In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.
The faculty at USAT recognizes the commitment encumbered by the student who wishes to pursue a graduate or medical degree education, and will ensure that all efforts are made to enable each student to achieve that goal. Courses in which a grade of A (greater than 90) may have that course entered on their transcript with an honors designation, and those with grades of B (80-90) as a high pass. Grades from 70-80 will be recorded as a “pass’, and those in which a grade of less than 70 was earned will be recorded as a fail. Students may withdraw from a course by requesting in writing to the Dean at any time prior to the last day of classes, and which will be reflected on the transcript as ‘withdrawn’ without distinction of the accumulated grade as of the date of the withdrawal.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.