• Speaker: A/Prof Tristan Perez, School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: Minimum-level of Competency in all Topics - A Requirement for Sitting the Final Exam
  • Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Time and Date: 12:00 pm, Tue, 17th Dec 2013
  • Abstract:

    The previous assessment method for MCHA2000 - Mechatronic Systems (which is common to many other courses) allowed students collect marks from assessments and quizzes during the semester and pass the course without reaching a satisfactory level of competency in some topics. In 2013, we obtained permission from the President of Academic Senate to test a different assessment scheme that aimed at preventing students from passing without attaining a minimum level of competency in all topics of the course. This presentation discusses the assessment scheme tested and the results we obtained, which suggest that the proposed scheme makes a difference.

    MCHA2000 is a course about modelling, simulation, and analysis of physical system dynamics. It is believed that the proposed model is applicable to other courses.

    Bio: A/Prof Tristan Perez, Lecturer of MCHA2000. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tristan-perez

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