Facial recognition attendance system
Curtin Singapore adopts a contactless facial recognition technology where facial features are scanned and captured by the facial recognition terminal. The data captured are then downloaded and managed by the Student Attendance System (SAS) to generate attendance record.
Students are required to scan in at facial recognition terminal at the start of the lesson and out at the end of the lesson, for attendance taking. If the lesson starts at 9am, students are required to scan in at the facial recognition terminal between 8.45am and 9am and scan out when the lesson ends. Otherwise, students will be marked as absent for the lesson.
Students are required to maintain a minimum 75% attendance for each enrolled unit. Students who fail to obtain the minimum attendance requirement will not be eligible to sit for the final examination or receive grades for the final assessment, regardless of previous work submitted.
In addition to the requirements above, international students must achieve a minimum monthly attendance requirement of above 90%. Curtin Singapore shall inform the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) when an international student’s attendance is 90% or below, or has failed to attend classes for a continuous period of 7 days or more. This may lead to cancellation of the Student’s Pass.
Student Engagement Program (SEP)
An international student holding a Singapore Student’s Pass is required to be on campus for a minimum of 3 hours per day from Monday to Friday (except on public holidays or during non-teaching weeks, including study review and exam weeks).
If a student does not have a class scheduled on a particular day, he/she is expected to fulfil 3 consecutive hours of SEP on campus at any given time between 9am and 6pm. If a student’s class runs for less than 3 hours on a particular day, student must continue to be on campus undertaking SEP to complete the remaining hours to meet the 3-hour per day requirement.
When a student is absent from class or unable to fulfil the required hours for the Student Engagement Program (SEP) due to valid reasons such as medical or compassionate reasons, he/she is required to submit an Absence Justification online via SAS Website at this link, with the relevant appropriate supporting documents. Absence Justifications are subject to approval from The Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor.