EVALUATION AND GRADING OF THE SUBJECT
The evaluation of the subject is continuousand consists of the following elements:
Self assessment :
Associated with each topic there are severalself-assessment questionnaires. There are short questionnaires after each section or pill into which each topic is divided, and a larger and more comprehensive questionnaire at the end of each topic. These self-assessment questionnaires have no influence on the grade. The purpose of these questionnaires is to help students assess their level of knowledge about each of the topics. The answers of these questionnaires by the students provide valuable information to the teaching staff about those aspects of the subject in which the students find greater difficulties.
The evaluation of the laboratory sessions accounts for 20% of the course grade. The laboratory sessions are evaluated one by one, obtaining a grade for each session. The evaluation criteria are: attendance, punctuality, prior preparation and performance. The laboratory session grade (NP) will be obtained by averaging the grades of all the sessions, with the following requisites:
- A minimum attendance of 80% must be recorded, otherwise the laboratory grade will be zero.
- A minimum of 3.3 points in the grade of theory must be reached (NT), otherwise the laboratory grade will be zero.
The evaluation of the theory part (NT) accounts for 80% of the course grade. For its evaluation, the subject will be divided into two parts (P1 and P2), each covering approximately 50% of the contents of the subject and three evaluation sessions will be held, distribute das follows:
First session: It will take place approximately in the middle of the semester. This session will exclusively evaluate P1.
Second session: It will be held on the date and time established by the center for the final exam in May. In this session each student will be able to take advantage of one of the following options:
- Incomplete option: Only P2 is examined. Students who have obtained a grade equal to or greater than 3.3 points in P1 may choose this option. If the grade obtained in P2 is equal to or greater than 3.3 points, the resulting grade will be NT = (P1 + P2) / 2. If the grade obtained in P2 is less than 3.3 points, NT will be calculated in the same way, but its maximum value will be limited to 3.6 points.
- Complete option: The student renounces the grade of P1 obtained in the first session and takes a complete exam (EC) of the entire theory. The grade will be NT = EC.
Third session: It will be done on the date and time established by the center for the final exam in July. In this session, the students will take a complete exam (EC). The grade will be NT = EC.
The final grade (NA) will be calculated asfollows: NA = 0.2x (NL) + 0.8x (NT)
For the present academic year, the laboratory qualifications of the two previous years will be kept and considered valid.
Those students to whom the management of thecenter grants the waiver of continuous evaluation will be evaluated, on the same day and time of the final exam established by the center (second and / or third session). The evaluation will consist of two tests: An exam in full modality (EC) with a weight of 80% on the final grade. A specific laboratory test, weighing 20% on the final grade. In principle, this specific test will be carried out after the written test in the electronic laboratories of the corresponding center's site.
In the extraordinary call End of Degre estudents will take a theory exam that will have a weight of 80% on the final grade. The remaining 20% will be obtained from the qualification of aspecific laboratory test.
To pass the course, in any of the previous cases, it is necessary to achieve a final grade equal or higher than 5 points.
It is very important that the students keep updated the profile in the FAITIC platform. All communications related with this course will be made through this platform. All individual communications will be made through the email listed in this platform.
The students can solve doubts related with the laboratory previous activities in the personal attention hours (tutoring time), or by any other contact procedure available in FAITIC.
The students must meet the deadlines for all the activities.
All the achieved results must be justified, in any of the exams or activities. None of the achieved results will be taken for good if no explanation is given about the method used to find them. The selected method for solving a problem is considered when grading the solution.
When writing the solutions and answers in reports and tests, avoid spelling mistakes and unreadable symbols.
Exams lacking some of the sheets will not be graded.
Use of cell phones, notes or books is forbidden during exams.
Competencies Acquisition and Its Influence on Assesments
In this subject all the different activitiesare designed to assess the students in the competencies, and the acquisition ofthe competencies defines the final mark. Here follows a description of how thecompetencies and activities are related.
CG3 Knowledge in basic and technological subjects that will enable students to learn new methods and theories, and provide them the versatility to adapt to new situations.
The acquisition of this competency is providedby the contents of the topics of the subject. All activities ofself-assessment, the laboratory sessions and the different test are elaborated to evaluate the knowledge of the technical subjects.
CE11 Knowledge of the fundamentals ofelectronics.
This competency is warrant to be acquired along all the lectures, the laboratory sessions, the self-assessment activities andt he tests.
CT2 Problems resolution.
The students will exercise this competency by means of the following activities: self-assessment activities, bulletin of problems and previous theoretical solution of experiments to be made at the laboratory. This competency is also acquired along all thetest (for each block and the individual one), as they mainly are composed by problems to be solved.
CT9 Apply Knowledge
This competency is mainly acquired during the laboratory sessions, where the theoretical knowledge from problems, designs and simulations should match the assembly of circuits and real measures. Laboratory sessions are evaluated one by one, scoring an average of marks, if there is a minimum number of attended sessions with a minimum score.
CT10 Self learning and work
The self learning process is fundamental to achieve the score to approve the subject. In order to motivate students in the task of acquiring the theoretical knowledgeneed, self-assessment test (on line), lectures based on the remote learningplatform (faitic) and bulletins of problems have been created. Theself-assessment test also provide feedback to the professors about the main difficulties found by students. On thelaboratory sessions, the previous preparation is an explicit method of evaluation. In order to made this preparation, each of the laboratory sessions has its specific documentation and tutorials.
CT17 Working as a team
The students exercise this competency at the laboratory sessions, by making teamsof two people. Cooperation in most of the sessions is needed to perform the assembly of circuits, make the measurements and take notes. The professor in charge of the laboratory session verifies the previous work and how each session is going along, watching that both members cooperate to achieve the best possible result. Scores for students can be different if the professor detects that one of the team member is not cooperating.