COMP257 will be graded according to the following general descriptions of the letter grades as specified by Macquarie University; following the general description is additional description of the standards specific to this unit.
High Distinction (HD, 85-100): provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality and insight 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 discipline.
In the context of this unit, the Portfolio and Project tasks provide an opportunity to show your deep and critical understanding of the methods of Data Science in this unit. An HD student will show some originality and insight in these reports; they will show that they have mastered the techniques we have covered and have gone beyond these to discover new methods.
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 in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication appropriate to the discipline and the audience.
In the context of this unit, a D student will display some integration and evaluation in the Portfolio and Project reports - these will go beyond being a simple account of a data analysis, they will make it clear that the student has mastered the techniques and methods covered in the unit and understands how and why they are used together.
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 discipline.
In the context of this unit, a Cr. student shows good performance in all assessment tasks, in particular the portfolio and project reports will show their complete understanding of the tools that they have learned to use.
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 field of study; routine argumentation with acceptable justification; communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the discipline. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.
In the context of this unit, the P student shows good performance in most assessment tasks and is able to complete the major parts of all portfolio notebook tasks satisfactorily. The student is able to complete an analysis using the tools we have learned with some guidance.
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 discipline.