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Programme structure: Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

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Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Principles of Communication Systems EENGM0033 10 Mandatory TB-1A
Coding Theory (M) EENGM2010 10 Mandatory TB-1
Networking Protocol Principles (M) EENGM0007 10 Mandatory TB-1
Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis (M) EENGM1400 10 Mandatory TB-1
Digital Signal Processing Systems EENGM4100 10 Mandatory TB-2
Speech and Audio Processing EENGM1411 10 Mandatory TB-2
Biomedical Imaging EENGM0006 10 Mandatory TB-2
Image and Video Coding EENGM4021 10 Mandatory TB-2
Research Project EENGM8000 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Engineering Research Skills EENGM0004 20 Mandatory TB-2
Statistical Signal and Image Processing EENGM0016 10 Mandatory TB-2
Mobile Communication Systems EENG30010 10 Mandatory TB-1
MSc Image and Video Communication and Signal Processing   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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