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General regulations


You may consult the academic regulations:

  • Of the UPC official masters here

Honour Code (adapted from Stanford University Honor Code)

A. The Honour Code is an undertaking of the students, individually and collectively:
1. that they will not give or receive aid in examinations; that they will not give or receive unpermitted aid in class work, in the preparation of reports, or in any other work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of grading;
2. that they will do their share and take an active part in seeing to it that others as well as themselves uphold the spirit and letter of the Honor Code.
B. The faculty on its part manifests its confidence in the honour of its students by refraining from proctoring examinations and from taking unusual and unreasonable precautions to prevent the forms of dishonesty mentioned above. The faculty will also avoid, as far as practicable, academic procedures that create temptations to violate the Honour Code.
C. While the faculty alone has the right and obligation to set academic requirements, the students and faculty will work together to establish optimal conditions for honourable academic work.
Examples of conduct which have been regarded as being in violation of the Honour Code include:
· Copying from another’s examination paper or allowing another to copy from one’s own paper
· Unpermitted collaboration
· Plagiarism
· Revising and resubmitting a quiz or exam for regrading, without the instructor’s knowledge and consent
· Giving or receiving unpermitted aid on a take-home examination
· Representing as one’s own work the work of another
· Giving or receiving aid on an academic assignment under circumstances in which a reasonable person should have known that such aid was not permitted
In recent years, most student disciplinary cases have involved Honour Code violations; of these, the most frequent arise when a student submits another’s work as his or her own, or gives or receives unpermitted aid. The standard penalty for a first offense or multiple violations will be proposed by the teachers in charge of the specific course, and approved by the Academic Commission of the Master MAI.

Norms for permanence in the Master program  (MAI120) (students entering before course 2011/2012)

1) During his/her first academic year (the first two terms), the student should obtain a minimum of 15 ECTS.

2) Students could register each semester whatever number of ECTS they want during a maximum number of semesters. This maximum number depends on the number of ECTS they must obtain.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of courses and for the completion of the Master Thesis depends on the number of ECTS they must obtain as described in the following tables:

ECTS
Time to complete courses
Time to complete Thesis
60
3rd Term
4th Term
61-90
4th Term
5th Term
91-120
5th Term
6th Term


Norms for permanence in the Master program (MAI120) (new students since course 2011/2012)

1) During his/her first academic year (the first two terms), the student should obtain a minimum of 15 ECTS.

2) There are two Master’s enrolment conditions:

Full-time students (the usual case): for students in a full-time basis. They could register each semester whatever number of ECTS they want during a maximum number of semesters. This maximum number depends on the number of ECTS they must obtain.
Part-time students: for students working part-time in a company1. They could register a minimum of 15 ECTS per semester, during a maximum number of semesters. This maximum number depends on the number of ECTS they must obtain.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of courses and for the completion of the Master Thesis depends on the Master’s enrolment condition (full-time student or part-time student) and on the number of ECTS they must obtain as described in the following tables:


FULL-TIME STUDENT

ECTS
Time to complete courses
Time to complete Thesis
60
3rd Term
4th Term
61-90
4th Term
5th Term
91-120
5th Term
6th Term

PART-TIME STUDENT

ECTS
Time to complete courses
Time to complete Thesis
60
5th Term
6th Term
61-90
6th Term
7th Term
91-120
7th Term
8th Term



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1 Students must prove at each term registration they are working in a company to get the part-time student condition