Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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Instructions to Student
<General Instructions/information for the students for completing the assignment>
 Answer all questions.
 Deadline of submission: 23/11/2020 23:59
 The marks received on the assignment will be scaled down to the actual weightage
of the assignment which is <50> marks
 Formative feedback on the complete assignment draft will be provided if the draft is
submitted at least 10 days before the final submission date.
 Feedback after final evaluation will be provided by 07/12/2020
 Assignment Proposal is due 09th November, 2020 at 23.59
Module Learning Outcomes
The following LOs are achieved by the student by completing the assignment successfully
1) Understand the place and role of supply chain and logistics as operational functions of
business organisation
2) Demonstrate the ability to identify problems and tasks, critically analyse situation and
recommend a solution within the supply chain and logistic functional framework.
3) Understand the interconnectivity of logistics with other business functions including
marketing, information technology, quality management and operations.
Assessments and learning outcomes mapping:
Assessment Methods 1 2 3 4 5 Individual Assignment 1 – 50% x x x
IN SEMESTER (INDIVIDUAL) ASSIGNMENT 1
Module Code: BUSS1502 Module Name: Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Level: 2 (5 for UOW) Max. Marks: 100
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Assignment Objective
This assignment provides the students with an understanding of the underlying concepts of logistics and
supply chain management and the importance of logistics and supply chain as core competency elements.
It will cover important topics such as the place and role of supply chain and logistics as operational
functions of business organization, the ability to identify problems and tasks, critically analyse situation
and recommend a solution within the supply chain and logistic functional framework and the
interconnectivity of logistics with other business functions including marketing, information technology,
quality management and operations.
Assignment Tasks
<The tasks that have to be completed along with marks for each of the task>
1) Task 1 – Submit a work proposal for this assignment on or before 09/11/2020 (23:59) which
must include:
 Understanding of deliverables – a detailed description of deliverables.
 General overview of proposed plan – initial understanding of solution to Task 2.
 Timeline for completion of the given tasks.
The work proposal must be submitted in a word file through the link available in Moodle.
1) Task 1 (5 Marks)
Proposal:
Minimum 400 words with a 10% tolerance either side.
The proposal explains your plan for answering the assignment in reasonable details. You
must address the technicalities of each question including what specific scholarly sources
list will be used in the assignment (list the possible reference list).
2) Task 2 (95 Marks)
Main Assignment
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CASE STUDY: SALALAH PORT IN OMAN
Our Terminal
Who We Are Port of Salalah, operating since November 1998 and recognised globally as a leading transshipment hub positioned among the world’s top ports, continues to play a vital role in the economic future of the Sultanate of Oman. The port is partly owned and managed by APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world. Strategically located at the major East-West Shipping Lane, the Port of Salalah is viewed as the region’s best located port in order to access the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Port of Salalah is a made up of a Container Terminal with seven berths of up to 18m draft and a General Cargo Terminal of twelve berths of up to 16m draft, with infrastructure to handle the world’s largest container vessels, as well as bulk cargo, bunkering and warehousing. Excellent infrastructure and a proven track record for efficient operations at the Port of Salalah complement its strategic location. In Oman, it is among the top publicly-traded companies, as well as the largest private sector employer in the Governorate of Dhofar. Strategically located on the major East-West Shipping Lane, the Port of Salalah is a major Arab Gulf regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea. It is viewed as the region’s best located port for access the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. The multi-purpose port, has facilities to handle bulk cargo, containers, general and liquid cargoes, cruise and navy ships, and in addition offers value added services such as bunkering, container repairs, a container freight station, warehousing and ship repairs. Operational since November 1998, the Port of Salalah Container Terminal has a 2.4 km container berth quay and seven berths of up to 18m draft. Its infrastructure can handle the world’s largest container vessels, as well as bulk cargo, bunkering and warehousing. The terminal has an annual capacity of 5 million TEU.
