FA C U L T Y Faculty
BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture
Students may be granted exemption(s) from basic courses upon presentation of the relevant transcript and Syllabus: of equivalent courses pursued at an institution recognised by The UWI. Requests should be made in the appropriate section of the application form.
Exemptions will be based on the candidate’s current training and experience in the area and the level and grade(s) attained in the equivalent courses. Candidates will not normally be allowed exemptions from advanced courses.
Period of Study and Exemptions
The minimum and maximum periods allowed for completion of the CTA and the CSTA shall normally be two (2 ) and five (5) academic years respectively.
Students who have not completed the CTA or the CSTA by the end of the fifth academic year will normally be required to withdraw.
Candidates with a two (2) year Diploma in Agriculture or a B.Sc. degree from an institution recognised by the University may be exempted from the basic courses of the CSTA, and if so exempted, will be allowed to complete a CSTA in a minimum of one (1) academic year.
In special cases, students who have not completed the requirements within the prescribed maximum period and who need one or two courses to graduate may apply for an extension of time. Such cases will be determined on an individual basis.
Registration for a course includes registration for the associated examination. Any student who, having registered for a course and examination, fails to take the examination shall be deemed to have failed the examination unless:
Prior approval was given for the student to withdraw from the examination by the Dean, Faculty of Science & Agriculture;
He/she could not attend because of illness or other grave cause. In the case of illness, a medical certificate must be submitted to the Dean’s Office with ten (10) days of the specific examination.
Withdrawal from Courses
A student wishing to withdraw from a course must apply in writing to the Dean, Faculty of Science & Agriculture for permission to do so. Such applications must be received by the end of the 8th week after the start of teaching in any given semester. In such cases the candidate must take the examination in the following academic year and will
examination in a course will not on more than one occasion.
Students will not be permitted to repeat a failed course more than once, but may register for another course, subject to the permission of the Board of Examiners of the UCPA and provided that the maximum time is not exceeded.
Students must normally register for courses within the first four (4) weeks of the semester.
Students may normally register for a maximum of two (2) courses, in any one (1) semester.
A student who has recorded a pass in a course will not be permitted to re-register for that course.
Upgrading from the CTA to the CSTA
Students who have completed the requirements for the CTA may apply to upgrade their registration to one specialisation in the CSTA.
In the event that such students are unable to complete the requirements for the CSTA, Faculty certificates will be awarded for advanced courses completed.