The assessment for the unit is composed of weekly assignments, a mid session quiz and the final examination.
Assignments will be set and marked for assessment purposes and issued approximately once a week. 11 or 12 weekly assignment sets will be released. The 8 best grades from all submitted assignments will contribute to the 20 marks for the assignment component of the unit. If less than 8 assignments are submitted, the missing assignments will be graded at zero for the purposes of the assignment mark calculation. Given the teaching constraints the assignments will often contain more problems than will have to be submitted. Solutions will be provided to all of them
Weekly assignments are excellent preparation for both the mid session test in week 7 and the final examination, and our strong experience is that students who engage with the assignment tasks do well in the unit overall. We strongly urge you complete as many as possible.
Informal group discussion regarding the material connected to assignment questions is encouraged, but each student must independently develop and write up their own solutions. Do not hesitate to seek help from the lecturing team if you are having difficulties with the assignment problems. All students must comply with the academic integrity policy by preparing and submitting their answers independently. To ensure compliance interviews with selected students may be conducted,
Extension for weekly assignments may be requested in advance with a suitable justification. Note that delay of the submission of a particular assignment delays publication of its solutions. No extensions to assignments will be granted after the due date.
There will be one mid-session test, to be held (tentatively) during the SGTA timeslot on week 7.
Students can prepare their own hand written summary notes to take into the test. The summary notes and the test script will be collected and assessed to ensure the notes were independently prepared. Summary notes are limited to one A4 sheet (both sides) in text no smaller than 10 point.
There will be a 3 hour end-of-session exam to be held in the University Examination Period.
Permitted material will be advised.
You are expected to present yourself for the final examination at the time and place designated in the University examination timetable (https://iexams.mq.edu.au/timetable). The timetable will be available in draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of examinations and in final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of examinations.
If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled during the supplementary exam period. 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.