At a glance
 Location: savings due to minimum deviation time on the main East-West shipping lane
 Service Quality: State-of-the-art equipment and professional workforce delivering high productivity
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 Expanding regional market: minimum deviation to Indian Subcontinent, East Africa, Red Sea/Levant Region and the Arabian Gulf, and access to key regional markets including the Asia, Europe
 Connectivity: over 3000+ vessel calls to over 52 port destinations annually allowing possibilities to meet the long-term needs of customers and shipping lines
 US Free Trade Agreement (FTA): tax exemption on goods with 35% value added in Oman, along with simple customs procedures and competitive tariffs at a US government’s Secure Freight Initiative Charter port
 Free Zone benefits: adjacent free-zone with availability of land at the lowest rate in the region
 Inter-modal hub with sea, land and air connections located within a short distance
 Safe port with stable political and economic climate
Investment APM Terminals signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of Oman to build and manage this world-class container facility until 2028. APM Terminals holds a 30% stake in the Port operating company Salalah Port Services. Other shareholders include the government (20%), government pension funds (23%), and others (27%). Since then, the Port has made significant strides towards achieving world-class operational standards. Around US$800 million has been invested in infrastructure. The expansion and development of the Port of Salalah plays an important role in meeting present and future customer requirements and ensures increased efficiency and faster vessel turnarounds. In 2017, the road infrastructure around the port was improved.
Location The Port of Salalah is situated in Dhofar in the southern region of Oman, located 15 km south of Salalah. It offers almost zero deviation from the major trade lanes of Asia-Europe, and equidistant to the growing markets of East Africa, Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian Gulf. Our location guarantees our customers with transit times that are better than other competing ports in the region.
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 Stevedoring of containers and general cargo
 Refrigerated container sockets
 Cold storage facilities
 Container maintenance and repair
 Tug services and Pilot boat services
 24-hour Pilotage
 Bunkering
 Fresh water supply
 Warehousing
 Real estate leasing
 Terminal operating system (TOS)
 Self-operator dhow activities
 Cruise vessels facilities
 Liquid bulk facilities
 Free length overall restrictions
 Provision and fresh water facilities
List of Assets State-of-the art terminal:
 16 and 18 meters harbor depth
 18.5 – 20 meters approach channel
 800 meters outer turning basin
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 Vessel tracking system
 11 Speed loaders
 9 Fork Lifts
 25 Super post panamax cranes
 68 Rubber tyre gantries
 177 Tractors and 187 trailers
 4 Tugs
 4 Reach Stackers
 6 Empty Handler
 NAVIS yard and vessel planning system
 Radio data terminals
 VHF radios
Source:
http://www.salalahport.com/index.php?lang=en&name=Who%20we%20are&itemid=65
https://www.apmterminals.com/en/salalah/about/our-terminal
2.0 QUESTIONS
Questions to be answered by the student and Special Instructions:
 Answer both questions and mark question numbers in your assignment.
 Professional formatting is highly regarded.
 Company visits are not required. Students must do secondary research only.
Having read the above case, students are required to familiarize themselves with the practical
port operations and what happens daily at Oman ports.
Q1. Block chain technology would enable all ports in Oman to achieve efficiency and
competitiveness. Critically discuss the benefits of block chain technology, in what four areas it
can be applied in supply chain, and give an applied example of an Oman port where it has
started to be applied. (45 marks)
Breakdown of marks:-
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Critical discussion of each component and its contribution to orderly port operations. (30 marks
for block chain technology benefits, 8 marks for the four areas where it can be applied and 7
marks for an applied Oman port example where it has been applied). Grand total marks = 45
marks.
Q2. Building on supply chain realities in the above case study critically discuss seven ways of
improving a company supply chain. A well explained applied Oman company example of any
two of these supply chain improvements is required. (40 marks)
Breakdown of marks
a. Building on supply chain realities in the above case study critically discussing seven ways
of improving a company supply chain. (30 marks)
b. Giving a well explained applied Oman company example of any two of these supply
chain improvements. (10 marks)
Journal articles: Students are required to use a minimum of ten (10) relevant logistics and supply
chain journal articles in the body of the assignment and reference them correctly under
Reference section. These scholarly citations must include citations by professional bodies like
CIPS, CITL and others. Any assignment without the required journal articles will not qualify for A
Grade as a rule. ¾ of the journal citations should be 2014 to 2020 journals.
