McNeese State University
Post Baccalaureate Certificate and Graduate Certificate Contract
This document constitutes a formal contract between McNeese State University, hereafter, referred to as University, and the individual student participating in the Post Baccalaureate Certificate or Graduate Certificate program in Pump Reliability Engineering, hereafter referred to as student. The contract is legally binding and specifies the respective expectations and responsibilities of the University and the student.
Terms of Contract
The contract begins on (Beginning date to be specified) and shall end at the completion of the program which is on or about (Ending date to be specified). Having satisfactorily completed all requirements of the contract, the student shall be awarded a Post Baccalaureate Certificate or Graduate Certificate in Pump Reliability Engineering by the University. The contract rate at commencement of the program is valid as long as the student remains continuously enrolled or other arrangements are documented and approved by the program director. Students who withdraw and reenter the program after six months, will pay the contract price in affect at the time of re-enrollment.
Once admitted to the Post Baccalaureate Certificate or Graduate Certificate program, the student agrees to the following:
- Pay the contract price associated with each course on or before the University set deadline.
- Keep up with the weekly assignments as they are presented on the course web site.
- Submit all assignments and/or other course requirements to the instructor in an electronic format over the internet.
- Be an active participant in each web-based session.
The University agrees to the following:
- Provide the student with the required on-line course materials and assessments; (Note: supplemental materials other than those available on-line will not be supplied by the University).
- Provide the student with courses that are facilitated by qualified faculty members.
- Deliver programs that are aimed at experienced professionals that facilitate learning and are convenient to the student's work schedule.
The all-inclusive price for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate program is $2,400* per three credit hour course or $12,000* for entire five-course program. The all-inclusive price for the Graduate Certificate program is $3,600* per three credit hour course or $18,000* for entire five-course program. The student shall submit payment for the program to the University in accordance with the contract payment schedule(s) unless another arrangement has been agreed upon in writing prior to the scheduled payment date(s).* The contract price will be reviewed annually and adjusted as deemed appropriate.
The Post Baccalaureate Certificate and Graduate Certificate programs will be delivered over the web in an asynchronous mode and as independent study programs. Each 3 credit hour course is subdivided into 3, one credit hour sections. Each section is independent i.e., it is four weeks long, it is independently evaluated and it is a prerequisite for the next in sequence course with the same three digit number but different decimal. For example; MEEN 470.1 is a prerequisite for MEEN 470.2 and MEEN 470.2 is a prerequisite for MEEN 470.3.
After all courses are developed, the student will have 3 opportunities to start a section of a course during a long semester. Once he/she registers and starts the section, he/she must complete it with a passing grade before he/she can enroll in the next section. Once a section is successfully completed, the student will be awarded 1 credit hour. After successfully completing all three sections of a course, the student is considered as having fulfilled all course requirements and earns a total of 3 credit hours.
For each course section, material is subdivided into 4 equal sessions corresponding to one week each. For example, a typical 3 credit hour course is subdivided into 12 sessions, or 4 weekly sessions for each one of its 3 sections. Only one new session will be visible to the student at a time. Each session has its own performance evaluation component. When the student completes and successfully passes a session, the next session will become visible on the web until the student successfully completes all sessions in a section. A comprehensive evaluation component will be administered at the end of each section. Once a section is successfully completed, the student will be awarded 1 credit hour.
Prerequisite requirements are satisfied only after the student successfully completes all three sections of a course. For example, the student must successfully complete MEEN 470.1, MEEN 470.2, and MEEN 470.3 in order to satisfy the MEEN 470 prerequisite.
The student may withdraw from the Post Baccalaureate Certificate and Graduate Certificate programs at any time by submitting written notification to the program director. A student who withdraws from a specific course will be eligible for an 80% refund if the student withdraws in writing no later than the first week of the course. Upon withdrawal from the program, credit for completed course(s) will be given. To receive credit for any specified course, the student must have satisfied all course requirements with a passing grade. The University may terminate the student from the program for poor performance (failing grade: F). The student must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses to earn the certificate. In cases where a student earns a D in a course, he/she will be allowed to continue their studies; however the course(s) in which a D is earned must repeated and a grade of C or better must be achieved. Students may continue in the program with course grades of D. The contract price in effect at the time will apply to repeated courses. Any student terminated from the program by the University may not re-enroll in a subsequent course offering without specific approval of the program director
In addition to policies specific to the Post Baccalaureate Certificate and Graduate Certificate programs, each student is subject to applicable University and College of Engineering and Engineering Technology policies and procedures outlined in the University Catalog.