COMP783 will be graded according to the following general descriptions of the letter grades as specified by Macquarie University.
• High Distinction (HD, 85-100): Provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality, insight or creativity in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem solving approaches; critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications; creativity in application as appropriate to the program.
• Distinction (D, 75-84): Provides evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories, distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to learning outcomes. There is demonstration of frequent originality or creativity in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication appropriate to the program and the audience.
• Credit (Cr, 65-74): Provides evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the learning outcomes. There is demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts; convincing argumentation with appropriate coherent justification; communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the program.
• Pass (P, 50-64): Provides sufficient evidence of the achievement of learning outcomes. There is demonstration of understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the program; routine argumentation with acceptable justification; communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the program. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.
• Fail (F, 0-49): Does not provide evidence of attainment of learning outcomes. There is missing or partial or superficial or faulty understanding and application of the fundamental concepts in the field of study; missing, undeveloped, inappropriate or confusing argumentation; incomplete, confusing or lacking communication of ideas in ways that give little attention to the conventions of the program.
• Fail Hurdle (FH, 49): Student has obtained a raw mark over 50, yet failed all available attempts of at least one hurdle assessment (as described within Schedule 2: Unit Assessment Requirements).
The standards of achievement that will be used to assess each of the assessment tasks with respect to the letter grades are as follows.
Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3:
||Can formulate and convey most important points that could be expected on the topic.
|Cr / D
||Can formulate and convey clearly all important points that could be expected on the topic.
||As for Cr or D and can come up with novel insightful points on the topic.
Learning Outcomes 4 and 5.
||Be able to write a paper or document, or give a presentation, that would be acceptable at a conference.
|Cr / D
||Be able to write a paper or document, or give a presentation, that would be well received at a conference.
||Be able to write a paper or document, or give a presentation, that would be well received at a major international conference.
These assessment standards will be used to calculate a numeric mark for each assessed task during marking.
The total raw mark for the unit will be calculated by summing up the marks for all assessment tasks according to the percentage weightings shown in the assessment summary.
The project report has a hurdle requirement in this unit: you will need to obtain at least 14 marks for the project report in order to pass the unit. If you obtain between 11 and 14 marks for the project report, then you will be given a second (and final) attempt to submit your report.
In order to pass the unit, you need a total raw mark of at least 50%.