Word limit: 1500 words. Tolerance is 10% maximum either way. You are required to record
number of words on cover page of assignment without exception.
Guidelines:
 Assignment must be computer typed.
 Font – Times New Roman
 Font – Style – Regular
 Font – Size – 12
 Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
 Each student has to do the assignment individually.
 You can refer books in e-Library or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste
material from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers
should be in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.
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Special Instructions: There is an assignment proposal. Teachers will explain assignment
expectations and clarify doubts or any other issues in MS Teams Online Classes. Students must
follow assignments instructions. Shallow and inadequate answers will be penalized and result in
loss of marks.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Proposal:
The proposal explains your plan for answering the assignment in reasonable details. You must
address the technicalities of each question including what specific scholarly sources list will be
used in the assignment (List the possible reference list).
Minimum 400 words with a 10% tolerance either side.
You explain how your plan for answering the assignment very briefly covering:-
ITEM HOW TO DO IT MARK
AWARD
Q1. Block chain
technology would
enable all ports in
Oman to achieve
efficiency and
competitiveness.
Critically discuss the
benefits of block chain
technology, in what
four areas it can be
applied in supply
chain, and give an
applied example of an
Oman port where it
has started to be
applied.
Brief explanation of how to do it. 2
Q2. Building on supply
chain realities in the
above case study
Brief explanation of how to do it. 2
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critically discuss seven
ways of improving a
company supply
chain. A well
explained applied
Oman company
example of any two of
these supply chain
improvements is
required.
Research, Structure and
Presentation of Report Use of journal articles: correct citation in body of
assignment and correct referencing in References Section
and Quality of formatting.
1
Total marks 5
MAIN ASSIGNMENT
QUESTION MARKS
Q1. Block chain technology would enable all ports in Oman to achieve
efficiency and competitiveness. Critically discuss the benefits of block chain
technology, in what four areas it can be applied in supply chain, and give an
applied example of an Oman port where it has started to be applied. (45 marks)
Breakdown of marks:-
a. Critical discussion of each component and its contribution to orderly port
operations. (30 marks for block chain technology benefits, 8 marks for
the five areas where it can be applied and 7 marks for an applied Oman
port example where it has been applied). Grand total marks = 45 marks.
45 marks
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Q2. Building on supply chain realities in the above case study critically discuss
seven ways of improving a company supply chain. A well explained applied
Oman company example of any two of these supply chain improvements is
required. (40 marks)
Breakdown of marks
a. Building on supply chain realities in the above case study critically
discussing seven ways of improving a company supply chain. (30 marks)
b. Giving a well explained applied Oman company example of any two of
these supply chain improvements. (10 marks)
40 marks
Referencing – scholarly sources, citation, formatting and CU-Harvard style of
referencing.
10 marks
Assignment Proposal 5
Total 100 marks
Note:
 All assessments shall be evaluated out of 100 and then scaled down to the corresponding assessment weightage as given in the assessment matrix. However, the complexity of the assessment shall remain as per that weightage. For e.g.: Q.P. for the Individual in-class closed book test having a weightage of 20 will be set out of 100 marks and the corresponding answers will be evaluated out of 100 marks. If the student scores 75 marks for this test, then his/her actual mark for this assessment component will be 15 out of 20.
 The course marks will be provisional until the External Exam Board approves it.
Assessment Grading Criteria
90-100% Exceptionally detailed and original response to the assignment, with
critical use of independently sourced contextual material.
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Outstanding
Outstanding demonstration of linked understanding of relevant theory,
concepts and models. Extremely well structured with high level of
analysis.
No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
80-89%
Excellent
Very full, independent response to the assignment with totally relevant
material which is well beyond any module input, demonstrating
independent study. Excellent understanding of relevant theory, concepts
and models. Very clear logical structure.
Very few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
70-79%
Very good
Full response to the assignment with all content relevant and focused.
Very good understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models.
Application of appropriate theory to examples/practice, demonstrating a
rigorous approach to a variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks.
