There are two types of assignments:
- written assignments, in the form of four tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assignment (EMA)
- interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs) - each one consists of about 24 questions, which are accessed and submitted for grading online. Students can then view a worked solution, as well as their grade for each question.
Each TMA consists of several questions, and students send their written solutions for their tutor for grading. A tutor is likely to write plenty of comments on a TMA before it is returned, as TMAs are used as a way of providing individualised teaching and encouragement to students.
The end-of-module examination is based on the whole module.
In order to pass MST124, you need to achieve an average of 40% or more on all of the assignments and the examination.