. b. To be protected against any form of discrimination or any other inappropriate form of academic evaluation. c. To have access to all the information regarding every academic issue and on the activities program of the third cycle study program. d. To use the institutions equipments, according the respective rules, to realize the study program and the work programmed in their scientific activity, library and internet. e. To freely express their opinions and points of view. f. To participate in the evaluation of the academic and professional activity of the third cycle study programs. ARTICLE 38 Students' responsibilities The students of the third cycle study programs have the following responsibilities: a. To acknowledge and enforce the third cycle study programs and schools regulations, plan requirements and programs and to be aware, if not the institution is not responsible for the consequences deriving from the unawareness. b. To maintain adequate behavior, ethical, professional and civilized attitudes in relation to the directors, academic and administrative personnel and students. c. To fulfill in time the requests and obligations of the program, practice and micro thesis. d. To contribute to the successful realization of the third cycle study program and to the creation of a positive climate in the institutions. e. To pay the registration and tuition fee within the predefined time. f. To be responsible for the breaching of the rules of the third cycle study programs. The material damage caused to the institution is reimbursed in the amount judged as appropriate by the higher schools administration. The disciplinary measures for the students, in case of breachment, are defined in Regulation “On the Students` Disciplines at the Higher Education Institution “Epoka”.

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ARTICLE 40 Leaving the program Students wishing to leave the study program at their own discretion shall apply in writing to the Scientific Committee of the program. Such students' registration shall be removed subject to the delivery by them of a non-affiliate document to be obtained from the relevant unit demonstrating that they have no obligation toward any unit of the School and with the approval of the Faculty`s Administrative Board. Upon request by any such student documents submitted when registering to Higher School “Epoka” shall be given back to the student.

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Summer School Regulations

ARTICLE 1 - a) To help students benefit from the educational facilities in summer term; In this respect, to increase the educational productivity, b) To provide students with an opportunity to take the courses in which they were unsuccessful in Spring and Fall semesters and the courses that they take to increase their GPA; Also, it aims to prevent the accumulation of course enrollments in the Spring and Fall semesters, c) To benefit from the Academicians working in the country and abroad but available only in summer, d) Help the students in other higher education institutions and public and private sector personnel from the educational facilities of our university, e) Give chance to bright students to graduate earlier. Scope ARTICLE 2 - These regulations are applied to the students of all the Faculties and Institutions with Graduate Education of Epoka University. Application Principals ARTICLE 3 – The summer term is determined to start at least two weeks after the completion of the regular exams of Spring Semester by the Senate of the University. ARTICLE 4 - Educational term for Summer School is 7 weeks. This term covers summer school midterm and general exams. It does not cover the final exams. ARTICLE 5 - The required and elective courses to be opened during a semester and not opened for different reasons cannot be offered during the summer term. In special cases, with the decision of the Rector`s Office, these kinds of courses can be open but the students are not charged to pay any fee for these courses. ARTICLE 6 - The courses to be opened during summer term with the advice of academicians in respective department are decided and must be announced in a period at maximum 45 days after the spring semester has started. While the head of a course is determined, the academician responsible for the same course for the previous periods is preferred.

ARTICLE 8 - In summer school a student can take maximum 3 courses in condition of not exceeding 12 credits. In summer school enrollment cannot be suspended, course adding and cancellation of the process cannot be done.

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ARTICLE 7 - The enrollment of the students who take courses in the summer school is done in two phases as pre-enrollment and enrollment. The registration procedures of enrollment are mentioned in the academic calendar.


ARTICLE 9 - To open a Bachelor's Degree course at least 10 students are required to be enrolled. If the number of students is more than 20, more than one section can be opened. ARTICLE 10 - In the summer school courses at least one mid-term and one general exam are held. In determination of achievement notes related dictums of "Undergraduate Education and Exam Regulations" of Epoka University are applied. ARTICLE 11 - In the summer school, exams can be held only for the courses of summer school and for the students enrolled to these courses. ARTICLE 12 - For the students who have the passing grade but repeat the course in summer school to increase his/her GPA, no matter what the previous grade is, his/her last grade will be valid. ARTICLE 13 - The grades achieved at the end of of summer school are added to the GPA average of the regular notes. In the transcripts, it is shown that these courses are taken in the summer school. ARTICLE 14 - In the Preparation classes summer education is the makeup and support of the students failed in the regular semesters. ARTICLE 15 - The graduation of the Bachelor's Degree students who have the right to be graduated after the courses taken and succeeded in the summer school is carried out. Moreover, the students who have the right to have additional time for the course/s during the Bachelor's Degree education and take and succeed the courses in the summer school are considered as the students fulfilled the conditions to be graduated. The summer school term is not added to education duration. ARTICLE 16 - The summer school registration procedure of the students who are dismissed from the university by the end of the Spring semester is cancelled. ARTICLE 17 - The tuition fee for the summer school and payment to academicians for these courses are determined by the Board of Trustees. The students who have the GPA below 2.30 and have scholarships can join the summer school courses free of cost only once. ARTICLE 18 – For the situations that are not especially specified in this regulation, the dictums of “Undergraduate Education and Exam Regulations" of Epoka University are applied. Effect

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ARTICLE 19 - This regulation is in effect from the date of publication. Execution ARTICLE 20 - The Rector of Epoka University executes the dictums of this regulation.

