Specific details of the Assignment will be provided in your first practical class. The assignment must be submitted by the due date.
Extension to due date 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. Late submissions without this approval will incur a penalty of 10% of the score for each day of delay. Submissions later than a week after the deadline will not be marked.
The practical exercises will be marked each week. The final mark for Practical component will be calculated using marks from all practicals.
The University Examination period for Second Half Year 2017 is from 13 Nov.
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 raw marks resulting from assessment of your work will be used as an initial indicator of the quality of your learning and understanding. Note that the mark ranges mentioned for different grades in the Macquarie University Undergraduate Handbook are not the raw marks. To obtain a grade you must satisfy the qualitative definition of that grade. Once your grade has been determined, you are allocated a mark in the appropriate range indicating your approximate position amongst students assigned that grade.
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. http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/exam
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 the disruption to studies process is available at
In particular, pay attention to the following information on the Disruption to Studies:
The disruption to studies policy applies only to serious and unavoidable disruptions that arise after a study period has commenced.
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.
Supplementary examination: 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 (for e.g. oral examination) 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 Supplementary Examination period, as advised by the Faculty. 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.