COMP781 will be assessed and graded according to the University assessment and grading policies.
Assessment deadlines are strict, unless an application for special consideration is received (preferably in advance) accompanied by appropriate documentary evidence. Late submissions will be penalised at the rate of 20% of the full marks for the assessment per day or part thereof late.
The following general standards of achievement will be used to assess each of the assessment tasks with respect to the letter grades.
Pass: Has a basic understanding of the algorithms and concepts as discussed in class. Can describe and reproduce definitions and fundamental algorithms. Can perform a basic research investigation in the area and present the results of that research in rudimentary written and oral forms.
Credit: As for Pass plus: Is able to apply the algorithmic techniques we have discussed to derive solutions to computational problems. Can develop, generalise and apply the concepts discussed in class to address basic theoretical and practical questions, and can effectively communicate these insights. Shows more than basic insights into the results of a research investigation and is able to communicate those insights.
Distinction/High Distinction: As for Credit plus: Is able to generalise and synthesise knowledge to address more complex topics beyond the material discussed in class. Can critically evaluate the limits of the techniques and algorithms discussed.
These assessment standards will be used to give a numeric mark out of 100 to each assessment submission during marking. The mark will correspond to a letter grade for that task according to the University guidelines. The final raw 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.