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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

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

NP

Near Pass (for units with a census date prior to 15 February 2010)

45-49

0.7

1.70

N

Fail

0 - 49

0.3

1.15

WN

Withdrawn Fail

 

0

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Withdrawn notation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Withdrawn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Withdrawn Incomplete (for units with a census date from 15 February 2010)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Withdrawn Fail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Withdrawn notation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Withdrawn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Withdrawn Incomplete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Withdrawn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Withdrawn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

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

Status

Revised

Key Stakeholders

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Prodecures
Honours Year Programs Policy and 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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Author

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

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