Undergraduate Student FAQs
Current as at 12pm on 31 March 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the School of Engineering and IT has implemented an Emergency SEIT Undergraduate Assessment Procedure which will be in place for Semester 1 2020. An email was sent to students on Friday 27 March 2020 to your student email address. If you did not receive this email, you can view it here.
Access to Labs/Rooms on Campus
At this stage, all labs/rooms on Campus are closed for student use. If you are required to access a lab for research purposes, please contact your Course lecturer.
What does Satisfactory or Fail (S/F) Grades mean for S1 2020?
A standard UNSW term that indicates that a student has passed the course. Student will receive credit for the course but will not receive a numerical mark. Satisfactory results have no impact on the student’s WAM.
A standard UNSW term that indicates that a student has not passed the course. A student will not receive credit for the course, and the result will not impact their WAM. For S1 2020, the course will not appear on their transcripts (this is a UNSW‐wide decision).
How will a S/F grade be calculated for my course?
Determination of what constitutes satisfactory performance is at the discretion of the course convener. Please refer to your Moodle Course page for further details or contact your lecturer.
When will I find out about my modified assessment schedule for S1 2020?
All modified assessment schedules will be available to students by 4pm, 3 April 2020 via the Course Moodle page. Please direct your questions for your modified assessment items to your course lecturer.
What will my Academic Transcript look like for S1 2020?
If a Satisfactory (S) grade is received:
Students who received a Satisfactory grade for their S1 2020 course, will receive credit for the course, but will not receive a numerical mark.
If a Fail (F) grade is received:
If a Fail grade is received, students will not receive credit for the course. For S1 2020, the course will not appear on their transcripts (this is a UNSW‐wide decision).
How will this affect my overall WAM?
Semester 1 2020 courses will have no impact on the student’s WAM.
The only exception to this will be Honours Thesis Courses (ZEIT4500/4501/4297, ZEIT4901/4902, and ZEIT4115/4116). Decisions about marks in project courses for students in the Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security Honours Program are outside the scope of this procedure.
Will there be any exams for Semester 1 2020?
The requirement for a final summary assessment piece in the regular UNSW Canberra Assessment Procedure has been waived, and there will be no final examinations during the scheduled final exam period. In SEIT, final examinations are discouraged for S1 2020.
Instructors are encouraged to consider a final summary assessment that provides an additional opportunity for students to demonstrate CLOs as needed. All assessment pieces will be due no later than June 19, 2020 (the last day of study week) except those approved by the HoS before April 3, 2020.
Will end of year Graduation be effected?
Due to the changing situation, we are unable to advise on Graduation for 2020 however we will advise if the situation changes.
How can I apply for Special Consideration, if required?
To apply for Special Consideration for an assessment item, please follow the usual procedure located here https://student.unsw.edu.au/special-consideration.