Due: Weekly (Weeks 2 to 12)
Students are required to attempt an online in-class exercise during each tutorial and submit their answers for marking and feedback (THEREFORE PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO CLASS). The answers to four (4) in-class exercises will be randomly collected and marked. Each of the four submissions will be worth 2.5% of the total assessment. Marks are awarded based on the completeness and accuracy of answers.
Solutions to these exercises will be discussed by tutors in the next tutorial, but will NOT be posted on iLearn. In each tutorial, selected homework questions will be discussed prior to the distribution of in-class exercises. Since the in-class exercises are similar to homework questions, students are required to complete their homework before attending tutorials, in order to achieve good marks in the exercises. Note that homework questions are either from textbook or posted on iLearn (see Unit Schedule on iLearn for details), and homework solutions are available on iLearn by the end of each relevant week.
No extension will be granted, except for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved. A mark of zero will be awarded for non submission. Students must be present in class for the entirety of their registered tutorial to be eligible to submit their work.
Due: Weeks 10 and 11
Students will be allocated to groups of five members during Week 5 tutorial. Students who fail to arrange group membership by Week 7 will NOT be eligible to take part in this assessment task.
This assessment consists of two components:
1) Written Research Report (7.5% - group mark) Students are expected to write a research report based on the requirements outlined in the “Group Research Report Requirements” published on iLearn. The electronic version of each group’s report must be submitted to Turnitin (plagiarism detection software) via the provided link on iLearn BEFORE 9pm Sunday 17 October 2021 (Week 10). Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be penalised, so it is in student’s best interests to submit their own original work. Only one submission per group is permitted, so members within groups must agree on who will submit their report. Marks and feedback on the written report will be available through Turnitin on iLearn by the end of Week 13.
2) Research Report Presentation (7.5% - individual mark) Each student is required to record their presentation and submit the recording via the provided link on iLearn BEFORE 9pm Sunday 24 October 2021 (Week 11). The presentation will be on each student’s respective contribution to the group’s research report and will allow the tutor to evaluate individual performance in the research project. Students are required to read the instructions on individual presentation published on iLearn. Marks and feedback on the presentations will be provided to individual students by the end of Week 13.
No extension will be granted, except for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved. Students who do not submit the written report prior to the deadline will be awarded a mark of zero for the report. Students who do not submit the presentation recording prior to the deadline will be awarded a mark of zero for the presentation.
Due: Week 7
One online Class Test will be conducted on Saturday 11 September 2021 (Week 7). The test will cover lecture topics from Week 1 to Week 5 (i.e. tutorial materials from Week 2 to Week 6). Further information will be provided via announcements on iLearn.
No extension will be granted, except for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved. A mark of zero will be awarded for non-submission.
Due: University Examination Period
A two (2) hour open book online final examination for this unit will be held during the University Examination period. The University Examination period in Session 2, 2021 is from 08th – 27th November. All materials covered in the unit will be examinable. Further details on the final exam will be made available on iLearn late in the session.