Assessment information

Calculator specifications, exam information, and what to do if you miss an assignment or test.

General exam information

For all the information you need to know before, during and after your exams, visit Exams and final results.

It includes information on:

  • Exam instructions and regulations
  • Exam timetables
  • Past exam papers
  • Special exam conditions
  • Aegrotat and compassionate consideration, if personal circumstances have affected your exam preparation or performance.
  • What to do if you missed your exam
  • Copies of your exam script
  • Exam recounts

Calculator specifications

There are specific regulations regarding the type of calculator you are permitted to use during tests and exams. This description defines a “Restricted Calculator” in the Faculty of Engineering:

  • Your calculator must comply with the general calculator requirements in the University of Auckland Calendar.
  • No alphanumeric calculators - your calculator must not have the full alphabet on/available from the keyboard.
  • No graphing ability.
  • Your calculator must not have wireless/wired communication capability to another calculator or computer.
  • Your department may have further requirements for calculator specifications.
  • A typical complying calculator is the Casio FX82 or equivalent.

If in doubt, check with your department course adviser well in advance of exams. If you bring a suspect or non-complying calculator into a test or exam, it will be removed and held for checking. Your name will be recorded in case further action is necessary.

Aegrotat or compassionate consideration for written tests

You can apply for an aegrotat or compassionate consideration if your personal circumstances are significantly affecting your test performance or preparation.

For detailed information, visit Aegrotat or compassionate consideration for written tests.

Assignment extensions and exemptions

If you do not hand an assignment in on time you should contact the course co-ordinator for an extension, rather than an exemption. If you are unable to get an extension you need to complete the Faculty of Engineering application for exemption from on-course assessment online form.

You must provide a medical certificate or other evidence to support your reason for missing the assignment. You will be advised of the outcome of your application.