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									FACULTY OF
  SCIENCE



Academic Year 2006/2007




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                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS

Undergraduate Programmes

First University Examination in Science

Second University Examination in Science

Third University Examination in Science

Detailed Distribution of Marks for Written and Practical Examinations in the
Third University Examination in Science and in the B.Sc. Degree Examination (Honours)

Three Year B.Sc. Honours Degree in Mathematical Science

Four Year B.Sc. Honours Degree in Mathematics

Four Year B.Sc. Honours Degree in Applied Mathematics

Four Year B.Sc. Honours Degree in Subjects other than Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

B.Sc. Degree Examination in Medical Subjects

Online Diploma in Science and Technology Studies

Online BSc in Science and Technology Studies

Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology)
Diploma in Scientific Studies (Geology)


Postgraduate Programmes

Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Analytical Biochemistry/Chemistry)
Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Geophysics)
Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Mathematics)
Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Microbiology)
Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Occupational Health & Safety and Hygiene)
Higher Diploma in Hydrology
Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Mathematical Physics)

Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Science – Part-time
Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science – Part-time

M.Sc. Qualifying Examination
M.Sc. Degree Examination

European M.Sc. Astronomy
M.Sc. Analytical Biochemistry/Chemistry
M.Sc. Applied Science (Ecosystem Conservation and Landscape Management)
M.Sc. Biomedical Science
M.Sc. Biomedical Science – Part-time
M.Sc. Biotechnology
M.Sc. Communications Systems Theory
M.Sc. Hydrology
M.Sc. Mathematical Science
M.Sc. Mathematical Physics
M.Sc. Mathematics


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M.Sc. Medical Physics
M.Sc. Meteorology
M.Sc. Neuropharmacology
M.Sc. Occupational Health & Safety and Ergonomics
M.Sc. Quality and Reliability




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                 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
                    FACULTY OF SCIENCE

                FIRST UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE
                           (including Denominated Degrees)




                    Marks Maxima:               100 marks for each subject (15 ECTS Credits)

                    Pass Standard:              40% in each subject.

                    Honours Standard:
                                                First Honours               Second Honours
                         All subjects -                 70%                        60%




Progression to Next Level of Course:
Students are required to achieve an overall result of pass in their first year examinations before
being permitted to progress to the second year of the programme.

Award of Honours:
Honours may be awarded in separate subjects provided the examination is passed as a whole.
Candidates who pass by compensation are not eligible for Honours. Honours are awarded at the
Summer examination only.

Carry Forward:
The First University Examination in Science must be passed as a whole. However, in the case
where a candidate fails in the examination as a whole, but has obtained a mark of 40% or more
in one or more subjects, the Board may decide to carry forward these marks to ALL succeeding
examinations within the following time-limit: two years from the date of entering the course.

Compensation:
Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole.
Compensation may be allowed in one subject only. Candidates who do not fall below 35 per
cent may be passed, at the discretion of the Board, if they obtain in the other subjects excess
marks above the pass standard equal to double the deficiency. Marks carried forward from
Summer to Autumn at the first sitting of the examination may count for compensation but
marks carried forward to subsequent years do not, except in exceptional circumstances, count for
this purpose.

Subject Groupings:
All students taking the Undenominated B.Sc. Degree in Science must present for one of the
following groups.

  Group A -         Mathematics, Introduction to Mathematical Physics, Chemistry and
                    Experimental Physics.

  Group B -         Mathematics, Introduction to Mathematical Physics, Experimental Physics
                    and Computer Science.

  Group C -         Biology, Chemistry, Experimental Physics, Mathematics or
                    Introduction to Mathematical Physics.




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  Group D -         Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Science, Mathematics or
                    Introduction to Mathematical Physics.

  Group E -         Chemistry, Computer Science, Experimental Physics,
                    Mathematics or Introduction to Mathematical Physics.

  Group F -         Earth and Ocean Science, Experimental Physics, Computer Science,
                    Mathematics or Introduction to Mathematical Physics.



  Distribution of Marks for Written and Practical Examinations:

                                      Written                    Practical

  Biology ... ...                       70%                           30%
  Experimental Physics                  70%                           30%
  Chemistry ... ...                     70%                           30%
  Computer Science ...                  70%                           30%
  Earth and Ocean Sciences ...          60%                           40%
  [Biotechnology l                    A proportion of marks, up to a
  [Health & Safety Systems and        maximum of 30% may be awarded
     Policy I                         for any combination of course work,
                                      orals, practicals and projects.



In all examinations for courses given by the Department of Mathematics, a proportion of the
marks, up to a maximum of 30%, may be awarded for (any combination of) course work, orals,
practicals, projects.

In all examinations for courses given by the Department of Mathematical Physics, a proportion
of the marks, up to a maximum of 30% may be awarded for either orals, practicals, projects,
tests, or for any combination thereof.

In the First, Second and Third Year Physics courses (Experimental Physics, Applied Physics
and Electronics) up to 10% of the 70% allotted to the written examination may be derived from
continuous assessment and all of the 30% allotted to the practical component may be derived
from the Year's Work and other related forms of continuous assessment.

In First Year Marine Science (1MR1) and First Year Health & Safety Systems (1HF1), the
combined Physics/Chemistry course (CP102) will need to be passed on the average. A
candidate who passes this course on the average whilst failing a component module, will not be
required to repeat the failed component. A candidate who fails CP102 on the average will be
permitted to retain any passing mark (until the next sitting only), but will be required to repeat
the failed component.

Detailed distribution of marks for 1BO1: Biomedical Science.

  BM102       Biomedical Science & Information Technology             100 (15 ECTS Credits)


Detailed distribution of marks for 1FM1: Financial Mathematics and Economics

  MA180:      Mathematics                                             100 (15 ECTS Credits)
  EC100       Economics                                               100 (15 ECTS Credits)
  MM199       Computer Science II and Mathematical Methods I          100 (15 ECTS Credits)
  MA199       Statistics & Probability and Mathematics of Finance I   100 (15 ECTS Credits)




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      Detailed Distribution of Marks for 1PT1: Physics and Astronomy

        MA100/MA180/MA102 Mathematics                        100 (15 ECTS Credits)
        MP1**             Introduction to Mathematical Physics
                                                             100 (15 ECTS Credits)
        EP101/EP110       Experimental Physics               100 (15 ECTS Credits)
        AT100             Astronomy                          100 (15 ECTS Credits)

For the courses forming AT101(part of AT100), a proportion of marks, up to a maximum of 35% may
be awarded for any combination of course work, orals, practicals and projects.




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             SECOND UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE
                 (Including Denominated Degree Programmes)

Each student must study 60 ECTS Credits in the combination 20+20+20 or 20+20+10+10



                 Marks Maxima:                 100 marks for each module.

                 Pass Standard:                40% in each course module (20 or 10 ECTS Credits).

                 Honours Standard:             First Class                70%
                                               Second Class Grade 1       60%
                                               Second Class Grade 11      50%



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 20 ECTS Credit subject on the average between
Semester I and Semester II whilst failing a 10 ECTS Credit component, will not be required to
repeat the failed component. A candidate who fails a 20 ECTS Credit subject on the average
between Semester I and Semester II will be permitted to retain the passing mark, 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. If, at the next sitting, the candidate does
not attain a passing mark on the average in the 20 ECTS Credit subject, he/she will be required
to re-sit the entire 20 ECTS Credit subject.

Progression to Third Year:
Students are required to achieve an overall result of pass in their second year examinations
before being permitted to progress to the third year of the programme.

