University Calendar 2011/12
Section VIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Final Award Master of Engineering (MEng)
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Exit awards of Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) and Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
Programme(s) Acoustical Engineering
Last modified August 2011

Reference should be made to the University's General Regulations found in Section IV and Section V (Higher Degree Regulations) of the University Calendar.

Except where an opt-out has been granted by the University (see below) the following academic regulations apply in addition to the General Regulations.

1. Admissions
Specific entry criteria are detailed in the Programme Specifications.

2. Structure of Programme(s)
Mode of attendance and duration
The programme is restricted to full-time study only. All students register on the MEng programme. There are four Parts and each Part is normally completed in one academic year. There is the option to exit the programme with a BEng degree after successful completion of Part III.

In Parts I and II all modules are compulsory. Parts III and IV comprise a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. Part IV is worth 150 credit points whereas all previous Parts attract 120 credit points each.

The MEng degree normally requires two 10-week industrial placements to be undertaken, one at the end of Part II and Part III.

Students wishing to exit after Part III are advised to make this decision before the end of Part II. BEng students are not required to undertake industrial placements and have fewer compulsory modules in Part III.

Students who transfer from an MEng programme to a BEng programme will not normally be permitted to transfer back to a MEng programme.

Modules are listed in the Programme Specification and full details are given in the Module Specifications. Module specifications and module availability are subject to annual review.

Modules normally available to Part III and IV students  are classified as at either Higher (6) or Masters (7) level. In Part III, all optional modules are at level 6. In Part IV, at least 60 credit points must be from optional modules at level 7.

Module preferences are expressed by students and selections are subject to approval by the Programme Organiser.

3. Progression
Students must normally complete each Part successfully before progressing to the next. A candidate not achieving the required standard may refer according to the regulations set out in the University’s progression rules (section IV of the Calendar).

In addition, candidates on MEng programmes enrolling for Part II in October 2011 or subsequently are required to achieve an average mark of 55% in Part II and 55% in Part III.

Candidates who completed Part II prior to October 2011 are required to achieve an average mark of 55% in Part II and 52% in Part III.

The core modules are ISVR1002 (Physical Acoustics), ISVR1004 (Vibration I), ISVR1006 (Dynamics of Fluids), ISVR1007 (Linear Systems), ISVR1023 (Design and Computing), MATH1016 (Mathematics), ISVR2007 (Design 2), MANG3022 (Management 1), MANG3023 (Management 2) and ISVR3019 (Individual Project).

4. Assessment
Assessment of examinations and coursework is in accordance with University regulations. Assessed coursework should be undertaken and submitted in accordance with procedures detailed in the Programme Handbook.

5. Award of Qualification(s)
The final award is awarded by Senate on the recommendation of the Examinatin Board to candidates who have satisfactorily completed an approved course of study and have satisfied the assessment requirements.

Final awards
The award of MEng (Hons) in Acoustical Engineering is available to students who have completed Parts I, II, III and IV satisfactorily. The award of BEng (Hons) in Acoustical Engineering is available to students who have completed Parts I, II and III satisfactorily. Degree classifications are determined in accordance with University regulations.

The awards of CertHE and DipHE are awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed Parts I and II respectively.

6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
Industrial placement
The industrial placements are assessed on a pass/fail basis by the Industrial Liaison Tutor on recommendations from the student’s Personal Tutor and the industrial mentor. Students who fail a work placement will either be required to undertake a new work placement or exit with the award of BEng.

7. Other
These regulations may be revised during the student's period of registration in accordance with the procedures approved by Senate.

Candidates are required to satisfy the academic and attendance requirements of the programme as laid out in the Programme Specification and the Student Handbook for the programme. Those failing to do so may have their course terminated.

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