Few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
60-69%
Good
Answers most if not all detailed aspects of the question. Content mainly
relevant. Good knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and
concepts and application of theoretical models. Evidence of a developing
appreciation of contextual issues.
Some small repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as
appropriate
50-59%
Competent
Main issues addressed and solid attempt to answer question. Some
relevant content applied. Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant
theory and concepts and identification of main issues
Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as
appropriate.
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40-49%
Basic
Satisfactory attempt to address question/issues with some content
relevant to assignment topic. Material engages with relevant module
materials, but largely repeats taught input and lacks development or
personal interpretation. Some general understanding of topic theory and
concepts. Lacks coherence.
30-39%
Retrievable fail
Some learning outcomes and / or assessment criteria not met.
Questions not answered fully. Content not wholly relevant. Little or no
evidence of understanding of relevant theory. Very repetitive of taught
input – no development or application. The use of extensive quoted
passages evident.
Evidence of sufficient grasp of learning outcomes to suggest that the
participant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.
20-29% No learning outcomes fully met. Little attempt to engage with the module
materials or ideas.
10-19% Little attempt to engage with assignment brief and has not met
learning outcomes. Inadequate demonstration of knowledge or
understanding of key concepts, theories or practice.
0-9% No real attempt to address the assignment brief or learning outcomes
Note: Students must follow assignments instructions. Shallow and inadequate answers will be penalized and result in loss of marks.
Spring 2020 Semester
Marking Rubrics
Module Name: BUSS1502 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Type of Assessment: Individual Assignment 1
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Criteria/Gr
ade
90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 50-59% 40-49% 30-39%
Q1. Block chain technology would enable all ports in Oman to achieve efficiency and
competitiveness. Critically discuss the benefits of block chain technology, in what four areas
it can be applied in supply chain, and give an applied example of an Oman port where it has
started to be applied. (45 marks)
Task 1
(Total
marks: 45)
Completio
n of Tasks,
Quality of
the
Content
and Level
of Analysis
and extent
of
research.
Comprehen
sive, wellstructured,
and focused
critical
discussion
of the
benefits of
block chain
technology,
in what four
areas it can
be applied
in supply
chain, and
giving an
applied
example of
an Oman
port where
it has
started to
be applied.
(at least five
points
given).
Comprehen
sive and
focused
critical
discussion
of the
benefits of
block chain
technology,
in what
four areas it
can be
applied in
supply
chain, and
giving an
applied
example of
an Oman
port where
it has
started to
be applied.
(at least
four points
given).
Clear
critical
discussion
of the
benefits of
block chain
technology,
in what
four areas
it can be
applied in
supply
chain, and
giving an
applied
example of
an Oman
port where
it has
started to
be applied.
(at least
three
points
given).
Answer is
very clearly
Critical
critical
discussion
of the
benefits of
block chain
technology,
in what
four areas
it can be
applied in
supply
chain, and
giving an
applied
example of
an Oman
port where
it has
started to
be applied.
(at least
three
points
given).
Answer is
very clearly
linked to
Answer
demonstrat
ed clear
critical
discussion
of the
benefits of
block chain
technology,
in what
four areas
it can be
applied in
supply
chain, and
giving an
applied
example of
an Oman
port where
it has
started to
be applied.
(at least
two points
given).
Very basic
and generic
critical
discussion
of the
benefits of
block chain
technology,
in what
four areas
it can be
applied in
supply
chain, and
giving an
applied
example of
an Oman
port where
it has
started to
be applied.
(at least
one point
given).
At least
one source
Some of
the
explanati
ons are
relevant
and some
explanati
ons are
not very
clear.
Answer
fails to
properly
link to
the task
given.
Failed to
complete
ly meet
expectati
ons of
the task.
No
citations
given or
mistakes
in
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Answer is
very clearly
linked to
logistics
theory and
application.
At least four
scholarly
citations
and
correspondi
ng
references
from
relevant
journals
with other
articles as
extra
articles.
Answer
shows
evident
independen
t reading
and wide
extent of
research.
No grammar
and syntax
mistakes in
report and
referencing.