Award of Honours:
Provided the candidate attains the standard at the first attempt at examination in that subject,
Honours may be awarded in individual subjects provided that the candidate passes the
examination as a whole. Candidates who pass by compensation are not eligible for Honours.
Honours are normally awarded at the Summer Examination only.

In the 20 ECTS Credit subject MM292 Mathematical Science (Option) of the Denominated
Degree Programme in Computing Studies (Mathematical Science/Computing Option), honours
may only be awarded if the candidate has taken all of the components of the subject at Honours
level.

Honours will not be awarded in any mathematical options other than MA280.


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Carry Forward:
The Second University Examination in Science must be passed as a whole. However in the case
where a candidate fails in the examination as a whole but has obtained a mark of 40% or more
in any approved 10 ECTS Credit module (stand-alone) or 20 ECTS Credit subject, the Board
may decide to carry forward these marks to ALL succeeding examinations within the following
time-limit: two years from the date of passing the First University Examination in Science.

Compensation:
Compensation may only be used to enable a candidate to pass the examination as a whole.
Compensation may only be allowed in a 20 ECTS Credit subject or in two 10 ECTS Credit
stand-alone subjects. Candidates who do not fall below 35 per cent may be passed, at the
discretion of the Board, if they obtain in the other subjects excess marks above the pass standard
equal to double the deficiency. Marks carried forward from Summer to Autumn at the first
sitting of the examination may count for compensation but marks carried forward from
previous years do not, except in exceptional circumstances, count for this purpose.


Progression to Final Year Honours of the B.Sc. degree on the basis of the Second
University Examinations in Science

For all the courses listed below a student must pass the First and Second University
Examinations in Science (whether by compensation or not) and attain the standards indicated.
In the case of Denominated Degrees, students failing to reach these standards may proceed to
honours on the basis of the results of the Third University examination in Science. However, in
the case of the Undenominated Science degree programme (BS), students who fail to reach
these standard in their 2nd Year but who attain a minimum of 55% in the designated courses in
3rd Year will not be guaranteed entry to 4th Year Honours. Such entry will be at the discretion of
the Science Faculty Executive Committee in consultation with the Department concerned.

Honours B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics:
Obtain a minimum average of 50% in Second Year Honours Mathematics (MA280).

Honours B.Sc. Degree in Applied Mathematics:
Obtain a minimum average of 50% in Second Year Honours Mathematical Physics (MP280).

Honours B.Sc. Degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics:
Obtain a minimum average of 50% in both of the Second Year subjects MP280: Honours
Mathematical Physics and EP201: Experimental Physics. Progression is also subject to
approval by the Heads of Department of Mathematical Physics and Experimental Physics.

Three Year B.Sc. Honours Degree in Mathematical Science
A student who passes the Second University Examination in Science and who reaches Honours
standards in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics or who reaches First Class Honours
standard in one of these subjects may enter for the Honours B.Sc. Degree course in
Mathematical Science.

CS          Denominated Degree Programme in Computing Studies (Mathematical Science/
            Computing Option).
Pass the Second Year examination as a whole and obtain 50% in the core (i.e. an average of
50% between the two subjects CS201 and MM291 and a pass in each of the two subjects) and
a pass in the third subject.

Students who do not qualify for Honours in Second Year courses which may lead to the Four
Year B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics or the Four Year B.Sc. Degree in Applied Mathematics or
the B.Sc. Honours Degree in Computing Studies (Mathematical Science/Computing), may, with
the permission of the Departments concerned take appropriate Honours courses in Third Year
programmes with a view to reaching a standard which will make them eligible for
consideration by Faculty for entry to courses leading to the B.Sc. Honours Degree examination
in any of the three courses named above.



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BS:        Undenominated Science Subjects (other than Mathematics, Mathematical Science,
           Applied Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Physics):
Obtain at the Second University Examination a minimum average of 50% in the 20 ECTS
Credits designated as the subject core.
Anatomy- AN202; Biochemistry – BI201; Botany – BT201; Chemistry – CH201; Earth
Sciences I – EOS206; Earth Sciences II – EOS207; Environmental Geosciences – EOS209;
Experimental Physics – EP201; History of the Earth and Oceans – EOS210; Microbiology –
MI201; Ocean Science – EOS208; Pharmacology – PM202; Physiology – SI201; Zoology –
ZO201.

BO         Biomedical Science
A mark of 50% in the Second Science Examination in BM201: Biomedical Science and also in
any one of the following four subjects: AN202: Anatomy, BI201: Biochemistry, PM202:
Pharmacology, SI201: Physiology.

BY        Biotechnology
A mark of 50% in the Second Science Examination in any two of BI201 Biochemistry, CH201
Chemistry or MI201 Microbiology.

EH        Earth and Ocean Sciences
A mark of 50% in the Second Science Examination in one of the following four subjects:
EOS206: Earth Sciences I, EOS207: Earth Sciences II, EOS208: Ocean Sciences, EOS209:
Environmental Geosciences, EOS210: History of the Earth and Oceans.

EL      Experimental Physics and Applied Physics and Electronics
A minimum average of 50% in the Second Science Examination in the subject EP201.

EV         Environmental Science
A minimum average of 50% in the Second Science Examination in two of the following
subjects: BT201 Botany, CH201 Chemistry, ZO201 Zoology.

FM       Financial Mathematics and Economics
A minimum average of 50% in the Second Science Examination in the core subjects MA280:
Mathematics (Honours) and EC230: Economics

HF          Health & Safety Systems
Obtain at the Second University Examination a minimum average of 50% in any 40 ECTS
credits out of the total of 60 ECTS credits.

MR        Marine Science
A minimum average of 50% in the Second Science Examination in EOS213: Introduction to
Ocean Science and any one of the following (20 ECTS) subjects: BT201: Botany, MI201:
Microbiology or ZO201: Zoology.

PT      Physics and Astronomy
A minimum average of 50% in the Second Science Examination in both the subjects EP201 and
AT200.


Distribution of Marks for Written and Practical Examination:

                                            Written          Practical
                                                             and/or Oral

 Zoology, Earth and Ocean Sciences          60%              40%
 Mathematical Physics                       80%              20%
 CS202 Computer Methods                     50%              50%

  CS201 Computer Science                    A proportion of marks up to a maximum of 30%



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

AT200 Astronomy                             A proportion of marks, up to a maximum of 40% may be
EP201 Experimental Physics                  awarded for any combination of course work,
                                            orals, practicals and projects.


All other subjects (except those governed
by note on Mathematics Course).             70%             30%


Detailed distribution of marks for 2BO1: Biomedical Science
BM201 Biomedical Science                                 300 (15 ECTS Credits)

Plus any three of the following subjects:
AN202 Anatomy                                               300 (15 ECTS Credits)
BI201 Biochemistry                                          300 (15 ECTS Credits)
PM202 Pharmacology                                          300 (15 ECTS Credits)
SI201 Physiology                                            300 (15 ECTS Credits)
                                                            1200 marks

Detailed distribution of marks for 2FM1: Financial Mathematics and Economics
EC230 Economics                                         400 (20 ECTS Credits)
MA280 Mathematics (Honours)                             400 (20 ECTS Credits)
MA240 Probability and Statistical Inference             200 (10 ECTS Credits)
CS210 Computing Studies                                 200 (10 ECTS Credits)
                                                        1200 marks

Detailed Distribution of marks for 2PT1: Physics and Astronomy
EP201                     Experimental Physics            400 (20 ECTS Credits)
MP200/MP280               Mathematical Physics            400 (20 ECTS Credits)
AT200                     Astronomy                       400 (20 ECTS Credits)
                                                           1200 marks




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                  THIRD UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE
                      (Including Denominated Degree Programmes)

Each student must study 60 ECTS Credits, with each subject comprising between 12 and 36
ECTS Credits


                Marks Maxima:       100 marks for each module.

