Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties
refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
There are three assignments for this course. Each is graded using the university A+ to E scale.
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
Final grades for the course will be calculated by allocating each grade a numerical value according to the weighting of the assignment. The numbers are then added and a final grade allocated. An examiners’ meeting will be held at the end of the course to determine final grades and to ensure fairness and consistency.
Campus students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Course lecturers should be notified of expected non-attendance, and may require missed work to be caught up via set tasks, or impose a grade penalty where there are high levels of unexplained absence.
Course evaluation will be undertaken in accordance with university policy and using the university student evaluation system.
Assignments must be word processed where possible in Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing.
NOTE: A cover sheet must be attached to each assignment.
We recommend that students keep a copy of all assignment work.
Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the Course Lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
A request for an extension should be made to your Course Lecturer before the due date of the piece of assessment. Requests for extensions should be emailed to the Course Lecturer at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. If you apply for an extension, you may be asked to supply a medical certificate or other relevant evidence of special circumstances (eg a letter from a counsellor). Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.
If your work meets most but not all of the criteria required to pass, you may be given the opportunity to resubmit an assessment to bring it to a passing standard. Only one resubmission is possible within the course. Students will have ten days from the return of an assignment, to resubmit their work. Distance students will have ten days from the time they could reasonably be expected to have received their work back.
NB: The original work and marking schedule must be included with resubmitted assignments.
A resubmitted assignment cannot be awarded more than the minimum passing grade. Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are not considered for resubmission unless there are exceptional circumstances.
NOTE: Depending on due dates, it may not be possible to allow resubmissions of the final assignment if this would compromise the ability of lecturers to meet deadlines for the submission of final course grades.
Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.
It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who do not have broadband internet access, or who have unreliable access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email email@example.com, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.