The purpose of the Faculty WAM is to assist the Faculty in making a recommendation for honours at the end of a student Bachelor of Engineering degree.
A student Faculty WAM is not calculated until the student have completed all degree requirements, including Industrial Training. The Faculty WAM is calculated automatically from the results in a student program, there are no choices to be made, either by the student or staff.
Courses will be weighted according to the following:
Level 1 Courses
Level 2 Courses
Level 3 Courses
Level 4 courses
- The Faculty WAM will not be the same as the overall WAM shown on your academic transcript on myUNSW, as the courses in your transcript are all assigned a weighting of 1.
- For dual degrees, only the courses which count towards the Bachelor of Engineering degree are included in the Faculty WAM calculation.
- In the event of failure(s) in a course, the first mark obtained is used in the Faculty WAM calculation.
- Academic Withdrawal (AW) grades will count as fails (returns as 0) in the Faculty WAM calculations.
- The Faculty WAM is calculated to one decimal place and it not rounded up or down for the purposes of awarding honours.
- Courses completed at another institution either prior to or during enrolment at UNSW are not used. E.g. cross-institutional, exchange programs or courses for which transfer credit was granted.
- The year in the degree when a course is actually taken is irrelevant.