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Programme and Curriculum Committee (PCC)

The PCC serves to monitor and assure the satisfactory operation of the programme. The terms of reference of the Committee are:

  1. To take charge of the degree programme including the design, implementation and review of the curricula, inter alia, the achievement of the intended student learning outcomes;
  2. To liaise with teaching staff concerned on programme matters such as course offerings for each academic year;
  3. To liaise with the Registry on all academic matters including review of academic regulations and examination matters;
  4. To review admissions policy for the programme; and
  5. To deal with all other matters related to the programme.
Chairman: MIDE Programme Director
Members: The Department head, the Center director, and staff contributing towards teaching courses in the programme
Secretary: To be appointed by the Chairman

Board of Examiners (BoE)

The Board of Examiners makes decisions on examinations, continuous assessment and recommendation of students for graduation. The terms of reference of the Committee are:

  1. To maintain the academic standards of the programme at a level appropriate to the type of award.
  2. To approve examination question papers after considering the views and recommendations of External Academic Advisers*, where appropriate.
  3. To maintain general supervision of the system of continuous assessment, where it applies.
  4. To maintain the proper conduct of examinations.
  5. To determine students' examination results.
  6. To assess the progress of students and to report its decisions, including its recommendations for award classification, to the Undergraduate Examinations Board (undergraduate programmes) or the Postgraduate Studies Committee (postgraduate programmes).
  7. To consider appeals referred to it by the Registrar.

[* Comments from External Academic Advisers should be used for future reference and forward planning purpose.]


Programme Director or his/her delegated representative


Head(s) of Department(s) offering the programme or his/her delegated representative

All staff concerned with the setting and marking of any part of the assessments

Secretary: To be appointed by the Chairman

Staff-Student Consultation Committee (SSCC)

The Staff-Student Consultation Committee (SSCC) provides a platform for students to express their views on the programme and individual courses, and for the departments/academic units to solicit student feedback on specific aspects of the Programme and courses for continuous improvement. The terms of reference of the Committee are:

  1. To promote understanding between students and teaching staff.
  2. To consider feedback from students regarding teaching, learning and course evaluation and issues of importance for enhancing teaching and learning quality.
  3. To consider any other matters of concern to students.
  4. To review and monitor the learning and teaching quality assurance mechanisms and processes within the programme.
  5. To provide feedback to students on changes made to courses and teaching in response to the Course Teaching and Learning Evaluation exercise.
  6. To formulate strategies in helping students to learn more effectively.
Chairman: Programme Director or his/her representative
Members: At least two staff members teaching for the Programme in the current academic year
At least 3 student representatives from variety of education/training/working backgrounds in current academic year
Co-opted Members: If any, up to two co-opted members as appropriate member
Secretary: To be appointed by the Chairman

Taught Postgraduate Programmes, Department of Economics - Organization Structure and Committee