Assignments and Grading

Students are expected to attend the lectures.
Homework Assignments:
There will be 6 homework assignments in this course, each covering approximately 4 class periods. Assignments are due before class on the date indicated on the assignment and solutions will be posted by the next class period. Late assignments will not be accepted and extensions will only be granted in extreme situations. If you find yourself in such a situation and can not deliver a homework on time, immediately inform the instructor. Also, while working with other persons on non-graded example problems from the textbook is a good way to help you develop your understanding and insight into the techniques of problem solving, homework solutions must be your work only. Violations of this will not be tolerated and result in severe penalties for all parties involved. Written portions of the assignment can be submitted either by handing them in in physical form to the instructor or the teaching assistant or by submitting them electronically. Programming portions of the assignments have to be submitted in electronic form. All electronic submissions are due via Blackboard ( and have to compile and run on the OIT machine omega unless permission is obtained from the instructor or the teaching assistant.

All 3 exams in the course are closed book, closed notes. The first 2 exams cover the content of the indicated chapters in the book. The final exam is cumulative and will cover all materials of the course with an emphasis on the content not covered in the previous exams. As in the case of homework extensions, make-up exams will only be given in extreme situations. If for any such reason you can not attend an exam, inform the instructor as early as possible.
CSE 5360:
For students enrolled in the graduate section CSE 5360 the homework assignments, as well as the exam will contain additional problems which are not required for students of CSE 4308.

Grading Policy:
Exams and homework assignments will contribute to the overall grade in the following way:

Homework Assignments 35 %
Exam 1 20 %
Exam 2 20 %
Exam 3 25 %

Final grades will be computed based on scores and overall class performances. Intermediate score to grade estimates will be provided to the students periodically. Intermediate sore to grade estimates are only intended as reference points and are not binding for the final grade assignment. However, final score to grade assignments are not going to assign grades lower than a traditional 10 point incremental scale (i.e. $\geq 90 =$ A; $\geq 80=$ B, $\geq 70 =$ C, $\geq 60 = D$, < 60 = F).

Manfred Huber