You will be scheduled to attend 3 laboratory sessions throughout the semester. Missed session must be made up prior to week 13. A timetable will be released early in the semester to inform you which laboratory sessions you should attend. Please email the lab manager, Adam Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org if you have concerns regarding your laboratory session time or to arrange making-up missed sessions.
Submission of assignments will be through ilearn unless otherwise indicated.
It is expected that the academic honesty policy (http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html) be followed at all times. Breaches of the academic honesty policy may result in disciplinary procedures for the involved student.
References should be cited using the Harvard style of referencing (http://libguides.mq.edu.au/content.php?pid=459099&sid=3759396).
Assignment word limits should be adhered to. A deduction of 10% of the final grade will be applied for every 10% increase in word count above the set limit. Word count does not include reference lists.
Late submission of assignments will result in a grade deduction of 10% per day late. Submissions handed in more than 1 week after the due date will not be assessed.
Extensions to assessment due dates may be granted under extenuating circumstances. Application for extensions must be made under the disruption to studies policy (http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/exams/disruption_to_studies/), applied for through www.ask.mq.edu.au within 5 days of the disruption and prior to the submission date of the assignment. Resubmission of assignments will not be considered under usual circumstances.
The University Examination period for Semester 1, 2017 is from June 12th to June 30th 2017.
You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University Examination Timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations.
You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. You are expected to ensure that you are available until the end of the teaching semester that is the final day of the official examination period.
The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for disruption to studies. Information about unavoidable disruption and the disruption to studies process is available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/exams/disruption_to_studies/, applied for through www.ask.mq.edu.au within 5 days of the disruption
If you attend and complete an examination or assessment you are declaring that you are fit to sit that assessment and disruption from studies will not normally be granted.
Serious and unavoidable disruption: The University classifies a disruption as serious and unavoidable if it:
- could not have reasonably been anticipated, avoided or guarded against by the student; and
- was beyond the student's control; and
- caused substantial disruption to the student's capacity for effective study and/or completion of required work; and
- occurred during an event critical study period and was at least three (3) consecutive days duration, and/or
- prevented completion of a final examination.
Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support. Such support is governed by other policies and may be sought and coordinated through Campus Wellbeing and Support Services.
If you are granted a supplementary exam via the Disruption to Studies process, you will have to write a supplementary exam in the supplementary exam period. The supplementary exam may be in a different format to the original exam and you will be notified of this when you are granted a supplementary exam. Only your supplementary exam mark will be counted towards your final exam mark.
If you apply for Disruption to Study for your final examination, you must make yourself available for the week of July 24 – 28, 2017. If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.