Weighted Average Mark (WAM)
The Weighted Average Mark (WAM) is an indication of overall academic performance. The WAM is the average mark you achieve across all completed subjects in a program, including any failed and repeated subjects. The WAM is out of 100.
How is the Weighted Average Mark calculated?
The weighted average mark (WAM) is calculated using this formula:
Sum of (Mark x credit points for subjects)
Sum of (Total credit points for subjects)
Subjects are not included in the WAM calculation when:
- No numeric mark has been recorded
- The credit points are 0
- Have a 'CNT' (Continuing) grade and no numeric mark
- They are time-based subjects, such as Research subjects
- They are marked on a pass/fail basis only
- Have a 'withdrawn' status
- You have been awarded Advanced Standing (credit) for a subject studied at another institution - the subject grade you received at the other institution will not be added to your WAM.
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