                Pass Standard:      40% in each subject (12 or 24 or 36 ECTS Credits)

                Compensation:       None.

                Honours Standard:            First Class                          70%
                                             Second Class, Grade 1                60%
                                             Second Class, Grade 11               50%



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 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 24 ECTS Credit or 36 ECTS Credit subject on the
average between Semester I and Semester II will not be required to repeat any failed
component. A candidate who fails a 24 ECTS Credit subject or 36 ECTS Credit subject on the
average between Semester I and Semester II will be permitted to retain any passing mark in a
component module, 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. If, at the
next sitting, the candidate does not attain a passing mark on the average in the 24 ECTS Credit
subject or 36 ECTS Credit subject, he/she will be required to re-sit the entire 24 ECTS Credit
subject or 36 ECTS Credit subject.

Award of Honours:
Honours may be awarded in individual subjects of 12, 24 or 36 ECTS Credits. Honours may
be awarded in individual subjects provided that the candidate passes the examination as a
whole.

Honours are awarded at the Summer Examination only.

Honours will not be awarded in subjects taken at the pass level.

Standard for Distinction:
Candidates who attain a total of about 600 marks, but who are ineligible to proceed to 4 th Year
Honours, may be awarded the Degree with Distinction. The Board of Examiners may decline
to award the degree with Distinction notwithstanding the attainment of the required aggregate
mark if an inadequate standard is shown in one of the subjects.


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 Note:
 The examination must be passed as a whole. However, a candidate who has obtained a mark
 of 40% or more in any approved 36 ECTS Credit subject or 24 ECTS Credit subject or 12
 ECTS Credit subject may be permitted by the examiners to hold and be credited with the
 marks obtained in these units for the purpose of proceeding to the B.Sc. (General) Degree
 within the following time - limits: two years from the date of passing the Second University
 Examination in Science.


 A student who has failed a 12/10 ECTS Credit stand-alone subject will be deemed to have
 passed the B.Sc. (General) Examination (but will not be permitted to progress to Honours)
 provided:
  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 12/10 ECTS Credit
     subject. The above concession will not apply to any 12/10 ECTS Credit component other
     than a 12/10 ECTS Credit stand-alone subject. It will not apply to a 12 ECTS Credit
     component which forms part of a 24 ECTS Credit or 36 ECTS Credit subject.



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

For all the courses listed below a student must pass the First, Second and Third University
Examinations in Science (whether by compensation or not) and attain the standards indicated.
In the case of Denominated Degrees, students failing to reach the standards set out in their 2 nd
Year may proceed to honours on the basis of the results of the Third University examination in
Science. However, in the case of the 3BS9: Undenominated Science degree programme
(excluding 3BS3, 3BS4 and 3BS10), students who fail to reach the standard set out in their 2 nd
Year but who attain a minimum of 55% in the designated courses in 3 rd Year will not be
guaranteed entry to 4th Year Honours. Such entry will be at the discretion of the Science Faculty
Executive Committee in consultation with the Department concerned.

 3BS9: Third Science Subjects (other than Mathematics, Mathematical Science, Applied
 Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Physics):
 Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 50% or 55% in the 24 or
 36 ECTS Credits designated as the subject core.
 Anatomy- AN310; Biochemistry - BI320; Botany - BT301; Chemistry - CH301; Earth
 Sciences I – EOS306; Earth Sciences II – EOS307; Ocean Sciences – EOS308; Environmental
 Geosciences – EOS309; Experimental Physics or Applied Physics and Electronics – EP3XX;
 Microbiology - MI330; Pharmacology – PM302; Physiology – SI330; Zoology - ZO301.

 3BS3: Honours B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics Part 1:
 Obtain a minimum average of 55% in the Third Year 36 ECTS Credit core MA380
 (Mathematics).

 3BS4: Honours B.Sc. Degree in Applied Mathematics:
 Obtain a minimum average of 55% in the Third Year 36 ECTS Credit core subject Applied
 Mathematics.

 3BS10: Honours B.Sc. Degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics:
 Obtain a minimum average of 55% in 36 ECTS Credits of the 48 ECTS Credits comprising
 the designated Level 2 modules: EP3Y1, EP3Y2, MP324, MP3**.


 For the following programmes, certain standards are required for progression to honours at
 the Second University Examination in Science. Students who have attained the appropriate
 standard at the Second University examination in Science are deemed to be in Third Year




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Honours and those who have not attained the prescribed standards are deemed to be in the
B.Sc. (General) class.

Biomedical Science
3BO2: Third Science (Biomedical Science- Honours)
Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 50% in the 24 ECTS
Credits designated at core material in the major subject (AN310; BI320; PM302, SI330).

3BO1: Third Science (Biomedical Science- General)
Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in the 24 ECTS
Credits designated at core material in the major subject (AN310; BI320; PM302, SI330).

Biotechnology
3BY2: Third Science (Honours) Biotechnology
Obtain a minimum average of 50% in the Third Year Examination between BI316
Biochemistry (12 ECTS Credits), MI3** Microbiology (12 ECTS Credits) and BG301
Biotechnology (12 ECTS Credits).

3BY1: B.Sc. (General) degree Biotechnology
Obtain a minimum average of 55% in the Third Year Examination between BI316
Biochemistry (12 ECTS Credits), MI3** Microbiology (12 ECTS Credits) and BG301
Biotechnology (12 ECTS Credits).

Chemistry & Applied Chemistry
3CA3: Third Science (Chemistry & Applied Chemistry)
Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in the 36 ECTS
Credits designated as the core material (CH323).

Mathematical Sience and Computer Science
3CS2: Third Year Honours (Mathl. Sc. & Comp.)
Obtain 50% in the core (CS320 Computer Science and MM391 Mathematical Science) and a
Pass in each of the two components.

3CS1: B.Sc. (General) degree (Mathl. Sc. & Comp.)
Pass the Third Year Examination and obtain a minimum average of 55% in the group of
modules designated as the core material. (CS320 Computer Science and MM391
Mathematical Science).

Earth and Ocean Science
3EH2: Third Science (Earth and Ocean Science - Honours)
Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 50% in the 24 ECTS
Credits designated as the core material (EOS306: Earth Sciences I or EOS307: Earth Sciences
II or EOS308: Ocean Sciences or EOS309: Environmental Geosciences).

3EH1: Third Science (Earth and Ocean Science - General)
Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in the 24 ECTS
Credits designated as the core material (EOS306: Earth Sciences I or EOS307: Earth Sciences
II or EOS308: Ocean Sciences or EOS309: Environmental Geosciences).

Experimental Physics/Applied Physics and Electronics
3EL2: Third Science (Hons) (Exp. Physics/Applied Physics and Electronics)
Obtain a minimum average of 50% in the Third Year Examination in the following 36 ECTS
Credits designated as the core material – EP3XX

3EL1: B.Sc. (General) degree (Exp. Physics and Applied Physics and Electronics)
Obtain a minimum average of 55% in the Third Year Examination in the following 36 ECTS
Credits designated as the core material: – EP3XX

Earth Science
3ER3: Third Science (Earth Science)



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   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in the 24 ECTS
   Credits designated as the core material (GE320).

