How will I be assessed ?
In summary, we employ a variety of assessment methods in the school of Engineering. All Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are non-modular or course-based, which means you undertake courses of study with continuous assessment, phase tests, projects and at the end of the year you are assessed through written examinations.
Most courses are assessed by a single exam (usually lasting between two and three hours), and many also incorporate coursework in the form of a report describing a project assignment. Project-based courses are assessed by one or more reports, in some cases written jointly with group members.
The final year project (worth 48 Credits at BEng(Hons) or 72 Credits at MEng(Hons) of the final year) is assessed by a combination of written thesis, oral examination and presentations. Project work, assessments and feedback in tutorial sessions are vital for students’ understanding about how different aspects of the curriculum interlink and this helps the student understand the practical context for the skills and knowledge they are developing.
The teaching year is divided into three terms of 10 weeks each for undergraduates and diploma programmes, while the postgraduate is divided into two semesters of 14 weeks each. Although at postgraduate, the teaching year is divided into semesters for organisational purposes, this is fitted into the traditional pattern of three terms.
As a student in the School of Engineering you are privileged to know that you are le crème de la crème of Zambian youth from secondary school as you enter engineering with the best GCE ‘ O ’ Level results (currently between 6 and 8 points). We expect you to perform to the best of your ability. Forget about secondary school, now you have to work harder and read a lot independently as we prepare you to become a graduate engineer who designs, add value to Zambian natural resources and create jobs.
Therefore to be successful, you need to follow rules and regulations laid down for you to maximise your success in your academic life in the School of Engineering. The regulations are laid down in handbooks for your preferred programmes. These handbooks can be downloaded as follows:
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Automotive Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Communication, Network & Signal Processing Engineering
- Civil Infrastructure Engineering
- International Construction Management & Engineering