Module and Timetable Information
Your timetables and handbooks containing full details of the modules in your programmes can be found on the College Intranet.
This includes full assessment details for every module to show whether the final marks will be based on examinations, continuous assessment or a mixture of both.
Canvas is your online portal for accessing learning materials for the modules you are studying. Here you can access lecture notes, coursework assignments, submit work and access feedback, and much more.
How can I find out when my assessment deadlines are?
Your Module Coordinator will communicate assessment deadlines to you via Canvas, email and/or during lectures. There is also an Assessment Calendar on the College Intranet. Select your modules or type in your student number to view a calendar showing your assignments and deadlines for the semester.
When can I expect to receive my coursework marks?
Marks and feedback for coursework assignments are normally released three working-weeks after the submission date.
Can I get an extension to my coursework deadline?
If you become ill or experience any circumstances which affect your ability to complete your work, you may be eligible to submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form requesting your circumstances are taken into account and the appropriate extension/omission be granted.
What happens if I submit my coursework late?
The College of Engineering has a zero tolerance policy for late work. If you submit late without having an approved Extenuating Circumstances Form, you will be awarded zero marks.
How can I check my marks?
Provisional coursework marks and feedback will be communicated to you by your Module Coordinators throughout the year. All exam and coursework marks are provisional until confirmed as finalised by the University Examination Progression or Award Boards which are held in June/July and August/September. Exam marks and your final confirmed overall marks for each module will be published on your student Intranet profile.
Save the dates!
The University has three official examination periods each year for September-start programmes:
January - Semester 1 Online Alternative Assessments
4th to 22nd January 2021
May – June - Semester 2 Online Alternative Assessments
10th May – 4th June 2021
August – Supplementary Online Alternative Assessments (Re-sits and/or deferred)
9th August – 27th August 2021
You should keep all examination dates free, including the August Supplementary Assessment Period. Even if you do not expect to have re-sits, you may have deferred exams due to illness or other extenuating circumstances.
For examination periods for January-start programmes, please see the University's Semester and Term Dates webpage.
What should I do if there is a problem with my assessment timetable?
If you find a problem with your exam timetable, please report it immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be that a module is missing, there is a module listed in which you are not enrolled, or there is a clash. Whatever the problem, please report it immediately.
What if I am unable to complete an in-person or online exam/assessment?
You should inform the Student Information Team straight away by emailing email@example.com.
What if I am ill during an in-person exam?
Please inform the Invigilator as soon as possible. They will note your illness and will help you. After the exam has ended, contact the Student Information Team via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the option of deferring your exam.
Can I sit my exam/online alternative assessment at another time?
If you become ill or experience other circumstances which affect your ability to sit your exam, it may be possible to defer your exam/online alternative assessment to a later period. Contact the Student Information Team by emailing email@example.com.
When are the exam results released?
Exam results and your final confirmed overall marks for each module will be published on your Intranet profile.
- Provisional Semester 1 module marks: February
- Finalised Semester 1 and 2 module marks: July
- Finalised marks for supplementary assessments: September
All exam and coursework marks are provisional until they have been confirmed as finalised by the University Exam Progression and Boards held in June/July and August/September each academic year.
What is academic misconduct?
Academic misconduct is any act where a student may obtain an unpermitted advantage for themselves or another person. This can relate to any form of assessed work including:
- A formal examination
- A piece of coursework
- Any form of assessment undertaken in pursuit of an academic or professional qualification at Swansea University.
Academic misconduct can be committed on an individual or group-basis.
There are different types of academic misconduct including:
Plagiarism – defined as using, without acknowledgment, another person’s work and submitting it for assessment as though it were your own work; for instance, through copying or unacknowledged paraphrasing. This constitutes plagiarism whether it is intentional or unintentional.
Poor referencing can lead to you unintentionally plagiarising someone else’s work.
Collusion – defined as two or more students (or other persons) working together without prior authorisation in order to gain an unfair advantage, producing the same or similar piece of work and then attempting to present this work as entirely their own.
Commissioning – defined as the act of paying for, or arranging for another to produce, a piece of work which is then submitted for assessment as though it were the student’s own work.
What advice and support is available for academic misconduct?
There is online training available via Section 3 of the Academic Success: Skills for learning, Skills for Life course on Canvas.
For detailed information on the Academic Misconduct processes, please see the University's Academic Misconduct advice page.
Further advice and support is available from the Students’ Union Advice Centre, situated on the 1st floor of the Students’ Union building (Bay Campus) or the ground floor of Fulton House (Singleton Campus). You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01792 295821.
What are the potential consequences of academic misconduct?
The University takes academic misconduct very seriously and it can have a detrimental effect on your results. In cases where academic misconduct is confirmed, it could result in one of the following:
- A written reprimand and the text ignored when marking, resulting in a reduced mark
- The cancellation of your mark for the assessment
- The cancellation of your mark for the whole module
- In serious cases your marks for the entire year can be cancelled