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Purpose

Double Major Programs

ARTICLE 1: The purpose of Double Major Program of Epoka University is to offer the opportunity for successful students to simultaneously pursue a second study program in the university and thereby obtain a second degree. Application ARTICLE 2: DMP contingent is published a month before the start of the semester in the academic year by the concerned Faculty Board. Annual contingent cannot exceed over 20% of the number of students registered that year in that program. ARTICLE 3: The student may apply to DMP no earlier than the third semester and no later than the fifth semester, and should have successfully completed all subjects taken in the previous semester, average grade of at least 3.50 and to be ranked among the top 20% of successful students in the classroom. The student may not register in more than one Double Major Program nor attend both a Double Major Program and a Double Minor Program. ARTICLE 4: The application for Double Major Programs should be done two weeks before the start of the semester, in written manner, by the faculty to whom the second program of study belongs. The application is reviewed by the Administrative Board of the Faculty and the accepted students are announced. Accepted students should register in both the programs of study. The accession process to the Double Major Program is administered by the Program Advisor. Schedule ARTICLE 5: The advisers of the Double Major Program prepare a joint program for students admitted to the Double Major Program. During preparation of the program the following criteria should be considered:

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The student who attends a Double Major Program, is obliged to take all subjects of the first program (After starting the Double Major Program, a student must take all of the common subjects that have the highest credits.) If there is no clash with the first program, the student is obliged to take all compulsory subjects of the second program. The student takes those elective courses in the two programs in the amount judged necessary by the program's advisors. The final project of the student in both programs and the realization of the course practice is defined in the program. The student cannot receive less than 36 credits and not more than 78 credits in the second program of study. If the program does not meet the minimum credit requirement, the student cannot attend a second program.  The program which is prepared for each student separately is reviewed in advance by the two Boards of the Departments, and later by the Faculties Administrative Board.


ARTICLE 6: Each Double Major Program is determined by the proposal of the concerned Faculty and approval of the Senate. ARTICLE 7: Undergraduate students must have an average grade of at least 3:50 in order to continue a Double Major Program. Students who have an average grade under 3.50 (to be provided not less than 3.00) gain the right to continue their DMP in the next semester. To those students is given permission to continue DMP once they achieve an average over 3.50 in the subjects of their primary program. If the student's average grade falls below 3.00 the DMP student registration is canceled. ARTICLE 8: Students can leave the Double Major Program at any time after having first submitted a written request. Students who fail to complete the program within the time specified, are excluded from the DMP by the proposal of the Department that provides the main or second program and the approval of the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The Dean's Office of the second program is notified of the decision to exclude a student from the DMP. Additional courses taken by the student until the expulsion from DMP are reflected in the transcript along with other grades, but these grades are not taken into account in calculating the graduation average grade. Some of these subjects by the decision of the Administrative Council of the Faculty of the first program can be categorized as elective subjects taken by the student. Graduation ARTICLE 9: The student who has earned the right to graduate from the first program is provided with a degree in this program and recorded as transferred to the second program of study. The student registration process is followed by the Faculty of the second program of study and continues for most two semesters. This term may be extended by the Administrative Board of the Faculty. The above mentioned students, under the main program may apply to graduate studies programs. The student, after gaining the right of graduation in the second program of study is provided with the second degree. The student who has failed to successfully graduate from the first program of studies cannot be provided with a diploma in the second program. ARTICLE 10: All courses attended by the student in the DMP are reflected in a single study document. In this document is reflected the average grade of all the attended courses in the first program of study, and the average grades of all the courses attended in the second program of study; the first average regulates the ranking in the first major program and the second average regulates the ranking in the second major program.

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Other provisions ARTICLE 11: If the student has benefited scholarships for the first program of study, the scholarships may be extended to a period of 5 years due to the DMP. ARTICLE 12: Double Major Program students, due to the second branch do not earn the right to make horizontal transfer to the second program.

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ARTICLE 13: This directive enters into force after the acceptance by the Senate and the approval by the Higher Board. ARTICLE 14: The implementation of this regulation is ensured by the Rector of Epoka University.

Student Discipline Regulation General Provisions Purpose ARTICLE 1 - The purpose of this regulation is to define the disciplinary rules students must obey, procedures, and the authority in charge for setting out the penalties and sanctions in case of student misconduct towards obligations charged from Albanian Law and the Statute, Regulations, and Directives of Epoka University, inside and outside the University's premises. Students are subject to disciplinary sanctions also for forbidden acts or for not acting in accord with student integrity and qualities. Scope ARTICLE 2 - This regulation contains disciplinary rules, disciplinary sanctions, disciplinary misconduct, authorities for setting out the penalties that may be applied where misconduct by a student is substantiated, disciplinary councils, disciplinary investigations, appeal against disciplinary sanctions and rules and procedures for sanctions execution to which the students of Epoka University are subject. Legal Basis ARTICLE 3 - This Regulation is drafted pursuant to the Law "On Higher Education in the Republic of Albania" and the Statute of Epoka University and its operation. Definitions ARTICLE 4 – Key terms that are mentioned in this regulation: Related to University: Epoka University's Faculties, practice and research centers; Student: People who study at an associate, undergraduate or graduate program at Epoka University; Rustication from Epoka University: Means prohibiting any student from entering into buildings, gardens, annexes and establishments of Epoka University within a specific period of time.