Answer is
very clearly
linked to
supply
chain
theory.
At least
three
scholarly
citations
and
correspondi
ng
references
from
relevant
journals
with other
articles as
extra
articles.
No
grammar
and syntax
mistakes in
report and
referencing.
linked to
logistics
theory. At
least three
scholarly
citations
and
correspond
ing
references
from
relevant
journals
with other
articles as
extra
articles.
Full
requiremen
t of the
task is met
in terms of
number of
points
needed.
Few errors
in
referencing
and
grammar.
logistics
theory. At
least two
scholarly
citations
and
correspond
ing
references
from
relevant
journals
with other
articles as
extra
articles.
Critical
analysis is
given.
Two
sources of
appropriat
e citations
and
correspond
ing
references
provided.
Some
errors in
referencing
and
Answer is
very clearly
linked to
logistics
theory.
At least
one source
of
appropriat
e scholarly
citation
provided.
Some
repeated
errors in
referencing
and
grammar
visible.
of
appropriat
e citation
provided.
Repeated
errors in
grammar
and
referencing
visible.
grammar
and
referenci
ng are
obvious.
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grammar
visible.
Q2. Building on supply chain realities in the above case study critically discuss seven ways of improving a
company supply chain. A well explained applied Oman company example of any two of these supply chain
improvements is required. (40 marks)
Breakdown of marks
a. Building on supply chain realities in the above case study critically discussing seven ways of improving a
company supply chain. (30 marks)
b. Giving a well explained applied Oman company example of any two of these supply chain
improvements. (10 marks)
Task 2
(Total
Marks: 40)
Completio
n of Tasks,
Quality of
the
Content
and Level
of Analysis
and extent
of
research.
Comprehen
sive, wellstructured,
and focused
critical
analysis
building on
supply chain
realities in
the above
case study
critically
discuss
seven ways
of
improving a
company
supply
chain, plus a
well
explained
applied
Oman
company
Comprehen
sive and
focused
critical
analysis
building on
supply
chain
realities in
the above
case study
critically
discuss
seven ways
of
improving a
company
supply
chain, plus
a well
explained
applied
Oman
company
Clear
explanation
and critical
analysis
building on
supply
chain
realities in
the above
case study
critically
discuss
seven ways
of
improving a
company
supply
chain, plus
a well
explained
applied
Oman
company
example of
Analysis
building on
supply
chain
realities in
the above
case study
critically
discuss
seven ways
of
improving a
company
supply
chain, plus
a well
explained
applied
Oman
company
example of
any two of
these
supply
Answer
demonstrat
ed clear
understand
ing in
analysis
building on
supply
chain
realities in
the above
case study
critically
discuss
seven ways
of
improving a
company
supply
chain, plus
a well
explained
applied
Oman
Very basic
and generic
analysis
building on
supply
chain
realities in
the above
case study
critically
discuss
seven ways
of
improving a
company
supply
chain, plus
a well
explained
applied
Oman
company
example of
any two of
Some of
the
explanati
ons are
relevant
and some
explanati
ons are
not very
clear.
Answer
fails to
properly
link to
the task
given.
Failed to
complete
ly meet
expectati
ons of
the task.
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example of
any two of
these supply
chain
improveme
nts.
(at least five
points given
on either
side).
At least four
scholarly
citations
and
correspondi
ng
references
from
relevant
journals
with other
articles as
extra
articles.
Answer
shows
evident
independen
t reading
and wide
extent of
research.
No grammar
and syntax
example of
any two of
these
supply
chain
improveme
nts.
(at least
four points
given on
either side).
At least
three
scholarly
citations
and
correspondi
ng
references
from
relevant
journals
with other
articles as
extra
articles. No
grammar
and syntax
mistakes in
report and
referencing.
any two of
these
supply
chain
improveme
nts.
(at least
three
points
given on
either
side).
At least
three
citations
and
correspond
ing
references
from
relevant
journals or
books.
Full
requiremen
t of the
task is met
in terms of
number of
points
needed.
Few errors
in
chain
improveme
nts. (at
least three
points
given on
either
side).
points
given).
