Below are some of the most common questions asked which may be helpful in assisting you with your query.
This is the same username and password that you use for logging into Moodle and computers in SETU.
Registered students exam timetables for each semester and Autumn examinations are posted here. Timetables for Semester 1 examinations are usually available in early December, Semester 2 timetables in early April and Autumn timetables in early August. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they are aware of their examination timetable.
Registered candidate can find their examination seat number when they login to their exam timetable (see 2 above).
Please contact the examinations office on [email protected].
PS Pass P Pass for Placement EX
Exemption(s) granted - Where a candidate has gained an overall results of Exemptions Granted, the stage has not been passed. The subject semester results will show the failed subject(s)
Where a student has received a result of exemptions granted the student is required to complete and pass repeat exams in order to pass the stage.
AB Absent from examination FL Fail - no Exemptions gained at current sitting F Fail for Placement FC Failed Component - It indicates that you have failed a significant element of the assessments within an individual module DE Deferral of Result(s) I
Deferral of subject(s) - a deferral is gained if you have mitigating circumstances or extenuating circumstances - it means you will need to sit the exam in the next available exam session. You do not need to enter for this exam or pay for it, it is automatically downloaded for you. Please check the website for your examination timetable when available.
NB: Please note that the Mitigating Circumstances process details are available here
IP Deferral of results, Placement incomplete Stage Incomplete You have not yet completed the full year of study. This is a default result for all Semester 1 results for full-time programmes.
If your exam results are not available on-line it may be due to the fact that you are not fully registered and need to pay your outstanding fees. If you need to pay fees please contact our Fees Office on 051-845692 or [email protected]
If you have a query on a particular exam result please contact your relevant school:
School of Business - E-mail: [email protected]
School of Education and Lifelong Learning - E-mail: [email protected]
School of Engineering - E-mail: [email protected]
School of Health Sciences -
Department of Nursing & Health Care:
Department of Sport & Exercise Science:
E-mail: [email protected]
School of Humanities
Please contact [email protected] for
Department of Arts
Department of Law & Criminal Justice
Department of Social Care & Early Childhood
School of Science
Department of Science:
E-mail: [email protected]
Department of Computing & Maths
The standard format for assembling marks is as follows:
Award Overall Result to Being Recorded Grade of Award Average Mark
Merit Grade 1
Merit Grade 2
Honours Bachelor Degree
First Class Honours
Second Class Honours - Grade 1
Second Class Honours - Grade 2
Taught Masters Degree
First Class Honours
Second Class Honours
General (these apply to all)
Absent from Examination
Fail - no Exemptions gained at current sitting
Deferral of Result(s)
If you require a transcript of results from previous years please do so by clicking here.
Full details of the Mitigation process are available here
Students do not apply for compensation, compensation is automatically granted by the Course Board if applicable.
A candidate who fails to attain the required pass standard in some modules in an examination, may, nevertheless, pass the overall examination by compensation, within the limits set out below.
- Major Awards: Candidates may only compensate where the total credit value for which compensation is sought does not exceed 10 credits in any one semester. In practice, therefore, a candidate may seek to compensate in one 10 credit module or two 5 credit modules. The maximum number of modules passed by compensation between semester 1 and 2 examinations is four—that is, no more than two 5 credits modules in semester 1 and no more than two 5 credit modules in semester 2.
- Special Purpose, Minor and Supplemental Awards: Compensation is only permissible in special purpose, minor and supplemental awards of 30 credits or more per stage. Candidates may not compensate more the one third of the total credits of the stage. Compensation is at the discretion of the Programme Board and the compensation rules must be specified on the relevant Approved Programme Schedule. If the compensation details are not specified on the Approved Programme Schedule then no compensation is permissible.
- Only performance at the first attempt in modules in a given stage (of at least 30 credits) may be used to compensate in the same stage, provided no module in the stage has been failed outright.
- The marks obtained in the examination module(s) listed on the Programme Schedule being considered for compensation must not be lower than 35%, where the pass standard is 40%.
- Aggregate excess gross marks above the pass standard obtained in examination modules which have been passed must be at least double the weighted deficiency in the examination module(s) being considered for compensation. Where 10 credit modules are involved the marks must be weighted to reflect the number of credits.
