University Calendar 2017/18
Section VIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

Academic Unit Engineering and the Environment
Final Award N/A
Programme(s) Engineering/Physics/Geophysics/Mathematics Foundation Year (EPG FY): Highfield and USMC
Engineering/Physics/Geophysics/Mathematics Foundation Year Language Pathway A (EPG FY LPA): Highfield and USMC
Engineering/Physics/Geophysics/Mathematics Foundation Year Language Pathway B (EPG FY LPB): Highfield and USMC
Last modified April 2017

The General Academic Regulations which are in Section IV (General Academic Regulations) of the University Calendar apply to and regulate the programmes listed above.

On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the General Academic Regulations, or one or more of the clauses can be varied.

  • Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
  • Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations to the regulations noted below.

Additional requirements are also listed.

These programmes are exempt from sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes

The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the General Regulations exists.
Existing University Regulation (inc. link) Approved Variation
2 To progress, you will be required to pass on the overall aggregate, to achieve the pass mark as listed below for each individual module and to achieve the average for the two mathematics modules.
    Mathematics A and B 55% average
Mathematics B 60%
Mechanical Science 45%
Electricity and Electronics 45%
Engineering Principles 45%
Coursework 60%
Routes to Success 60%
Overall Aggregate 60%
4 If you do not achieve the pass mark in up to two modules, but you maintain an overall aggregate of 50% or above, you will be required to retake the assessment for the failed papers as referral assessments.
    A candidate who marginally fails to satisfy the Board of Studies has a right of referral as detailed in the Foundation Year Description. Referral examinations are normally taken in the August/September period. A candidate may not progress to the following year of the programme until referral examinations have been passed.
5 If you fail to achieve the qualifying mark in more than two modules, or achieve an overall aggregate of less than 50% you will be required to retake the assessment for all the modules (including any modules where you achieved the pass mark or above). This is known as a “repeat”. You will only be allowed one attempt to repeat the Foundation Year.
    For the purpose of determining referral and repeat rights, failure to achieve the mathematics aggregate will be treated as equivalent to failure in one module.
    If you are asked to refer and you do not achieve the pass mark for any individual module or for the maths average in the referral examination, you have the right to repeat.
    A candidate who fails at referral, or who has no referral right under the regulations, has the right to repeat. A repeat for the Foundation Year consists of taking all examinations again, including any which have already been passed at the first attempt or at referral.
5 Candidates will normally be permitted to repeat only at the normal time or times for the examination in the next academic year. A repeat is normally taken externally but a candidate may request, following academic counselling, to take an internal repeat. In this case, full fees will be payable. A candidate may not progress to the following year of the programme until repeat examinations have been passed.
6 A candidate permitted to repeat or refer will normally be required to take the papers set for that occasion regardless of any change of syllabus. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ascertain from the Foundation Year Deputy Director in good time whether any such changes have been made.

Additional Requirements
There are no additional requirements.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Foundation Year description.

As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student's period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student's programme.

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Last reviewed: 16-Aug-2017
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