Mandatory assignments at the Department of Mathematics
To qualify for final examination, all mandatory assignments in any given course must be approved. Mandatory assignments are not considered grading a course.
Announcement of the assignment
- Mandatory assignments are usually posted on the course’s semester page at least two weeks before the deadline.
Cooperation and the use of aids
- The use of all aids is allowed.
- Cooperation is allowed, but the work that is handed in must be composed and written by yourself, and the work should reflect your understanding of the material.
- You may be asked to orally explain the content of your answers.
Submission of the assignment
- The submission is handed in electronically in Canvas.
- Your submission must be handed in within the deadline stated in the mandatory assignment. The deadline is absolute, and work that is handed in too late will not be accepted unless otherwise agreed with the Student Administration before the deadline.
- The submission must be handed in as a single PDF file. Scanned pages must be clearly legible. If these two requirements are not met, the assignment will not be assessed.
- The submission must contain the course code and assignment number.
- The deadline is usually at 2.30 pm on a Thursday.
- Submissions cannot be handed in by e-mail.
- If you need an extension due to illness or other reasons, you must apply for a postponement by contacting the Student Administration before the deadline of the assignment.
- A medical certificate or similar documentation must be submitted along with the application.
- Extensions may be granted for up to one week.
- If you are unable to hand in your work within the set deadline due to prolonged illness, you can, in very special cases, be exempted from one mandatory assignment.
- Teaching staff cannot grant extensions.
Feedback on the submission
- Whether your mandatory assignment is approved or not is published in Canvas within one week after the deadline.
- If the mandatory assignment does not get approved, you can hand in a new submission within a given deadline if you have shown a genuine attempt to solve the assignment. The new deadline is usually two weeks after the regular deadline.
- In borderline cases, the lecturer in charge of the course makes a final assessment on whether an attempt is considered genuine.
- As a student, you have the responsibility to check whether your submissions are considered approved, failed with the possibility of a second attempt, or failed without a second attempt.
- If you have not received feedback on your submission within one week after the deadline (two weeks if you have been granted an extension), you must contact the Student Administration regarding courses at 1000-level, or the course lecturer for courses at 2000-level and above.
Previously approved mandatory assignments
- If you have passed all mandatory assignments for a given course in a previous semester, your submissions are valid for a total of 10 semesters, including the semester in which they were first approved.
- Approved mandatory assignments from a previous semester are registered in StudentWeb under the tab Your status and Examination result. Example of approved assignments in MEK1100, MAT1110, STK1110 and MAT1120 from Autumn 2018 and Spring 2018.
- It is your responsibility as a student to check that this is correctly registered. If you have questions regarding this, please contact the Student Administration at the Department of Mathematics before the deadline for the first mandatory assignment of the current semester.
- If you have submitted and received approval for mandatory assignments a previous semester, without taking the exam, you may be asked to present the approved assignments to the Student Administration at the Department of Mathematics for registration.
- You must take the midterm exam and final exam although you have passed mandatory assignments from a previous semester.
- Mandatory assignments from other or similar courses are not accepted as a substitute for the submission of mandatory assignments. There are some exceptions for courses that have been replaced, please contact the Student Administration at the Department of Mathematics before the deadline for the first mandatory assignment of the current semester if this is relevant to you.