Interpretation of Core Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures specific to Munster Technological University that previously applied at Cork Institute of Technology
Registrar's Office - MTU Cork
This webpage contains the current core academic regulations, policies and procedures specific to Munster Technological University (‘MTU’) that previously applied at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) immediately before the establishment of MTU under the Technological Universities Act 2018 (hereafter ‘MTU (Cork) Regulations’).
The MTU (Cork) Regulations apply to the modules and programmes to which they applied immediately before the establishment of MTU, and any students of those modules and programmes are subject to the MTU (Cork) Regulations in respect of the matters covered by those regulations.
This decision has been ratified by MTU Governing Body and the regulations shall remain in place until such time as they are altered by way of amendment or replacement by MTU.
Oversight of MTU (Cork) Regulations and their implementation is provided by the Cork Academic Legacy Committee, a committee of MTU Academic Council. The Cork Academic Legacy Committee is accountable to MTU Academic Council for the responsibilities assigned to it.
Where reference is made in the MTU (Cork) Regulations to Cork Institute of Technology, this should be read as referring to MTU, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Where reference is made in the MTU (Cork) Regulations to Academic Council, it should be read as referring to the Cork Academic Legacy Committee, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Where reference is made in the MTU (Cork) Regulations to a particular Office or Post this should be read as referring to the Office or Post that previously applied at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) immediately before the establishment of MTU on January 1st, 2021.
In the event that there is any doubt, uncertainty, or apparent conflict as to whether a particular regulation, policy or procedure applies in any given case, MTU has determined that any such questions will be resolved by consensus between the two Vice Presidents responsible for academic affairs. Failing such consensus, the President of MTU shall determine the position.
MTU is committed to the highest quality standards, to continuous quality improvement and enhancement and to the creation of a quality culture. The development of an integrated Academic Quality Assurance Framework for the University is being progressed as a matter of high priority.
Postgraduate Research Policy Documents
The most up to date versions of postgraduate research regulations and policy documents can be obtained by clicking on the relevant name below:
- Postgraduate Research Regulations September 2020
- Computer Systems Acceptable Usage Policy (2016)
- Data Protection Policy (May, 2018)
- Policy on Intellectual Property
- Student Grievance Procedure
- Framework for Professional Doctorate (AC June, 2012)
- Code Good Practice in Research (June 2019)
- Framework for Structured PhD (AC April, 2011)
- Policy on Conflict of Interest (Relating to the Academic Activities of CIT)(March, 2016)
- Research Ethics Policy Document & Checklist (May 2021)
9. MONITORING OF RESEARCH PROGRESS
9.1 Research Progress Reports
9.1.1 Bi-annual Progress Reports for each student are required to be completed and returned to the School of Graduate Studies Office at the end of March and of October each year. The bi-annual Progress Report consists of a standard form (Progress Report – Student) which is completed and signed by the postgraduate student and a second standard form (Progress Report – Supervisor) which is completed and signed independently by the Supervisor(s) following formal review of the student’s progress.
9.1.2 Prior to submission of the bi-annual Progress Reports, the work of the student should be formally reviewed by the student’s GSP. The student should report in writing to the GSP on project progress/plans and also make an oral presentation to the GSP. The GSP members will make a decision on whether they are Very Dissatisfied/ Dissatisfied/ Satisfied/ Very Satisfied with the student’s progress and the Supervisor will document the reasons for this decision in the Progress Report - Supervisor.
9.1.3 The Dean of Graduate Studies may refer Progress Reports to the Postgraduate Research Studies Board (PRB) for consideration. The Board may seek further clarification from the Supervisor(s) and Head of Department or may require a re-submission.
9.1.4 The submission of bi-annual Progress Reports is necessary in order to renew registration for a subsequent academic year.
9.1.5 In the event that the progress of the research student is unsatisfactory (as evidenced through bi-annual progress reports or in exceptional circumstances by formal submission from the Department to the Dean of Graduate Studies) the Institute’s procedures for removal from the relevant Research Register will be initiated. These are described in APPENDIX G, which forms part of these Regulations.