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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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Research at the IEPI

Professor Stefaan Simons

Professor Stefaan Simons

Scheme of Award

UCL’s Australian MSc, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate and PhD are approved programmes of UCL and also meet the standards required by the Australian Qualifications Framework for a Masters, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate and PhD degree.

The Academic Regulations for Students (www.ucl.ac.uk/academic-manual/part-j) is the source of reference for all matters relating to overarching UCL regulations concerning the rules of examinations and schemes of award.


3.1
Masters of Science (MSc) in Energy and Resources Management

In addition to UCL’s minimum requirements as set out in the UCL Academic Manual, the Programme Board of Examiners has prescribed the following requirements:

1. Award dependent details:

Students take the following elements:

· 12 taught courses, each with a weighting of 20 UCL credits (total weighting 240 UCL credits)

· 2 individual research projects, each with a weighting of 40 UCL credits (total weighting 80 credits)

OR

· 8 taught courses, each with a weighting of 20 UCL credits (total weighting 160 UCL credits), and

· 1 individual research project, often industry based, concluding with a dissertation (total weighting of 160 UCL credits).

2. Award independent rules:

In year 1, students must take the 4 core courses, each with a weighting of 20 UCL credits together with any other 4 taught courses offered at the time of enrolment (total weighting 160 UCL credits). *

In year 2 students choose either the Research stream or the Coursework stream.

For an award of a Masters degree students must have completed 320 UCL credits and obtained an overall average mark of 50% or greater which must include a mark of 50% or greater for the dissertation.

Research Stream

· Pass eight courses and the individual research project (dissertation) at 50% or above. 

Coursework Stream

· Pass 12 taught courses and two research projects at 50% or above. 

To obtain an MSc with Merit, candidates must normally obtain an average mark of at least 60% for the taught courses and obtain a mark of at least 65% for the research project(s).

A student may be required to make specified amendments to their dissertation within one month provided that:

a)         the amendments are minor and the dissertation is otherwise adequate; and

b)         the student has satisfied all other requirements for the award of a Masters degree.

iv)        For students commencing their studies on Masters programmes in or after September 2010, the award of merit must be given if they have satisfied all of the following criteria:

a)         the overall average mark, based on 320 UCL credits, is 60% or greater; and

b)         the mark for the dissertation is 65% or greater; and

c)         there are no marks below 50%, no re-sit marks, and all marks are first attempts.

v)         The award of distinction must be given to students on Masters programmes if they have satisfied all of the following criteria:

a)         the overall average mark, based upon 320 UCL credits, is 70% or greater; and

b)         the mark for the dissertation is 70% or greater.

c)         there are no marks below 50%, no re-sit marks, and all marks are first attempts. 


Study
Options

In the event that students enrolled in the MSc do not/cannot complete the full programme, they are able to apply to withdraw from the MSc and apply for the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma.  Provided they meet the conditions for the award as detailed in the Scheme of Award, they will be able to graduate.

Alternatively, students are able to apply for direct admission to the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma and, subject to satisfactory performance, may be eligible to progress to the MSc.


3.2
Graduate Diploma (Grad Dip)

In addition to UCL’s minimum requirements, as set out in the Academic Regulations for Students, the Programme Board of Examiners has prescribed the following requirements:

1. Award dependent details:

Students take the following elements:

any 8 taught courses, each with a weighting of 20 UCL credits (total weighting 160 UCL credits) with at least 3 of the taught courses taken from the core offerings.*

2. Award independent rules:

For an award of a Graduate Diploma, students must have completed 160 UCL credits and obtained an overall average mark of 50% or greater.

The award of merit cannot be given for Postgraduate Diplomas.

The award of distinction must be given to students on Postgraduate Diploma programmes if they have satisfied all of the following criteria:
the overall average mark, based on 160 UCL credits, is 70% or greater; and

there are no marks below 50%, no re-sit marks, and all marks are first attempts.

3.3 Graduate Certificate (Grad Cert)

In addition to UCL’s minimum requirements as set out in the Academic Regulations for Students, the Programme Board of Examiners has prescribed the following requirements:

1. Award dependent details:

Students take the following elements:

• any 4 taught courses, each with a weighting of 20 UCL credits (total weighting 80 UCL credits)

2. Award independent rules:

For an award of a Graduate Certificate students must have completed 80 UCL credits and obtained an overall average mark of 50% or greater.

The award of distinction and merit cannot be given for Postgraduate Certificates.

* Research projects are not considered a taught course.  Research projects cannot be taken by students enrolled in either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma programmes.

Re-sit candidates

Candidates who have failed to pass a taught course overall have the opportunity to only re-sit the examination component if that was the element that was failed.  Candidates are only allowed to re-sit the failed element once and must re-sit at the first available opportunity.  In all other respects, the same conditions as for first-sit candidates apply.

Where a student has taken re-sits, the marks for all attempts must be recorded.

The higher of the marks achieved at the first attempt and the resit attempt will apply and will be used in the calculation of the award. 

Where a course is substituted for a course previously failed, the assessment for the new course shall be treated as second attempt and no further entry will be permitted, if it is subsequently failed. Where a course is substituted for a course not previously examined, i.e. a course from which the student has withdrawn, entry to examination for the new course shall be treated as a first attempt and one further entry will be permitted.

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