ARTICLE 5 - Disciplinary sanctions are stated below: Warning: It is announced to student by an inscribed letter implying the student that he is required to be more cautious in his behaviors and duties.

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Disciplinary Sanctions


Condemnation: It is announced to student by an inscribed letter implying the student that he is in fault on his behaviors and duties, Rustication from the Epoka University for one week to one month: It is announced to student by an inscribed letter that he is rusticated from Epoka University from one week to one month and cannot benefit from student rights during this period. Rustication from Epoka University for one or two semesters: It is announced to the student by an inscribed letter that he is rusticated from Epoka University for one or two semesters and cannot benefit from student rights during this period. Dismissal from Epoka University: It is announced to the student by an inscribed letter that he is permanently dismissed from Epoka University. Disciplinary violations requiring warning sanction. ARTICLE 6 a) Involving in improper attitudes and behaviors against student dignity; b) Behaving disrespectfully towards others, yelling, singing, playing an instrument, or making noise in such a way to disturb others, and pollute environment; c) Not replying duly the questions of authorities without any justified reason; d) Occupying the places that are reserved for academic staff and guests in meetings and ceremonies. Disciplinary violation requiring condemnation sanction ARTICLE 7 a) Behaving improperly as a student in terms of esteem and trust; b) Drawing pictures and figures on walls and movable properties at Epoka University; c) Submitting incomplete or wrong documents to higher education authorities or not submitting at all. Hanging posters or bills in places apart from those determined by higher education authorities; d) Interrupting academic activities such as lectures, seminars, practice, labs, workshops and conferences; e) Gambling or attending such activities stated above while drunk.

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Disciplinary violation requiring rustication punishment from one week to one month ARTICLE 8 a) Disturbing study, peace and welfare in Epoka University, restricting the right of learning and teaching directly and indirectly; b) Involving in behaviors violating order and program of ceremonies; c) Participating in political activities at Epoka University; d) Occupying the seats reserved for academicians or guests at ceremonies and meetings even after warning;

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e) Preventing executions of disciplinary investigations in a reliable environment; f) Distributing leaflets or hanging banners or posters at Epoka University; g) Allowing someone to use a document taken from the Epoka University providing rights to him/her or using a document which belongs to someone else; h) Inscribing unethical writings, drawing or sticking amoral pictures on walls, doors, fixtures and etc. in Epoka University; i) Tearing out, ripping, changing, scratching or staining the announcements, programs etc hanged by institution or by authorization of it. Disciplinary violation requiring rustication punishment for one or two semesters ARTICLE 9 a) Threatening administrators, academicians or other staff of Epoka University, attacking their honor and self-esteem in a written or oral way, or insulting them; b) Talking offensively against personalities or decisions of administrators in Epoka University individually or collectively, making publications as such and provoking students against them or attempting to do such activities; c) Except for political or ideological purposes, attempting to activities such as boycott, invasion, obstruction or involving in such activities hindering services in higher education; d) Involving in activities which lead to polarizations in terms of language, religion, race and sect; e) Assaulting students and Epoka University staff; f) Writing ideological or political words, drawing such pictures, emblems or etc, and sticking them on fixtures, walls doors or etc, in the Epoka University; g) Stealing; h) Drinking alcoholic beverages in Epoka University; i) Provoking students or other people for an activity hindering work in Epoka University; j) Organizing or attending meetings at open or closed places belong to Epoka University without any permission, making statements as if a student representative, attending meetings or ceremonies in such a way; k) Entering into building of the Epoka University although it is prohibited, violating this decision or entering into buildings closed by authorities, and damaging or harming them; l) Keeping, copying or distributing all kinds of publications which are prohibited in Epoka University; m) Cheating, attempting to cheat or allowing someone to cheat in exams. Disciplinary violations requiring dismissal from the University