   Environmental Science
   3EV2: Third Science (Hons) (Environmental Science)
   Obtain an average of 50% in the Third Year Examination between three 12 or 9 ECTS Credit
   subjects which must include two of CH304 Analytical Chemistry, MI303 Environmental
   Microbiology, EV301 Environmental Management and Legislation.

   3EV1: B.Sc. (General) degree (Environmental Science)
   Obtain an average of 55% in the Third Year Examination between three 12 or 9 ECTS Credit
   subjects which must include two of CH304 Analytical Chemistry, MI303 Environmental
   Microbiology, EV301 Environmental Management and Legislation.

   Financial Mathematics and Economics
   3FM2: Third Science (Financial Mathematics and Economics - Honours)
   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 50% in the core which
   consists of any three of the six 10 ECTS Credit modules: MA381; MM350; MA309; EC391;
   EC389; EC387.

   3FM1: Third Science (Financial Mathematics and Economics - General)
   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in the core which
   consists of any three of the six 10 ECTS Credit modules: MA381; MM350; MA309; EC391;
   EC389; EC387.

   Health & Safety Systems
   3HF2: Third Science (Health & Safety Systems - Honours)
   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 50% in any 36 ECTS
   Credits out of a total of 60 ECTS Credits modules.

   3HF1: Third Science (Health & Safety Systems – General)
   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in any 36 ECTS
   Credits out of a total of 60 ECTS Credits modules.

   Marine Science
   3MR2: Third Science (Marine Science - Honours)
   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 50% in the 24 ECTS
   Credits subject designated as the core material (MR314).

   3MR1: Third Science (Marine Science - General)
   Obtain at the Third University Examination a minimum average of 55% in the 24 ECTS
   Credits subject designated as the core material (MR314).

   Physics and Astronomy
   3PT2: Third Science (Hons) (Physics and Astronomy)
   Obtain a minimum average of 50% in the Third Year examination in the 36 ECTS designated
   as the core material (AT3XX).

   3PT1: B.Sc. (General) degree (Physics and Astronomy)
   Obtain a minimum average of 55% in the Third Year Examination in the the 36 ECTS
   designated as the core material (AT3XX).


 In all the above provisions which stipulate a standard (e.g. 50% or 55%) above that of Pass
(40%) for progression, a candidate will not be permitted to resit the examination for the
purpose of achieving that standard. However, a candidate who fails a 12/10 ECTS Credit
stand-alone subject or a 12 ECTS Credit component of a 24 ECTS Credit subject (other than
the subject in which the student wishes to progress to Honours) will be permitted to repeat the
failed subject/component in the Autumn and progress to Honours provided the required
standard is attained.



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Candidates who do not reach the standard required for entry to the Fourth Year will be
awarded, if they reach the required standard, the B.Sc. (General) Degree at the end of their
Third Year.



              DETAILED DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS FOR WRITTEN
               AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS IN THE THIRD
                  UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

                                                          Written                    Practical
                                                          and/or
                                                          Oral
         Anatomy, Applied Physics and Electronics,
         Experimental Physics, Physics and Astronomy,
         Chemistry (Third Year only)                       70%                       30%

         Physiology (Third Year only)                     85%                        15%

         Botany, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Zoology        60%                        40%


         Modules involving
         Practical Work                                   70%                        30%




     3BS5: THREE YEAR B.Sc. HONOURS DEGREE IN MATHEMATICAL
                            SCIENCE
    Marks Maxima:              1000 marks for each of the two subjects,
                               Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.
    Honours Standards:
    First Class Honours                          70%
    Second Class Honours, Grade l                60%
    Second Class Honours, Grade ll               50%
    Pass                                         40%


In order to obtain the award of Honours, a candidate must obtain, on the two subjects as a whole,
the average of the prescribed percentages for the Honours Grade.

A candidate who does not obtain Honours may be awarded the B.Sc. Honours Degree at Pass
level. A minimum of 40 per cent of the total marks shall be required for a pass.




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                       FOURTH (HONOURS) UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN
                                        SCIENCE
                              (Including Denominated Degree Programmes)

        Each student must study 60 ECTS Credits.


                        Marks Maxima:       100 marks for each module.

                        Pass Standard:      40% in each subject

                        Compensation:       None.

                        Honours Standard:            First Class                         70%
                                                     Second Class, Grade 1               60%
                                                     Second Class, Grade 11              50%




Award of Honours:
A candidate who fails to gain admission to Fourth Year Honours course in accordance with the
standards laid down above 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 does not obtain Honours 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
Degree at Pass level.


4BS2: Fourth Year B.Sc HonoursDegree (other than Mathematics, Mathematical Science and
Applied Mathematics):
AN402: Anatomy; AX401: Applied Physics and Electronics; BI401: Biochemistry; BT401: Botany;
CH401: Chemistry; CS421: Computer Science; GE401: Geology; EP402: Experimental Physics;
MI401: Microbiology; PM417: Pharmacology; SI401: Physiology; ZO401: Zoology.

4BS6: B.Sc. Degree Examination in Medical Subjects
The Marks and Standards laid out above for the Fourth Year Examination of the Four Year B.Sc.
Honours Degree shall apply to the B.Sc. Degree Examination in Medical Subjects.
AN402: Anatomy; BI401: Biochemistry; BR401: Bacteriology; PA401: Pathology; PM407:
Pharmacology; SI401: Physiology.

4BS9: B.Sc. Degree Applied Mathematics and Physics
MX402: Applied Mathematics and Physics


4BO2: Denominated Degree Programme in Biomedical Science

Information Technology: 200
Core Subject:            800
Total                   1000

B.Sc. Biomedical Science: Biochemistry major




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Years work
Report on practical course                         25
Lab project and report                            135
Seminar                                            40
Essay                                              40
                                                  240                          240
Examinations
Basic Biochemistry                                  40
Papers 1, 2 and 4 (summer)                        300 (3 x 100)
Paper 5     (summer)                                60
Oral examination                                   160
                                                   560                         560

Total                                                                          800

B.Sc. Biomedical Science: Physiology and Anatomy majors

Years work
Report on practical course                         25
Lab project and report                            135
Seminar                                            40
Essay                                              40
                                                  240                          240
Examinations
Paper 1 (Winter)                                  100
Papers 2,3 & 4(summer)                            300 (3 x100)
Oral examination                                  160
                                                  560                          560

Total                                                                          800

B.Sc. Biomedical Science: Pharmacology major

Years work
Research Project                                  180
Journal Club                                       30
Computer Exam                                      30
                                                  240                          240
Examinations
Papers 2,3, 4 & 5 (summer)                        400 (4 x100)
Oral examination                                  160
                                                  560                          560

Total                                                                          800

Information Technology

CT319 Artificial Intelligence                             100
CT869 Software Design and Development                     100
                                                          200                  200


4BY2: Denominated Degree Programme in Biotechnology
BG410: Biotechnology


4CS2: Denominated Degree Programme in Mathematical Science/Computing Studies

        CS421       Computer Science                                           400
        MM491       Mathematical Science                                       400


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         MM492       Option                                                             200
         MC401       Project                                                            200
         Total                                                                          1,200

In the calculation of honours, either

         (a)    The combined marks of the Third and Fourth Years, taking 40% of the Third Year
                Marks and the total of the Fourth Year Marks (28.6% of 3 rd Year and 71.4% of 4th Year
                combined).
       or
         (b)    The marks of the Fourth Year only (100% of 4 th Year).

