Tutorial Preparation and Participation
Tutorials will be used to reinforce material covered in lectures as well as study material. Each tutorial will involve a number of problems/exercises which relate to a given topic. During weeks 2-12, active participation in tutorials is included as part of student assessment for INFS2605.
Active participation includes, but is not limited to: providing programming or design solutions for exercises, working in an assigned group, engaging in tutorial discussions, asking and answering questions and taking notes. Students will also be required to sign an attendance sheet each week during tutorials.
Please note: All students are expected to be punctual and to adhere to their allocated tutorial times. Latecomers may not be awarded an assessment mark. Students are required to prepare for each tutorial and the tutorial will require your full participation. Students who are not prepared for a tutorial and/or are not fully engaged during the tutorial itself (e.g. occupied with social networking, surfing the web, checking mail, etc.) may not be awarded an assessment mark or may receive a partial mark.
Multiple Choice Quiz (MCQ)
This semester there will be a multiple choice quiz (MCQ), worth 15% of the marks for this course. The content of this test will focus on java fundamentals, including object-oriented programming principles (in particular, abstraction, polymorphism, inheritance and encapsulation). This test is designed is make sure that students are actively engaging with revising their programming knowledge and skills.
The group assignment will incorporate a medium size development/design task.
Through this assignment students will demonstrate their ability to understand and implement a range of skills relevant to the course. The assignments will be in line with the topics covered in the lectures, tutorials, and study material. Further details regarding the assignment will be provided on moodle.
Groups will typically consist of 2 students. Students will be required to evaluate their teammate’s contribution to the assignment. Individual contribution weighting will impact the final grade given to each student for their assignments.
Further information regarding the specific details and submission procedure for the assignment will be posted on Moodle as well as discussed during lectures and/or tutorials.
Please Note: Each student is responsible for their own work. The assignment will be checked for evidence of plagiarism. Plagiarism includes copying, inappropriate paraphrasing, collusion, as well as self-plagiarism. For instance, deliberately or recklessly presenting your work in collusion with others, copying or stealing another student’s assignment, or paying for work to be done may all be considered acts of Level 3 Plagiarism. This constitutes as significant plagiarism and serious student misconduct that is in breach of the Student Code.
All students should keep a copy of all work submitted for assignments. Peer assessment will be conducted for work relating to the group assignment; this process will impact the grade/mark students receive for their submitted work. The LiC will have the final say/decision on matters relating to peer assessment. More information on the peer assessment process will be discussed during the semester.
A final written examination will take place during the University Exam Period. The examination time will be 2 hours. The examination is worth 50% of the total marks for this course. Candidates may not bring any course materials to the examination. The examination paper may not be retained by the candidate.
It is your responsibility to adhere to the procedures for submission of assignments otherwise a penalty may apply. The key requirements are:
The group assignments shall be submitted as indicated in the course schedule and according to the instructions of the lecturer-in-charge.
The late submission of assignments carries a penalty of 10% of the maximum marks for that assignment per day of lateness (including weekends and public holidays), unless an extension of time has been granted. For example, an assignment worth 25% will attract a 2.5 mark penalty per day. An extension in the time of submission will only be granted by the lecturer-in-charge for exceptional circumstances, such as misadventure or illness. There are also provisions for Special Consideration – see later in PART B “Special Consideration”. Applications should be made to the lecturer-in-charge by email or in person. You will be required to substantiate your application with appropriate documentary evidence such as medical certificates, accident reports etc. Please note that work commitments and computer failures are usually considered insufficient grounds for an extension.
Partial submissions of your assignment work will not be accepted.