The student can obtain up to 100 points by performing the activities listed below.
1) Evaluation of laboratory exercises (up to 20 points). 10 points will be awarded for attending laboratory exercises, held at 8 sessions of 2.5 hours (1.25 points for each session).
2) Coinciding with the final exam, there will be a test consisting of 10 questions with four alternative answers to choose one. 1 point is awarded for each question answered correctly. Each wrong answer is punished with -0.33 points. The unanswered questions do not score negatively.
3) Evaluation of classroom exercises (up 18 points). The lecturer will propose 12 problems distributed in 5 sets of 2 or 3 exercises. Students must submit their answers within the time specified by the lecturer. Each set of problems will be discussed during a 1-hour session. To obtain the corresponding score (1.5 points per problem), students must submit the correct answers by using the answer sheets provided and be able to explain the reasoning for the resolution of problems. Those students whose answer sheets are selected by the lecturer and are neither present in the classroom nor able to explain how they have solved the problem, they will lose all the points obtained to date.
4) Paper discussion (up to 7 points). The lecturer will propose to the students, in groups of 3 or 4, a scientific paper for class discussion. Each group will prepare and provide the lecturer with a 10-12 slide presentation and a one-page summary of the proposed article (up to 2 points). There will be a public defense of the work done by students in 15-minute sessions. The presentation will be given by one member of each group, randomly selected by the lecturer. After the exposition, all group members will answer questions on the subject topic presented. Up to 3 points might be awarded for the presentation and defense of the chosen paper and 2 points for attending sessions for articles and seminars.
5) Evaluation of theory (up to 55 points). The first section of the final exam will consist of a test with 40 questions, each with four alternative answers to choose one. 1 point is awarded for each question answered correctly (up to 40 points). Each wrong answer is punished with -0.33 points. The unanswered questions do not score negatively. The second section will consist of solving two problems. Each problem correctly solved is scored with 7.5 points.
- Students who do not attend the final exam will not consume the ordinary call.
- The final grade for the course will be the most favorable to the student between these two: that obtained from continuous assessment by scoring activities (minimum score: 50 out of 100 points, provided that a minimum of 19 points have been obtained in the final exam), or that obtained in the final exam (minimum score: 27.5 out of 55 points).
- In the other calls, a final exam with the same structure and features as discussed above will take place. For the calculation of the final grade for the course, shall take into account the cumulative score during the course for the realization of other activities (evaluation of laboratory and classroom exercises and paper discussion).