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ARTICLE 10 – a) Removing students and officials out of the Epoka University by use of force and violence; preventing work or forcing students to behave as such; b) Disturbing peace and working order for political and ideological purposes in Epoka University, or attending activities such as boycott, invasion, hindering, slowing down work of personnel and provoking such kind of activities; c) Keeping, copying and distributing political and ideological leaflets, posters, banners, tapes in Epoka University's, and writing and exhibiting these on walls and furniture of buildings, making verbal or written propaganda;


d) Forcing someone by threatening, to organize an activity regarded as a crime or to attend such an activity or to make a false statement or to make a false declaration or to take the blame; e) Becoming a member of illegal organizations, organizing activities or affording assistance on behalf of these organizations; f) Using, carrying, keeping or dealing narcotic drugs; g) Being punished for the offenses against the government; h) Carrying arms, knives, explosive substances and other instruments designed especially for attacking and defending, keeping them in Epoka University or being sentenced for these offenses, through violating the law on “Firearms and knives or other materials"; i) Founding open or secret clubs, societies and etc, in the buildings or annexes of Epoka University without any permission; j) Cheating in an exam by threatening, preventing removal of cheating students out of the class, making someone to enter an examination instead of himself or entering for an examination instead of someone; k) Preventing work related to disciplinary Investigations or work of disciplinary board by using force or threatening; l) Raping; m) Sheltering or hiding somebody wanted by security forces, n) Preventing lessons or entering examinations in any way, moving students out of the class, and involving in activities provoking or forcing such action; o) Torturing or making someone to torture someone else or a group for whatever reason it is. Unforeseen Disciplinary Violations ARTICLE 11 - Same disciplinary punishments are inflicted on students who have done similar actions, as mentioned above and requiring disciplinary punishments, in terms of character and graveness. Repetition of a Disciplinary Violation ARTICLE 12 - A severe punishment graver for one degree is applied when a disciplinary violation is repeated during his studentship. As for third appliance of disciplinary punishments that require same degree of punishment but are given for different actions and situations, a severe punishment graver for one degree is given. Disciplinary Proceeding

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Authorities for Proceeding ARTICLE 13 a)The Rector of the University regarding students' actions in collective or common places; b) Dean due to disciplinary violations of faculty students; c)Institute Director due to disciplinar y violations of institute students; Conservatory director due to disciplinary violations of conservatory students. Authorities for proceeding can conduct the investigation by themselves or assign some other investigators to do so.

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Concerning collective or permanent student actions, a board of adjustment and investigation, including as many members as required by the scope and content of the action, is established under presidency of the Rector or Vice-Rector assigned by him including other academic members from faculties, institutes, colleges or, if any conservatories. This board presents to the Rector the reasons of students' actions and the measures to be taken to prevent repetition in a report. For students who have been found guilty after proceedings, the authorized disciplinary chief gives the warning, condemnation or rustication from one week to one month punishments, and the university disciplinary board is gives the rustication punishment for one or two semesters or punishment of dismissal from Epoka University. Duration of the Proceeding ARTICLE 14 - Disciplinary proceeding is begun on the first working day following the day when event is learned. If the proceeding is to be carried out by assigning an investigator, then the relevant investigator shall be informed about this proceeding decision without any delay and the proceeding is concluded within 15 days from the date the assignment is given. In the case that the proceeding cannot be completed within this period of time, the investigator shall request additional time and give justifcation. The disciplinary chief who has given the proceeding order may extend the time for proceeding if he considers that necessary. Method of the Proceeding ARTICLE 15 - The investigator listens to witnesses, can make surveys or consult an expert or have these done by a delegated person if it is necessary. Each proceeding operation is confirmed by an official report. Official Report: is prepared as to state where and when the operation was done, what was the content of it, who involved in it, and to specify questions and answers if any statements were taken. It is signed by the investigator, clerk, witnesses or experts or by responsible people for the document in delegation letter, ID, address and similar info about the witness is clearly stated. The witness is duly administered by oath and the form of this oath is written down. All the staff in Epoka University have to submit all kind of information, file and other documents to investigators without any delay and have to provide assistance when asked. Right of Defense

In the written notice received by the student; it is noted that he will be considered to renounce his right of defense and be decided upon through depending on other evidence if he/she does not abide by the call without any justified reason or not make his excuse on time.

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ARTICLE 16 - The inquired student is informed in writing about the violation he/she is attributed to at least three days before his/her date of defense. In this written notice, the student is asked to be present for pleading at the date and time specified. If sending a written notice is impossible, then it is announced in specific places of the Epoka University concerned that the student must apply to the investigator to defend himself/herself.


Additional time is given to the student who has a valid excuse or found out to be not able to abide by the writ due to circumstances beyond his control, or he/she asked to send his/her defense statement in a specified time. Arrested students are asked to send their defense in written form. Articles 35 and 37 of this regulation are applied for every sort of notification. Investigation: is carried out through allowing student to defend himself/herself properly. But it is not allowed to extend the investigation on the ground of defense. Proceeding Report ARTICLE 17 - A report is prepared when the proceeding has been completed. In this report, proceedings` approval, beginning date of proceeding, identities of inquired students, subject of the crime, stages of investigation, proofs and received defense are summarized. Each violation ARTICLE is analyzed one by one and discussed, seeing whether the violation is confirmed or not. After looking at the evidence, the disciplinary authority or delegated authority decides on the necessary disciplinary punishment for it, if any. Originals or copies of the documents are attached to the report. The proceeding report is submitted to the authority who conducted this investigation. Measures To Be Taken During the Investigation ARTICLE 18 - If it is found to be necessary by the investigators, they may ask authorities for the disciplinary investigation to come to a decision on keeping accused students out of the higher education departments during investigation. The decision of the authorities is applied. That the student changed his department in Epoka University or preferred to study in another branch or campus of Epoka University or left the Epoka University for any reason after he had committed that disciplinary violation does not hinder conducting an investigation, its process and taking necessary decisions about it. Co-execution of Penal and Disciplinary Investigation ARTICLE 19 - That a penal prosecution has already been conducted about a student for the same action does not delay a disciplinary investigation, defendants being sentenced or not in accordance with the penal law does not impede execution of any disciplinary punishment.

