FACULTY OF SCIENCE

CONTENTS

1st University Examination in Science

2nd University Examination in Science

B.Sc. Degree (General) Examination

3rd University (Honours) Examination in Science

3rdyear University Examination in Science-Joint Honours Degree

B.Sc. Part 1

B.Sc. Honours Degree Examination

B.Sc. Joint Honours Degree Examination

B.Sc. (Pass) Degree

B.Sc. General Topical Degrees

B.Sc. Honours Topical Degree Examination

Diploma for Health, Safety and Welfare at Work

Higher Diploma in Computer Science

Higher Diploma in Computational Methods and Numerical Software

Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science

M.Sc. Degree Examination

Master of applied science degree examinations (MApplSc)

M.Sc. Degree in Cognitive Science

Certificate in Safety and Health at Work

Certificate in Safety and Health at Work (IBEC)




SCBDF0001 FIRST UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

MARKS MAXIMA:-1,000 for each subject.

Distribution of marks in subjects with a practical examination:

Written Examination70%
Practical Examination30%

Honours Standards:

Pass Standard:*

Compensation:

Exemption:



*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS WISHING TO PROCEED TO SOME SECOND YEAR COURSES

Computer Science
Students should be aware that they will not be permitted to enter the Second Year course in Computer Science unless they have gained a clear pass in Computer Science in the the First Science examination.

Four Year Honours Degree in Mathematics
Students wishing to pursue a Four-Year Honours Degree in Mathematics are required to attend the honours course in that subjects in the First and subsequent years. In order to proceed to the Honours course in Second Science, a qualifying mark of at least 50% in the subject concerned must be obtained in the First Science examination, Summer or Autumn.

Four Year Honours Degree in Mathematical Physics
Students wishing to pursue a Four-Year Honours Degree in Mathematical Physics are required to attend the honours course in that subjects in the Second and subsequent years. In order to proceed to the Honours course in Second Science, a qualifying mark of at least 50% in the subject concerned must be obtained in the First Science examination, Summer or Autumn.

Mathematical Science
Students in the Mathematical Science stream must pass the First Science examination and obtain a minimum of 50% in the Honours course in Mathematics and 50% in the Mathematical Physics course. Students of Mathematical Science passing the First Science examination but gaining marks below these requirements revert to the General Science stream in Second Year.

Theoretical Physics
Students in the Theoretical Physics stream must pass the First Science examination and obtain a minimum of 55% in the Experimental Physics course, 50% in the Honours course in Mathematics and 55% in the Mathematical Physics course. Students of Theoretical Physics pasing the First Science examination but gaining marks below these requirements revert to the General Science stream in Second Year.



SCBDF0002 SECOND UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

Each subject comprises 4 units.

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000 for each subject/unit

Distribution of Marks:
Students refer to individual departments for distribution of marks

Honours Standards:

Pass Standard:*

Compensation:

Exemption:



*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO SOME THIRD SCIENCE COURSES

Single or Joint Honours - Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
To qualify for admission to an honours course in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics students must take the honours papers in these subjects. In the case of Mathematical Physics, however, students who take the pass papers may qualify for the Single Honours Degree Course, but not the Joint Honours Degree Course, by obtaining a minimum of 70% in these papers. If the examination is passed in an academic year later than the academic year of entry to the courses, or if it passed by compensation, then a minimum of 75% in the epass papers will apply.

Mathematical Science
To qualify for admission to the Third Year of the Mathematical Science degree, students must qualify for the third Science Honours Courses in at least two of the subjects, Mathematics, Mathematical Physics and Statistics, and, in addition must obtain a minimum of 50% in the other subject. These qualifying standards must be obtained at a single sitting, at either the Summer or Autumn examination. Students passing the examinations but gaining marks less than the requirements revert to the general Science stream.

Theoretical Physics
To qualify for admission to the Third Year of the Theoretical Physics degree, students must obtain the qualifying standard for admission to Honours courses in both Experimental Physics and Mathematical Physics, and in addition, must obtain a minimum of 50% in the Honours course in the Mathematics. These qualifying standards must be gained at a single sitting, at either the Summer or Autumn examination. Students passing the examinations but gaining marks less than the requirements revert to the general Science stream.



BSc DEGREE (GENERAL) EXAMINATION

SCBDF0003 BSc (General) One-Subject
SCBDF0004 BSc (General) Two-Subject

In units including practical and written examinations, candidates may be debarred from passing on grounds of extreme weakness in one or other part of the unit.

