Having a major coursework item capped or zeroed due to late submission could lead, in the worst case, to a lower degree classification or even total failure. Some coursework will be submitted electronically via Blackboard. Once you have submitted your work on Blackboard, Blackboard will provide you with a preview of the file you have submitted. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have submitted the correct file.
Major items of coursework are double marked. The moderation process is intended to ensure fair and accurate marking and to resolve discrepancies in project report marks between the supervisor and the second marker. The principal objectives of setting coursework are to assess your progress and to help you improve. The School has a target of 10 working days for coursework to be marked and returned to you.
Sometimes circumstances mean that an academic will not be able to achieve this turn-around but they will always notify you if this is the case. The form of feedback you receive will vary widely, depending on the nature of the submission. A common form is an itemised list of criteria with a tick-box grade for each, along with some written indication of the reason for credit being lost.
Most written examinations take place at the start of the term following a module or at the end of the summer term. They will appear in your timetable. Normally, each examined module provides at least the last two exam papers, with answers or outline solutions, on Blackboard.
These provide a useful guide for paper and question style, but cannot be relied on to guide your revision. Defining what you must be able to do in an exam is the job of the intended learning outcomes given in the module description. Most people find exams at least a bit stressful. Your exams will be in your timetable. It will include all of the information that you require including time, date and locations of exams. You must carry your college identity card, so that your CID number can be noted and your identity checked.
Other than water in a clear plastic bottle with no label, there is to be no eating or drinking during the exam. College examination conditions and rules — e. No smart watches or other watches with functions beyond telling the time will be allowed in the examination room. There will be at least one clock in each examination room. The instructions on the front page of the answer book fill in a list of questions attempted, start each question on a new page etc.
Read and obey them! Additional assessment and examination arrangements are provided by the College for individual candidates registered as students of the College who have physical, mental or sensory impairments whether temporary or permanent or specific learning difficulties. For further details, please read below. As soon as you submit an exam script for marking, it becomes the property of the College and you renounce any right to access it. There is no automatic right of appeal against the marks awarded at examination.
Students may only appeal against exam results on the grounds of administrative or clerical error and papers will not be remarked. Each paper is marked by two independent internal examiners, and checked by one external examiner. Students have the right on payment of a fee under the Data Protection Act to sight of any such written comments or annotations. Request must be made to the College Secretariat, with payment of a fee, and annotations will then be transcribed to a separate document for access under carefully supervised conditions.
Imperial assesses undergraduate examinations and coursework submissions on a scale of correspondence between percentage mark, letter grade A to E and degree honours class. All grades and numerical marks issued during the academic year are provisional.
They are issued to provide feedback and to provide an indication of progress. Ultimately these marks, appropriately weighted, will be used to determine which degree class is awarded. All internal and external awards available to Design Engineering students will be advertised on Blackboard. It is something that all students should aspire to win during their degree and it will appear on transcripts of the awardees.
Please note that the DESIRE selected works need not necessarily be associated with the top mark or grade scoring project. It is only for modules where there is a design engineering output in the form of significant coursework. The project could be a group project or an individual piece of work. The selection of the winner may be done on the day of the assessment or after the completion of the assessment. The selection will be done by a panel of Design Engineering experts with substantial experience in the unique aspects being assessed for the award.
If the panel decide that none of the submitted work demonstrates significant outstanding quality, then the award will not be issued. This is to retain the quality of the award winning projects. Design Engineering Student Handbook latest. What happens after I submit the MC Form? Docs » Assessment Edit on GitHub. For Major Assessments only — along with your form you need to provide proof of your circumstances. The burden of proof is on you. Important College policy requires that any details you provide remain confidential as far as possible.
Major or Minor assessment? Important The College Health Centre can certify illness only for absence from College lasting more than one week, or absence from an Examination. Mitigating Circumstances Forms on BlackBoard. In exceptional circumstances, a student might be allowed to retake the year. Appeal and Complaints Procedures. This course of action is only available where the performance in on other modules is very good.
You are not guaranteed to be allowed to sit an SQT. Students can take a maximum of 2 SQTs per year for the first three years of the course. Calculate your safety net mark. See examples below. Do remote, timed assessments, coursework and projects. These are marked and moderated as normal.
Additionally, enhanced analytics will be used to check these marks for consistency. For postgraduate taught students. In general, the safety net is expected to be applied as far as possible and it will still be necessary to do remote, timed assessments and meet requirements to pass.
