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Marks and Standards


Academic Year
20
12
/201
3



























COLLEGE OF

SCIENCE





2


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Undergraduate Programmes

Pg. No.


Second and Third University Examination in Science

3


Additional Information: Second
University Examination in Science

4

Additional Information: Third University Examination in Science

5

Four Year B.Sc. Honours Degree

7


Additional Information: Fourth University Examination in Science

8



B.Sc. Degree Examination in Medical Subjects

9


Min
or Awards in Science and Technology

10



Diploma in Medical Device Science

10



Diploma in Form & Function of the Human Body

11



Diploma in Bio
-
processing Technology

12



Diploma in Biomedical Informatics

13



Diploma in Environmental Sustainability

14



Diploma in A
utomation and Control (part
-
time via blended learning)

15



Diploma in Lean
&
Quality Systems (part
-
time via blended learning)

16



Diploma in Mechanical Design (part
-
time via blended learning)

17


Online Diploma in Science and Technology Studies

18

Online BSc

in Science and Technology Studies

19


Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology)

20

Diploma in Scientific Studies (Geology)

2
0


Certificate in Continuing Professional Development (Science and Technology)

22

Certificate in Continuing Professional
Development (
Biodiversity Conservation & Management)

23


Postgraduate Programmes

General Standards governing all Postgraduate Taught Programmes

2
4


Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Applied Mathematics)

24

Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Mathematics)

25

Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Occupational Health & Safety)

26

Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Occupational Health & Safety
) part
-
time

27


Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Science


via Distance Learning

29

Postgraduate Certificate in Canc
er Research

30

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science


via Distance Learning

31

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Microbiology

32

Postgraduate Diploma in Cancer Research

30


M.Sc. Qualifying Examination

35

M.Sc. Degree Examination

35

M.Sc. Cancer Resear
ch

35

MSc. Biodiversity and Land Use Plann
ing

36

M.Sc. Biomedical Science

3
8

M.Sc. Biomedical Science


via Distance Learning

3
9

M.Sc. Biotechnology

4
1

M.Sc. Biotechnology (part
-
time)

4
2

M.Sc. Mathematics

44

M.Sc. Medical Physics

44

M.Sc.
Neuropharmacology

45

M.Sc. Occupational Health & Safety

46

M.Sc. Occupation
al Health & Safety (p
art
-
time)

47

M.Sc. Quality and Reliability

50

M.Sc. Su
stainable Resource Management

50

M.Sc. in Toxicology

51



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UNDERGRADUATE MARKS & STANDARDS




SECOND
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE (Including Denominated Degree Programmes)

THIRD UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE (Including Denominated Degree Programmes)


Course Instance



2BO1,
2BMS1,
2BPA1, 2BPC1,
2BPM1, 2BPP1, 2BS1, 2BY1, 2CS1,
2EH1, 2EV1, 2FM1, 2HF1
, 2MR1,



3BO2,
3BMS2,
3BPA2, 3BPC2,
3BPM1, 3BPP2, 3BS3, 3BS4, 3BS9,
3BS10, 3BY2, 3CS2,
3EH2, 3EL2,
3EV2, 3FM2, 3HF2, 3MR3, 3PT2


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Bachelor

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)







Full/Part Time

Full Time

ECTS (per yr)

60 ECTS

Mode of Study

Taught

Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 2 and an aggregated result will be calculated up to Level 1.


Results will be returned at leve
l
1

for 3BMS2
.


Honours

Honours awarded at the subject level (level 1)

Honours and Pass
Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for each
Grade relevant to this
course instances

H1



70%






H2



N/A




H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%



Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Years: 1/2/3


Passing on the Aggregate
Rules

A student can reach a 40% pass on the aggregate mark within a group or subject (from level 2
to level 1 only) where a student has excess credits in other modules within that same group /
subject which are equal

to single deficiency, minimum mark 30%.


Years 1 and 2 only


Pass by Compensation


Candidates who do not fall below 35% (at level 1 only) in 15 ECTS (Year 1) / 20 ECTS (Year
2) may be deemed to have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass
standard in the
other groups / subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Year 3 only


Pass on 40% Average
Rule


A student who has failed a Level 1 stand
-
alone subject of 12 ECTS value or less will be
deemed to have passed the Third Year Examination pro
vided:



An average mark of 40% or more is obtained across all 60 ECTS Credits and



Provided that a minimum mark of 30% has been obtained in the failed Level 1 stand
-
alone subject.

