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Examinations, class records, and final marks

  • Honours modules offered by the Department are semesterized. First semester modules are usually examined in May-June, while second semester modules are usually examined in October-November. The exam for each module is typically 2-3 hours.
  • The examination date for each module is decided by the lecturer in consultation with the students in that module. Examination timetables for modules offered by other departments are (of course) determined by those departments. Examination timetables for undergraduate modules are determined by the university.
  • Each lecturer, in consultation with the class, will​ finalize early in the semester how the class record is to be determined and how the class record will contribute towards the final mark for that module. 
  • The final mark for the programme is based on the weighted average of the final marks for the modules taken and projects done (the weightings for MAM4000W and MAM4001W are different and are given in the entries for those courses). If you have taken more modules than you need for credit, we will choose your best modules when calculating your final mark, subject to some rules that are listed in the entries for MAM4000W and MAM4001W.
  • Applications for deferred exams are not handled by MAM. If you miss an exam for a MAM Honours module due to medical or other reasons, you can apply for a Deferred Exam by following the usual UCT procedures.