         Whichever shall be more beneficial to the candidate.


4EL3: Denominated Degree in Experimental Physics and Applied Physics or Electronics
EP402: Experimental Physics

4EL4: Denominated Degree in Experimental Physics and Applied Physics or Electronics
AX401: Applied Physics and Electronics


4ER2: Denominated Degree Programme in Earth Science
ES401: Earth Sciences


4EV2: Denominated Degree Programme in Environmental Science
EV410: Environmental Science


4FM2: Denomianted Degree Programme in Financial Mathematics and Economics
MA470: Financial Mathematics and Economics

In the calculation of honours, either:

         (a)   The combined marks of the Third and Fourth Years, taking 40% of the Third Year Marks and
               the total of the Fourth Year Marks. (28.6% of 3 rd Year and 71.4% of 4th Year combined)

       or

         (b)   The marks of the Fourth Year only (100% of 4 th Year).

         Whichever shall be more beneficial to the candidate.


4HF2: Denominated Degree Programme in Health & Safety Systems
IE323: Information Systems Ergonomics; IE436: Engineering Report; IE446: Project Management;
IE332 Quality Management; HP440: Health & the Work Environment; IE405: Project; IE444: Human
and Systems Reliability and IE447: Regulatory Affairs and Case Studies.


4MR2: Denominated Degree Programme in Marine Science

       MR401 Advanced Topics in Marine Science                                  400 (200/paper)

       Specialist Topics (i.e. one of MR402, MR403, MR404,
           MR405, MR406)                                                        100

       Selected Essays and Oral Presentation                                    100


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     Research Project                                                            400 (350 for written
                                                                                 thesis; 50 for oral
                                                                                 presentation)
                                                                                 ____
   Total                                                                         1,000


4PT2: Denominated Degree in Physics and Astronomy
AT403: Physics and Astronomy



            FOUR YEAR B.Sc. HONOURS DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS

   The final results will be based on the aggregate in the major subject at the examination for Part l
   and Part ll.

   Distribution of Marks:
   3BS321          Part l:         (Third Year)
                                   MA380 Core Subject (36 ECTS Credits) 600.
                                   Additional Courses (24 ECTS Credits) 400.

    4BS321         Part ll:        (Fourth Year)
                                   Core Subject 1000 (60 ECTS Credits)

       Pass Standard: (Third Year): An average of 40% in the core 36 ECTS Credits.
                                    An average of 40% in the additional core 24 ECTS Credits.

       Pass Standard: (Fourth Year):                           40%

       The standards for the award of Honours are as follows:
       First Class Honours                                  70%
       Second Class Honours, Grade l                        60%
       Second Class Honours, Grade ll                       50%

   A candidate who fails to gain admission to the Fourth Year Honours Course in accordance with
   the standards laid down by the Faculty may, at the discretion of the Examination Board, be
   recommended for the award of a B.Sc. (General) Degree.

   A candidate who does not qualify for the award of an Honours Degree on the combined results of
   Part l and Part ll may be recommended by the Examination Board for the award of the B.Sc.
   Honours Degree at Pass level if they achieve a mark of between 40% and 49% therein.

    Extension of Time - Limit Regulations to Students taking Courses offered by the Department of
    Mathematics
    Extension of Time - Limit Regulations should be granted on condition that the candidates will be
    examined under the regulations pertaining in the Academic Year for which they are granted the
    extension.


           FOUR YEAR B.Sc. HONOURS DEGREE IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
   The final results will be based on the aggregate of marks awarded in the core subject at the
   examinations for Part l and Part ll.

   Distribution of Marks:
       Part l: (Third Year)
               AM380 Core Subject (36 ECTS Credits): 600


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             Additional Courses (24 ECTS Credits): 400
    Part ll: (Fourth Year)
             AM480 Core Subject (60 ECTS Credits): 1000

    Pass Standard: (Third Year):
    An average of 40% in the AM380 core subject (36 ECTS Credits)
    An average of 40% in the additional courses (24 ECTS Credits)

    Pass Standard: (Fourth Year):                        40%

    Award of Honours
    Honours are awarded on the aggregate of the marks obtained in the core subject at each of Part
    1 (max. 600 marks) and Part II (max. 1000 marks); the overall maximum mark attainable is
    1600.


    The standards for the award of Honours are as follows:
    First Class Honours                                  70%
    Second Class Honours, Grade l                        60%
    Second Class Honours, Grade ll                       50%

A candidate who fails to gain admission to the Fourth Year Honours Course in accordance with
the standards laid down by the Faculty may, at the discretion of the Examination Board, be
recommended for the award of a B.Sc. (General) Degree.

A candidate who does not qualify for the award of an Honours Degree on the combined results of
Part I and Part II may be recommended by the Examination Board for the award of the B.Sc.
Honours Degree at Pass level if they achieve a mark of between 40% and 49% therein.




              DETAILED DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS FOR WRITTEN
                  AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS IN THE
                 B.Sc. DEGREE EXAMINATIONS (HONOURS)

                                                         Written                    Practical
                                                         and/or
                                                         Oral
        Biochemistry, Microbiology
        and Pharmacology                                  70%                       30%


        Physiology, Botany, Geology,
        Zoology, Pathology
                                                          60%                       40%

        Modules involving
        Practical Work                                   70%                        30%



                 Honours Degree Examination in Experimental
                 Physics and Applied Physics and Electronics:

                                                     Written       Practical        Carried
                                                     and/or                         Forward



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                                                          Oral                          From Third
                                                                                        Science
                                                                                        Examination

             Experimental Physics                         60%              25%          l5%*

             Applied Physics &
             Electronics                                  55%              30%          l5%*

* This l5% component is carried over from the results of the Physics units (36 ECTS Credits) taken in
the Summer examination of the Third Year.


                      Honours Degree Examination in Denominated Degree
                                  in Physics & Astronomy:

                                                          Written      Practical        Carried
                                                          and/or                        Forward
                                                          Oral                          From Third
                                                                                        Science
                                                                                        Examination

                                                          60%              25%          l5%

    Honours Degree Examination in Anatomy
    Written           65%
    Practical/Oral    35%


    Honours Degree Examination in Chemistry and Honours Degree Examination in Chemistry
    and Applied Chemistry.
    Written and Oral 60%
    Practical 20%
    Carried forward from previous examinations (other than First Year examination) 20%.


    Denominated Degree Examination in Computing Studies
    (Mathematical Science/Computing Option)
    Carried Forward from Third Year
    Examinations    ...  ... ...           40%


    Honours Degree Examination in Denominated Programme in Environmental Science

                   Written/Practical            Project

                          60%                    40%


    Honours Degree Examination in Denominated Programme in Experimental Physics and
    Applied Physics and Electronics.
    As for Honours Degree Examination in Experimental Physics and Applied Physics and Electronics
    above.




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                  DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

          Marks Maxima: 100 marks for each subject (6 ECTS Credits)

          Pass Standard: 40% in each subject




The Diploma in Science & Technology Studies will be awarded on successful completion of 120 ECTS
over 2 to 4 years. A maximum of 10 modules can be completed in any one year. All modules carry
100 marks and are weighted at 6 ECTS.

Exemptions
Exemptions will be considered on a module-by-module basis to a maximum of 5 x 6 credit modules
(30 ECTS) over the Diploma cycle. Where a student is exempt from one or more Diploma level
modules, the final marks for the remaining modules will be used to calculate the aggregate on which
the Diploma is awarded.

