Please be sure to read this page in its entirety, including the important notes at the bottom of the page.
The final mark for is calculated based on six components:
- an individual assignment, A1, worth 5%,
- a major group assignment, A2, worth 30%,
- class engagement, CE, worth 5%,
- a lab test, LT, worth 5%,
- a mid-semester exam, M, worth 5%, and
- the final exam, E, worth 50%
Take a look at the deliverables for a detailed breakdown of these assessments, when different parts are due, how many marks each part is worth, and how they are assessed. The schedule also lists the weeks where these deliverables are due.
The course has two hurdle requirements:
- you must pass the week five basic competency assessment; and
- you must get a mark of at least 40% in the final exam.
Failure at either of these hurdles will result in failure of the course.
The exam is marked out of 100, the first assignment is marked out of 5, the second assignment out of 30, the lab test is marked out of 20, the mid-semester exam is marked out of 20, and the class engagement out of 10.
The marks for the first assignment, class engagement, the lab test and the mid-semester exam are ‘redeemable’ via the final exam. This means that if you score a higher percentage on the final exam than on one of the redeemable assessments, that assessment item’s contribution to your final mark for the course will be calculated using your final exam mark rather than your raw mark for the assessment, as follows:
A = max(A1, E/20) + A2
L = max(LT/4, E/20)
C = max(CE/2, E/20)
X = max(M/4, E/20)
The final mark is calculated using the following formula:
Final Mark = A + L + C + X + E/2
Important Notes #
All submitted work may be subject to an oral examination. If the course convener deems the outcome of the oral exam to be unsatisfactory, the mark for that assessment item may be adjusted accordingly.
Students must get a minimum final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject and a minimum final mark of 40/100 in the final exam. Note that final marks for all courses are moderated by the School of Computing examiners meeting, so the mark you are awarded may be higher or lower than the mark calculated using the above formula.
Quality and integrity are expected from all students. Students should also expect this from the lecturing/tutorial staff. Please read over the ANU’s policy on this matter.