2. Qualifications for Entry and Decisions on
2.1 Entry Qualification
An applicant holding an Honours degree
[normally 2 (2)] or above of a United Kingdom Institution, or a Degree
of any other Institution approved for this purpose, or a Degree awarded
by the Council for National Academic Awards, or an equivalent recognised
award in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, may be
admitted to a Programme of study leading to the award of the Degree
of Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, or Postgraduate Certificate,
or may undertake individual Modules. The Partner Institutions and professional
bodies may admit an applicant who is not a graduate provided that the
applicant holds professional or other qualifications deemed equivalent
for this purpose.
2.2 Acceptance Process
An applicant will only be admitted to
a Programme of study leading to the Degree of Master of Science, Postgraduate
Diploma, or Postgraduate Certificate, or to take individual Modules,
after he/she has first been accepted by the Programme Director, in accordance
with the normal postgraduate admissions procedures of the Institution
with which the applicant wishes to register. The admission of an applicant
may be subject to additional conditions specified by the Programme Director.
2.3 Language Requirement
An applicant whose first language is
not English, will be required to satisfy the Programme Director of an
ability to understand and communicate, in both written and spoken English,
which is adequate for the purpose of pursuing the course of study. Either
before of after the application for admission to the Programme, the
Course Director may require the applicant to attend a Programme of instruction
and reach a satisfactory standard in the English Language.
An applicant for the Degree of Master
of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, or individual
Modules, must be admitted to the Programme at the start of the period
of study and shall undertake to comply with the Charter, Statutes, Ordinances,
Regulations and Rules of the Institution(s) holding his/her registration,
and the Institution(s) where he/she will undertake individual modules.
- (i) an applicant wishing to register
for the award of the Degree of Master of Science, will normally register
with the institution where his/her Project will be supervised.
- (ii) registration for the Postgraduate
Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate may be held at the local Partner
Institution or at an institution offering the intended award [See
An applicant will normally not be allowed
to commence a period of study if fees are outstanding.
Upon registration and annual renewal,
when appropriate, the applicant will be deemed to be a "Delegate", undertaking
the postgraduate Programme in "Advanced Silicon Processing & Manufacturing
2.5 Deferred Registration
If an applicant wishes to defer making
a choice of Project and hence the supervising institution, then it will
be necessary to temporarily register, either with the local Partner
Institution or the Co-ordinating Institution [University of Surrey].
Upon subsequently making a choice of Project, and with academic guidance,
the Delegate's registration will then be transferred to the institution
supervising that Project. Such registration will normally be permitted
only if the Delegate has completed less than one third of the Programme
of study, based upon academic credits. In other exceptional cases, conditional
upon approval by the Programme Director, registration may also be transferred.
2.6 Retrospective Registration
As it is permitted to undertake individual
taught modules and to receive academic credits, without registering
for a postgraduate award, Delegates may retrospectively register for
a postgraduate award and receive retrospective recognition of credits
already obtained within this Programme. Such registration will normally
be permitted only if the Delegate has completed less than one third
of the Programme of study, based upon academic credits.
2.7 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate
A Delegate studying for the Degree of
Master of Science shall be deemed also to be qualified for study for
the Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate, if the latter
is offered by the institution at which the Delegate is registered. A
Delegate for a Postgraduate Diploma shall be deemed also to be qualified
for study for a Postgraduate Certificate, if this is offered by the
Institution at which the Delegate is registered [See Section 1.3].