Lectures are 1-hour sessions held once per week, starting in Week 1. Lectures run from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Mondays and will be delivered live over Zoom.
The primary reading source for this course are the weekly lecture notes, which will be made available via the course iLearn page. Any supplimental reading will be linked in the lecture notes.
Through iLearn you will be able to access the lecture recordings (Echo360), readings, and feedback and marks for the assessment tasks. You are also required to submit all assignments via iLearn, using the Turnitin submission tool. You will need access to the internet to access iLearn.
There will be a mid-term exam which will assess all material covered in lectures, weekly problem sets, and tutorial sessions up to the point at which the exam is given. The exam will be given live over Zoom so that you may ask questions and benefit from the questions asked by others in real time. However, you are under no obligation to be logged into the Zoom session. You will have 1 hour from the time the exam is made available to turn it in through the course iLearn page. If you are unable to take the mid-semester exam at the specified time, you must advise the Student Centre via ask.mq.edu.au and must also apply for Special Consideration through ask.mq.edu.au and submit appropriate supporting documents. Original documents need to be presented at the Student Centre. This should be done within five (5) working days from the day of the examination. It should be noted that Macquarie University Policy states: "Pre-booked holidays will not routinely be considered unavoidable absences or commitments by the University". Students deemed eligible for a late mid-semester exam will be notified via email about the time and location of the exam.
There will be a final exam which will assess all material covered in lectures, weekly problem sets, and tutorial sessions up to the point at which the exam is given, including material that appeared on the mid-term exam. The time and location for this exam will be timetabled centrally and announced later in the semester. The exam will be given live over Zoom so that you may ask questions and benefit from the questions asked by others in real time. However, you are under no obligation to be logged into the Zoom session. You will have 2 hours from the time the exam is made available to turn it in through the course iLearn page. 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://students.mq.edu.au/ student_admin/exams/). The only exception to taking the final exam at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for special consideration due to disruption to studies. Information about unavoidable disruption and the special consideration process is available at: http://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration. If a Supplementary Examination is granted as a result of the Special Consideration process, the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period. The format of a supplementary examination is at the unit convenor’s discretion and is subject to change from the original final examination. Supplementary Exams are only offered to students who have satisfactorily completed all other assessments for the unit and were unable to sit the final exam because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. If a Supplementary Exam has been granted, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they sit the Supplementary Exam on the specified date. You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. All students are expected to ensure that they are available until the end of the teaching semester, which is the final day of the official examination period.