Your result in the exam and course are now available on WebCMS3 or from your CSE account using
9024 classrun -sturec
To pass the course, your exam mark must be ≥25 and the sum of the marks for the individual assessment components must be ≥50
You can obtain detailed feedback on your marks for the final exam on WebCMS3 by clicking on the little arrow in the row labelled ExamScoresheet as indicated below:
or by using:
9024 classrun -collect ExamScoresheet
Unfortunately I cannot reopen the Moodle exam for review since variations of these questions may be reused in another form in future exams. But if you did not pass the course and have further questions about your marks then you can email me personally.
Congratulations to the following students for scoring 95 or higher:
Enjoy your term break, stay healthy and best of luck with your future studies.
Dear COMP9024 Student,
This is just a gentle reminder that the final exam will commence in about 1 hour on Moodle:
You must start your exam within the first five minutes to get the full 2 hours + 10 minutes.
On behalf of the entire COMP9024 20T2 staff I wish you best of luck,
Some statistics for the assignment;
Average mark: 8.15 / 12
Easiest test scenarios: test 1 (89%), test 2 (88%)
Most challenging tests: test 10 (28%), test 9 (35%)
You can now fetch your marked assignment, with some feedback, from WebCMS3 (click on the small arrow in the same row as assn ), or by using
9024 classrun -collect assn
I thought you might be interested in the details about the ten test cases that were used for scoring. You can find these under Assignment -> FAQ. Kudos especially to everyone who managed to hop on and off the B-Line often enough to get to Mona Vale as quickly as possible (test10)!
If you have any further question about your assignment mark, please contact our tutor Kevin; see Assignment -> FAQ.
Just a quick reminder of the early due date for your program randword.c at 11am tomorrow ( Monday ).
Meanwhile I was happy to see the response rate on myExperience surpassing the 60% mark. If you still wish to let us know about your experience in this course, and in particular you thoughts on online teaching, you can do so until Wednesday.
A reminder about the virtual help lab in case you are having difficulties with the assignment. For the exact dates and times see Consultations ; today's help lab will be from 11am-12noon. If you use unsw.to/hopper to register your question, please ensure that you log into the virtual room on Blackboard Collaborate at that time ( Moodle → Assignment Consultation).
An unfortunate and rather significant bug on Moodle had the effect that the marking for two of the questions (Q4 and Q6) was ignoring the selection of a wrong option. We decided that we didn't want to lower any marks after they had been released, which is why we have added a small bonus mark (25%) for everyone who not only got the right answers right but also did not choose a wrong one (or 12.5% bonus for not ticking one wrong answer). Everyone who did not already get a higher mark than originally intended for these two questions can now see their updated midterm result on WebCMS with the bonus mark included. Note that this had to be done outside of Moodle, where the mark is still the same. Only the mark shown on WebCMS will count towards your overall mark for this course.
According to a classic German saying, "After the game is before the game". The assignment has now been released and can be found on the course webpage under Assignment . The main topic is problem solving with graph data structures and graph search. Since the assignment gives you a lot of freedom to develop your own approach to the problem, readability of your program will be very important. Please make sure to adhere to the principles of structured programming and use good commenting.
The assignment is due on Monday 3 August at 11:00am (week 10). If you have difficulties with the assignment, our tutor Kevin Luong will be available over the next three weeks for regular virtual help labs:
You can participate through a link on Moodle. Attending these virtual help labs is entirely voluntary. More details will be given at the next lecture on Tuesday.
Finally, before you start working on your assignment, pay heed to the following advice from the Tao of Programming (Book 3):
Thus spake the Master Programmer:
"When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes."
Have fun and good luck,
There was an unintended typo in one of the variations for Question 6. Everyone who found that the code was erroneous because it said list->next instead of the expected head->next : This has already been fixed and your result updated.
Just a reminder that the mid-session test will take place today between 4:30pm and 5:35pm.
Please note that the way we login to Moodle has changed overnight: You now sign on to Moodle by using your zID with @ad.unsw.edu.au added, for example: email@example.com
Best of luck everyone,
I realised that it may not have been entirely clear under which assumptions the storage costs should have been determined in quiz question 3, and the more efficient matrix encoding does in fact turn it into the most cost-efficient solution of all three. I will therefore count both answers as correct, and if this is how you answered the question then you should now see your updated mark both on Moodle and on WebCMS.
A review of the study groups shows that some of the groups have lost members or have inactive members.
If your study group is down to 3 (or fewer) active members and you would like to amalgamate with another group, then please contact the Course Administrator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the names and zIDs of all students wishing to participate.
Your marked assignment for Week 3 is now available on WebCMS.
A few comments on the results:
Over the past 12 hours or so there have been several questions on the forum about this week’s assessment questions, e.g. whether one’s solution is correct or how to handle specific cases.
Please refrain from doing this. You should always solve these problems according to your own best understanding of what is required, just like you would in an exam. Only in case you think something is wrong you should email us, but not post on the forum or otherwise discuss with your classmates.
If you have made a test submission for week 1, then the auto-testing result is now available on WebCMS3. By clicking on the little arrow indicated below you can inspect the result and see what test cases were used:
Keep in mind that this was just a "mock" assessment and "Mark" does not count towards your mark for the weekly assessment component.
Some common errors that I noticed, and hints on how to avoid them:
If you have answered the survey, you have now been assigned to a study group. Please log into Moodle and click on Study Group Forum. You can then start a round of introductions:
The Study Group Forum on Moodle will be available throughout the term, but of course you are free to also arrange for other ways to meet.
Please keep in mind that the purpose of the study group is to work on problem sets and conduct review of the course material. However, all assessments will be individual submissions and the Academic Integrity rules will be strictly applied.
When communicating in online learning systems you are expected to follow the same standards of behaviour as you would in a classroom:
We have a high response rate (around 60%) to our study group survey. For everyone who missed the deadline but still wants to be assigned a study group, we have extended the survey until tonight (Wednesday, June 3) at 11pm:
You will need to login with your zID and zPass. Based on your answers we will then build balanced study groups over the next 1-2 days.
Dear COMP9024 Student,
Welcome to this year's course.
This is a reminder that our course will begin in week 1 on Tuesday (2 June) from 4-6pm.
Meanwhile check out the course webpage
. Have a look at the "Course Outline" to learn more about the contents of the course, the assessments and recommended textbooks.
As you undoubtedly are aware, unfortunately we will not be able to have face-to-face lectures on campus. From the feedback I received for COMP9020 in 20T1, I know that many of you did sorely miss the interaction with your lecturer and your classmates. We will try to make up for this in COMP9024 as best we can by:
You will see me on Tuesday,