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting

NOTE:
Candidates who pass by compensation are not eligible for honours.

Award

(where applicable)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final

Year alone (100%)


3
0
%

of the penultimate year and
7
0
%

of the final year



4


Either of the above to the benefit of the student

Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, bu
t has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where ap
plicable)

No longer than 3 lines

3HF2: Health & Safety Systems

Note
:

(i)

Third Year Health &

Safety Systems (3HF ) students must complete the Professional
Experience Programme (PEP) element of the course, or equivalent exercise as specified by the
programme director, in the period between Semester II (Spring) examinations and
commencement of the
following academic year. Except in exceptional circumstances,
approved by the College of Science, students who fail to meet this requirement will not be
permitted

to
graduate.

(ii) Third Year Health & Safety Systems (3HF) Examinations take place in Semeste
r I and in
Spring, with supplemental/repeat examinations in Autumn. Students failing more than two
Level 2 subjects (24 ECTS) at the Summer examination board, will not normally be allowed to
re
-
sit at that Autumn's examinations.


Note: Where there are spe
cific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail) modules on the course
structure please give details including the module code

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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION


SECOND UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

(Including Denominated Degree Programmes)





Results of Semester I examinations will be communicated to students by means of the following grades:




Percentage

Grade

70
-
100

A

60
-
69

B

55
-
59

C+

50
-
54

C
-

40
-
49

D

35
-
39

E+

30
-
34

E
-

0
-
29

F



Examinations for Second Science will be held at the end of Semester I or the end of Semester II. The results of Semester I
examinations will be incorporated with Semester II results to give an overall result. A candidate who passes a Level 1
subject on t
he average between Semester I and Semester II whilst failing a Level 2 module component at not less than 30%,
will not be required to repeat the failed component. A candidate who fails a Level 1 subject on the average between
Semester I and Semester II wi
ll be permitted to retain any passed Level 2 module component, but will be required to repeat
the failed component. Repeat examinations for subjects failed either in Semester I or Semester II will be held in the
Autumn.


Progression to Third Year:

NOTE:

Undenominated Science students who wish to take a biological subject
(i.e., Anatomy, Biochemistry, Botany,
Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Zoology)

in third year must select another 24 or 36 ECTS major subject.
ECTS Credits choices therefore a
re 36 + 24 or 24 + 24 + 12.



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Students who wish to specialise in the following subjects will be exempt from this requirement: Chemistry, Computer
Science, Earth and Ocean Sciences
(EOS327 with EOS306 or EOS307 or EOS308 or EOS309)
, Mathematics (Honours),
M
athematical Physics (Honours), Physics.



Calculation of 4
th

Year (Honours) Degree Results

For information: to be implemented in the calculation of 4
th

Year results from the Academic Year
201
3
/
1
4
: The overall degree
result will be based on
7
0
% of overall 4
th

Year results +
30
% of overall 3
rd

Year results.



Distribution of Marks for Written and Practical Examination:








Written


Practical









and/or Oral


Mathematical Physics/Applied Mathematics

80%


20%


CS202 Computer Methods


50%


50%


CS201

Computer Science


A proportion of marks up to a maximum of 30%

may be awarded for any combination of course work, orals, practicals
and projects.


PH200 Astronomy



A proportion of marks, up to a maximum of 60% may be

PH201 Physics




awarded for an
y combination of course work, orals, practicals and

projects.


All other subjects (except those governed


by note on Mathematics Course).


70%


30%





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


THIRD UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

(Including Denominated Degree
Programmes)


Results of Semester I examinations will be communicated to students by means of the following grades:


Percentage

Grade

70
-
100

A

60
-
69

B

55
-
59

C+

50
-
54

C
-

40
-
49

D

35
-
39

E+

30
-
34

E
-

0
-
29

F


Examinations for Third Science will be held at the end of Semester I, Spring or the end of Semester II. The results of Level

2 component modules will be aggregated to Level 1 to give an overall result. A candidate who passes a Level 1 subject on
the aver
age whilst failing a Level 2 module component at not less than 30%, will not be required to repeat the failed
component. A candidate who fails a Level 1 subject on the average will be permitted to retain any passed Level 2 module
component, but will be re
quired to repeat the failed component. Repeat examinations for subjects failed either in Semester
I, Spring or Semester II will be held in the Autumn.


