The WAM is an average of the marks in the nominated set of courses, weighted by the value of the course credit points. For example, the mark in a 24 credit point course has twice the weight of the mark in a 12 credit point course.
The formula used is: sum of (course marks x course credit point values) divided by sum of course credit point values. The folloiwng table provides an example of a WAM calculation.
|Course credit points||Mark||Mark x credit points|
|Total = 96||Total = 7740|
|Weighted Average Mark (WAM)||81 (80.625 rounded up)|