Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Admission Mechanism at the Department


- 2018/01/08

As per the policy of Jamoum University College, the Department of Biology determines the numbers of new students at the beginning of each academic year as well as the numbers of the students electronically transferred from the second semester, for the biology bachelor’s degree program, recommendation 37. This is based on the annual statistics for the number of students and credit hours for faculty members at the Department, taking into account that the Department of Biology has additional teaching hours as it contributes to the programs of the Department of Mathematics (male student division + female student division); the Department of Chemistry; and the Department of Physics, for the general biology course.

According to the statistics for the second semester (382), the total number of students at the Department of Biology for the biology bachelor’s degree program is 94. These students are in level 2 and level 4 and the course teaching hours total is 46. This is in addition to the students from other departments: 133 male students and 51 female students, for the general biology course, and the teaching hours total is 37.2. The course credit hours total is thus 83.2 and the teaching load for faculty members at the Department of Biology is 95 credit hours. This means that the Department has a surplus of 11.8 hours for faculty members. The statistics for the old program are not entered.

Based on the admission strategies at the Department of Biology for this year – 1438/1439 AH, statistics are as follows:

  • Number of students proposed to be admitted (381) = 20 students (27 students are admitted); these are included in previous statistics.

 

  • Number of student capacity for electronic transfer (382) = 15 students through the next semester.

 

  • Number of students in auxiliary programs = 133 students + 51 students; these are included in previous statistics.

Therefore, if the same policy is adopted as last year, the number of students expected to be enrolled for next year – 1439/1440 AH – will be as follows:

  • Number of the Department’s students proposed to be admitted (391) = 20 students.

 

  • Number of electronically transferred students from 382 = 15 students.

 

  • Number of students in auxiliary programs = 133 students + 51 students, approximately the same as last year.

 

With a total of 35 new students added to the students of the Department (94), the final total becomes 129 students in semester 391. This requires the distribution of students to odd number courses in the first semester and even number courses in the second semester until level 6, based on the approved student statistics and according to the regulations and requirements set by the Deanship of Admission and Registration, as follows:

 

Expected Schedule for the First Semester (391) 

Course Code

Course Name

Hours

Activity

No. of Sections

No. of Students

Total Hours

23072204-3

General Anatomy 3

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072204-3

General Anatomy 3

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23072205-3

Plant Kingdom 3

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072205-3

Plant Kingdom 3

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23072206-2

Biostatistics 3

1

Theoretical

2

35

2

23072206-2

Biostatistics 3

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23072261-3

Invertebrates 3

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072261-3

Invertebrates 3

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073331-3

Genetics 5

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073331-3

Genetics 5

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073360-3

Physiology 1 Animal 5

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073360-3

Physiology 1 Animal 5

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073351-3

Physiology 1 Plant 5

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073351-3

Physiology 1 Plant 5

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073356-3

Flora of KSA 5

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073356-3

Flora of KSA 5

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

Total Teaching Hours

58.8

 

 

Expected Schedule for the Second Semester (392)  

Course Code

Course Name

Hours

Activity

No. of Sections

No. of Students

Total Hours

23071101-4

General Biology 2

3

Theoretical

6

160

18

23071101-4

General Biology 2

1.8

Practical

8

160

14.4

23071101-4

General Biology 2 Botany

3

Theoretical

2

51

6

23071101-4

General Biology 2 Botany

1.8

Practical

3

51

5.4

23072262-3

Vertebrates 4

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072262-3

Vertebrates 4

1.2

Practical

2

35

2.4

23072342-3

Phycology 4

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072342-3

Phycology 4

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23072252-3

Plant Ecology 4

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072252-3

Plant Ecology 4

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23072253-3

Plant Taxonomy 4

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23072253-3

Plant Taxonomy 4

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073367-3

Animal Ecology 6

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073367-3

Animal Ecology 6

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073447-3

Molecular Biology 6

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073447-3

Molecular Biology 6

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073363-3

Entomology

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073363-3

Entomology

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073362-3

Physiology 1 Animal 6

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073362-3

Physiology 1 Animal 6

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073357-3

Physiology 1 Plant 6

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073357-3

Physiology 1 Plant 6

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

23073440-3

Virology and Bacteriology 6

2

Theoretical

2

35

4

23073440-3

Virology and Bacteriology 6

1.8

Practical

2

35

3.6

Total Teaching Hours for Sections

118.6

 

 

If the teaching load for the Department’s faculty members, which is 95 teaching hours, is compared with the expected teaching hours, results will be as follows:

  • In semester 391, the number of teaching hours is 58.8 – i.e., there is a surplus of 36.2 hours.

 

  • In semester 392, the number of teaching hours is 118.6 – i.e., there is a deficit of 23.6 hours.

This is an indication that the Department of Biology is capable of admitting new students (25) and electronically transferred students (15) for next year – 1439/1440 AH – in accordance with the following requirements:

  1. Given that the Department of Biology is new, it is still growing. The launching of new levels increases teaching hours gradually every academic year. This enables the Department to reach the required capacity and thus (after two years) stability. Consequently, there will be fewer surplus hours in odd number levels.

 

  1. To eliminate the deficit, the number of faculty members needs to be increased, especially in new specialties that have no specialists. The Department also calls for the appointment of female faculty members, since 50% of the teaching hours deficit is in the female student division.
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