There are three categories of registration: IGDS Modules, MSc and Diploma in Process Automation. The same registration form is used for all three categories.
This category is for delegates taking one or more modules who are not registered for either the MSc degree or Diploma. There are essentially two types of delegate who come into this category:
- those doing modules for CPD purposes, who do not wish to be assessed, and who have no intention of working towards the MSc degree or Diploma
- those doing modules, who do wish to be assessed, who may decide to work towards the award of either the MSc degree or the Diploma, but who have not formally registered for such.
MSc and Diploma
These categories of registration are for delegates committed to completing the MSc degree or Diploma and the assessments involved. Provided delegates satisfy the admissions requirements (see the Academic menu) and are sponsored by their company, registration is a fairly straight forward process.
It is often the case that delegates are reluctant to register for the MSc or Diploma until they are certain that the IGDS is right for them. Typically that is because they need to:
- establish that they can cope with the work load of the MSc/Diploma on top of their normal workload
- convince themselves that they are still ‘up to it’ after several years away from academic study
- be persuaded that the style of tuition and the emphasis of the modules is to their liking
In such circumstances, delegates are encouraged to register under IGDS Modules and defer registering for the MSc or Diploma until they are comfortable with the IGDS. When a delegate’s registration is subsequently transferred from IGDS modules to the MSc or Diploma, the credits for those modules whose assessment has been completed satisfactorily prior to the transfer will be counted towards the MSc/Diploma retrospectively and in full.