20% Lab Reports + 80% Exams (short questions and/or problems), including mid-term exam and final exam.
Additional evaluations (September or December):
20% Lab Reports + 80% Exam (short questions and/or problems).
Evaluation of Lab Reports:
Short reports about each of the four proposed practices, to be carried out and evaluated individually or in a group. The marks correspond to 20% of the final grade, both in the semester and in the additional evaluations. The marks for these reported are not kept in successive academic years, unless the student has failed in two exams (first, June and second, September or December) of the pervious academic year. In that case, the student can request the lecturer to keep the evaluation of the practices for a single academic year.
1. A mid-term exams about units 1 and 2, with a weight of 40% of the final mark. The duration of the exam will be 1h 45min, and it consists of 2-4 problems and/or short questions with theoretical and/or practical content. To pass the exam it is necessary to obtain at least half of the marks. Mid-term marks are not kept for the additional evaluations in the same academic year.
2. Final exam composed of two parts, with marks amounting to 80% of the final grade and a maximum duration of 4h. The last part of this exam (units 3 and 4), which is compulsory for all students, will be scheduled first. Each part consists of 2-4 problems and/or short questions with theoretical and/or practical content. Those having passed the mid-term exam are exempt for the second part of the final exam (units 3 and 4).
Additional exams (September or December):
Single exam, with marks corresponding to 80% of the final grade. The duration is 2h 30 min, and will consist of 3-5 problems and/or short questions with theoretical and/or practical content.
1. In the correction of problems and questions it will be assessed: (a) the correct response, result, calculus and numerical outcomes, (b) the logical and formal development and presentation, and (c) the discussion of the result and the conclusions obtained with regard to the questions posed in the exam.
2. It will not be evaluated any response which is not properly explained and developed.
3. The semester or the additional examination imply the evaluation of the exam and the corresponding assessment in the student´s academic record.
4. To pass the course it is necessary to attend the four lab sessions, to deliver the lab reports, and to obtain >50% in the joint marks corresponding to practices (20%) plus exams (80%).
A standard calculator without data connection is required. Mobiles are not allowed; they should be made available to the instructor during the exam. Exams should be answered with black or blue ink, never in red or in pencil. The use of books and notes is not necessary; required formulae will be provided. Temporal absences from the room are not allowed during the examination. Requests of clarification are not allowed after reading the exam. And, of course, cheating is not allowed.