Diploma Award
The Diploma award (level 7 on the NQAI framework) is calculated on the basis of successful 120
ECTS on completion of the programme. In this regard, an incomplete modular result will be returned
until such time as 120 ECTS have been accumulated. This can be within a time frame of 2 to 4 years.

Progression to Next Level of Course
Students may progress to the Degree cycle of the programme on successful completion of 120 ECTS.

Schedule of Examinations (for the current academic year)
Modules taught in the first 16 weeks of the programme (Jan – May 07, semester 2) will be examined at
a special Summer 07 sitting. Modules taught in the second 16 weeks (Aug – Dec 07, semester 1) will
be examined at a special Winter sitting. In addition, modules from either semester may be repeated at
the Winter 07 sitting.

For the current academic year an aggregate result of all modules to-date will be returned at a special
exam board to be convened in January 08.




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                         B.SC. IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES




           Marks Maxima:              100 marks for each subject (5 ECTS Credits)

           Pass Standard:             40% in each subject

           Honours Standard:          First Class                70%
                                      Second Class, Grade 1      60%
                                      Second Class, Grade 11     50%



The Bachelor Of Science In Science & Technology Studies is awarded on successful completion of 90
credit Diploma cycle modules and 90 credit Degree cycle modules (total of 180 ECTS). In both Year
3 and 4 seven modules are core and two modules are optional. All modules carry 100 marks, with the
exception of the final year project, which carries 200 marks (10 ECTS).


Years 1 and 2 are described in the Diploma in Science & Technology Studies entry.




YEAR 3
An aggregate result of all modules to-date is returned at the Summer Examination Board in each
Session, and the Autumn Examination Board.


Exemptions
Exemptions will be considered on a module-by-module basis to a maximum of 6 x 5 credit modules
(30 ECTS) over Years 3 and 4. Where a student is exempt from one or more Degree level modules, the
final marks for the remaining modules will be used to calculate the aggregate on which the Degree is
awarded.


Pass by Compensation
Calculated at the completion of the Degree Cycle and allowed in up to 10 ECTS at 35%, provided that
excess marks equivalent to double the deficiency are available in the modules successfully completed
in either Year 3 or Year 4.


Progression to Next Level of Course
The award is calculated on the basis of 180 ECTS at the end of Year 4. In this regard, an incomplete
overall grade is returned on completion of Year 3 modules.


Year's Work



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A maximum of 50% of the marks for a module may be allotted to Year's Work, Course Work,
Practical Work (including Field Work), Essays, Oral Examinations or any combination of these, with
the exception of the Project where 100% of the marks are for continuous assessment.


Schedule of Examinations
Modules taught in the first 16 weeks will be examined at the Semester I Winter sitting. Modules taught
in the second 16 weeks will be examined at the Semester II Summer sitting. Modules from either
semester may be repeated at the Autumn sitting.




YEAR 4
An aggregate result of all modules to-date is returned at the Summer Examination Board in each
Session, and the Autumn Examination Board.


Exemptions
Exemptions will be considered on a module-by-module basis to a maximum of 6 x 5 credit modules
(30 ECTS) over Years 3 and 4.


Pass by Compensation
Calculated at the completion of the Degree Cycle and allowed in up to 10 ECTS at 35%, provided that
excess marks equivalent to double the deficiency are available in the modules successfully completed
in either Year 3 or Year 4.


Year's Work
A maximum of 50% of the marks for a module may be allotted to Year's Work, Course Work,
Practical Work (including Field Work), Essays, Oral Examinations or any combination of these, with
the exception of the Project where 100% of the marks are for continuous assessment.


Schedule of Examinations
Modules taught in the first 16 weeks will be examined at the Semester I Winter sitting. Modules taught
in the second 16 weeks will be examined at the Semester II Summer sitting. Modules from either
semester may be repeated at the Autumn sitting.




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                           DIPLOMA IN SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

                          Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology)

1) Awarded on successful completion of 6 x 5 ECTS credit modules. Awarded at the end of the
2-year Diploma cycle.
2) 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 Examination Board.
3) Exemptions: Allowed only to a maximum of 5 ECTS.
   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 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, or passed by compensation*.
Results in any modules, which were failed, or were not passed by compensation, 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.
*Pass by Compensation: Calculated at the completion of the Diploma in Scientific Studies
(Gemmology) and allowed in one module only, at 35% or above, provided that excess marks
equivalent to double the deficiency are available in the modules successfully completed.
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)


    1) Awarded on successful completion of 6 x 5 ECTS credit modules. Awarded at the end of the 2-
         year Diploma cycle.
    2) 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 Examination Board.
    3) Exemptions: Allowed only to a maximum of 5 ECTS.
             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



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completed, or passed by compensation*.
Results in any modules, which were failed, or were not passed by compensation, 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.
*Pass by compensation: Calculated at the completion of the Diploma of Scientific Studies (Geology)
and allowed in one module only, at 35% or above, provided that excess marks equivalent to double the
deficiency are available in the modules successfully completed.
For modules involving a written examination, 60% of 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
assessment.




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                                    POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

                                1AS1: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                                       (Analytical Biochemistry/Chemistry)

    Marks:
    Written Examinations (4) ........................................           40 ECTS
    Laboratory work, project, or presentations
    and employer's report............................................            20 ECTS
                                                                      Total     60 ECTS

    Standards:
    First Class Honours.............................................            70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
    Pass..................................................................      40%



                                     HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                                                 (Geophysics)

    Marks:
    Written Examinations (3).........................................           300
    Year's Work and Projects..........................................          300
                                                    Total                       600

Standards:
    First Class Honours.............................................            70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
    Pass..................................................................      40%


The pass mark is 40% and candidates must pass separately in the two components.


                        1HA1: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                                         (Mathematics)

    Marks:
    Written Examinations .........................................              50 ECTS
    Project..................................................................   10 ECTS
                                                                                60 ECTS
    Standards:
    First Class Honours.............................................            70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
    Pass..................................................................      40%




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                       1AM1: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                                     (Microbiology)

Marks:
Written Examinations (2) .................................                  42 ECTS
Continuous Assessment (practical) .....................                      9 ECS
Project ..........................................................           9 ECTS
                                                                            60 ECTS

Standards:
First Class Honours.............................................            70%
Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
Pass..................................................................      40%


                       1HH1: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                           (Occupational Health & Safety and Hygiene)

Marks:
Written papers (6)......................................................    42 ECTS
Project...............................................………………                18 ECTS
                 Total...................................................   60 ECTS

Candidates must pass separately in the two components.

Standards:
First Class Honours.............................................            70%
Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
Pass..................................................................      40%



                                     HIGHER DIPLOMA IN HYDROLOGY

Marks:
5 Written Papers - 100 marks each................... 500
Year's Work........................................................ 200
Project/Report..................................................... 300

Students will be required to pass in the three sections, papers, year's work, project report, separately,
the pass mark to be 40% in each case. The written examination will be held in June of each year but
students failing part of the June examination may on the recommendation of the Examination Board
be allowed to resit the Examination in Autumn or in Winter.

Standards:
Subject to a pass in each component the result of the examination will be determined on the
aggregate of marks for the whole examination.

First Class Honours.............................................            70%
Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
Pass..................................................................      40%




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                                    HIGHER DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                                            (Mathematical Physics)

      Marks & Standards:
      The maximum mark available for each course or project is in proportion to their ECTS weighting.