You can find the year and module weightings for your degree in the programme specification here. Be sure to select your correct year of entry from the menu on the left. These are illustrative examples and it may not be so simple to work out yours! Disclaimer: assessments that you have done so far this year are moderated at the final exam board at the end of the year, therefore could change which could slightly change your safety net mark.
For the examples below, the average marks stated as averages for assessments so far this year should be assumed to have been moderated and confirmed at the final exam board. Shervin is a 3 rd year Physics MSci undergraduate. The ratio of weightings of Physics MSci years is 1 : 3 : 4 : 5 i. Abs is a 4 th year Physics MSci undergraduate. Therefore, as his safety net mark is higher than his unmitigated final degree weighted average, Abs is awarded his safety net mark of Ashley is a 1 st year Physics MSci undergraduate.
He currently does not have a safety net mark as he has no previous year assessments. This year, across pre-Covid and post-Covid assessments, Ashley scores a weighted average of
You can not count on being offered re-sits. For details on mitigating circumstances and the online form visit this page. The BEng degree consists of three "parts" corresponding to the three years; the MEng degree is made up of four "parts". You cannot register for a year of a degree a "part" until you have completed the previous one.
You cannot, therefore, carry forward a failed subject nor can you re-sit a second year exam while in third year. There is an additional requirement for progression for an MEng degree at the end of Part 2: please check the relevant Award of Honours documents. Imperial College awards honours degrees not "pass" degrees. The classification of honours for all students is decided at the Examiners Meeting in July on the basis of your marks for all parts of the degree course.
If your marks exceed the stated borderline for a classification as set out in the Award of Honours document then the award is made. For further information on this you should refer to the College Regulations students starting in or earlier , or the Single Set of Regulations students starting onwards. Undergraduate entry onwards new curriculum detailed information on marking schemes, coursework and examination weightings, year weightings, and final degree classification is set out in the programme specification for your degree May A small change has been made to correct an error relating to the number of modules that EEE MEng students need to take in 3rd year.
Undergraduate entry or earlier Detailed information on marking schemes, coursework and examination weightings, year weightings and final degree classifications, is set out separately in the undergraduate Award of Honours documents below. MSc detailed information on marking schemes, coursework and examination weightings, year weightings, and final degree classification is set out in the p rogramme specification for your degree.
Assessment methods A general summary of the various methods used for assessment throughout the course. Mid-module tests and end-of-year written examinations test the ability of candidates to solve numerical problems, to provide reasoned explanations of engineering choices and to compare and contrast features of systems.
These will generally be multiple choice questions MCQ and will last for 50min. Coursework essays are set for topics in the business, commercial and ethical domains. Application of engineering principles is assessed in projects by oral presentation of ideas and main conclusions and written reports on design, implementation and testing. Some modules are assessed partially or entirely by coursework. There may be short written problems, lengthier exercises or the use of software tools.
Numerical problem solving skills are assessed as part of the examination process. Coursework that requires use of design or simulation software is assessed through written reports. Ability in computing laboratory exercises are assessed through computer-based tests. Experimental skills in electrical laboratory are assessed through oral examination, formal laboratory report or computer-based exercise as appropriate.
Projects test a range of practical skills and project reports and presentations are assessed for evidence of these. Presentations and reports are also used to assess communication skills, reasoning in answer to questions and planning and management of complex individual tasks or of group tasks. Attendance and coursework submission Regular attendance and submission of all coursework on time is seen as essential to success on our degree programmes. Coursework feedback - Department policy Students receive written feedback on submitted coursework.
Moderation Marks obtained in any assessment may be moderated at the discretion of the board of examiners. These explain in detail how and why students' marks may be moderated. Moderation might be applied for two reasons: If when considering the marks for that unit of assessment, the examiners determine that there is an abnormally high number of failures or an abnormally high number of A grades.
Marks are scaled using a piece-wise linear formula that scales the upper or lower need of the class to achieve a given number of A grades or failures without affecting the rank order list of candidates. If when considering the marks for a unit of assessment that was an optional module, the examiners determine that the candidates taking that option showed results significantly higher or lower than would be expected from their other results.
