The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated before the start of each module. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.
Each module contains between one and three summative assignments which you must pass with an average mark of 40% or greater. In order for you to show your potential you will be assessed in a variety of formats, including traditional timed assessments, scientific report writing, verbal and written presentations, and participation in group activities.
An estimated percentage breakdown of your final grade assessment is as follows:
Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
Formal examinations: 15%
Practical or project work: 15%
Group work 15%
Presentations and posters 10%
In order to qualify for the award of Bachelor of Sciences, a student must satisfy the University requirements of 300 credits. A student who does not wish to progress to a subsequent year of study may apply for an intermediate award of Diploma of Higher Education if they pass a minimum of 240 credits. A Certificate of Higher Education may be awarded to a student with minimum of 120 credits.