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Finalization of the Investigation ARTICLE 20 - Inquiry report and file are studied carefully and finalized directly by deans of faculties immediately. Required investigations are handled within three days at the latest by Disciplinary Board. If it is found to be necessary by the Dean, Director or disciplinary board, same investigator or a member of disciplinary board may asked to complete some specific investigation proceedings that are considered deficient.

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Chiefs and Boards Authorized to Impose Disciplinary Punishment ARTICLE 21 - Disciplinary punishments such as warning, condemnation, and rustication from one week to one month are imposed directly by the Dean of Faculty, directors of institution, conservatories or colleges. Disciplinary punishments such as rustication for one or two semesters and dismissal from Epoka University are imposed by the authorized disciplinary board. Members of the Administrative Board of the University may also serve on the disciplinary boards of their own institutions. Assembling of Disciplinary Board ARTICLE 22 – The Disciplinary Board meets at the place, date and time specified upon the invitation by the President of the board. ARTICLE 23 - The President of the board executes preparation of meeting agenda and proper execution of the board's work. Meeting Quorum ARTICLE 24 - Meeting quorum of executive committee as a disciplinary board is more than half of the whole number of board members. Spokesmanship ARTICLE 25 - Duty of spokesmanship is carried out by a member charged by the President. The spokesman completes analysis of the file in 2 days at the latest and presents his report to the President. Discussion Method ARTICLE 26 - In the board, after listening statement of the spokesman, the issue is discussed. The board may also listen to investigators if necessary. When it is concluded that the issue has been cleared and discussions are sufficient, voting is done and the decision is declared by the President. Voting

Decision ARTICLE 28 - The disciplinary board authorized to impose disciplinary punishment may accept or refuse the punishment suggested in the investigation report, and they can impose another disciplinary punishment provided that they give justification.

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ARTICLE 27 - Each member of disciplinary board is charged with voting against or for. Abstaining vote is not acceptable. Decisions are taken by absolute majority. In the case of equal votes, the President's vote is decisive. The summary of the decision is recorded in the minutes signed by members.


Duration of Decision ARTICLE 29 - Authorities for disciplinary punishment have to decide within 5 days at the latest since the completion date of investigation about punishments concerning warning, condemnation and rustification from one week to one month. In cases where other disciplinary punishments should be imposed, the file is immediately referred to the disciplinary board. The Board has to decide within 10 days at the latest from the date of receipt. Points to be Taken into Account While Imposing a Disciplinary Punishment ARTICLE 30 - Authorities for disciplinary punishments, while determining and assessing one of these punishments, shall take into consideration the graveness of the crime, the intention and the purpose of the accused student, whether he had a disciplinary punishment before, and whether he regrets his violation. Punishment shall be one degree graver when a disciplinary violation is committed in his/her own institution along with students from other institution. As for collective disciplinary violation, in the case that criminals cannot be detected individually, each student shall be punished suitably by authorized persons and boards. Implementation and Objection Notification of Punishments ARTICLE 31- Punishment following the disciplinary investigation is notified by the authority for investigation: To the investigated student, To his/her parents or to his/her closest family member in case of their absence, To a public or private organization or people granting a scholarship or credit to that student, Disciplinary punishments can also be notified by announcement in relevant higher education Epoka University or connected establishments if necessary. Implementation ARTICLE 32 - Disciplinary punishments are applied from the date of imposition unless otherwise specified by the authorities.

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Objection Period and Administrative Procedure ARTICLE 33 - It is impossible to apply to any superior authority for making an objection to punishments such as warning, condemnation, decided by disciplinary chiefs and rustication from university from one week to one month or for one or two semesters. It is possible to apply to an administrative court for the punishments stated in this regulation. It is possible to make an objection to the administrative board of the University within 15 days of a decision of dismissal from Epoka University taken by disciplinary board.

