The learning outcomes of the course are evaluated in the following way:
- Two tests, each giving 20% of the grade.
- Five practice reports, each giving 2% of the grade.
- An individual project report and presentation thereof giving 50% of the grade.
- Bonuses: reports for practical works where a report is not required by default; other bonuses also possible.
All of these components are summed up at the end of the semester and form the exam grade.
The following policies are in effect:
- There is only one attempt to do each of the tests during the semester. It is however possible to improve the result (if desired) during finals. Among the attempts, the one with the best grade will be counted as final.
- The practice reports will cover topics from the second part of the course. The report for each practice must be submitted within two weeks of the date of carrying out the practical work in the laboratory. If a report is not received within the allocated time interval, the grade points for the practical work are not awarded.
- Topics for the individual project may be selected from a list offered by the instructor, or proposed by the student. In the latter case, the topic of the project must be within the scope of the course. At the end of the course, a report for the project must be prepared and submitted for evaluation. The prospective length of the report is 15-20 pages.
Regarding the project, the student must also
- Give short, 3-5 minute talks:
- The first, describing his project idea, must be presented on the 3th week of the semester;
- The second, presented on the 6th week, must provide an update illustrating the progress;
- Give a 10-12 minute talk about the finished project at the end of the course.
On all occasions, the instructor and other students may give feedback about the project.
The project may also be a work-in-progress. In such a case, the results obtained by the end of the course must clearly demonstrate the advances in the developed topic.