Extreme Computing

The school maintains common policies on late assignments and academic misconduct.


Requirements for Passing the Course

Assessed Coursework

Each student is required to submit the following items of assessed coursework for EXC: All assignments are due at 16:00 on the due date.

Late coursework assignments will not be accepted without good reason: the work will be recorded as late and a mark of zero given. Any extension to an assignment deadline for a student must be approved by the Course Organiser, and the reason for the extension must be recorded by the ITO and Personal Tutor.

If you are ill please make sure that a medical certificate is submitted to the Course Secretary. Doctors will normally only give a certificate for a long period of illness or for an illness that strikes at a crucial time (e.g., if you miss an examination because of illness). Your Personal Tutor may give you a certificate of support if you are ill for a short period, or if if other personal crises have an adverse affect on your work.

Checking Coursework Progress

In order to succeed in your studies you should keep up with the material of the course and make a good attempt at all the assessed assignments. The requirements stated above represent a bare minimum and do not indicate good progress. Your marks for each assessed practical assignment will be returned to you as soon as they are available so that you can (and indeed should) keep your own record.

For your convenience and as a means of helping you to check your progress, the ITO will do its best to collect the following information for you at just after half way through each half course and email it to your University SMS account:

It is your responsibility to check your SMS email account regularly. If for some reason the information does not reach you then ask the ITO either in person or by email quoting your full name, matriculation number and the course(s) for which you are seeking information.

Degree Examination

A degree examination assessing all material in EXC will be held in the Semester 2 examination period. The length of the examination will be 120 minutes. For the exam date, please check here.

The rubric of the degree examination will be as follows: There are 3 questions available, of which you will pick 2 to answer. Each question will have 25 marks available, but different pars of a question may have different numbers of total marks. The exam will be closed book, no calculators allowed.

The degree examination is weighted at 50% and the coursework are weighted at 50% to get the combined total mark for the course.

Past Exam Papers

Past exam papers for EXC will be here. Please note that both the content and the rubric of the exam may be different for the EXC exam this year.

Regulations and Guidelines

There are a number of on-line documents covering guidance and regulations on various aspects of the School and the University available here.

Informatics Policy and Guidelines on Plagiarism

You may discuss this assignment with other students but your submission should be based on your own work. If you do include work carried out in collaboration with others, you must properly attribute any contributions that they made to the work. Keep in mind that you are responsible for deriving educational value from your assignments. Please make sure to read the Informatics Guidelines on Plagiarism.

Data Protection Act 1998

The use by the university of personal details concerning students, and the use by students of personal details from on-line university records, university publications, and other sources, is governed by the Data Protection Act. An explanation of the responsibilities of staff and students with respect to the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on-line here.

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