Progression to Final Year Honours of the B.Sc. degree on the basis of the Third University

Examinations
in Science

Students are required to achieve an overall result of pass in their third year examinations before being permitted to progres
s
to the fourth year of the programme by attaining one of the standards below:

(i)

Candidates who pass 3
rd

yea
r at the first or subsequent sittings.


(ii)

In the case of both the Undenominated and the Denominated programmes, candidates who attain an average mark


6

of 40% or greater across all 60 ECTS whilst failing a Level 1 stand
-
alone subject of 12 ECTS value or less
p
rovided that a minimum of 30% has been obtained in the failed module.


NOTE:
Undenominated Science students who wish to take a biological subject
(i.e., Anatomy, Biochemistry, Botany,
Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Zoology)

in third year must s
elect another 24 or 36 ECTS major subject.
ECTS Credits choices therefore are 36 + 24 or 24 + 24 + 12.

Students who wish to specialise in the following subjects will be exempt from this requirement: Chemistry, Computer
Science, Earth and Ocean Sciences
(EOS327 with EOS306 or EOS307 or EOS308 or EOS309)
, Mathematics (Honours),
Mathematical Physics (Honours), Physics.



Students who pass third year as outlined above will be guaranteed a place in 4
th

Year. However, students are not
necessarily guaranteed
their first choice of subject. If a student achieves 45% overall in his/her third year examinations at
the first sitting, he/she will be guaranteed his/her first choice of subject. If a student achieves less than 45% overall in

his/her third year examina
tions, he/she will be allocated a subject from the major subjects taken in third year.


4
th

Year Progression in BSc. Biopharmaceutical Chemistry


1.

All students commence placements after completion of the Spring Examination session.


However, continuation

of a placement from June until the end of August is contingent upon
satisfactory performance in examinations as evidenced at the Summer Examination Board
meeting: no more than 12 ECTS worth of modules should need to be retaken.

2.

Any student known to be
(in danger of) failing modules to a value of more than 12 ECTS to be
assigned an internal placement.


Note that the placement may be unpaid.

3.

If a student is deemed to have to repeat modules worth in excess of 12 ECTS at the Summer
Examination Board meet
ing, the placement will immediately cease.

a.

Such students cannot progress to year 4 until after the satisfactory completion of placement
that would be taken after a pass performance in 3
rd

year examinations has been achieved.

b.

Such students have the option to avail of Autumn repeats as well as the normal exam sessions
of the following year to achieve the required standard in examinations.







Calculation of 4
th

Year (Honours) Degree Results (to be implemented from
20
1
3
/
14
)

For

information: to be implemented in the calculation of 4
th

Year results from the Academic Year 201
3
/1
4
: The overall degree
result will be based on
70
% of overall 4
th

Year results +
30

% of overall 3
rd

Year results.



Detailed distribution of marks for written and practical examinations in the Third University
Examination in Science









Written


Practical













and/or












Oral



Anatomy, Chemistry (Third Year only),


Earth and Ocean Sciences,
Zoology

70%



30%




Physiology (Third Year only)


85%



15%




Botany



60%



40%


Applied Physics and Electronics,


A proportion of marks, up to a maximum of 60% may be

Experimental Physics, Physics

awarded for any combination of course work, orals,

and Astronomy

practicals and projects.



Modules involving


Practical Work


70%



30%






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FOURTH (HONOURS) UNIV
ERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

(Including Denominated Degree Programmes)




Course Instance

4BO2,


4BS2, 4BS3, 4BS4, 4BS9,
4BPA2, 4BPC2,
4BPM2,

4BPP2,

4BY2, 4CS2, 4EH2, 4EV2, 4FM2,
4HF2, 4MR2,


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Bachelor

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)







Full/Part Time

Full Time

ECTS (per yr)

60 ECTS

Mode of Study

Taught

Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 2 and an aggregated result will be calculated up to Level 1.



Honours

Honours Awarded at the Award Level

Honours
and Pass
Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for each
Grade relevant to this
course instances

H1



70%






H2



N/A




H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%



Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Year

4


Passing on the Aggregate
Rules

A student can reach a 40% pass on the agg
regate mark within a group or subject (from level
2 to level 1 only) where a student has excess credits in other modules within that same group
/ subject which are equal to single deficiency, minimum mark 0%.


Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to

the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)


20
% of the penultimate year (Year 3) + 80% of the
final year (Year 4)


Either of the above to the benefit of the student

Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where applicable)

No longer than 3 lines

4HF2: Denominated Degree Programme in Health & Safety Systems

The level of degree awarded, including the level of Honours applicable, will be based on the
Overall/Average
Mark (%), over all modules examined, subject to the following condition:

(i)

no candidate shall pass, who has failed to reach a satisfactory standard (40%) in IE452
(Professional Experience Report),
and

IE453 (Health & Safety Project)

Note: Where there are s
pecific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail) modules on the course
structure please give details including the module code

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ADDITIONAL INFORMAT
ION

Fourth (Honours) University Examination in Science

(Including Denominated Degree Programmes)


General Standards (except where Special Requirements apply):



Modules/components passed at the B.Sc. (Honours) examinations may be carried in perpetuity.



Normally, no autumn supplemental examinations are allowed for 4
th

Year (Honours) degree students.
Supplemental examinations will be taken in the following academic year at the next normal sitting of the
examination.



In the case of repeat project/thesis,
only a re
-
write and re
-
submission of the thesis is permitted.


Award of Honours:

A candidate who fails to gain admission to Fourth Year Honours course in accordance with the standards laid down above
when the candidate first sat the Third University Examin
ation in Science will be treated as a candidate for the Third
University Examination in Science under the rules for that examination as laid down above.


A candidate who fails the 4
th

Year Examination will be deemed to have failed in the overall B.Sc. Hono
urs Degree (based
on the combined 3
rd

and 4
th

Year marks).
A candidate who fails the Fourth Year Honours examination may be awarded the
B.Sc. (General) Degree. Such a candidate may be considered for the award of the B.Sc. (General) on the basis of marks
obtained in the Third University Examination in Science.





Students taking Fourth Year Honours Examinations and achieving a mark of between 40% and 49% therein (reaching a
pass standard, but failing to reach honours) may be awarded a B.Sc. Honours Degre
e at Pass level.


Note on the Calculation of 4
th

Year (Honours) Degree Results
(excluding 4BS6: Intercalated Degree)



For students in Fourth Year from 2010/2011: The overall degree result will be based on 80% of overall 4
th

Year results
+
20

% of overall
3
rd

Year results.




9

INTERCALATED DEGREE

Course Instance

4BS6


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Bachelor

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Intercalated Degree

Full/Part Time

Full Time

ECTS (per yr)

60 ECTS

Mode of Study

Taught

Marks

Marks r
eturned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spri
ng

Summer

Autumn

Wint
er

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 2 and an aggregated result will be calculated up to Level 1.



Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and Pass
Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for each
Grade relevant to this
course instances

H1



70%






H2



N/A




H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%



Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Year

4


Passing on the Aggregate
Rules

A student can reach a 40% pass on the aggregate mark within a
group or subject (from level 2
to level 1 only) where a student has excess credits in other modules within that same group /
subject which are equal to single deficiency, minimum mark 0%.


Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of
the student



Final Year alone (100%)


of the penultimate year and of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student

Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where applicable)

No longer than 3 lines



Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail) modules on the course
structure please give details including the module
code

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MINOR AWARDS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Course Instance

1DMD1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies
(Diploma in
Medical Device Science)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks

returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting

-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks abov
e the pass standard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

H
onours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of
programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requiremen
ts

(where applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer
exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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and Grainne Morahan on behalf of the Academic Records Office




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Course Instance

1DFF1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies
(Diploma in Form
& Function of the Human Body)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed wh
ere a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a who
le, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(where applicable)

No longer than three
l
ines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions will be considered on a case by case
basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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cords Office





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Course Instance

1DBT1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies
(Diploma in Bio
-
processing Technology)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

M
arks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other
subjects equiva
lent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final
year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(where applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will
be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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Course Instance

1DBI1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies
(Diploma in
Biomedical Informatics)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass s
tandard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

Honours can
be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme
only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(where applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will
be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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Course Instance

1DES1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies
(Diploma in
Environmental Sustainability)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass s
tandard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

Honours can
be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme
only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(where applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will
be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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Course Instance

1DAC1

Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies

(Diploma in
Automation & Control)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks

returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at overall level.

