The three Quizzes constitute 20% of the total mark and serve as a feedback mechanism to monitor your progress in the unit.
Assignments constitute 30% of the total mark. Assignment must be submitted on time.
No extensions will be granted without an approved application for Special Consideration. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. For example, 25 hours late in submission for an assignment worth 10 marks – 20% penalty or 2 marks deducted from the total. No submission will be accepted after solutions have been posted.
Assignment work must be written clearly, with good grammar, correct word usage, correct punctuation, and lack of spelling errors. Poor or bad expression will be penalized. Wherever required, all written work must be properly referenced and conform to standard stylistic conventions.
General notes on assignment
For all submittable assignment work you are encouraged to:
- set your personal deadline earlier than the actual one;
- keep backup of all important files;
- make sure that no one else picks up your printouts.
The examination is a hurdle in this unit with a weighting of 50%. Concretely, in order to pass the unit, you must get at least 40% of the marks in the final examination. Students who score between 30% and 40% will be eligible for a second chance examination.
If you receive Special Consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled after the normal exam period, following the release of marks. By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application. Approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.
If you are given a second opportunity to sit the final examination as a result of failing to meet the minimum mark required, you will be offered that chance during the same supplementary examination period and will be notified of the exact day and time after the publication of final results for the unit.