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Assessment and related procedures

Here you can consult information on assessment processes, how curricular assessment works and related procedures.

 

WHERE CAN I CONSULT THE MARKS FOR SUBJECTS?

 

Once the examinations are over (see the examination schedule hrereon the date indicated in the academic calendar (see the academic calendar here) the professors publish the final marks proposed for each subject.

The marks obtained for the subjects can be consulted on the home page of theNetArea and in the ACADEMIC RECORD → Documentation section of the e-Secretaria.

The final mark is the definitive mark that is recorded in the academic record once the assessment committees have met. The mark on the academic record is not definitive until the official date of publication of the final marks, after the curricular assessment committee has met

 

What can you do if you do not agree with the mark for a subject?

  1. Initial review of assessment results. You have to go directly to the professor responsible for the subject to request a review of the final mark.
  1. Appeals against decisions by the professors responsible for subjects. You must file an appeal, explicitly stating the reasons, with the director of the School within seven days of the publication of the mark in question. For this procedure, go to the. To do this procedure you must access the Electronic Office and make an application addressed to the Director.
  1. Appeals against decisions by the director of the SchoolAppeals against decisions by the director of the School with regard to marks or recognition of credits must be made through an appeal to the rector within one month from the day after you receive notification of the decision. To do this procedure you must access the Electronic Office and make an application addressed to the Director.

 

 

HOW DOES CURRICULAR ASSESSMENT WORK?


At the end of each semester, the bachelor’s degree assessment committee studies the performance of students who have been assessed at least once in all the subjects in the curricular area. In addition, the committee assesses students who have come to the end of the period for passing the initial stage, even if they have not taken all the subjects in this stage.

To find out when the bachelor's degree assessment committee meets, see the link assessment calendar for bachelor's degree students at Enrolment and assessment calendars.

Below is a summary of the main points of the curricular assessment regulations. You can also view the video that was recorded when the new regulations came into force, in the 2015-2016 academic year. 

 

 

 

Which are the curricular areas of each degree?

The curricular areas of each of the EETAC bachelor degrees are the following:

 

When is a curricular area passed?

For all areas in which curricular assessment is carried out except BOPTM, an area is passed in the following cases:

  1. If all the subjects in the area have been passed.
  2. If a maximum of two subjects from the area are failed with marks ≥ 4 and the weighted average for the area is equal to or higher than the value indicated in the table (column M).
  3. If only one subject in the area is not passed with a mark of ≥ 4, the subject has been taken at least three times and passing the curricular area means that the student will have gained all the credits for the degree, including the final thesis, they can graduate directly without completing any other academic activity.
  4. If a maximum of two subjects from the area are failed with marks ≥ 4 and the weighted average for the area is equal to or higher than 5 but lower than the value indicated in the table (column M) and the bachelor’s degree assessment committee considers that the curricular area should be passed. (Note: the assessment committee will not pass the curricular area if the average weighted mark is lower than the value indicated in the column M in the table with a difference equal to or above 0.5 points.)

 

ABM
105.5
016
206
116.5
027

M = 5 + 0.5A + B

 

A: number of subjects failed with a mark of ≥ 4.5

B: number of subjects failed with a mark of  < 4.5 and ≥ 4

(See the FAQs to find out how to calculate the weighted average mark for an area.)

The BOPTM area is passed in the following cases:

  1. If all the subjects in the area have been passed.
  2. If a maximum of two subjects from the area are failed with marks ≥ 4 and the weighted average for the area is equal to or higher than the value indicated in the table (column M).
  3. If only one subject in the area is not passed with a mark of ≥ 4, the subject has been taken at least three times and passing the curricular area means that the student will have gained all the credits for the degree, including the final thesis, they can graduate directly without completing any other academic activity.
  4. If a maximum of one subject from the area is failed with a mark ≥ 4 and the weighted average for the area is equal to or higher than 5 but lower than the value indicated in the table (column M) and the bachelor’s degree assessment committee considers that the curricular area should be passed. (Note: the assessment committee will not pass the curricular area if the average weighted mark is lower than the value indicated in column M in the table with a difference equal to or above 0.5 points.)

 

ABM
105.5
016

M = 5 + 0.5A + B

 

A: number of subjects failed with a mark of ≥ 4.5

B: number of subjects failed with a mark of < 4.5 and ≥ 4

(See the FAQs to find out how to calculate the weighted average mark for an area.)

When an area is passed, all the subjects failed in the area are changed to passed with a final mark of 5.

 

How do I ask the bachelor’s degree assessment committee to close a curricular area??

This type of request does not include complaints about the mark obtained in a subject. If you do not agree with the mark given for a subject, you need to make a direct complaint to the professor responsible, as explained in this section.

The procedure to ask the assessment committee to close a curricular area is as follows:

  • If you meet the criteria for automatically closing a curricular area (cases 1, 2 and 3 of the previous section) you do NOT need to submit an application. Any subjects assessed with a mark between 4 and 4.9 will be given a compensated pass automatically.
  • If you do not meet the criteria for automatically closing a curricular area but you meet the conditions of case 4 in the previous section and you want the assessment committee to consider relevant information to assess your case:
  1. You must fill in a "Closure of a curricular area by the assessment committee” request. To make this request, connect to the e-Secretaria  and process your request using the APPLICATIONS → Request tab in Assessments.
  1. If you want to attach documents to the application, submit it to the Open Office  or send it using a ticket to the Teaching Support Office.
  1. If you want the students who represent you on the assessment committee to have a copy of the request for documents that you have submitted, take a copy of everything to the Student Delegation.

  

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on curricular assessment

The weighted average for curricular areas is calculated by multiplying the mark for each subject by the corresponding number of credits, and dividing by all the credits in the curricular area.

Failed subjects are also included in the calculation. For passed subjects, the last mark obtained is taken into account. If the subject is failed and in a previous assessment it was given a mark of 4 or higher, the highest mark is considered (even if it is not that of the last assessment).

To calculate the average mark of the curricular areas, subjects that have been validated without a mark are not considered. Therefore, the credits corresponding to these subjects must be subtracted from the total number of credits in the divisor.

You can decide to enrol for them or not. If you enrol and get a lower mark, in the curricular assessment the highest mark will always be considered.

If it is the only subject that you still have to pass in the curricular area, you will have to enrol for the subject again.

If you have failed another subject in the same area, also with a mark between 4 and 4.9, you will have to enrol for at least one of these subjects that you failed to increase your average mark for the curricular area so that the assessment committee can again consider whether to pass the subjects you failed with a mark between 4 and 4.9.

Remember that the optional areas (BOPT and BOPTC) are not assessed through curricular assessment, and all the subjects must be passed with a mark ≥ 5 to pass the area.

In no case will the assessment committee consider passing subjects failed with a mark between 4 and 4.9 if you have subjects failed with a mark below 4 in the same curricular area.

In some degrees, external or work placements are compulsory credits. However, they do not affect curricular assessment in any way. In other words, you do not need to have taken them to be eligible for curricular assessment, and the mark obtained in professional placements is not considered to calculate the average of any area.