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The aims of the assignments in this subject are to develop your skills and test your ability in:

- data gathering;
- report writing;
- modelling information systems processes;
- making verbal presentations

The assignments (40% weighting) and a three hour examination (60% weighting) will be used to assess whether you have achieved the objectives of this subject.

Three individual assignments (total assessment value 40%)

Assignment 1, Value 10%, Due Weeks 5 and 6, Interview Plan & Interview Report
Assignment 2, Value 20%, Due Week 11, System Specification Report
Assignment 3, Value 10%, Due Week 12, System presentation

Download the Assignment Pack (pdf)

Formal supervised assessment

A "closed book" examination, 3 hours, (assessment value 60%).

The formal supervised assessment for this unit will be an exam scheduled in the formal examination period following the last week of semester. You are required to be available for the exam and any necessary supplementary assessment procedures until the end of the assessment period. Alternative times for exams will not be approved without a medical certificate for a significant illness, or equivalent evidence.) The examination will test to see whether you have met the objectives of this subject.

NOTE: You must perform satisfactorily on both the examination and the assignments in order to pass this subject.

In order to pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% of the available marks for the subject.

In addition, there is a hurdle requirement that students must obtain at least 40% of the marks allocated for assignment work AND at least 40% of the marks allocated for the examination.

If a student fails one of the hurdle requirements a fail mark up to a maximum of 44% will be returned to the Board of Examiners, even if the numeric total of a student’s mark is greater than 44%.

• Assignments in this unit are no less important than those of other units. Your inability to manage your time or computing resources will not be accepted as a valid excuse. (Several assignments falling due at the same time is often unavoidable.)

• Backup copies are required to be made of all assignments and retained for 12 months, in case of loss.

• Hardware failures are not normally recognised as a valid reason for obtaining an extension or handing in a late assignment.


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