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%

Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks abov
e the pass standard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

H
onours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting

Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final
year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(w
here applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions w
ill be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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Course Instance

1DQS1

Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies

(
Diploma in Lean &
Quality Systems)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at overall level.

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%

Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks abov
e the pass standard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

H
onours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting

Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final
year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(w
here applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions w
ill be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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Course Instance

1DME1

Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Minor Award at level 8 in
Science &
Technology Studies

(
Diploma in
Mechanical Design)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECT
S (per yr)

30 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks
returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%

Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks abov
e the pass standard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

H
onours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting

Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final
year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(w
here applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Normally the course will be complete in one year, however completion over a
longer period may be allowed subject to module availability.

Award will be calculated on accumulation of 30ECTSs.

Transfer exemptions w
ill be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

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DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

Course Instance

1DST1


Duration of
Course

48 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 7

Title (in full)

Diploma in Science & Technology
Studies

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

120 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2






H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standar
d in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

Honours can be
awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where applicable)

No longer than
three lines

-

Diploma awarded on accumulation of 120 ECTs. This is a continuous calculator
course
;


-

Transfer Exemptions m
ay be allowed in the Diploma programme to a maximum
of 30ECTS. The final aggregate will be calculated across the modules completed
on the programme.

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B.SC. IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES


Course Instance

1BST


Duration of
Course

48 months

Course Type

Bachelor

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

B.Sc. in Science & Technology Studies

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

120 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks

returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2






H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a

student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below


% in


ECTS may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other
subjects equivalent to double the deficiency

Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole

Honours are removed where a student has Passed the Exam by Compensation.

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more

subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year

in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where applicable)

No longer than
three lines

-

Degree awarded on accumulation of 120 ECTSs.

-

This
is a continuous calculator course.

-

Transfer exemptions m
ay be on a case by case basis.





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DIPLOMA IN SCIENTIFIC STUDIES


Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology)


Awarded on successful completion of 6 x 5 ECTS credit modules. Awarded at the end of the

2
-
year Diploma cycle.


Year 1

Exemptions: Allowed only to a maximum of 5 ECTS.

An aggregate result of all modules to
-
date will be returned at the Summer Examination Board in each Session and, in the
case of repeat examinations if any, the Autumn Examinat
ion Board.


Students may carry forward marks up to 5 ECTS from year 1 to year 2 where an overall pass in the module has not been
obtained. An overall result should be run at the end of year 1.


Pass Standard

40% in each module



Year 2

Honours, if any,

or pass shall only be awarded on the aggregate of 30 ECTS credits successfully completed.


Module Pass at 40%


Standards

for the award of the Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology) are as follows:

First Class Honours




70% on the aggregate

Second Cla
ss Honours, Grade 1



60% on the aggregate

Second Class Honours, Grade 2



50% on the aggregate

Pass






40% on the aggregate


The Diploma award will be based on a calculation of the overall percentage mark of year 1 and year 2 on a 50:50 basis (ie.
50% o
f the overall result from year one added to 50% of the overall result from year 2).


Results in any modules, which were failed are not considered. Where a student is exempt in up to 5 ECTS, the final
aggregate on which Honours if any, or Pass are awarded
, will be calculated across the modules (between 25 ECTS or
higher) completed on the programme.


Carrying Forward Marks

Where a candidate has not succeeded in passing the Diploma as a whole, the marks in modules where a minimum of 40%
has been obtained sha
ll be carried forward to all succeeding examinations within the normal two year time
-
limit.


Year's Work: A maximum of 40% of the marks in a module will be allotted to Practical Work, Field Work Reports or
Essays or any combination of these.


Diploma in
Scientific Studies (Geology)


Awarded on successful completion of 6 x 5 ECTS credit modules. Awarded at the end of the 2
-
year Diploma cycle.


Year 1

Exemptions: Allowed only to a maximum of 5 ECTS.


An aggregate result of all modules to
-
date will be retur
ned at the Summer Examination Board in each Session and, in the
case of repeat examinations if any, the Autumn Examination Board.


Students may carry forward marks up to 5 ECTS from year 1 to year 2 where an overall pass in the module has not been
obtained
. An overall result should be run at the end of year 1.




