Each course in the graduate and doctoral degree programs requires the successful completion of a number of assessment tasks that could be by online examination, assignment or both. The doctoral program also has a significant research component.
If students are undertaking courses that use as supplementary delivery vehicles the (free) MOOC courses then all examinations and/or assignments will be assessed by a Calwest appointed professor.
If students are undertaking courses externally and wish to have their learning assessed by Calwest university; then a Challenge examination must be undertaken (fee $250 per examination). For Calwest courses undertaken via Tubeclasses, the supervision/proctoring fees are built into the fee structure, so a student does not have to pay extra. At Tubeclasses, students may still undertake MOOC courses with world-class professors, but all assessments are done by Calwest professors.
For Calwest Courses, there are only online exams or assessments submitted online. There are no oral examinations.