The Method Engineering course is run as a project, where several deliverables have to be produced.
The deliverable grade is a weighted average for the following assignments:
- Method description (20%)
- Process-deliverable diagram (20%)
- Draft paper
- Presentation (10%)
- Peer review
- Final paper (40%)
- Wiki entry (10%)
The deadlines of the assignments are strict. For every working day you are
late, we deduct one point of your grade. The peer review and the draft paper
are not graded. However, failing to perform any of the assignments will result
in no mark for the course.
In addition, there are two exams in the course: a midterm exam in week 9 and a final exam in week 16. The three parts contribute to your final grade as follows:
- DG: Deliverable grade (40%)
- MTE: Midterm exam (25%)
- FE: Final exam (35%)
To calculate your grade, use the following formula: 0.4(0.2A + 0.2B + 0.1D +0.4F + 0.1G) + 0.25MTE + 0.35FE
In order to pass the course your final mark should be 5.5 or higher. Furthermore,
we use the following constraints:
- the deliverable grade should be 5.0 or higher;
- the midterm exam grade should be 5.0 or higher;
- the final exam grade should be 5.0 or higher.
In case one of these conditions is not met, your final mark is the lowest of
the three grades.
There will be one re-exam in week 22. You can choose whether you want to retake the first exam (MTE) or the second (FE) exam.