Calculation of SWA and CWA

Semester Weighted Average (SWA) and Course Weighted Average (CWA)

A Semester Weighted Average is a calculation of a student’s average percentage mark for all Grade/Mark units in which the student is enrolled in any one study period.

The term Semester Weighted Average is used even if the study period is a Trimester or any other non-semester study period.

A Course Weighted Average is a calculation of a students average of results for Grade/Mark units for all units in a course, including units credited as Automatic Credit or Designated Credit.

The calculation is based on the mark and the credit value of the unit.

 

Calculation of Semester Weighted Average (SWA)

Calculation of the SWA includes:

  • Marks for any Grade/Mark unit (including units that are Failed)
  • Marks (if any) for any unit with a result of F-IN (Fail Incomplete/Insufficient Assessment)
  • Zero marks (0) for any Grade/Mark unit with a result of ANN (Result Annulled due to Academic Misconduct).

 

Calculation of Course Weighted Average (CWA)

Calculation of the CWA includes:

  • Marks for any Grade/Mark unit credited towards the course as Automatic Credit or Designated Credit
  • Marks for any Grade/Mark unit (including units that are Failed)
  • Marks (if any) for any unit with a result of F-IN (Fail Incomplete/Insufficient Assessment)
  • Zero marks (0) for any Grade/Mark unit with a result of ANN (Result Annulled due to Academic Misconduct).

 

Exclusions from Calculation of SWA and CWA

  • Pass/Fail Units
  • Units recorded as a Withdrawal (WD)
  • Units with an outstanding Supplementary Assessment (X)
  • Units with an outstanding Deferred Assessment (DA)
  • Units with an Ongoing Assessment (OA) interim result

 

Formula for calculating SWA and CWA

The formula used = [Sum (Unit Credits * Mark %)] / [Sum (Unit Credits)]

The mark for each completed unit must be multiplied by the credit weighting of the unit.

For example:

Unit Credits Mark
Unit A 12.5 57
Unit B 25 60

[Sum (Unit Credits * Mark %)]

Unit Credits * Mark %

12.5 x 57 = 712.5
25.0 x 60 = 1500

Therefore, [Sum (Unit Credits * Mark %)] = (712.5 + 1500) = 2212.5

[Sum (Unit Credits)]

12.5 + 25.0 = 37.5

Therefore, the [Sum (Unit Credits * Mark %)] / [Sum (Unit Credits)]

2212.5/37.5 = 59.0

This gives a SWA of 59.0.

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