Pass Standard:

Compensation:

Exemption:

Distinction:



BSc HONOURS DEGREE
SCBDF0005 One-Subject
A. THIRD UNIVERSITY (HONOURS) EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE

The examination must be passed at the first attempt.

Honours Standards:

Pass Standard:

Compensation:



SCBDF0006
B.   THIRD YEAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION - JOINT HONOURS DEGREE

MARKS MAXIMA: 500 in each subject.
To proceed to the Fourth Year of this Degree candidates must attain at least an average mark of 45% in each of the two subjects.

Honours Standards:



"SCBDF0005
C.   BSc PART I

The BSc Part I is taken in 2 units. The papers and standards for the BSc Part I are those of the BSc (General) Degree Examination.

Pass Standard:



SCBDF0005
D.   BSc HONOURS DEGREE EXAMINATION

Distribution of Marks:

1,000 for each subject.

Honours Standards:



SCBDF0006
E.  BSc JOINT HONOURS DEGREE EXAMINATION

MARKS MAXIMA: 500 in each subject.

Honours Standards:



F.  BSc (PASS) DEGREE



BSc TOPICAL DEGREES

"SCBDF0007  BSc GENERAL TOPICAL DEGREE EXAMINATION

The BSc General Topical Degree Examination is taken in 10 units made up of 8 core units and an additional 2 units. In units including practical and written examinations candidates may be debarred from passing on grounds of extreme weakness in one or other part of the unit. Honours will be awarded to candidates proceeding to the BSc Honours Topical Degree.

Honours Standard:

Pass Standard:

Compensation:

Exemption:

Distinction:


 
 

SCBDF0008 BSc HONOURS TOPICAL DEGREE EXAMINATION

The BSc Honours Topical Degree Examination is taken in the year following completion of the BSc General Topical Degree.

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000

Honours Standard:



IFDPP0001 (Dublin)/ IFDPP0002 (Waterford) DIPLOMA FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000

Pass mark to be 40% with single deficiency compensation from 35%. Compensation will be granted in a maximum of two of the eight papers. A student may compensate in papers taken in either first or second year.

Students who obtain an average equal to or above 60% in the Diploma examinations and projects and where the marks do not fall below 50% in any paper, will be granted a Pass with Commendation. This shall apply only for the first attempt at the examination.


 
 

SCHDF0018 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (HDipCompSc)

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000

Pass standard:40%
Honours standard:55%
Distinction:65%

Honours and distinctions will only be awarded on the basis of the results of the summer examination.



SCHDF0019 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN COMPUTATIONAL METHODS AND NUMERICAL SOFTWARE (HDipCompMNS)

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000

Pass standard:40%
Honours standard:55%
Distinction:65%

Honours and distinctions will only be awarded on the basis of the results of the summer examination.



SCHDF0020  HIGHER DIPLOMA IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE (HDipMaSc)

Allocation of marks:
Part 1200
Part 2400
Pass standard:40% in Part 1
40% in Part 2
Pass with distinction:40% in Part 1
62% in Part 2


SCMRF0001, SCMRF0002, SCMXF0001 - SCMXF0010, SCMXF0024 MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE EXAMINATION (MSc)

The MSc Degree (Mode I) by thesis is an Honours Degree.

For the MSc Degree (Modes II and III) by examination:

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000.

Honours Standards:
Pass standard:40%
First Class Honours:70%
Second Class Honours:60%


SCMXF0012 - SCMXF0017, SCMXP0017 MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE EXAMINATIONS (MApplSc)

MARKS MAXIMA: 1,000

Honours Standards:
Pass standard:40%
First Class Honours:70%
Second Class Honours:60%


SCMXF0011 M.Sc DEGREE IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Marks are allocated as follows:
 
Examinations70%
Dissertation30%
 
The Marks and Standards applicable are:
 
First Class Honours70%
Second Class Honours60%
Pass Standard40%

Students must achieve a pass grade in all their papers and dissertation



IFCTP0004 CERTIFICATE IN SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK
IFCTP0015 CERTIFICATE IN SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK IBEC

20% of the final marks for the Certificate are awarded on the basis of the first project.
20% of the final marks for the Certificate are awarded on the basis of the second project.
60% of the marks for the Certificate are awarded on the basis of the written examination.

A Certificate will be awarded to students who attain at least 50% of the total marks (written examination and two projects) provided a minimum of 35% (7/20) is obtained on each of the two projects and 45% (27/60) is obtained on the written examination.