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In case of objection, administrative board of the University shall assess the decision and either accept the same or reject it. In case of rejecting the first decision, the disciplinary board or authorized disciplinary chief shall take a decision again considering grounds for rejection. As for decisions taken by the administrative board of the University against the student, it is possible to apply administrative procedure. Period of Prescription ARTICLE 34 - In this regulation, about the students involving in acts or situations regarded as disciplinary violations, from the date when such violations are learned by authorized people for investigation, the period of prescription is: One month for punishments such as warning, condemnation and rustication from the Epoka University from one week to one month, Six months for punishments such as rustification from the Epoka University for one or two semesters or dismissal from the Epoka University, and if disciplinary investigation does not begin, authorization to impose disciplinary punishment drops due to prescription. If the disciplinary punishment is not imposed within two years from the date of the disciplinary violations, authorization to impose punishment drops due to prescription. However, when a disciplinary chief or board needs a judicial decision, this prescription period starts from the day on which that decision has been confirmed. The mentioned need is determined by a decision taken by authorized disciplinary chief or board. Miscellaneous Notification and Address Declaration ARTICLE 35 - All sorts of notifications concerning disciplinary investigations are considered to be done by delivering notices in writing to the address stated by the student at the time of registration or by announcing it in the relevant institution. If a student changed his address given at the time of registration and does not inform their institution about that or gave a wrong or incomplete address, he/she cannot claim that no notification has been made when in such a notification has already been given to their address registered with the institution. File Submission ARTICLE 36 - Files concerning disciplinary investigation are submitted and received along with the delivery ticket. Signatures of deliverer and recipient exist under delivery ticket.

ARTICLE 37 - Correspondence with people is executed by certified mail; if the document is delivered by hand, a signed receipt is kept in its file. Without prejudice to the form of notification in ARTICLE 35, other provisions of Notification Law are applied for other matters.

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Prohibitions ARTICLE 38 - Privacy is essential in each stage of investigation. In addition to administrative proceedings, provisions of this regulation or of "Regulation on the Discipline for Administrators, Instructors or Officials of Epoka University" shall be applied for those people violating this rule. Effective Date ARTICLE 39 - These regulations shall take effect as of the date of their publication. Enforcement ARTICLE 40 - The provisions herein are enforceable by the Rector of Epoka University.

Scholarships Directive Definition of the scholarship ARTICLE 1- This regulation defines the characteristics of the scholarships at Epoka University, respectively: Company Scholarship, Success Scholarship, Academic Success Scholarship, High Success Scholarship and Success Scholarship in the Culture, Art and Sport field. Company Scholarship ARTICLE 2- The students graduated from schools with which the university has an agreement, after they win the right to register at Epoka University, receive a 20% discount in the tuition fee (not including other study expenses like books or dormitory), in the form of a scholarship. Success Scholarship ARTICLE 3- According to the entrance exam results, the candidates who have been ranked first, second and third will receive a success scholarship; respectively 50%, 30% and 20% discount in the tuition fee (not including other study expenses like books or dormitory).

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Academic Success Scholarship ARTICLE 4- The student who doesn't meet the criteria of ARTICLE 2 and 3, and during a semester has taken more than 15 credits in classes which are attended by more than 15 students, and at the end of the semester has a general average at least 3 in the system 0 – 4, receive an academic success scholarship. This scholarship of 50 Euros will be given to the winning students for four months during the following semester.

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High Success Scholarship ARTICLE 5- The students who have been ranked at the first places in national or international exams and prove this with a document, with the proposal of the rector and approval of the High Council will receive a High Success Scholarship. Success Scholarship in Culture, Art and Sports ARTICLE 6- If the students who have won the right to continue their undergraduate studies at Epoka University are successful in the culture, art and sport fields, at professional category, and prove this with a document, with the proposal of the rector and approval of the High Council will receive a Success Scholarship in the Culture, Art and Sport field. Continuity of the scholarship ARTICLE 7- All the scholarships of a student will be interrupted if they end their relationship with the University. The students who make a horizontal transfer inside the University lose the right of the scholarship. In order to continue to benefit from a scholarship, the student should attend at least 70% of the lessons, must not interrupt the studies for a definite time and must not get a discipline punishment. Effective Date ARTICLE 8- These regulations shall take effect as of the date of their publication. Enforcement ARTICLE 9- The provisions herein are enforceable by the Rector of Epoka University

Regulations for the Preparatory School Aim ARTICLE 1 - The aim of the Preparatory School is to advance the English knowledge and skills of students newly admitted to undergraduate and graduate programs of Epoka University to a level at which they will be able to follow the classes offered at the University. Scope

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ARTICLE 2 - The English language curriculum at the Preparatory School has been designed as general-purpose and specific-purpose in accordance with the needs of the academic programs at Epoka University. The first half of the Prep School curriculum consists of basic English skills such as reading, writing, comprehension and speaking, and the second half, in addition to these skills, comprises English for a specific purpose oriented toward specific academic fields.


