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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

Curriculum based Component of Research Programme Water and Waste Infrastructure and Services Engineered for Resilience (Water WISER)

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award PG Cert or PG Dip exit award may be possible as outlined for those who do not achieve the PhD
Programme title PG Dip/PG Cert Water and Waste Infrastructure and Services Engineered for Resilience
Programme code CVPT49
Length of programme The duration of the taught component is up to two years from registration. Candidates who have completed all or part of the taught component but who subsequently do not complete the requirements for the award of PhD may be eligible for the award of PG Dip or PG Cert.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

Entry onto the Water WISER PhD. (An upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, e.g. engineering , social science, health science, economics etc).

This is a fall-back award and not available for direct application. 

Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:01:17 BST

1. Programme Aims

This programme will train graduates who wish to develop careers and new knowledge about sustainable water, sanitation, waste management services and infrastructure for the poorest and most marginal people in the world. The programme will provide training in research methods appropriate to water and waste infrastructure and services, and allow students to become well acquainted with the general field of knowledge to which their research project relates.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK degrees.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:

K1     To demonstrate in depth, extended or specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to the discipline or to demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline;

K2     To exhibit competence in the exercise of advanced generic and subject specific intellectual abilities; and

K3     To demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1     The skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;

C2     Evaluate their own achievement and that of others;

C3     Self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;

C4     Independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continued professional development;

C5     To critically engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundary and norms.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

P1     Take a self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;

P2     Formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these; and

P3     Critically evaluate current research and issues within the discipline.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

T1        Demonstrate the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area

T2        Draw on a range of perspectives on an area of study;

T3        Evaluate received opinion;

T4        Make sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements in the absence of complete data; and

T5        Work in a team environment.

4. Programme structure

Up to 120 credits of suitable Post Graduate modules which will be assessed in accordance with Regulation XXI.   These will be studied in years 1 and 2 of the programme with a minimum of 60 credits in year 1 and up to 60 credits in year 2.

* indicates some modules have a Distance Learning option which may, if agreed with the CDT Management Board, be studied instead of the Loughborough based version.  Students should attend Loughborough based modules for which they are registered.

4.1       Post Graduate Diploma 

Students will be required to accumulate a minimum of 120 credits from any of the following modules.

Code

Title

Credits

CVP407

Disaster Risk Management

15

CVP408 Humanitarian Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion 15

CVP410/CVP430*

or

CVP400

Management of Water and Environmental Sanitation Services*   or

Management of Water and Environmental Sanitation Infrastructure

 15

 

15

CVP411/CVP431*

Water and the Natural Environment*

15

CVP412/432

Management of Village Water Services*

15

 

CVP414/434

Household and Communal Sanitation Management*

15

CVP415/435

Management and Operation of Water Utilities*

15

CVP416/CVP436

Urban Sanitation Management*

15

CVP417/CVP441

Urban and Rural Water Engineering*

(should not be studied with CVP412/CVP432/CVP415 or CVP435)

15

CVP418

Flood Modelling and Management

15

CVP419/CVP443

Urban and Rural Sanitation Engineering*

(should not be studied with CVP414/CVP434/CVP416/CVP436)

 15

CVP420

Groundwater Modelling and Management

15

CVP421

Advanced Wastewater Treatment

15

CVPXXX

Water WISER Research Skills Training

0

 

4.2       Post Graduate Certificate 

Students will be required to accumulate a minimum of 60 credits from any of the following modules.

Code

Title

Credits

CVP407

Disaster Risk Management

15

CVP408

Humanitarian Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

15

CVP411/CVP431*

Water and the Natural Environment*

15

CVP410/430

 

 Or

CVP400

Management of Water and Environmental Sanitation*

Or

Management of Water and Environmental Sanitation Infrastructure

15

 

 

15 

CVP412/432

Management of Village Water Services*

15

 

CVP415/435

Management and Operation of Water Utilities*

15

CVP417/CVP441

Urban and Rural Water Engineering*

(should not be studied with CVP412/CVP432/CVP415 or CVP435)

15

CVP419/CVP443

Urban and Rural Sanitation Engineering

(should not be studied with CVP414/CVP434/CVP416/CVP436)

15

CVP414/434

Household and Communal Sanitation Management*

15

CVP416/CVP436

Urban Sanitation Management*

15

 

CVP420

Groundwater Modelling and Management

15

CVP421

Advanced Wastewater Treatment

15

CVP418

Flood Modelling and Management

15

CVPXXX

Water WISER Research Skills Training

0

 

In the event that a student has already studied these or similar equivalent modules, then suitable alternative Post Graduate modules from within the School or wider University may be selected and agreed at the discretion of the Programme Director and the AD(T).  The modules selected for the structured training programme must be agreed by the Programme Director and the CDT Management Board via the Programme Director.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award students must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not applicable.

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