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Classes and assessment

Subject assessment

During your time at UTS, you may be required to complete a number of different types of assessment for each subject.

Detailed assessment requirements, including weighting of assessment items, due dates and arrangements for collection and return of assessment items, are set out, where available, in subject outlines

These are distributed via UTS Online in preparation and orientation weeks. You should ensure that you have read through the subject outline before the first teaching week of the session.

Types of Assessment

Your subject assessment can include:

  • class presentations;
  • reflective reviews and journals;
  • research papers;
  • case studies;
  • simulations and role-plays;
  • in-class tests;
  • discussion papers;
  • assignments,
  • reports and essays; and
  • final examinations, informal examinations and take-home examinations;

Please note that not all subjects have centrally-conducted exams.

You may also be able to find an indication of the types of assessment for a particular subject in the online handbook.

You can also check your faculty website for any other specific assessment guidelines.

If you miss an assessment, or are unable to hand an assessment in on time, you may be eligible to apply for special consideration.

Faculty-based Exams

Faculty-based exams are those organised by individual Faculties or Schools. They are conducted in accordance with guidelines established by the relevant Faculty Board.

Times and locations of faculty-based examinations are not listed on centrally-conducted exam timetable.

You should contact your Faculty or School with any queries regarding a faculty-based exam.

Assignment resources

HELPS (Higher education language & presentation support) provides English language and academic literacy support to UTS undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students via free non-credit programs and services.

The UTS Library has a collection of workshops, classes and tours to get you started with studying and working on assignments.  In addition, there are heaps of resources focussing on study skills, avaialble in the UTS Library site, like the Assignment Survival Kit, resources on writing, reading and speaking and a great downloadable guide on Assignment types.  

Plagiarism occurs when you use someone's ideas without acknowledging them as the source. Referencing correctly is one way of avoiding plagiarism. Plagiarism is viewed very harshly by the University. Learn more about plagiarism and test your knowledge on the UTS:HELPS Avoiding plagiarism website.

UTS Business School has comprehensive Study and assessment resources at the assignment preparation page.

If you get to the stage where its all going wrong, read up on Special consideration.