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Grading Scale Policy

Purpose

To provide a uniform grading scale for the evaluation and assessment of all coursework units, Honours coursework degrees and units within research degrees throughout Monash University.

Scope

When grades are awarded for coursework, at either undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate level, Honours coursework degrees, for research units, or for higher degree by research coursework and skills training units, the following grading scales apply.

Policy Statement

A student's final results must be determined in accordance with following grading scales.

A.  Standard Unit Grading Schema (including Higher Degree by Research Coursework Units)

Final Grades

Code

Grade

Mark

GPA value

Malaysia CGPA Coursework Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses:

HD

High Distinction

80 - 100

4

4.00

D

Distinction

70 - 79

3

3.67

C

Credit

60 - 69

2

2.85

P

Pass

50 - 59

1

2.15

 

 

 

 

 

N

Fail

0 - 49

0.3

1.15

WN

Withdrawn Fail

 

0

0

WI

  Withdrawn Incomplete

SFR

  Satisfied Faculty Requirements 

NE

  Not Examinable 

NAS

  Not assessed (effective as of 15 February 2010) 

Withdrawn Grades

Code

Grade

 

 

WDN

Withdrawn

WI

Withdrawn Incomplete

Interim Grades

Code

Grade

NS

Supplementary Assessment

WH

Withheld

DEF

Deferred Assessment

B. Competency Grading Schema

Final Grades

Code

Grade

PGO

Pass

NGO

Fail

WNGO

Withdrawn Fail

WDN

Withdrawn

WI

Withdrawn Incomplete

 

Interim Grades

Code

Grade

NS

Supplementary Assessment

WH

Withheld

DEF

Deferred Assessment

C. Research Unit Grading Schema

For units with the research unit indicator ticked on the student management system and which are used with candidature to calculate student load

Code

Grade

NE

Not Examinable

WDN

Withdrawn

D. Grading Schema for Higher Degree by Research Skills Training Units

Final Grades

Code

Grade

SR

Satisfied Requirements

NSR

Not Satisfied Requirements

WDN

Withdrawn

Interim Grades

Code

Grade

NYS

Requirements Not Yet Satisfied

DEF

Deferred

E. Honours Degree Grading Schema

For use with overall Honours unit grades and Honours degree course grades.

Final Grades

Code

Grade

Mark

HI

First Class Honours

80 - 100

HIIA

Second Class Honours Division A

70 - 79

HIIB

Second Class Honours Division B

60 - 69

HIII

Third Class Honours

50 - 59

N

Fail

0 - 49

WDN

Withdrawn

 

Interim Grades

Code

Grade

NS

Supplementary Assessment

WH

Withheld

DEF

Deferred Assessment

 

Supporting procedures

Grading Scale Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Boards of Examiners
Chief Examiners
Deputy/Associate Deans (Education)
Associate Deans (Research Degrees)
Director, Student and Education Business Services
Student Services Monash Malaysia

Status

Revised

Key Stakeholders

Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)
Director, Student and Education Business Services
Deputy/Associate Deans (Education)
Associate Deans (Graduate Research)
Graduate Research Committee
Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 1/16
Date: 24-February-2016
Agenda item: 12.1

Endorsement body

Name: Learning and Teaching Committee
Meeting: 8/15
Date: 15-December-2015
Agenda item: 7.2

Definitions

Coursework Units: Units designed to form component parts of coursework courses.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): A calculation used in Malaysia to indicate the average grade achieved across a course.

Grade Point Average (GPA): A calculation used to indicate the average grade achieved across a course at Monash University.

Grading Scale: The framework correlating a percentage of marks to a level of achievement on an individual task or a whole unit or course.

HDR Coursework Units: Coursework units that are taken as part of a higher degree by research.

HDR Skills Training Units: Units that may be taken as part of a higher degree by research that represent training activities around a theme.

Research Unit: A unit that identifies a student's enrolment in research, which generates equivalent full-time study load, and is differentiated by the Faculty and Department/field of study.

Standard Semester: Refers to either Semester 1 or Semester 2 which are the main two teaching periods when the majority of university teaching occurs. A standard semester has start and end dates that conform with a typical two semester academic year and has a census date of either 31 March or 31 August.

Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations
Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations

Related policies

 


Assessment in Coursework Programs Policy and Unit Assessment Procedures
Special Consideration Policy and Procedures
Student Academic Integrity Policy and Student Academic Integrity: Managing Plagiarism and Collusion Procedures
Academic Transcript Policy and Procedures


 


 

Related documents

Academic Transcripts – Key to Results
Exams website

Board of Examiners Guidelines 

Date Effective

01-January-2013

Review Date

27-November-2015

Owner

Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching) Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)

Author

Policy - Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)

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