ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
COMP8400 - Assessment Scheme for 2013
For semester 1 2013, the following assessment is proposed:
Final course mark
Extensions and late penalties for assignments
In general, there will be no extensions for assignments, the exception being for illness serious enough to keep you in bed, supported by a medical certificate. Other similarly un-foreseeable and serious circumstances may be considered (if similarly verified). Work and sporting commitments are not normally sufficient grounds. If you think you have grounds for an extension, you should notify the course coordinator as soon as possible, and provide written evidence in support of your case (such as a medical certificate). The course coordinator will then decide whether to grant an extension and inform you as soon as practicable.
Without an explicit extension from the course coordinator, late assignments will be penalised at the rate specified on the assignment documents.
Plagiarism and assisting plagiarism in assignments
Files you have found on the Internet should not be submitted as your work; but your documents may include URL links to external documents. You should avoid copying or closely paraphrasing material from documents that you find, including those of your friends (it's plagiarism) or textbooks. If you feel it necessary to include material from some other document, then it should be clearly identified as such, identifiable as quoted material by layout or quotation marks, and proper attribution made. Be aware that automated tools to detect plagiarism exist and might be used (for example Glatt).
All assignment submissions will be compared by the course coordinator, with any that are suspiciously similar being investigated. If such similarities cannot be satisfactorily explained, appropriate action (see the penalties mentioned in the handbook) will be taken. Note that the action of providing access to another student to an assignment may result in the offense of assisting plagiarism, and similar penalties (i.e. partial or complete loss of marks) may apply. Don't take such risks!
Access to your marks, collecting marked work and remark policy
From the date that your assignment marks are released electronically, you have a period of two weeks in which to question your mark. After this period your mark will be final. Release of your assignment marks will be announced on the course Web site and in the lectures.
Special consideration and special / supplementary exams
If you are feeling unwell on the day of an examination, you can consider taking the exam and then applying for Special Consideration. Note that it normally takes fairly severe symptoms before your performance will be significantly affected (and that only for a sufficiently serious condition will a Special Examination be granted, should you decide not to take the exam then).
Supplementary exams will be awarded to all students who receive a PX grade (i.e. have a final mark of at least 45/100 but less than 50/100), and only to those students. Students who receive a PX grade will be notified by the SoCS Office of the time and place of the Supplementary Exam as soon as that is decided (likely to be the 1st week of semester 2) - ignore any messages from ISIS that you need to contact the lecturer first. The supplementary exam will have the same format and same conditions as the main exam.
Last modified: 18/02/2013, 15:33