The College exercises its responsibilities for the regultation, quality insurance, and superintendance of education through its academic governance structure.

Examinations and Assessment

Instructions for setting examination papers

Guidelines and Submission Checklist for Exam Setters and Second Markers

Layout of exam papers

Layout of exam solutions

Special structure for 1st and 2nd year exams only

All 1st and 2nd year papers will have three questions.  Question 1 must have 40% weight of total marks.  It must have wide coverage.  Question 2 and 3 must be detailed and each with 30% weight.

Exam cover page

do not produce your own cover page. The cover page for your exam paper will be given to you by the Teaching Office. Please check the content and return to the Teaching Office with your completed Checklist and exam material.

Exam Comment Exchange with External Examiners

Please use the link below in order to read and respond to external examiner comments. You will be asked for your Imperial login details.

For Sentry access please go to the Departmental Intranet

Marking instructions

Marking schedule and other key dates


Second marking instructions for coursework (not projects)

Imperial College London's Late Submission Policy

Imperial College's Late Submission Policy


Plagiarism suspected in any coursework submitted for assessment should be considered by the Department Plagiarism Committee – chaired by Danilo Mandic. 

 If you suspect plagiarism you should do the following:

  • Assemble evidence –
    • student name and CID,
    • submitted file, turnitin report,
    • statement of the significance of plagiarism
  • pass evidence to Committee Secretary – Clare Drysdale in the Teaching Office who will:
    • contact the student for a statement
    • call a meeting of the committee to consider the evidence and decide the penalty based on the College
    • communicate outcome of meeting to student and, where relevant, Registry.

 Plagiarism allegations need to be reconciled before marks for modules are finalised and considered at the Board of Examiners Meeting. 

Plagiarism Form