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Academic Quality and Standards

Purpose To provide a uniform grading scale for the evaluation and assessment of all coursework units, Honours coursework degrees and units within research degrees throughout Monash University.
Scope When grades are awarded for coursework, at either undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate level, Honours coursework degrees, for research units, or for higher degree by research coursework and skills training units, the following grading scales apply.
Policy Statement A student's final results must be determined in accordance with following grading scales.

A.  Standard Unit Grading Schema (including Higher Degree by Research Coursework Units)

Final Grades

Code

Grade

Mark

GPA value

Malaysia CGPA Coursework Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses:
HD High Distinction 80 - 100 4 4.00
D Distinction 70 - 79 3 3.67
C Credit 60 - 69 2 2.85
P Pass 50 - 59 1 2.15
N Fail 0 - 49 0.3 1.15
WN Withdrawn Fail   0 0
WI Withdrawn Incomplete
SFR Satisfied Faculty Requirements
NSR Not Satisfied Requirements
NE Not Examinable
NAS Not assessed (effective as of 15 February 2010)

Withdrawn Grades

Code Grade
WDN Withdrawn
WI Withdrawn Incomplete

Interim Grades

Code Grade
NS Supplementary Assessment
WH Withheld
DEF Deferred Assessment

B. Competency Grading Schema

Final Grades

Code Grade
PGO Pass
NGO Fail
WNGO Withdrawn Fail
WDN Withdrawn
WI Withdrawn Incomplete

Interim Grades

Code Grade
NS Supplementary Assessment
WH Withheld
DEF Deferred Assessment

C. Research Unit Grading Schema For units with the research unit indicator ticked on the student management system and which are used with candidature to calculate student load

Code Grade
NE Not Examinable
WDN Withdrawn

D. Grading Schema for Higher Degree by Research Skills Training Units

Final Grades

Code Grade
SR Satisfied Requirements
WDN Withdrawn

Interim Grades

Code Grade
NYS Requirements Not Yet Satisfied
DEF Deferred

E. Honours Degree Grading Schema For use with overall Honours unit grades and Honours degree course grades.

Final Grades

Code Grade Mark
HI First Class Honours 80 - 100
HIIA Second Class Honours Division A 70 - 79
HIIB Second Class Honours Division B 60 - 69
HIII Third Class Honours 50 - 59
N Fail 0 - 49
WDN Withdrawn  

Interim Grades

Code Grade
NS Supplementary Assessment
WH Withheld
DEF Deferred Assessment
Supporting procedures Grading Scale Procedures
Responsibility for implementation Boards of Examiners
Chief Examiners
Deputy/Associate Deans (Education)
Associate Deans (Research Degrees)
Director, Student and Education Business Services
Student Services Monash Malaysia
Status Revised
Key Stakeholders Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)
Director, Student and Education Business Services
Deputy/Associate Deans (Education)
Associate Deans (Graduate Research)
Graduate Research Committee
Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)
Approval body Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 3/16
Date: 08-June-2016
Agenda item: tba
Endorsement body Name: Learning and Teaching Committee
Meeting: 8/15
Date: 15-December-2015
Agenda item: 7.2
Definitions Coursework Units: Units designed to form component parts of coursework courses.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): A calculation used in Malaysia to indicate the average grade achieved across a course.

Grade Point Average (GPA): A calculation used to indicate the average grade achieved across a course at Monash University.

Grading Scale: The framework correlating a percentage of marks to a level of achievement on an individual task or a whole unit or course.

HDR Coursework Units: Coursework units that are taken as part of a higher degree by research.

HDR Skills Training Units: Units that may be taken as part of a higher degree by research that represent training activities around a theme.

Research Unit: A unit that identifies a student's enrolment in research, which generates equivalent full-time study load, and is differentiated by the Faculty and Department/field of study.

Standard Semester: Refers to either Semester 1 or Semester 2 which are the main two teaching periods when the majority of university teaching occurs. A standard semester has start and end dates that conform with a typical two semester academic year and has a census date of either 31 March or 31 August.

Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations
Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations
Related policies Academic Transcript Policy and Procedures
Assessment in Coursework Programs Policy and Unit Assessment Procedures
Special Consideration Policy and Procedures
Student Academic Integrity Policy and Student Academic Integrity: Managing Plagiarism and Collusion Procedures
Related documents Academic Transcripts – Key to Results
Exams website
Board of Examiners Guidelines
Date Effective 01-January-2013
Review Date 27-November-2015
Owner Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)

Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)

Author Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)
Content Enquiries adm-PolicyBank@monash.edu
University Policy Use Version Number: 2

Contact: adm-PolicyBank@monash.edu