MSc in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology

Programme Leader :Prof Lawrence CM Wu

Deputy Programme Leader : Prof. KM Yu

Maximum Period of Study

New students admitted from 2010/11 and onwards will have to complete their studies within the stipulated maximum period of study which is two point five times the normal study period for the respective programme, i.e., 5 years for MScMEN programme. The maximum period of study is inclusive of programme transfer and any periods of leave of absence and suspension of studies.

Assessment and Progression

The assessment system consists of a combination of assessments in course work and written examination.  The assessment criteria vary according to the different components of a course but students are provided with as many opportunities as possible to demonstrate their competence.

Course work consists of student performance in written assignments, tutorials, projects and laboratories.  Formal written examination(s) are normally held at the end of each semester.

When a student's Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 2.0, he/she will be considered as having academic difficulties. The students should then consult the Tutor or Programme Leader for advice. If the CGPA is too low, the College Examination Board may terminate the student's study.

Calculation of Grade Point Average:

Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) The GPA calculated for all the courses taken in one semester, including failed courses, but excluding courses graded I, X or P.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
Where G is the grade point awarded and U the credit units earned for the ith course.

A student who believes that his/her ability to attend an examination, or in-course assessment with a weighting of 20% or above, has been adversely affected by circumstances beyond his/her control may submit a mitigation request with the scanned relevant supporting documents (e.g. medical certificate) to the Department via AIMS no later than 5 working days from the scheduled date for completing the affected examination or assessment. It is the student’s responsibility to hand in the original copies of all the required documents to the Department by the aforesaid deadline as well.

Upon receipt of a mitigation request (including the original copies of the required documents), the Department will investigate the case, in consultation with the course-offering academic unit (if appropriate). Only compelling reasons such as illness, hospitalization, accident, family bereavement or other unforeseeable serious circumstances will be considered. If the case is substantiated, the Assessment Panel will then decide if a make-up examination or coursework or other alternative assessment will be offered to the student concerned. Only one make-up examination will be arranged per course per semester.

Late Submission of Assessment Tasks

20% of the marks obtained by the student will be deducted each day linearly for late submission of assessment tasks across the Department.

Award Classification

Students who enrolled in or after 2010/11 will follow the following award boundaries starting from 2010/11.

Distinction CGPA ≥ 3.50
Credit CGPA 3.20-3.49
Pass CGPA 2.00-3.19

Late Drop

The department will not process any late drop (except for extenuating circumstances) after week 8.  Academic reason will NOT be considered as a valid reason.  Regarding summer semester, the deadline for a late drop is the end of week 4.

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