The final mark is composed of three components, the class mark (C), the lab tests mark (L) and the final exam mark (E). The class mark is worth 30%, the lab mark 20% and the final exam mark 50%, of the total assessment. The class mark, the lab mark and the final exam mark will be given as a mark out of 100. Note that consistent scaling across all students may occur with these marks. The final mark will also be given as a mark out of 100 and will be calculated using the following formula:
Final Mark = 0.3*C + 0.2*L + 0.5*E
The minimum final mark required for a pass grade is 50.
The class mark consists of the following components:
- Assignment 1 - Group Work - 15% (Due Week 7 - Week of April 15)
- Assignment 2 - Group Work - 15% (Due Week 12 - Week of May 20)
There will be two lab tests. Each one will be marked out of 10 and will be held during the normal lab hours. The duration of each test will be one hour. Given that students will be doing the test at different times during the week, they will be assigned different questions, at random. The schedule for the lab tests is given below:
- Lab Test 1 - Individual Work - 10% (Week 6 - Week of March 25)
- Lab Test 2 - Individual Work - 10% (Week 10 - Week of May 6)
Supplementary exams will be awarded only to those students who meet the following criteria:
He/she has obtained a final mark between 45 and 49, and by getting a bare pass (50) in the supplementary exam, will pass the course. (This will require a class mark of 50 or over.)
Final marks are moderated by the Research School of Computer Science examiners meeting.
A pdf version of the assessment scheme is available.