Underlying principles

  • The underlying principles of Workstream C are as follows:

    1. Progression should be based upon a linear model of progress through discrete levels of study. Programmes will be designed upon Levels 4, 5 and 6 (equating to years 1, 2 and 3) with clearly expressed programme outcomes by Level describing threshold skills, knowledge and competencies. The structural concept of Stage 1 and Stage 2 will no longer apply.
    2. The minimum number of Level 6 credits students must pass to graduate will increase from 90 to 120.
    3. All Programmes will have a compulsory Semester 1 for students entering Level 4.
    4. The range and status of modules in UG programmes should operate within clearly defined parameters at each level. Programmes will feature a combination of Compulsory and Optional modules.
    5. There will be minimum limit of Compulsory modules (that faculties can choose to exceed).
    6. There will be maximum limit of Optional modules (that faculties can work within but not exceed). The design emphasis will thus be on a more organised model of choice moving away from an emphasis on ‘choice above all else’.
    7. Progression rules should be simplified with the deployment of pre- or co-requisite modules superseded by a well-defined core of compulsory modules.