Course Title: Autumn Semester Programme
College: International Education Office
Duration: Autumn Semester (September – December)
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: N/A
NFQ Award Type: N/A
Costs: 2012/2013 Fee: €6,400. 2013/2014 fee may be subject to a 5% increase.
Entry Requirements: The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement for admission to the programme is 3.0 out of 4.0
Entry Points: N/A
Course Code: IEO
Closing Date: 7th June 2013
Next Intake: 16th September 2013
The Autumn Semester Programme at UCC gives visiting students the opportunity to experience a different academic environment and to immerse themselves in Irish culture.
Visiting students enroling in the Autumn Semester programme at UCC have the opportunity to select modules from a range of disciplines in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, the College of Business and Law and the College of Medicine and Health. Students may take up to 30 credits in the Autumn Semester. A limited number of internship opportunities are also available.
Visiting students can combine modules from different academic departments/schools/colleges and across different levels, from introductory (year 1) to senior level (year 4). The programme allows you to be flexible in selecting modules, although certain pre-requisites may be required for admission to specific modules. In addition, students should also be aware of possible timetable conflicts when putting schedules together.
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
History of Art
Religions and Global Diversity
Modern European Languages
College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences
• Physical and Chemical Sciences
• Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
• Civil and Environmental
• Electrical and Electronic
• Process, Chemical, and Energy Engineering
• Dairy and Food Sciences
• Food Science
College of Business and Law
• Business Information Systems
• Food Business and Development
College of Medicine and Health
• Epidemiology and Public Health
Visiting students should apply using the application form available on the International Education Office website at www.ucc.ie/en/study/international/visiting/apply/.
Please note that in the case of other programmes offering study options at UCC (e.g. Centre for Study Abroad, Arcadia University, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, InterStudy and USAC ), different procedures and deadlines may apply. Students should contact the appropriate institution in such cases.
Courses at UCC are taught in modules. A module represents a self-contained fraction of a student’s workload for the semester. The size of the module is represented by its credit weighting. In general, Autumn Semester modules are valued at either 5 or 10 credits. A standard 5-credit module offered in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, could, for example, consist of 24 lecture hours, plus associated tutorials, essays, and reading. In the Sciences, labs or practicals, as they are known at UCC, are often a compulsory component of a module
Assessment is usually by in-class test and by work submitted during the semester. There are no formal end-of-semester examinations. Departmental/School examinations and assessments take place at various times during the semester. Modules offered in the sciences will normally include a practical (or lab)