Assessment Tasks Submission/Completion Process
The assessments of this unit consist of two online tests, two assignments and a final exam. You will complete the two tests on iLearn. The solutions to the two assignments should be submitted via iLearn by the due date. The final examination is a closed book examination, and will be taken in person on the appropriate date. Note that students who are approved to sit a Supplementary Exam will be required to take it in the week of December 11 – 15.
Late Submission Policy
Late assignments (not tests) will be accepted up to 48 hours after the submission deadline.There will be a deduction of 20% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission – 40% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved. In such cases a compensating mechanism will be decided on a case by case basis.
ISYS224 will be assessed and graded according to the University assessment and grading policies.
The following general standards of achievement will be used to assess each of the assessment tasks with respect to the letter grades.
Pass: Can demonstrate a broad knowledge of database concepts but with limited understanding. Can design and develop functional database with documentation. Is familiar with tools and interactive development environments, and comfortable with database programming.
Credit/Distinction: As for Pass plus: Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of concepts. Can demonstrate critical analysis skills in fundamental database concepts. Able to design and develop functional and highly maintainable database, with documentation. Very familiar with tools and interactive development environments with good ability to solve database problems. Very familiar with database programming and quite able to implement solutions to database problems.
High Distinction: As for Credit/Distinction plus: Is aware of the context in which the concepts are developed and their limitations. Has demonstrated critical analysis skills in fundamental database concepts who also has exceptional analytical and critical thinking capability. Able to design and develop functional and highly maintainable database, with documentation and familiarity with tools and interactive development environments, and has exceptional ability to solve challenging database problems. Very familiar with tools and interactive development environments, and has exceptional ability to solve challenging database problems. Has exceptional database programming skills and able to implement maintainable solutions to challenging database problems.
These assessment standards will be used to give a numeric mark to each assessment submission during marking. The mark will correspond to an appropriate letter grade when relevantly weighted. The final mark for the unit will be calculated by combining the marks for all assessment tasks according to the percentage weightings shown in the assessment summary.