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Pass Standard

40% in each module


Year 2

Module Pass at 40%


Standards for the award of the Diploma in Scientific Studies (Geology) are as follows:

First Class Honours



70% on the aggregate

Second
Class Honours, Grade 1


60% on the aggregate

Second Class Honours, Grade 2


50% on the aggregate

Pass





40% on the aggregate


Honours, if any, or Pass shall only be awarded on the aggregate of 30 ECTS credits successfully completed.


The Diploma award
will be based on a calculation of the overall percentage mark of year 1 and year 2 on a 50:50 basis (ie.
50% of the overall result from year one added to 50% of the overall result from year 2).


Results in any modules, which were failed are not considered.

Where a student is exempt in up to 5 ECTS, the final
aggregate on which Honours if any, or Pass are awarded, will be calculated across the modules (between 25 ECTS or
higher) completed on the programme.


For modules involving a written examination, 60% o
f the marks will be allotted to the examination and 40% will be
allotted to continuous practical assessment. For modules involving an extended essay, 50% of the marks will be allotted to
the essay and 50% will be allotted to continuous practical assessmen
t.


Carrying Forward Marks

Where a candidate has not succeeded in passing the Diploma as a whole, the marks in modules where a minimum of 40%
has been obtained shall be carried forward to all succeeding examinations within the normal two year time
-
limit.





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Certificate in Continuing Professional Development

(Science and Technology)

Please note that there should be one entry for each year of the Programme








Course Instance

1
CPB1


Duration of
Course

1 semester

Course Type

Continuing Professional
Development Credit (Science and
Technology) Modular

NQAI Level

Level 7

or

Level 8 depending on
modules taken

Title (in full)

Continuing Professional
Development in Science &
Technology Studies

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

6 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Distance Education


Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Pass or Fail only at the overall Level

Honours and
Pass Sta
ndards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



N/A

H2



N/A

H21



N/A

H22



N/A

Pa
ss



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules


Not Applicable

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award




Not Applicable


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Carrying
Forward


Not Applicable


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Progression
Rules


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where applicable)

No longer than
three lines

modular result only

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Certificate in Continuing Professional Development

(Biodiversity Conservation & Management)

Please note that there should be one entry for each year of the Programme






Course Instance

1CPB2


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Certificate

(Continuing
Professional Development)

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Certificate in Continuing Professional
Development

(Biodiversity
Conservation & Management)

Full/Part
Time

Part Time

ECTS (per yr)

15 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Taught

Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1


Results will be returned at level 2

Honours or
Degree
Awarded

Pass or Fail only at the overall Level

Honours and
Pass Standa
rds


Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances


H1



N/A






H2



N/A




H21



N/A



H22



N/A



Pass



40%



Distinction


N/A



Degree Awarded



Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


a
nd / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year

Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examin
ation as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where applicable)

No longer than
three lines

Transfer Exemptions:





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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES


General Standards governing all Postgraduate Taught Programmes
(except where special requirements apply):



Repeat Examinations will take place at the next ordinary sitting of the programme, i.e., the following academic
year.



In the case of repeat written examinations, results are capped at 40%.



In the case of repeat pr
oject/thesis, only a re
-
write and re
-
submission of the thesis is permitted.



On 2
-
Level structured programmes, results will be returned at Level 2 and Level 2 results will be shown on
broadsheets and transcripts.



HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE

(APPLIED

MATHEMATICS)

Course Instance

1HDS1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Higher Diploma in Applied Science
(Applied Mathematics)

Full/Part
Time

Full Time

ECTS (per yr)

60 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Taught


Marks

Marks

returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%

Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below
35

% in
10

ECTS may be deemed to have
passed if they obtain excess marks abov
e the pass standard in the other subjects
equivalent to

single



the deficiency


Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the s
tudent


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression


Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year



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Rules


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements

(where a
pplicable)

No longer than three
lines

Honours may be awarded where students have passed by compensation.


Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

Created by Sheila Coyle and Grainne Morahan on behalf of the Academic Records O
ffice




HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE

(MATHEMATICS)

Course Instance

1HA1


Duration of
Course

12 months

Course Type

Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Higher Diploma in Applied Science
(Mathematics)

Full/Part
Time

Full Time

ECTS (per yr)

60 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Taught


Marks

Marks

returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 1 (only)


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



70%


H2



N/A


H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%

Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Compensation

Rules

Candidates who do not fall below
35

% in
10

ECTS may be deemed to have
passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other subject
s
equivalent to

single



the deficiency


Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and / or 2
nd

Sitting


Award

(where applicable
which is final year
of programme only)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year
and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forward

Yes

A
candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No

Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable



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Special
Requirements

(where applicable)

No longer than three
lines

Honours may be awarded where students have passed by compensation.


Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail)
modules on the course structure please give detail’s including the module code

Created by Sheila Coyle and Grainne Morahan on behalf of the Academic Records O
ffice




1HH1: HIGHER DIPLOMA

IN APPLIED SCIENCE


(OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

& SAFETY
)







Course Instance

1HH1


Duration of
Course

1 academic year

Course Type

Higher Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Higher Diploma in Applied Science
(Occupational Health & Safety and
Hygiene)

Full/Part Time

Full Time

ECTS (per yr)

60 ECTS

Mode of Study

Taught


Marks

Marks returned out o
f 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer


Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry


Results will be returned at level 2 and an aggregated result will be calculated up to Level 1.


Honours

Honours awarded at the overall level

Honours and
Pass
Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for each
Grade relevant to this
course instances

H1



70%






H2



N/A




H21



60%



H22



50%



Pass



40%



Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall.

Passing on the
Aggregate

Rules



Group/

Subject


Passing on the Aggregate may enable a student to pass a subject/group but the student may
still

Fail overall

1

HO851

Candidates who do not fall below
30
% in a module(s) within the subject / group specified may be deemed t
o have
passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other modules within that group equivalent to single
the deficiency

2



Candidates who do not fall below

% in a module(s) within the subject / group specified may be deemed to
have passed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other modules within that group
equivalent to
single the deficiency

3



Candidates who do not fall below

% in a module(s) within the subject / group specified may be deemed to
have pas
sed if they obtain excess marks above the pass standard in the other modules within that group equivalent to
single the deficiency

Honours Rules

Honours can be awarded in 1
st


and /
or 2
nd

Sitting

Award

(where applicable)

Based on final year
-
or
-


Final year and penultimate year to the benefit of the student


Final Year alone (100%)



of the penultimate year and


of the final year


Either of the above to the benefit of the student


Carrying
Forwar
d

Yes

A candidate fails the examination as a whole, but has obtained a passing
mark or more in one or more subjects, they can be carried forward.

No



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Progression
Rules



Candidates must clearly pass one year in order to progress to the next year


Not Applicable

Special
Requirements
(where ap
plicable)

No longer than 3 lines



Note: Where there are specific Course Requirements to be passed outright or 0 ECTS (Pass/Fail) modules on the course
structure please give details including the module code

Created by Sheila Coyle and Grainne Morahan on

behalf of the Academic Records Office



Standards:

(1).

Candidates must pass separately the Written Papers and the Project Component.


(2).

Candidates who fail to achieve 30% in any of the written papers shall not pass the Written Papers component of
the
examination.


(3).

Candidates who fail to achieve 40% in three or more of the Written Papers shall not pass the Written Papers
component of the examination.


(4).

Candidates who fail to achieve at least 40% in any continuous assessment component of the
Written Papers shall
not pass the Written Papers component of the examination.



Note:

Written examinations are held in the summer and there are no repeat examinations in the Autumn. Where exceptional
circumstances arise, preventing the candidate from sit
ting one or more examinations, the Supervisor of Examinations may, on the
recommendation of the Course Committee, allow that candidate to complete supplemental work. This work may take the form of
a special written examination or alternative equivalent as

deemed appropriate.



(
1MSO3
)
HIGHER DIPLOMA IN AP
PLIED SCIENCE


(OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

& SAFETY
)

PART
-
TIME











Course Instance

1MSO3


Duration of
Course

1 Academic Year

Course Type

Higher Diploma

NQAI Level

Level 8

Title (in full)

Higher Diploma in Applied Science
(Occupational Health and Safety)

Full/Part
Time

Part time

ECTS (per yr)

21 ECTS

Mode of
Study

Taught

Marks

Marks returned out of 100%

Board Meetings

1
st

Sitting
-


Spring x Summer

Autumn

Winter

2
nd

Sitting
-


Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Marks Entry

x
Res
ults will be returned at level 1

(only)

Degree
Awarded








Honours

Pass or fail at the overall level

Honours and
Pass Standards

Please choose the
appropriate % for
each Grade relevant
to this course
instances

H1



N/A


H2



N/A

H21



N/A

H22



N/A

Pass



40%




Honours will be removed at every level where a student fails overall