This is assessed by considering the average mark on the module and the exclusive average of the marks obtained by those candidates on their other modules. Corrections are made by adjusting the mean of the marks. Exam and coursework failure The Examiners, at their annual meeting in July, may require failing students to withdraw, or they may condone a failure caused, in their opinion, by extenuating circumstances.
For the Year Abroad courses, it is the fourth year that constitutes the study-abroad element. Each student, in concert with the Year Abroad Coordinator and the Director of Undergraduate Studies, must make a study plan from the courses available at the host institution. The plan must include a substantial project, and the studies must be assessed by an appropriate mixture of written and oral examinations and coursework.
A detailed breakdown of the Pass Criteria and Marks Allocation are to be found below. Part I Examination. For the Part I Examination, a pass is achieved by satisfying separately all the following criteria:. Total for Part I Examination For the Part II Examination, a pass is achieved by satisfying separately all the following criteria:.
Total for Part II Examination To the top of the page. For the Part III Examination, a pass is achieved by satisfying separately all the following criteria:. Please note that the Systems Engineering and Engineering Economics and Management is a common exam but with two distinct parts. For the Part IV Examination, a pass is achieved by satisfying separately all the following criteria:. Total for Part IV Examination For the Part IV Examination of the Year in Europe courses, a pass is achieved by satisfying separately the following criteria:.
Transfer of Credit from Institutions Abroad. Marks from our partner institutions are given careful attention. Since the marking procedures differ from country to country, de-briefing sessions with each student take place at the end of the year of study, normally in early September. Each student must make a presentation on their Individual Projects, followed by a question and answer session. These allow the examination board to gather any information relevant to the awarding of honours.
Additionally, personal contact with staff at the partner institutions ensures we have a good understanding of their teaching and assessment methods. For further details please click here. Classification for Honours. The class of honours with which a degree is awarded is based upon the aggregation of marks from all four years of a course, the maximum mark available in each year of a course being as follows:. The class of honours is determined from this aggregation of marks, expressed as a percentage of the available marks, according to the following table of honours divisions:.
Calculators for use in Examinations will be provided by the Department and issued to candidates at each exam. In order to allow students time to familiarise themselves with the calculators, a number will be distributed to each Year Representative during the Spring Term. Your examiners have set down their ideas on what they look for in an examination answer. When working on tutorial questions or doing revision, refer to these notes and try to establish a habit or technique for handling questions in each subject.
Each paper is structured to contain 'straightforward' material and 'more difficult' material. A student who has done the tutorials, coursework, and worked through the previous examination papers should be able to score well in these questions.
The 'more difficult' questions, or parts of questions, will require extra thought, deeper understanding and skills in solving problems. Some questions may contain both elements: a 'straightforward' part, followed by a 'more difficult' part. All papers are designed to ensure that any student who has worked well should have no difficulty in achieving a pass mark. We examine what you know, not what you don't know. Read each question carefully. Think: "What am I being asked?
Answer the actual question asked by the examiner: don't write the answer to the question that you had hoped would be there. If confused by the question, ask the invigilator. Write legibly. This raises the examiner's morale and tends to give you the benefit of any doubt. Attempt all of the questions required. Your exam paper will tell you how many questions you must answer from each section of the paper.
Make sure you give the required number of answers, even if you are not confident about all of your answers. If you try to answer fewer questions to a higher standard, you must obtain a much higher grade in each question just to achieve a basic pass overall. Also, by giving as many answers as required, you offset the effects of one poor answer. If you answer fewer questions than required, the effect of one poor answer is magnified.
Read carefully the instructions for each examination the 'rubric'. Obey these instructions; examiners cannot credit answers to questions that in some way conflict with the rubric. Show your thinking. In numerical questions, marks are given for method as well as for the numerical accuracy of calculations. Remember that these marks cannot be awarded unless the method and its assumptions are clearly stated. Put down the steps in your calculation even if it may seem unnecessary because you are using a calculator.
If the numerical answer is wrong, marks can only be given if the steps leading to the answer are written down. Remember also that a clear diagram at the start of a problem will often prevent silly errors. Structure your answer. When answering descriptive questions, use annotated diagrams where appropriate and arrange your reply under suitable headings and sub-headings.
This is particularly helpful if English is not your first language. For instance, if you are asked for advantages and disadvantages of something, it is convenient to arrange your answer under headings such as:. It is a good idea to plan a descriptive answer by writing notes before you start answering the question.