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Processing UG Crs Proposals2


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1.    Summary Information
      1.1  Title of Course
      1.2  School (or lead school and participating schools)
      1.3  Academic Year in which course will commence
      1.4  Award (e.g. BA, BSc)
      1.5  Accrediting body (where relevant)

2.    Academic Course
      All new undergraduate courses must follow the core and elective curriculum approved by
      Council in May 2008 (see Appendix 1 for full details) and must be delivered within the new
      academic year timeline.
      2.1     Course aims
      2.2     Course structure and content, including
               Core, elective and optional elements for each year where appropriate (please
                  attach a draft course structure diagram);
               For each course
                  o Programme Learning outcomes
                  o Module learning outcomes
                  o ECTS
                  o Electives (allowing for students to take a minimum of 10 ECTS outside the
                     home programme)
                  o Assessment arrangements (including the balance between examination and
                     continuous assessment);
                  o Mode of delivery
      2.3     Rationale for introducing the course
      2.4     Compatibility with School strategic plan
      2.5     Alignment with College strategic plan
      2.6     Does the course in its content and curriculum enable progression to postgraduate
              study and research?
      2.7     Does the course exploit and/or develop research distinction in the providing
              school(s) as a basis for research-based teaching and learning?

3.    Recruitment / Admission
      3.1   Proposed annual Intake
      3.2   Course requirements, if any (e.g. C in Higher Maths)
      3.3   Details of similar courses offered at other institutions in Ireland
      3.4   Evidence of demand for the course – please comment on
             the outcome of any market research that has been undertaken
             consultation with potential employers or professional bodies
             expected career destinations and job types
      3.5   Expected student profile (e.g. school leavers, mature students, international

4.    Administration
      4.1   Arrangements to support administration of the programme
      4.2   Timetabling arrangements should be investigated and assurance that the new course
            can be delivered within existing timetable constraints is necessary

5.    Calendar Entry
      5.1   Proposed course entry for the University Calendar Part One

6.    Costs
      6.1   Income and expenditure analysis

                                      Appendix 1

In May 2008 Council approved the introduction of revised course structure
with a core and elective curriculum (CL/07-08/115) as follows:

          1.   College should implement as soon as practicable the revised
               course structure which comprises a core curriculum and an
               elective curriculum.

               a. The core curriculum will normally comprise a maximum of 220
                  ECTS credits over a four year programme. This will include
                  mandatory and optional courses within the student’s
                  programme of study.

               b. The elective curriculum will normally comprise a minimum of
                  20 ECTS credits over a four year programme. Of this, at least
                  10 ECTS credits will comprise personal or professional skills
                  development, and these may include for example placements,
                  dissertations, and research skills. The elective curriculum will
                  also provide the opportunity for students to take 10 credits1
                  outside the students’ main programme(s) of study.

               c. Any deviation from this core and elective curriculum will
                  require Council approval.

          1.2. Subject to timetabling constraints and module availability, all new
               undergraduate degree programmes should comply with the core
               and elective curriculum.

    The 10 ECTS should be modules from non-cognate/non-complementary disciplines.


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