Assignment submission

Penalties for late submissions

  • Students are responsible for ensuring their assignments are submitted in the correct manner.
  • Assignments submitted incorrectly, and therefore not submitted by the due date, will be subject to a late penalty.
  • Students are responsible for keeping a copy of each assignment.
  • Assignments that fail to reach the University, and for which the student does not have a copy will receive a fail grade.
  • All assignments, whether submitted by hand or electronically are required to have an assignment coversheet attached. Assignments without a coversheet will not be processed.
  • By emailing your assignment and attaching the assignment coversheet you are acknowledging your obligations regarding plagiarism as per the Plagiarism Declaration on the assignment coversheet.

Your unit of study outlines contain details regarding assignment submission for each assignment item. Submission of assignments will be by one of the following methods:

By hand
Assignments with a cover sheet attached are to be deposited by hand in the Learning and Teaching assignment deposit boxes located on the ground floor, Building C, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown.

Some units of study will require assignments along with the relevant cover sheet to be submitted via the assignment drop box in the eLearning site.

Offshore students – Singapore
Except where otherwise indicated, students are required to submit their assignments through the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). SIM will forward assignments to the relevant lecturer. Please note:

  • Do not post assignments directly to the lecturer.
  • Faxed or emailed assignments will not be accepted.
Penalties for late submission

Where an assignment is submitted late without an approved extension, a late penalty will apply. Penalties are calculated as a percentage of the total mark available for the assignment as follows:


Percentage deducted

Up to 7 days late

2% per day including weekend days

More than 7 days and up to 14 days late

5% per day including weekend days

More than 14 days late


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