Postgraduate Student Handbook

Welcome from the Executive Dean of the College

As Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University I am delighted to welcome you for the new academic year. The College has a vibrant, creative and innovative curriculum and I hope that you engage with the many additional opportunities that we are able to offer, both through the school and through engagement with the Student Union.  

We aspire to create the very best graduates that are successful in gaining graduate jobs across a broad range of industrial sectors. The more you engage with opportunities available to you through the College and elsewhere, the more impressive your CV will be when you come to look for jobs.  

There is a national shortage of STEM graduates so choosing to study an Engineering or Applied Science course at Aston will allow you to develop your skills and experience for an exciting and challenging career.  I wish you a successful time with us where your engagement and hard work on the course fits you for a bright future.

To ensure your success whilst studying at Aston this student handbook has been devised to provide you with a comprehensive guide, that should address the majority of your queries related to your degree programme.

The handbook covers the following areas, and should be the place you first look at when needing additional information:

1: Student support

2: Communication Channels

3: Attendance

4: Student voice

5: Your learning Environment

6: Assessment

7: Your future career

If you are looking for advice and guidance with your studies OR experiencing any problems with your course, there are several people based in your College that you can talk to.

The Handbook is set out in the following areas of interest, or you can use the quick reference index below:

        ACADEMIC SUPPORT                       ADMIN ICON                     ASSESSMENT ICON     

          Academic support                        Administrative matters        Assessment, coursework & exams

            1                   2                    3

    EAS Health and Safety Booklet           MAP, Blackboard & IT                            Placements

           4                     5                     6

           Programme delivery          Programme and module information          University services



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