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

Final Grades

Code

Grade

Mark

GPA value

HD

High Distinction

80 - 100

4

D

Distinction

70 – 79

3

C

Credit

60 - 69

2

P

Pass

50 - 59

1

NP Near Pass (for units with a census date prior to 15 February 2010) 45-49 0.7

N

Fail

0 - 49

0.3

WN

Withdrawn Fail

 

0

SFR

Satisfied Faculty Requirements

 

 

NE

Not Examinable

 

 

NAS

Not assessed (effective as of 15 February 2010)

 

 

For descriptors of these grades, see section G1 of the Unit Assessment procedures.

Interim Grades

Code Grade

NS

Supplementary Assessment

WH

Withheld

DEF

Deferred Assessment

Withdrawn notation

Code Grade
DISC Discontinued (for units with a census date prior to 15 February 2010)

WDN

Withdrawn

WI

Withdrawn Incomplete (for units with a census date from 15 February 2010)

B. Competency Grading Schema

Final Grades

Code

Grade

PGO

Pass

NGO

Fail

WNGO

Withdrawn Fail

Interim Grades

Code Grade

NS

Supplementary Assessment

WH

Withheld

DEF

Deferred Assessment

Withdrawn notation

Code Grade
DISC Discontinued (for units with a census date prior to 15 February 2010)

WDN

Withdrawn

WI

Withdrawn Incomplete

C. Research Unit Grading Schema

For units with the research unit indicator ticked on Callista 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Withdrawn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

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Withdrawn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 and Degrees with Honours 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

Interim Grades

Code Grade

NS

Supplementary Assessment

WH

Withheld

DEF

Deferred Assessment

Withdrawn notation

Code Grade
DISC Discontinued (for units with a census date prior to 15 February 2010)

WDN

Withdrawn

 

Supporting procedures

Grading Scale Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

• Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
• Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
• Faculty wide – Associate Deans (Teaching), Associate Deans (Research Degrees), Heads of Departments and Chief Examiners.

Status

Revised

Key Stakeholders

• Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
• Student Administration
• Faculty wide – Associate Deans (Teaching), Associate Deans (Research Degrees), Heads of Departments and Chief Examiners.
• Graduate Research Committee
• Pro Vice-Chancewllor (Research and Research Training)

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 7/12
Date: 28-November-2012
Agenda item: 16.4

Endorsement body

Name: Education Committee
Meeting: 7/07
Date: 13-December-2007
Agenda item: 8.2

Definitions

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

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.

Hurdle Requirements: Requirements that a student must complete as part of a unit of study but which are not graded. Hurdles might include attendance requirements, theory and practice completion requirements, and requirements in relation to assessment and examination. (Effective until 15 February 2010).

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.

Related legislation

  • Monash University Act 2009

  • Statute 6.1.2 - Courses and Degrees

  • Statute 6.1.5 – Examinations

  • Statute 2.5 - Graduate Research Committee

  • Examinations Regulations
  • Related policies

    Related documents

    Academic Transcripts – Key to Results

    Board of Examiners Guidelines 

    Date Effective

    01-January-2013

    Review Date

    27-November-2015

    Owner

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

    Author

    Education Policy and Programs , Office of Planning and Quality, Governance and Accreditation, Monash University Institute of Graduate Research

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