- Compensation can only apply where all the examination modules appropriate to a stage are presented at the same sitting; e.g., a candidate who has been granted exemptions at a previous examination, and is presenting in the remaining examination modules, may not pass the repeat examinations by compensation. Compensation may apply in circumstances where the candidate is repeating an entire stage and repeating all modules on that stage.
- Compensation may be applied only to enable a candidate to pass in the examination as a whole. It may not be applied to grant exemptions or additional exemptions.
- There will be no compensation between semesters. However, this regulation should be waived in the case of first year students, provided all other conditions pertaining to compensation are satisfied, namely that:
i. the student requires compensation for modules totalling no more than 20 credits;
ii. the marks obtained in the module(s) being considered for compensation must not be lower than 35%;
iii. aggregate excess gross marks above the pass standard obtained in passing modules must be at least double the weighted deficiency in the module(s) being considered for compensation.
Academic Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2021-22.
- As SETU recruits full-time learners on the basis of a full academic year, no hindrance will be placed on a full-time learner moving from the first to the second semester in a stage.
- Full-time students may progress to the next stage of a programme without having passed all modules in previous stages provided (a) they meet any pre-requisite requirements and (b) the modules carried amount to no more than 10 credits. The student is a repeat learner for the carried module(s). Students who progress in this manner may not be afforded the opportunity to repeat failed modules at the next examination sitting, due to timetabling constraints. Students are expected to sit repeat exams at the next available opportunity.
- A student is not permitted to progress in this way from one programme to a follow-on programme.
- SETU normally permits candidates who have failed a module to re-take the examination or assessment in that module. Candidates normally may take three repeat opportunities (candidates are permitted four consecutive opportunities to take examinations) before being required to seek, in writing, permission from the Registrar to take further attempts. Exceptions to this rule must be specified in the Approved Programme Schedule
Failing assessments or exams in Semester 1 does not prevent you from progressing into semester 2. Progression rules outlined in question 12 advises on progression between years.
Students wishing to enter and repeat modules from previous academic years may do so. The charge is €200 per 5 credit module. On-line payment is made using a valid Debit Card or Credit Card. Registration for Repeat Learners will be available online from Thursday, 16th June 2022 at 12.00 (noon).
Please see the general Repeat Learner FAQs below for further information on the Repeat Learner category.
Students from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning should contact [email protected].ie or 051-302040 for information regarding carried modules for which they were not registered for in the current year and wish to repeat.
This means that you have been permitted to the next year of your course. If you are overall Pass with no outstanding modules you may complete your registration online in late-August (date to be confirmed). If you have not passed all modules, but are still allowed to progress, you will need to complete the outstanding modules before completion of your course.
Students wishing to enter and repeat modules from previous academic years may do so. The charge is €200 per 5 credit module. On-line payment is made using a valid Debit Card or Credit Card. For details on Registration for Repeat Learners please see Repeat Learner FAQs
Please contact [email protected] with any queries.
Students from the School of Lifelong Learning should contact Ms. Judy Robinson at 051-302764 or e-mail [email protected] for information regarding carried modules for which they were not registered for in the current year and wish to repeat.
You can view the SETU Waterford Academic Regulations here
Exam/assessment results letters from the academic year 2020/21 and going forward, will not be issued by post. Instead, you will receive your results letter for the academic year 2020/21 and subsequent years via Digitary Core. Should you require results for previous years, you must apply for a transcript, details are available here.
Digitary Core is an online platform that provides:
- An easy-to-use dashboard that allows 24/7 access to your certified digital SETU documents such as your statement of exam results and European Diploma Supplement documents.
- A sharing functionality whereby you can now share a link to your SETU documents with prospective employers, educational establishments, or visa authorities.
- The ability to connect your Digitary account with your Facebook, Linkedin, and Google accounts to login with any of those platforms.
- A high document quality whereby you can view SETU documents in high definition exactly as it appears on paper.
For examination results that have gone through the summer examination boards we will commence the uploading of examination letters to Digitary from the 21st of June. Results that are going through the autumn examination boards we will commence the uploading of examinations letters to Digitary in late September. These will be issued over a number of weeks. Students will need to use the Digitary online portal to gain access to this letter. A further email with instructions on how to do this will be sent to you once your letter has been uploaded. The Digitary information section on the website is available here.