The school maintains common policies on late assignments
and academic misconduct
Requirements for Passing the Course
- The coursework for the course is worth 50% of the final mark.
- The written exam is worth the remaining 50% of the final mark.
Each student is required to submit the following items of assessed
coursework for EXC:
- 2 assessed assignments, worth 25.0% each (i.e., 50% in total).
All assignments are due at 16:00 on the due date.
Late coursework assignments will not be accepted without good
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:
- the record of your assessed practical assignment marks so far
(note that in some cases there might be marks pending for recently
- the record of submitted assessed practical assignments.
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
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
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
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
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
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