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Programme structure: Advanced Composites (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Composites Design and Manufacture Principles AENGM0025 10 Mandatory TB-4
Structural Analysis AENGM0054 10 Mandatory TB-1
Advanced Composite Materials AENGM0040 10 Mandatory TB-1
Mechanics of Composite Materials: Experimental and Numerical Approaches AENGM0037 20 Mandatory TB-4
Composite Products Development and Manufacture AENGM0055 20 Mandatory TB-4
Research Skills AENGM0036 10 Mandatory TB-2
Research Project (Advanced Composites MSc) AENGM0030 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Optional Units
Nanocomposites and Nanoengineering AENGM0011 10 Optional TB-2
Smart Materials AENGM0010 10 Optional TB-2
Nature's Materials AENGM0044 10 Optional TB-2
Principles of Numerical Analysis and Research Software Development AENGM0071 10 Optional TB-1
Sustainable Composite Material AENGM0051 10 Optional TB-2
Advanced Composites Analysis AENGM2200 10 Optional TB-2
Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power AENGM3102 10 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Nonlinear Structures and Structural Stability AENGM0057 10 Optional TB-2
MSc in Advanced Composites   180      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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