- Unless the Dean, on recommendation of the relevant head of department, decides otherwise, the master's degree is conferred on the basis of a dissertation (including an examination on the dissertation).
- A minimum of 180 credits is required to obtain the MEng degree.
Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, Reg. G.1.3 and G.54, a BEngHons degree or equivalent qualification is required for admission to the MEng programmes.
Examinations and pass requirements
The stipulations of the relevant Faculty regulations are applicable.
The Dean may, on recommendation of the relevant head of department, exempt a student from the examination on the dissertation.
The average mark awarded by all the examiners is the final mark, with the pass mark being at least 50%.
A student must by means of a dissertation prove that he or she is capable of planning, instituting and executing a scientific investigation. Unless the Senate, on the recommendation of the supervisor, decides otherwise, a student, before or on submission of a dissertation, must submit proof issued by a recognised academic journal that an article was submitted, to the Head: Student Administration. The draft article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the dissertation and be approved by the supervisor if the supervisor is not a co-author. The supervisor shall be responsible for ensuring that the paper is taken through all the processes of revision and resubmission, as may be necessary. Conferment of the degree may be made subject to compliance with the stipulations of this regulation.
Pass with distinction
A student who submits a dissertation passes with distinction if an average mark of at least 75% is obtained for the dissertation (and the examination on the dissertation).