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3. Structure of the Programme and Study Requirements

3.1 Overall Structure of the Programme

The Programme consists of [up to] twelve taught modules each carrying 15 academic credits at level M, where one module is obligatory and up to eleven are elective modules. MSc Delegates will undertake the Project Module carrying 60 credits at level M. Postgraduate Diploma Delegates may optionally undertake a Mini-Project Module carrying 15 credits at level M, in place of one taught module (1)

3.2 Awards and Associated Learning Outcome

The taught components [modules] each carry the same academic credit and have a similar balance of quantitative and qualitative material, thus the choice for Delegates lies in the breadth of study and whether to include a Project, to provide experience in Project management.

MSc [8 taught modules plus the 60 credit Project Module] - for Delegates wishing to be widely informed about the emerging technologies and production techniques/methodologies and wish to gain experience in the planning, development and management of a Project. With academic guidance Delegates will be able to focus on the enabling technologies or modelling/production management or a mix of the two.

Postgraduate Diploma [eight taught modules or, optionally, seven taught modules plus the 15 credit Mini-Project Module - for Delegates who wish to achieve the depth and breadth of knowledge offered by the MSc but do not have the desire or the opportunity to pursue a Project, typically of 9 months duration.

Postgraduate Certificate [4 taught modules] - for Delegates who wish to pursue a theme or subject at depth but without the breadth demanded by the MSc or Postgraduate Diploma.

Individual Taught Module - for Delegates interested in a specific topic, which they wish to pursue at postgraduate level.

3.3 Study Requirements:-Master of Science

Each Delegate for the award of the Degree of Master of Science is required to undertake eight modules, selected with academic guidance, from lists to be provided on an annual basis by the IGDS Office. Delegates are further required to undertake a 60 credit Project, usually in an industrial institution approved for this purpose. The Project title must be approved by the institution at which the Delegate is registered. An academic [Project] supervisor from the academic staff at the institution that will supervise the Project, will be appointed by that institution [normally that institution holding the Delegates registration] upon receiving a recommendation from the Board of Examiners that the Delegates progress warrants commencement of the Project. An industrial advisor will normally be appointed from the industrial institution where the Project is to be carried out. A Dissertation describing the Project and the results of the Project will also be required.

3.4 Study Requirements:-Postgraduate Diploma

Each Delegate for the award of Postgraduate Diploma is required to undertake eight 15 credit modules, selected with academic guidance, from lists to be provided on an annual basis by the IGDS Office. One of these modules may be in the form of a "Mini-Project" [an optional 15 Credit Project with Dissertation, which is only available to Diploma Delegates], undertaken in an institution approved for the purpose. A Dissertation describing the Mini-Project and the results of this Project will be required. The Mini-Project title must be approved by the institution at which the Delegate is registered. The Academic Supervisor will normally be a member of the academic staff in the institution supervising the Mini-Project. An industrial advisor may be appointed from the industrial institution where the Project is being carried out, when deemed to be appropriate by the supervising institution.

3.5 Study Requirements:-Postgraduate Certificate

Each Delegate for the award of Postgraduate Certificate is required to undertake four taught modules, selected with academic guidance, from lists to be provided on an annual basis by the IGDS Office. All Delegates will be required to undertake the obligatory module as one of the four selected.

3.6 Period of Module Study

Each taught module will consist of 150 notional study hours of which one week is in residence at the institution that is the module provider. Reading and coursework will be prescribed for the non-residential part of the module.

3.7 Assessment and Penalties

Components of the course work of each taught module will be assessed and Delegates will be required to undertake a supervised written examination upon completion of the study period for each taught module.

The written examinations will be held at a place and time to be published before the start of each taught module. Assessment of the MSc Project will be based upon the written MSc Dissertation and normally a 'viva voce' examination of the Delegate. Penalties will be imposed on late submission of coursework. Coursework will not normally be accepted after the due date of the written examination.

Examinations will be conducted in accordance with the regulations of the institution that is responsible for the delivery of the module or the supervision of the Project

3.8 Module Rate

Delegates will normally be required to undertake a minimum of two taught modules per year. The obligatory taught module can be taken at any stage of the taught element of the Programme, but Delegates will be encouraged to undertake the module at an early stage of their studies.

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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
IGDS Programme Co-ordinator
IGDS Office
School of Electronics and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
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Surrey
GU2 7XH UK

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