The English Proficiency Exam and Placement Exam ARTICLE 3 - Students matriculated at Epoka University are required to take an English proficiency exam whose passing grade is 70. Students providing evidence that they have previously scored minimum 68 in TOEFL IBT, 190 in TOEFL CBT, 520 in TOEFL PBT and 5.5 in academic IELTS are exempt from the proficiency exam and start studying in the programs they enrolled. These test scores are valid for three years. ARTICLE 4 - Students who have not been able to take the proficiency exam or who have not been able to pass it must take the placement exam. Then, according to the result of this exam, they attend the English preparatory program suited for their level. Students completing the prep school program continue their education in the undergraduate and graduate programs they were placed. Period of Study and Attendance ARTICLE 5 - The period of study at the prep school is one year. The weekly number of class hours, which cannot be less than 20, is determined by the committees concerned. To be able to take the final exam, attendance to 80% of classes is mandatory. Students who do not fulfill the attendance requirement without a valid excuse are considered unsuccessful. Achievement and Assessment ARTICLE 6 - Each student's grade average during the year is calculated out of the general average of the grades of the weekly, monthly and semester exams, class participation grade, and student assignment portfolio grade. This grade average constitutes 60% of the total grade. The final exam administered at the end of the academic year constitutes 40% of the total grade. The passing grade is 70 out of 100. Each student must score at least 60 on the final exam provided that s/he completes his/her passing grade to 70. Failing students attend the summer school. Students failing in the summer school may take the proficiency exam at the beginning of the new academic year. Students who fail this exam as well may study in the prep school for another year only once provided that they pay the tuition fee. In case these repeat students cannot pass the second year of the prep school as well, they are dismissed from the University. Leave of Absence

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ARTICLE 7 - Prep school students are not granted a leave of absence for a semester. Those who have a valid reason may be granted a leave of absence for an academic year only once by the decision of the executive board concerned. Students on leave can take the proficiency exam with other students at the beginning of the new academic year. Other leaves of absence are subject to the “Regulations for Undergraduate Education and Examinations�. Effective Date ARTICLE 8 - These regulations shall take effect as of the date of their publication. Enforcement ARTICLE 9 - The provisions herein are enforceable by the Rector of Epoka University.

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Directive on the Termination of Undergraduate Studies Art. 1 Scope The scope of this directive is to sistematically regulate the issue on the Diploma Thesis in accordance with the Regulation of the First Cycle Study Programs and Examination. Art. 2 Diploma Thesis The thesis of the diploma is the last part of the undergraduate studies of the student and carries the following aims: a. b. c.

Coordinate, enlarge and develop the anlytical thinking on practical knowledge and theories studed during the undergraduate programs and putting them into practice. Develop the independent working and research methodology aiming at solving some of the research questions faced during the work. Define the level of preparation of the student to work independantly in contemporary fields such as production, science, technology and culture.

Art. 3 Topic of diploma thesis a. The thesis of the diploma aims to equip the student with a university diploma, in a specific topic and demostrates his capability based on contemporary scientific criterias, and at the same time it must be in accordance with the technical and practical knowledge gained during the undergradute studies. b. The student selects a topic among the proposed topics by the department. c. The topics will be approved by the Departments Board and Faculty. d. The advisor informs the students on the diploma thesis form and topics not later than 4 months before its defense. Art. 4 The Head of Department can assign a member of the academic staff as Students` Thesis Advisors. The members of the academic staff who have a justification, upon the decision of Departments Board and Faculty Board can be excempt up to a one year periof from this duty. Art. 5 The thesis of the diploma can be developed in group if every is to give contribute and this is considered appropriate by the advisor. Art. 6 The Head of Department furnishes the student with the Application Form for the Diploma Thesis, after filling it the student submitts it again to Head of Department.

Art. 8 The thesis of the diploma is guided by the advisor who is member of the academic staff. The developments regarding the thesis a reviewed on a per week bases. Toghether with the advisor of the diploma thesis an expert of the field gives opinions.

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Art. 7 In general the thesis of the diploma is based in the research of different academic resources, definite methods and experiments development. At the same time during the thesis preparation the student must work in accordance with the Directive on First, Second and Third Cycle on the Diploma Thesis. The advisor of the thesis is responsible for the development of the thesis in accordance with this criteria.


Art 9. The thesis of the diploma is presented to the defense comission according to the program scheduled by the Head of Department. The thesis defense is executed in the last two weeks of the academic calendar. Art. 10 Thesis Defense The defense of the thesis is performed in front of a commission. The duties of the commission are as follows: a. The evaluation of the preparation grade of the student in comparison to the education standards. b. Take a decision regarding the thesis defense and furnish the student with the University's diploma. c. After performing the work of the commission, prepares the recommandation regarding the preparation of the experts. The Commission accepts the thesis in accordance with the legal framework at Epoka University. Art. 11 The Composition of the Commission of the Thesis Defense The commision for the thesis defense is formed by the Head of Department. The defense of the thesis on front of the commission is opened. For a meeting of the commission to be valid, 2/3 of its members must participate in it. The results of the thesis are drawn considering the evaluation defined in the Regulation of the First Cycle Study Program. The commission is registered in protocol and published in the same day. İf the votes result equal, the vote of the head is decisive. The commission is composed of at least three members. Art. 12 Hiding of the Diploma Thesis The thesis of the diploma is kept according to the rules define in the legal dispostions in force. The thesis can be used according to the rules defined previously by the University. Art. 11 The sucess and repitition of the thesis is regulated by the Regulation of the First Cycle Studies and Exams, same as for the other subject. The evaluation as successful is defined in accordance with the fommission for the thesis defence. Entrance into force and enforcement Art. 12 This regulation enters into force after the approval by the Senate of Epoka University . The enforcement of this regulation is assured by the Rector of Epoka University.

