Calculator/Electronic Devices in Examinations Procedures

Please note: Monash Business School has updated the list of calculators it has approved for use in examinations to include the following:

Casio FX82 (any suffix)
HP 10bll+ Financial Calculator

Monash Business School does not issue calculators. Students are responsible for resourcing their own calculator (if authorised for use in examinations).

Purpose To set out the responsibilities of Chief Examiners associated with permitting the use of electronic devices (including calculators) in examinations.
Scope These procedures apply to all units taught in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Policy Statement

Note: For simplicity, "calculator" is used throughout these procedures to mean "electronic devices (including calculators)".

1. Chief Examiners have two options related to calculators in examinations:
(a) no calculator is permitted
(b) for Australian campuses*, where a calculator is permitted, it must be the specific calculators approved by the faculty.

2. Where a Chief Examiner provides option b, this must be specified and advised to students in the unit guide (see section 16-19 of the Assessment in Coursework Units: Examination Procedures).

3. Chief Examiners must advise Examinations Services, Student and Education Business Services on the examination instruction form which option applies.

4. The department will maintain a list of those units where calculators are permitted in examinations.

5. In the event that a student presents at an examination with a calculator that is not a faculty-approved calculator, the student will not be permitted to use that calculator..

* Other Monash campuses will ensure that they have provisions in place to ensure the use of approved calculators in examinations.

Supporting procedures 
Supporting guidelines 
Responsibility for implementationDeputy Dean Education
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Group Manager, Student and Education Services
Course Directors
Faculty Student Services Staff
Status Revised 
Key StakeholdersDeputy Dean Education
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Group Manager, Student and Education Services
Course Directors
Faculty Student Services Staff
Students
Governance Record

Faculty Education Committee
Meeting Number: 5/15
Meeting Date: 13 August 2015
Agenda Item: 8

Faculty Board
Meeting Number 1/10
Meeting Date: 10 March 2010
Agenda Item: 8.5.2

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Date Effective 1 January 2019
Review Date 1 January 2021
Owner Faculty of Business and Economics
Author Manager, Academic Governance Unit
Content Enquiries Academic Governance Unit
Email: buseco-governance@monash.edu