Minutes of Teaching Commitee Meeting of 14 April 2000
Present: gernot, andrewt, jas, geoffw, sowmya, billw (chair), kenr
- The proposal to introduce COMP4111 Distributed Object Systems was
- The proposal to move to a uniform weighted average for the purpose
of determining class of honours was discussed without a clear
consensus emerging. Any decision to move to a new way of calculating
class of honours would need to be announced to students maybe
18 months in advance, so that students could adapt their enrolment
to optimise their class of honours. The standardised weighted
average will be computed along with the traditional measures of
performance during the intervening period, to give us experience
with the differences between the two measures. Geoff Whale noted
that it appears that the cutoff for each class of honours on the
basis of standard weighted average would be a couple of marks
lower than that based on the current WAM measure.
- Articulation between INTI College, Malaysia and our SE/CS programmes:
The view of the committee was that even for straight-A students
from INTI College, 1.5 years advanced standing would be the most
we should give for 2 years study at INTI College.
- Award of class of honours for BE/MBiomedE graduates. The consensus
was that grade of honours for these students would be based on
courses taken excluding BIOM courses and related courses including
physiology and anatomy.
- Summer session 2001. It was agreed that COMP1021 should be offered,
and preferably at least two third year/PG courses: Graphics and
- Transitional arrangements for SE/CE. The consensus was that
considerable flexibility should be used in approving transitional
programs. In general, when switching to a new program, a student should
not be required to take courses introduced into years of their
program that the student has already completed.
- Proposal to introduce a course based on the Computer Society
International Design Competition. It was decided initially to run
this as a group thesis option in order to see how it goes.
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