GPA Calculation

Students are assessed throughout each course using the following methods:

  • Assignments
  • Tutorials and laboratory sessions
  • Semester examinations and
  • Final examinations

You will receive a letter grade for each completed subject. This letter is associated with a numerical grade point (see below).

Overall program performance is expressed as a Grade Point Average (GPA). A GPA is calculated as an average score across your subjects using your grade point multiplied by the unit of each respective subject.

Letter Grades Grade Points
F (Fail) 0 (Fail)
E- 3.0
E (Marginal achievement) 3.5 (Marginal achievement)
E+ 4.0
D- 4.5
D (Moderate pass) 5.0 (Moderate pass)
D+ 5.5
C- 6.0
C (Good pass) 6.5 (Good pass)
C+ 7.0
B- 7.5
B (Very good pass) 8.0 (Very good pass)
B+ 8.5
A- 9.0
A (Excellent pass) 9.5 (Excellent pass)
A+ 10.0

Sample calculations

Example 1

Academic English (B+), Mathematics S (A), Physics (C+), Chemistry (B-), Computing (D+)

(10x8.5) + (12x9.5) + (10x7) + (10x7.5) + (6x5.5) = 377/48 = 7.9

Example 2

Academic English (B), Design (A+), Australian Studies (B+), Maths Essentials (C-), Computing (C-)

(10x8) + (12x10) + (12x8.5) + (8x6) + (6x6) = 386/48 = 8.0


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