|12250052||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology||Department: Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
Refer also to G30-G41.
The degree is conferred on the basis of a dissertation and examination on the field of study of the dissertation and/or divisions of the field of study as required by the relevant head of department.
The stipulations of the relevant Faculty regulations are applicable.
Refer also to G36-G37.
The average mark awarded by all the examiners is the final mark, with the pass mark being at least 50%.
Upgrading from a master's to a doctoral degree
A student must by means of a dissertation or mini-dissertation prove that he or she is capable of planning, instituting and executing a scientific investigation. Conferment of the degree may be made subject to compliance with the stipulations of this regulation.
One article has to be submitted to an accredited journal on submission of a research master’s dissertation. At the latest, just before the department submits the final mark of a dissertation, a student should submit proof of submission of an article issued by an accredited journal, to the head of the department, for his/her recommendation to the dean. The submitted article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the dissertation and should have been approved by the supervisor. The affiliations of both the student and supervisor should be listed as the University of Pretoria.
Refer also to G40.
With the exception of an honorary degree, a degree will be conferred on a student only if the student has complied with all the requirements for the particular degree and has reached the level of competence prescribed for the degree, and on condition that no one is entitled to any privileges pertaining to a degree before the degree has been conferred on him or her at a graduation ceremony.
A student passes with distinction if an average mark of at least 75% is obtained for the dissertation (and the examination on the dissertation, where applicable).
Minimum credits: 180
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