Be familiar with University policy and College procedures and act in accordance with those policy and procedures.
It is the responsibility of the student to retain a copy of any work submitted. Students must produce these documents upon request. Copies should be retained until the end of the grade appeal period each term.
Student is to perform the required due diligent for their assessment grade and rectify as soon as possible upon finding any errors.
Formal notification of assessment tasks, grading rubrics and due dates will be posted on iLearn. Although all reasonable measures to ensure the information is accurate, The University reserves the right to make changes without notice. Each student is responsible for checking iLearn for changes and updates.
There are twelve practical sessions (each of three hours duration) starting in Week 2. Students will work individually in the first four sessions and work in teams of two in the other eight. Students will attend one practical session each week. On the completion of each session, each individual or group must complete and submit a “check-list” that itemizes each section of the practical. Each item is to be initialed by the group members on completion of the work. Individual contribution and performance are assessed in group practicals. Your performance as recorded in your copies of the practical notes and summarized by your check-list will be used in the assessment of your practical work.
Food and drink are not permitted in the laboratory. Students will not be permitted to enter the laboratory without appropriate footwear. Thongs and sandals are not acceptable.
Report and Assignment Tasks
Each team of two students will be required to submit two reports. One is based on the first four practicals and the other is based on the two team projects. Reports should be submitted by the next Monday following the completion of the practical session of the report.
Assignment submissions and plagiarism policies
All assignments and reports must be submitted electronically through iLearn (in pdf format). Submissions will undergo plagiarism checkers using the turnitin software and any work deemed to have 30% or higher similarity score may incur academic penalty. For more details on the policies of academic penalties relating to academic honesty, please refer to the policies and procedures section below.
Submissions are expected to be typed set in a logical layout and sequence. Markers WILL NOT grade poorly organized or illegible scans or drafts. The expected workload includes preparation of final copies and clear diagrams.
Late submissions or absences from tutorials and laboratories will not be accepted without prior arrangement made at least one week before the submission date. Extenuating circumstances will be considered upon lodgement of a formal notice of disruption of studies.
The final examination is a hurdle requirement because it is the only reliable assessment of individual performance for this unit. A passing grade of 50% or more in the final examination is a condition of passing this unit. Students who make a serious attempt but fail to meet the hurdle requirement will be given one further opportunity to pass. A serious attempt is defined as achievement of a mark of 40% or greater.
Grading and passing requirement for unit
For further details about grading, please refer below in the policies and procedures section.
In order to pass this unit a student must obtain a mark of 50 or more for the unit (i.e. obtain a passing grade P/ CR/ D/ HD).
Final examinations will typically take place at the end of the semester. For further information, please refer to the Examination Timetable website on www.mq.edu.au
Applications for a supplementary examination (based on medical reasons or misadventure) will only be considered if students have gained passes in the practicals and reports.