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5. Any annotations made by students on their examination question sheets, (including annotations indicating a choice of answer) must be made in a manner which ensures these notations are not visible to any other student. 6. Cell phones are to be switched off during the exam. Earplugs are not to be worn in the examination room. 7. Pens, rubbers, rulers, calculators, etc., must not be shared. Electronic manager/diary devices with a calculator function are not allowed. Students may use a calculator approved by the course professor in the examinations that requires the use of calculator. Calculators must not be in cases. 8. Bags and books are to be deposited in areas designated by the course professor or invigilator and are not to be taken to the examination desk or table. 9. In the case of "open book" examinations, any written or printed material including books, acts, etc is permitted. Rough working is to be done in the examination book or on the sheet provided, and clearly crossed out. 10. Possession of unauthorized material constitutes a breach of rules, whether intended to be used or not. In such case, the student will be subject to penalty and possible disqualification. 11. Epoka University's standard exam sheet is the examination answer sheet to be used. When considered as rational for the course, the course professor or invigilator may give permission for usage of additional answer sheets. Additional exam sheets are not to be used when answers must be written in the questions sheet. 12. Students must write their name and ID number clearly on each answer sheet.

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1. The students must be present in the examination room at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination. Students must listen to the course professor or invigilator and follow their instructions quietly untill the start of the examination. 2. Students are not permitted to enter the examination room later than fifteen minutes after the beginning of the examination. The course professor or invigilator is not obligated to give any extra time. Students are not allowed to leave the examination room until thirty minutes after the commencement of the examination. The students may leave the examination only with the permission of the course professor or invigilator and must hand in his/her examination papers. If the student leaves the examination room with any excuse before it has finished, he/she will not be allowed to continue the examination. 3. Every student is responsible in person for any kind of information, document, book or notes or blank paper (apart from the materials distributed for that examination), and piece of paper or anything that can be used for cheating, found at his desk or around. In such case the student, before the examination starts, must check his desk and ask the course professor or invigilator to change the assigned desk, in opposite case any of the pretensions raised by the student will not be accepted. 4. In the case of “closed-book� examinations, it is not allowed to take any book or other written or printed matter or blank paper or nonapproved electronic devices like, pagers of any kind, cameras of any kind, IPODs, MP3 players, personal computers, Personal Digital Assistants (i.e. Palm Pilots), wristwatch computers or any other equipment which might give the student an unfair advantage, to their desk or a reachable place in the examination room.


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13. The course professor or invigilator has the authority to assign the seats to the students, and change their seats without any further explanation in order to keep examination integrity. 14. The course professor or invigilator must check students' ID cards. Students are not allowed to enter to the examination room and take the exam addressing some other student. Students must place their identity cards in a position on their desk where they are clearly visible to the course professor or invigilator. 15. The course professor or invigilator has the authority to request the immediate departure from the room by any student who in his/her opinion is guilty of misbehavior. 16. Besides the explanations made by the course professor or a person authorized by him/her, invigilators are not obliged to give any explanation related to exam questions. 17. Students must not communicate with each other in the examination room or copy from each other's answers. 18. Students shall not continue writing an answer or add anything to their answers after the invigilator has announced the time termination. The course professor or invigilator may refuse to accept the sheets of students who fail to obey to this requirement. 19. Students may not pass off the work of others as their own or quote the work of others without acknowledgement. Such action will be liable to academic penalty and may also be liable to severe disciplinary action. 20. Food must not be brought into the examination room. Caps or hats are not to be worn in the examination room. 21. In the unlikely event that the examination room needs to be evacuated, the student must follow the instructions issued by the course professor or invigilator in the room. Any infringement of these rules and related regulations may entail the penalty of the cancellation of the student's examination. An official report will be submitted under which the necessary procedures will start.

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Necessary Contacts Telephone Central : Fax : Address: E-mail:

+355 4 2232 086 +355 4 2222 077 +355 4 2222 117 Epoka University, Tiranë - Rinas, Km. 12, Tiranë, Shqipëri. info@epoka.edu.al communications@epoka.edu.al

Rectorate Hamza Tok Provost

htok@epoka.edu.al

Mustafa Erdem Dean of Students

merdem@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Niuton Mulleti Communications & Protocol Office

nmullneti@epoka.edu.al

Ms. Manjola Hoxha Faculties' Secretary

mhoxha@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Klodjan Beqollari Faculties' Secretary

kbeqollari@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Ahmet Fatih Ersoy Information Systems Office

afersoy@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Xhafer Rakipllari Media and Public Relations Office

xhrakipllari@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Skënder Bruçaj Career Planning Center

sbrucaj@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Halil Buzkan Financial Affairs Office

hbuzkan@epoka.edu.al

Mr. Armando Demaj Promotion, Student Selection and Admission Office Mr. Albi Koçibelli Human Resources Office

ademaj@epoka.edu.al akocibelli@epoka.edu.al

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