      Candidates must reach Pass standard overall to be awarded the Higher Diploma in Applied
      Science (Mathematical Physics). Candidates may re-sit the written examination for any course
      that they fail to pass at the first attempt.

      To be eligible for entry to the M.Sc. programme it is necessary that the candidate reach an overall
      mark of 50% in an approved choice of courses and project at the first sitting. It is not permitted to
      re-sit the examinations for the purpose of reaching the M.Sc. entry standard.

      Standards:
      First Class Honours.............................................         70%
      Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                60%
      Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                 50%
      Pass..................................................................   40%




       1MVC: POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
                            (Part-time)
Marks:
Written Papers                       25 ECTS
Year’s work                          5 ECTS
Total                                30 ECTS

Standards:
First Class Honours............................................. 70%
Second Class Honours Grade I............................ 60%
Second Class Honours Grade II                                          50%
Pass...............................................................….. 40%

Candidates must obtain an average of 40% in written papers. They must obtain an
average of 40% in all papers in order to be granted a Postgraduate Certificate. Candidates
may re-sit failed written papers, in order to pass (maximum mark, 40%).



   1MVD & 1MVD: POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
                          (Part-time)
Marks:
Written Papers                       55 ECTS
Year’s work                          5 ECTS
Total                                60 ECTS




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Standards:
First Class Honours............................................. 70%
Second Class Honours Grade I............................ 60%
Second Class Honours Grade II ………………..50%
Pass...............................................................……40%

Candidates must obtain an average of 40% in written papers. They must obtain an
average of 40% in all papers in year 1, in order to progress to year 2 and must obtain an
average of 40% in written papers in year 2, in order to be granted a Postgraduate
Diploma. Candidates may re-sit failed written papers, in order to pass (maximum mark,
40%).




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                                OMS1: M.Sc. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
A candidate for the M.Sc. Degree in any subject, shall at the Qualifying Examination attain a
standard of at least Second Class Honours i.e. 50%.


                                    1MS12: M.Sc. DEGREE EXAMINATION
      The M.Sc. Degree (Mode l) by thesis is an Honours Degree.

      The M.Sc. Degree (Modes ll and lll) by examination may be awarded with First and Second Class
      Honours.

      Standards (for Modes II and III):
      The aggregate of marks for the whole examination will determine the result as follows:

      First Class Honours.............................................               70%
      Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                      60%
      Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                       50%
      Pass..................................................................         40%




                        1AT1: EUROPEAN M.Sc. DEGREE IN ASTRONOMY
The Master's degree will be awarded after overall evaluation, including written examination on the
various courses and the dissertation, and will be recognised academically by all participating
Universities.

There are three components to the examination, each of which has to be passed separately:
Written Examinations........................................... 36 ECTS
Dissertation........................................................ 45 ECTS
Seminars............................................................ 9 ECTS
Total                                                                90 ECTS

Standards:
First Class Honours.............................................               70%
Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                      60%
Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                       50%
Pass..................................................................         40%




                                        M.Sc. DEGREE IN
                              ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY/CHEMISTRY
      Marks will be allocated as follows:

      Written Papers (5).....................................            30 ECTS
      Year’s Work..............................................          24 ECTS
      Research Thesis.........................................           36 ECTS
      Total                                                              90 ECTS


      Candidates must pass separately the Written Examination, Year's Work and Thesis.


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Standards:
    First Class Honours.............................................         70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                 50%
    Pass..................................................................   40%




                              1EO1: M.SC. DEGREE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
                            (Ecosystem Conservation and Landscape Management)

Course: The M.Sc. Programme includes 16 courses and a research project weighted at a total of 150
ECTS over the 20-month programme. Each course carries a separate mark which must be returned to
the Examinations/Records Office (The ECTS weighting ranges from 4 – 30 for half module to a three-
module course, respectively).

Distribution of Marks:

Course                                                                       Theory %   Year's Work %
University College Cork
  EV501 (8 ECTS), EV502 (8 ECTS), EV505 (8 ECTS)                             60         40
  EV516 (8 ECTS)                                                             70         30

Universities of Utrecht & Nijmegen
EV517 (8 ECTS)                                                               80         20
EV509 (8 ECTS), EV513 (8 ECTS)                                               -          100
EV518 (4 ECTS)                                                               100        -

University of Helsinki
EV519 (Field excursion in Taiga - introductory module)                       None       None
EV520 (4 ECTS)                                                               100        -
EV521 (8 ECTS), EV522 (8 ECTS)                                               -          100
EV523 (8 ECTS)                                                               50         50

National University of Ireland, Galway
EV506 (8 ECTS)                                                               50         50
EV510 (8 ECTS)                                                               60         40
EV524 (16 ECTS)                                                              -          100


EV525 (30 ECTS) Conservation and Management project. Assessed by project work (Supervisor's
assessment), thesis evaluation (readers' mark) and oral presentation.

Assessment for the award of the M.Sc. Degree will include written examinations and year’s work
(incorporating continuous assessment, practical and field reports and essays). A summary of the
assessment is given below:

Year 1:
Time: January - April 2002 at University College Cork
        EV501, EV502 (assessment by assignment and examination
        - paper 1 (March/April): EV501 and EV502 - 3 hours.)
        EV505, EV516 (Assessment by assignment and examination
        - paper 2 (March/April): EV505 and EV516 - 3 hours.)

Time: April - July 2002 at the Universities of Utrecht & Nijmegen
       EV517, EV518 (Assessment by assignment and examination



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          - (July) EV517 and EV518 - 3 hours.)
          EV509, EV513 (Assessment by assignment)

Year 2:
Time: September - December 2002 at the University of Helsinki
        EV520 (Assessment by examination in December 2002)
        EV521 (Assessment by assignment and group work)
        EV422 (Assessment by written and oral reports)
        EV523 (Assessment by assignments and examination in December 2002)

Time:     January - April 2003 at the National University of Ireland, Galway
          EV506 (Assessment by assignment and examination (1.5 hours) in March/April 2003)
          EV510 (Assessment by assignment and examination (1.5 hours) in March/April 2003)
          EV524 (Assessment by written and oral reports)

Pass Standard:
Candidates must achieve an average of 50% over all courses and not less than 40% in any course to
obtain a pass in the M.Sc. Degree overall. Candidates will be allowed to repeat failed taught courses
once in the Autumn of Year 1 or Summer of Year 2 (for Year 1 or Year 2 courses respectively). For
failed courses assessed by continuous assessment only, resubmission of work must be made within
three months of notification of the grade. Resubmitted work can achieve a maximum of 50% only.

Honours Standard:
The final grade of the M.Sc. is awarded on the summation of Year 1 and Year 2 marks.

    First Class Honours.............................................         70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                 50%
    Pass..................................................................   40%

Exemptions: Exemptions will be given on any course passed.



                             1MV1: M.Sc. DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

    Marks:
    Written Papers                                                           54 ECTS
    Year’s Work                                                               9 ECTS
    Research and Minor Thesis                                                27 ECTS
    Total                                                                    90 ECTS

Standards:
    First Class Honours.............................................         70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                 50%
    Pass..................................................................   40%




            1MV2 & 2MV2: M.Sc. DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE- Part-time
Marks:
Written Papers                                                               55 ECTS
Year’s work                                                                  5 ECTS
Research and Minor Thesis                                                    30 ECTS
Total                                                                        90 ECTS




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Standards:
First Class Honours.............................................                     70%
Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                            60%
Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                             50%
Pass..................................................................               40%


Candidates must obtain an average of 40% in written papers. They must obtain an
average of 40% in all papers in year 1, in order to progress to year 2 and must obtain an
average of 40% in written papers in year 2, in order to be able to continue with a
research project. Candidates may re-sit failed written papers, in order to pass (maximum
mark, 40%). Research work and thesis is assessed separately and candidates must obtain
at least 40%.




