Subject Examination Committee

Role of the Subject Examination Committee

The Subject Examination Committee (SEC) will meet to consider the progress of students in Stage I and Stage II and to arrive at recommendations for the awards to be made at the Modular Examination Committee (MEC). A SEC is responsible for assessment of specified modules and for considering student progress on specified subjects. It is also responsible for considering requests to change into the subject(s) covered by the committee.


Membership of SEC will be as follows:

  • A Dean of Faculty (or his or her nominee) or Programme Lead (as Chair). SEC Chair to be confirmed by Faculty AESC each Academic Year.
  • External Examiner(s) responsible for the group of modules
  • All internal examiners responsible for the group of modules under consideration

The specific structure of SECs and the chair will be approved from time to time as appropriate by the Dean of Faculty that sponsors the subject or modules. Each SEC is responsible for the award of marks to all students on the modules for which it and its External Examiner(s) are responsible. However, each subject is the responsibility of a specific SEC and it is that SEC which is responsible for monitoring the student records and making recommendations to MEC on the progress of and awards to students on the subject and on any recommendations for an Examination Committee letter. 

Where a subject includes modules from more than one subject or Faculty, it is clearly important that liaison can take place and the adherence to the UMP practices and deadlines is essential for this to be implemented effectively.