Advanced Silicon Processing & Manufacturing Techniques
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2. Qualifications for Entry and Decisions on Acceptance

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.

2.4 Registration

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 Section 1.3]

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 Technologies".

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].

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1. Aims & Titles of Awards
2. Qualifications & Acceptance
3. Structure and Study Requirements
4. Progression: Modules
5. Progression: Project & Dissertation
6. Attendance
7. Examination Boards, Procedures and Awards
8. Quality Assurance
9. Misconduct, Termination & Amendments

 

 
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Mrs Sandra Peace
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Surrey
GU2 7XH UK

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