                                     1MT1: M.Sc. DEGREE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

      Marks:
      Written Papers (4)...................................                    40 ECTS
      Year's Work........................................                      10 ECTS
      Research Thesis...................................                       40 ECTS
      Total                                                                    90 ECTS

      Candidates must pass separately the written papers and research thesis. The written papers will be
      taken in the first year. Submission of the Research Thesis is subject to the attainment of a pass
      standard in the written papers.

Standards:
      First Class Honours.............................................               70%
      Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                      60%
      Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                       50%
      Pass..................................................................         40%



                 1ST1: M.Sc. DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS THEORY

      Marks:
      Coursework (7.5 ECTS per module)                                         60 ECTS
      Year’s Work                                                              15 ECTS
      Minor Thesis                                                             15 ECTS
      Total                                                                    90 ECTS

Standards:
      First Class Honours.............................................               70%
      Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                      60%
      Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                       50%
      Pass..................................................................         40%




                                          1MH1: M.Sc. DEGREE IN HYDROLOGY

            Marks will be allocated as follows:
            Written Papers (8)................................................       600
            Year's Work........................................................      100



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          Minor Thesis......................................................        300
          Total                                                                    1,000

          Candidates must pass separately the Written Papers, Year's Work and minor thesis.

Standards:
    First Class Honours.............................................                70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                       60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                        50%
    Pass..................................................................          40%




                                M.Sc. DEGREE IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE

          Marks
          Marks will be allocated as follows:

          Written Papers (4) ……………………                                        72 ECTS
          Minor Dissertation ……………………                                        18 ECTS
          Total                                                              90 ECTS

          Standards
          The aggregate of marks for the whole examination will determine the result as follows:

    First Class Honours.............................................                70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                       60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                        50%
    Pass..................................................................          40%


                         M.Sc. DEGREE IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

          Marks & Standards
          The weightings of the various elements of the programme are as follows:

          Coursework:                             54 ECTS
          Research Thesis:                        36 ECTS
          Total                                   90 ECTS

Candidates must pass separately the overall Coursework and the Research Thesis. Candidates for the
M.Sc. may not re-sit the written examinations for the purpose of reaching the required overall pass
standard. Candidates who do not reach the required standard for the award of the M.Sc. will be
considered instead for the award of the H.Dip. in Applied Science (Mathematical Physics).


Standards:
                       1st Class Honours:                                    70%
                       2nd Class Honours, Grade 1:                           60%
                       2nd Class Honours, Grade 2:                           50%
                       Pass:                                                 40%



          Note concerning the transition from the M.Sc. to the H.Dip. in Applied Science
          (Mathematical Physics)




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Candidates for the M.Sc. in Mathematical Physics may opt to transfer to the H.Dip. in Applied Science
programme in Mathematical Physics at any stage during the year-long programme.

Candidates for the M.Sc. who do not reach the required standard for the award of the M.Sc. will be
considered for the award of the H.Dip., subject to the following guidelines:

    1.    If the candidate fails to reach the required standard in either the Coursework or the Research
          Thesis, but has reached Pass standard overall, they will be eligible to be awarded the H.Dip. in
          Applied Science (Mathematical Physics).

    2.    If the candidate fails to reach the required standard in either the Coursework or the Research
          Thesis, or both, and if they fail to reach Pass standard overall, they will be allowed to re-sit the
          failed written courses with a view to reaching Pass standard. When they successfully reach
          Pass standard in the overall coursework they will then be eligible for the award of the H.Dip.
          in Applied Science (Mathematical Physics).


                                            M.Sc. DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS

          Marks
          Marks will be allocated as follows:

          Written Papers (4) ……………………                                        72 ECTS
          Minor Dissertation ……………………                                        18 ECTS
          Total                                                              90 ECTS

          Standards
          The aggregate of marks for the whole examination will determine the result as follows:

    First Class Honours.............................................               70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                      60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                       50%
    Pass..................................................................         40%




                                        M.Sc. DEGREE IN MEDICAL PHYSICS

          Marks:
          Written Examination … … … … …                                      31 ECTS
          Continuous Assessment … … … … …                                    31 ECTS
          Research Project … … … … …                                         28 ECTS
          Total                                                              90 ECTS


          Candidates must pass separately the examinable papers, continuous assessment and the
          Research Project. Candidates must achieve an average of 40% over each part of the course.
          With respect to the examinable papers, the candidates shall not achieve less than 30% in any
          single paper including continuous assessments. The exceptions to this are the exams in
          Hospital Safety and Occupational Hygiene where candidates shall achieve a minimum of 40%
          for each exam individually.

          The final Grade of the M.Sc. is awarded based on the total as follows:

    First Class Honours.............................................               70%
    Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                      60%
    Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                       50%
    Pass..................................................................         40%



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         ECTS ranking is based on a total course weighting of 90.



                                          M.Sc. DEGREE IN METEOROLOGY

         Marks:
         Written Examination........................................             500
         Year's Work........................................................     200
         Minor Thesis......................................................      300
         Total                                                                 1,000

   Candidates must pass separately the Written Examination, Year's Work and minor Thesis.

Standards:
   First Class Honours.............................................             70%
   Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                    60%
   Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                     50%
   Pass..................................................................       40%



                            1NP: M.Sc. DEGREE IN NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

      Marks:
      Written Examinations…………………………..                                          40 ECTS
      Course Assessments……………………………                                             20 ECTS
      Thesis…………………………………………..                                                  30 ECTS
      Total                                                                     90 ECTS

Standards:
   First Class Honours.............................................             70%
   Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                    60%
   Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                     50%
   Pass..................................................................       40%




                                1OP1: M.Sc. DEGREE IN
                    OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS

   Marks:
   OH501 Written Papers (7).........................                            42 ECTS
   OH502 Year's Work...............................                             12 ECTS
   OH503 Research Thesis..........................                              36 ECTS
   Total                                                                        90 ECTS


   Standards:
   (1) Candidates who fail to achieve 30% in any one of the written papers shall not pass the written part
        of the examination.
   (2) Candidates must pass separately the Written Papers, Year’s Work and Research Thesis.

   Candidates who successfully complete the written component of the M.Sc. in Occupational Health &
   Safety and Ergonomics, and who do not wish to proceed further in preparation and presentation of a
   Dissertation, may at the discretion of the Board of Examiners, be awarded the Diploma in Occupational
   Health & Safety and Hygiene.



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      Students should ordinarily only be eligible for an Honours M.Sc. Degree if they present their Written
      Dissertation by the Winter examination of the same year in which they completed their written
      component.

      First Class Honours.............................................            70%
      Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                   60%
      Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                    50%
      Pass..................................................................      40%




                           1QR1: M.Sc. DEGREE IN QUALITY AND RELIABILITY
               Written Papers and Year's Work.........................              800
               Research Thesis.................................................... 1,200
                                                                                   2,000

               Candidates must pass separately Written Papers, Year's Work and Research Thesis.

Standards:
First Class Honours.............................................                  70%
Second Class Honours Grade 1.............................                         60%
Second Class Honours Grade 2............................                          50%
Pass..................................................................            40%




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