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1 BSc (Honours) Computing and Information Systems Part-time Course Code: 2172 Don McFall – Course Director Room 16J08

2 BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems The Part-time Choice  Top-up to a full honours degree.

3 Three-Year Course

4 Two Evenings Each Week ….See timetable on course website

5 Doing a degree - NQF  Level 6 qualifications recognise a specialist high level knowledge of an area of work or study to enable the use of an individual’s own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the achievement of a high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions. Level 6 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Bachelor's degrees with honours, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas.

6 Things you need to know...  Locality  Programme structure  Module assessment  Preparation and submission of coursework  Regulations and progression  Attendance / illness  Programme management  Programme related resources  Other matters …

7 Locality 1 - Jordanstown Campus

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9 Locality 2 -Block 16 D McFall

10 Programme structure 1 Years 2 and 3 modules Contribute to classification

11 Programme structure 2 Semester 1 TeachingExams Vacation 24 Sep14 Dec Semester 2 TeachingExams Teaching Vacation 2 wks Revision

12 Examinations Timetable Semester 1 Examination: January 2013 Semester 1 07/01/13-19/01/13 Provisional timetable available from Tuesday 27 November 2012 Final timetable available from Wednesday 5 December 2012 Semester 2 13/05/13-28/05/13 Provisional timetable available from Tuesday 26 March 2013 Final timetable available from Friday 12 April 2013 Supplementary/Resits 14/08/13-23/08/13 Final timetable available from Tuesday 23 July 2013 NB Always check the portal closer to the time for confirmation of these dates

13 Module assessment  50% examination, 50% Coursework  Exam: 2 hours (year 1 examinations) 3 hours (year 2 & 3 examinations) Past papers available in the library  Coursework: number and form of assignments vary per module provides you and course committee with feedback about your progress  Effort: 10 hours per credit point (200 hours per module)

14 Preparation and submission of coursework  Read carefully, clarify uncertainties, note hand-in date, plan your work, allow for slippage.  Individual assignments must be your own work - plagiarism is an academic offence. You must make yourself familiar with the university policy on Plagiarism. Please refer to the course website.  Submit on time, using the appropriate form. (Tell lecturer in advance if you cannot submit on time. Valid reasons, i.e. “extenuating circumstances” must be given, using an EC1 form).  Keep a copy of your own submissions  Keep a copy of all your marked assignment work – may be required for inspection by the External Examiner.  Complete the assignment coversheet - Receipt

15 EC1 form – Extenuating Circumstances  If you cannot submit coursework by deadline, or if you miss an examination, extenuating circumstances must be provided on EC1 form. (see course website for a copy).  Valid reasons, i.e. “extenuating circumstances” must be given. The EC1 form must be submitted to the school office or your course director within 5 working days of the circumstance occurring).  You will be given a receipt. No Receipt = No EC1 submission. Keep a copy of your own submissions  School office 16G24.  Will be considered by School panel and feedback given.

16 Regulations and progression To pass a module  40% overall (min of 35% in cw/exam) To progress to second year…  pass all modules Consequences of failure at first attempt: depends on severity of failure and number of modules Progress decisions taken by Board of Examiners.

17 Year 1 Failure at the First Attempt Failure in modules with an overall value up to and including 60 credit points: Repeat specified examinations and/or coursework in the failed modules (examinations August). Failure at second attempt One module: Progress to next year and repeat, once only, module at the next examination period Two modules: Repeat modules once only at the next examination period with or without attendance. Progress not permitted Three modules: Withdraw from course

18 Years 2 and 3 Up to two modules from Year 2 and 3 failed: Repeat once only specified examination(s) and/or coursework in the failed module(s) in consideration for Honours classification (examinations August). More than two modules from year 2 and 3 failed: Withdraw from the programme.

19 Preparation and submission of coursework  Read carefully, clarify uncertainties, note hand-in date, plan your work, allow for slippage.  Individual assignments must be your own work - plagiarism is an academic offence. You must make yourself familiar with the university policy on Plagiarism. Please refer to the course website.  Keep a copy of all your marked assignment work – may be required for inspection by the External Examiner.  Complete the assignment coversheet - Receipt

20 EC1 form – Extenuating Circumstances  If you cannot submit coursework by deadline, or if you miss an examination, extenuating circumstances must be provided on EC1 form. (see course website for a copy).  Valid reasons, i.e. “extenuating circumstances” must be given. The EC1 form must be submitted to the school office or your course director within 5 working days of the circumstance occurring).  You will be given a receipt. No Receipt = No EC1 submission. Keep a copy of your own submissions  School office 16G24.  Will be considered by School panel and feedback given.

21 Attendance and illness  Attendance is monitored.  Please inform your Course Director if you are absent.  If through illness or other extenuating circumstance you cannot sit an exam or submit coursework, reasons should be submitted to Course Director – using EC1 form.

22 Deregistration  Students who withdraw must complete an on-line de-registration form (Portal)  This records the date of withdrawal and avoids financial problems with fees or overpayment of bursaries.

23 Studies Advice  problems with a particular subject area talk to lecturer concerned  general course related problems speak to course director or raise through student/staff committee  Studies Advisor: Dr George Wilkie … will meet with students and start the SA process very  Student Support Services also available (counselling and guidance)  Library induction talk has been arranged. It will take place during COM308 in teaching week 2…to be delivered by Mick Carragher

24 Course Management Student/Staff consultative committee meets once each semester (normally week 5 or 6) a forum for exchange of views and ideas between students and their lecturers, support staff, etc. attended by student representatives (1 student from each year) Course Committee chaired by the Course Director, responsible for the running of the course Board of Examiners chaired by Dean of Faculty, takes decisions on student progress External Examiner senior academic from another UK/Ireland institution, responsible for moderation and quality assurance of examinations and assessment

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26 Programme related resources ICT Acceptable Use Policy ositedoc.html ositedoc.html htm PDS


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