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April 28, 2022

To : All MSc, MSc(Env Man), MSTAT and MDASC students

 

2nd Semester Examination 2021-2022

With the end of semester examinations approaching, I wish to draw your attention to the following issues:

 

(A) Announcement of examination results

Examination results are expected to be announced via the SIS as below.

 

Programme namePublication of individual results via SIS

1) MSc in Environmental Management

2) MSc in the field of Food Industry: Management and Marketing

3) MSc in the field of Food Safety and Toxicology

4) MSc in the field of Applied Geosciences

5) Master of Data Science

June 27, 2022

6) MSc in the field of Space Science

7) Master of Statistics

June 15, 2022

 

(B) Online examinations

Students are also strongly advised to read the information related to the online examination via the following navigation path:

http://www.exam.hku.hk/ > University Examinations & Examination Timetables > Online Examinations

or via the following link: http://www.exam.hku.hk/onlineexams.htm.

 

(C) Illness during the examination period

1. A candidate who is unable because of illness to be present for any paper in the examination or who believes that his/her state of health either immediately before or during the examination has significantly affected his/her performance should arrange to submit a Form of Medical Certificate, i.e. the Form on the back hereof. He/She should consult a doctor on the same day of the examination concerned and also complete Part I of the Form and give it to his/her doctor for completion of Part II of the Form. The completed Form, together with the original of the sick leave certificate issued by the attending doctor, should be submitted to the Examinations Office (address: Room 239B, 2/F, Main Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam) and must reach it within seven calendar days of the examination concerned. The Form of Medical Certificate is available from the Examinations Office and downloadable from its website http://www.exam.hku.hk. Late or incomplete submission will not be accepted.

 

2. Only those students who are permitted by the Board to take a supplementary examination will be individually informed of such an outcome. The Programme Team will arrange the supplementary examination as early as practicable, in consultation with the student concerned. Other students who are absent from examinations and are not permitted to take the supplementary examinations will result in an automatic failure in the examination component.

 

(D) Appeal of Examination Results

 

All examination papers are carefully marked by examiners and the results are duly approved by the Board of Examiners. The University’s position is that student appeals against examination results which are academic judgments are disallowed. However if students who wish to apply for checking of procedural irregularity or technical error of the assessment result should fill in an application form and send it to the Faculty Office within 14 days after the examination results are announced, i.e. on or before 11:59pm June 29, 2022 / 11:59pm July 11, 2022, if the examination results are announced on June 15 / June 27, 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered. The application fee is HK$200 for each assessment result to be checked. Students have to submit one application form for each of the course to be checked together with the receipt of fee payment by email to scitpg@hku.hk. For details, please refer to the website: https://www.scifac.hku.hk/current/tpg/general

 

(E) Unsatisfactory Performance

Please note that students who do not perform satisfactorily may be required to discontinue from their studies in accordance with the following regulations and General Regulation G11.  
 

MSc and MSc(Env Man) Students

Sc32           A candidate who

(a) has failed to satisfy the examiners in more than half the number of credits of courses during any of the academic years or in any course at a repeated attempt, or

(b) is not permitted or fails to submit a new or revised dissertation or project report, or

(c) has failed to satisfy the examiners in their dissertation or project report at a second attempt, may be recommended for discontinuation of studies.

 

MStat Students

MS9.         A candidate who

(a) during any academic year has failed in half or more than half the number of credits of all the courses to be examined in that academic year; or

(b) has failed at a repeated attempt in any course; or

(c) has exceeded the maximum period of registration may be required to discontinue his/her studies.

 

MDASC Students

MD 10.       A candidate may be required to discontinue his/her studies if he/she

(a) during any academic year has failed in half or more than half the number of credits of all the courses to be examined in that academic year; or

(b) has failed at a repeated attempt in any course; or

(c) has exceeded the maximum period of registration.

 

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