Distance education students are assessed through a combination of methods that vary depending on the course being undertaken. In some subjects, an assessment may be held online, giving instant feedback to the student on their performance.
Results achieved in written essays, examinations, online assessments or seminars serve as a guide to a student's progress and understanding of a topic.
Assessment can include:
Distance education students have the option of submitting assignments:
Regardless of which submission method you choose, you should always keep copies of your assignments.
Electronica submissions are made through a specially developed online technology, called EASTS (Electronic Assignment Submission). Files can be accepted in several formats including the latest version of Word documents, RTF and HTML.
Remember that your assignments must reach CSU by the due date. The due date isn't the date you post your work. Assignments can be submitted earlier than their due date. Extensions may be granted in certain circumstances.
Exams take many formats depending on the field of study, but may include short answer, multiple choice and essay form, among others. Prior exam papers are available online through the Library for many subjects.
Distance education students may attend examinations at locations in most metropolitan and regional centres throughout Australia or in one of our examination centres in most major cities around the world. No student is required to travel more than 120km to attend an examination.
CSU's courses also offer diversity and flexibility. We offer courses through the Faculty of Arts, Business, Education and Science.
A comprehensive guide for International students wanting to study at Charles Sturt University