Course grading and rules
Participation in the werkcollege/lab sessions/tutorials is mandatory. Contact one of the instructors upfront if you cannot attend. Only good reasons are accepted.
The final grade of the class will be derived as follows:
- 50% from the lab assignments.
- 50% from a final written exam.
For being able to pass the class you have to pass both parts individually. This means that you have to get at least 50% of the tutorial grade and 50% of the written exam. This also means that you must get at least 60% of the overall grade to pass.
Several of the lab assignment steps contain a bonus step. This counts towards (max) one extra point for that assignment step.
For each weekly lab session, the students must
- hand in the source code covering the assignment step for that week. The code should be self-contained (include a Makefile, resource files, and of course the code itself, which should compile on the Linux lab computers).
- hand in a presentation (around 5 slides) containing snapshots of the results of the assignment step.
- be prepared to show the presentation before the class (5 minutes). Every week, a group will be selected for presenting by the teaching assistants.
Handing in the assignments is done through e-mail. Send your complete submission to the teaching assistants before the deadline.
Lab work should be done in groups of max 2 students (given the amount and complexity of work). To find a partner, use the communication tools of Nestor. If you could not find a partner before the first lab session, contact the teaching assistants.
Groups receive a single grade for the assignment work. Written exam grades are individual.
The deadline for handing in the weekly deliverables (code + presentation) is 17:00 PM of the day before the respective lab session.
We use a policy of strict deadlines. Students who hand in their materials late receive 10% reduction per day they are late (for example, 10 minutes late means 1 day late and 10% deduction, 1 day and 10 minutes late means 2 days late and 20% deduction, etc.).
If we find that a student is cheating (copying text/code from other students and/or assignments of previous years), they will receive no points for the respective assignment/exam; further disciplinary measures may be taken by the Exam Committee.
Finally, results from the tutorial of this class are only valid for exams taken during the year the tutorial was taken, and expire afterward. This means you cannot do the tutorial this year and, for example, take the exam two years later.
Example written-exam topics
Below you find an exam sheet (as of 2012). This exam sheet gives a good idea of the type, amount, and topics of questions asked during the written exam. Of course, actual questions present in your exam will be different.