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Form P9Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure andProgramme Notes TemplateVersion 4.0 (2010/2011)1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &exit awards)A4E7-EPEA4E5-EPEA4E0-EPE5. TypeSpecialist SchoolDegree6. Programme AccreditedbyInstitute of Ergonomics &Human Factors2. Programme Titles for all awards(unabbreviated)Engineering Psychology with Ergonomics7. UCASCodeN/A8. SchoolSLS/SBE3. Main Award(s) (to be recruitedto)MScDiplomaCertificate4. Exit Awards (for graduationonly)N/A9. QAA Subject BenchmarkingGroup(s)N/A10. Date of Production/Revision29 November 20109. CompositionMSc:9 courses; 6mandatory plus 2optional and the 60credit dissertationcourse.Diploma:8 courses; 6mandatory plus 2optionalCertificate:Any 4 from 6mandatory courses10. Arrangement of Courses 11. Awards, Credits &LevelMandatory and Optional CoursesSemester 1 Starting From Semester 2 Starting From Semester 2/3Course Code & Title Effort Hours Course Code & Title Effort Hours Course Code & Title Effort HoursMandatory CoursesA41CEConsumer ErgonomicsA41PWPeople and the PhysicalWork EnvironmentA41MRResearch MethodsD21LDLearning from Disasters150150150150Mandatory CoursesD21HMHuman Factors MethodsA41SOSocial and OrganisationalChangeOptional CoursesTwo chosen from:D11HFHuman Factors of the BuiltEnvironmentD21FRFire, Explosions and ProcessSafety150150150150A41EXEngineering Psychology withErgonomics Master’s Project(MSc students only)orD21ZZDissertation(Civil Engineering Discipline)(MSc students only)600180 SCQF credits forMSc; incl. 180 credits atLevel 11120 SCQF credits for PGDip; incl. 120 credits atLevel 1160 SCQF credits for PGCert; incl. 60 credits atLevel 11D21CRHuman Factors in the Design andEvaluation of Control RoomsD10ISSustainable and IntelligentBuildings1501501


Form P9Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure andProgramme Notes TemplateVersion 4.0 (2010/2011)1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &exit awards)A4E7-EPEA4E5-EPEA4E0-EPE5. TypeSpecialist SchoolDegree6. Programme AccreditedbyInstitute of Ergonomics &Human Factors2. Programme Titles for all awards(unabbreviated)Engineering Psychology with Ergonomics7. UCASCodeN/A8. SchoolSLS/SBE3. Main Award(s) (to be recruitedto)MScDiplomaCertificate4. Exit Awards (for graduationonly)N/A9. QAA Subject BenchmarkingGroup(s)N/A10. Date of Production/Revision29 November 201012. Mode and Location of StudyFull-time x Part-time X13. Duration of Study (months)Home Campus x Other Campusspecify)………………………Collaborative PartnerApproved Learning Partner14. Mode of DeliveryConventional lx Blended Independent15. Level of CoursesLevel 11 x Levels 7-10 (UG) MixedCourses not at Level 11 (codes):StandardMaximumFull-time Part-time Full-time Part-timeMasters 12 24 24 84Diploma 9 15 24 48Certificate 6 12 24 4816. Collaborative/Approved Learning Partner Programme (Please specify details ofpartner institutions)N/AProgramme Notes1. Nominal Pass Mark/GradeMasters: C (50%)Diploma: D (40%)Certificate: D (40%)2. Summary of Assessment MethodsSummative Assessment60% examination in all courses except D21LD (Learningfrom Disasters) 75%, D41HM (Human Factors Methods),D21CR (Human Factors in the Design and Evaluation ofControl Rooms), A41EX (Master’s project) and D21ZZ(Master’s project) all 0%.Formative Assessment40% coursework in all courses except D21LD (Learning from Disasters)25%.D41HM (Human Factors Methods), D21CR (Human Factors in theDesign and Evaluation of Control Rooms), D21ZZ (Master’s project),and A41EX (Master’s project) all 100%.Overall the programme is 52% exam and 48% coursework (includingthe dissertation – 59/41 without)2


Form P9Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure andProgramme Notes TemplateVersion 4.0 (2010/2011)1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &exit awards)A4E7-EPEA4E5-EPEA4E0-EPE5. TypeSpecialist SchoolDegree6. Programme AccreditedbyInstitute of Ergonomics &Human Factors2. Programme Titles for all awards(unabbreviated)Engineering Psychology with Ergonomics7. UCASCodeN/A8. SchoolSLS/SBE3. Main Award(s) (to be recruitedto)MScDiplomaCertificate4. Exit Awards (for graduationonly)N/A9. QAA Subject BenchmarkingGroup(s)N/A10. Date of Production/Revision29 November 20103. Re-assessment OpportunitiesStudents are normally only offered standard reassessment opportunities for courses in which they have achieved a grade of less than D. This reassessment will take place atthe next available opportunity.Students are permitted 1 resit attempt up to a maximum of 3 courses.4. Award CriteriaNumber of Course OverallBasis of Overall Mark/GradeOther RequirementsPasses Mark/GradeMaster (Distinction): 9 (180 credits) 70% The course marks are averaged and studentsmust pass all courses; no course < C gradePlus 70% (Grade A) in MSc ProjectDissertationMaster: 9 (180) 50% The course marks are averaged and studentsmust pass all courses; no module < D gradeMust also submit a satisfactory MSc projectdissertation (Grade C minimum)Diploma (Distinction): 8 (120) 70% The course marks are averaged and students D or above in each coursemust pass all coursesDiploma: 8 (120) 40% The course marks are averaged and students D or above in each coursemust pass all coursesCertificate: 4 (60) 40% The course marks are averaged D or above in each course5. Course Choice/DissertationStudents must select two courses from the available options in Semester 2 (subject to requirements for minimum numbers in courses, if necessary). Certificate candidates willbe able to take any 4 courses from those offered (apart from the project).The Masters project will be on a topic chosen by the student, in consultation with teaching staff.6. Additional InformationThe accompanying Programme Description provides details of aims, outcomes, teaching & learning and assessment policies for the programme. Details of individual courses areprovided in the appropriate Course Descriptors.3

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