Two
sources of
appropriat
e citations
and
correspond
ing
references
provided.
Some
errors in
referencing
and
grammar
visible.
company
example of
any two of
these
supply
chain
improveme
nts.
(at least
three
points
given on
either
side).
At least
one source
of
appropriat
e citation
provided.
Some
repeated
errors in
referencing
and
grammar
visible.
these
supply
chain
improveme
nts.
(at least on
two points
given on
either
side).
At least
one source
of
appropriat
e citation
provided.
Repeated
errors in
grammar
and
referencing
visible.
No
citations
given or
mistakes
in
grammar
and
referenci
ng are
obvious.
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mistakes in
report and
referencing.
referencing
and
grammar.
Relevant
scholarly
citations
and good
formatting
(10 marks).
There is clear
evidence of
well cited
journals,
books and
other
relevant
articles and
good
formatting
(minimum
five relevant
journal
citations).
Scholarly
citations and
journals meet
Coventry
Harvard
Referencing
Guidelines
fully.
Referencing
and
formatting is
satisfactory.
There is clear
evidence of
well cited
journals,
books and
other
relevant
articles and
good
formatting
(minimum
four relevant
journals
citations).
Citations and
journals
meet
Coventry
Harvard
Referencing
Guidelines
fully.
Referencing
and
formatting is
satisfactory.
There is
clear
evidence of
well cited
journals,
books and
other
relevant
articles and
good
formatting
(minimum
three
relevant
journal
citations).
Scholarly
citations and
journals
meet
Coventry
Harvard
Referencing
Guidelines
fully.
Referencing
and
formatting is
less than
satisfactory.
Citation of
journals and
other
relevant
articles is
there and
good
formatting
(minimum
two relevant
journal
citations).
Scholarly
citations and
journals do
not meet
Coventry
Harvard
Referencing
Guidelines
fully.
Referencing
and
formatting is
less than
satisfactory.
Citation of
journals and
other
relevant
articles is
there and
good
formatting
(minimum
one relevant
journal
citation).
Citations and
journals do
not meet
Coventry
Harvard
Referencing
Guidelines
fully.
Referencing
and
formatting is
satisfactory.
Citation of
journals and
other
relevant
articles is
there plus
good
formatting
but less than
minimum
required
number.
Citations and
journals do
not meet
Coventry
Harvard
Referencing
Guidelines
fully.
Referencing
and
formatting is
not as
expected.
No
citations
at all and
possibly
no
references
and poor
formatting
.
Referencin
g and
formatting
is not as
expected.
Use of 10 relevant journals and other scholarly sources, correct in-text citation in body of assignment
and correct CU-Harvard referencing. There must be evidence of rich, relevant and diverse literature
citations (10 marks).
10
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Main assignment body marks (2 questions) 90
Assignment Proposal 5
Total marks 100
University of Wolverhampton programme assessment criteria
Grade Mark Grade Point
A >=71 4.00
A- 67-70 3.75
B+ 64-66 3.50
B 61-63 3.25
B- 57-60 3.00
C+ 54-56 2.75
C 50-53 2.50
C- 48-49 2.25
D+ 43-47 2.00
D 40-42 1.50
F <40 0
Rules & Regulations:
 All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style.
 The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using
CU Harvard Style and page numbers.
 Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of
the faculty.
 Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle.
 Viva will be conducted after the assignment submission as per the dates informed earlier.
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Guidelines:
 Assignment must be computer typed.
 Font – Times New Roman
 Font – Style – Regular
 Font – Size – 12
 Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
 Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable
software or by pencil.
 Each student has to do the assignment individually / Students have to do the assignment
collaboratively and each student should write a brief reflection on their contribution and learnings
from group work.
 You can refer books in E-Library or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste
material from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers
should be in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.
Assessment Evaluation Criteria
<The evaluation grid given below is only a guideline and it should be tweaked as per the assignment
and module needs>
Classification
And % Range <to be given
as per requirement>
Reflection and critical
analysis.
Knowledge and
Understanding/
Application of Theory
Evidence of Reading
Referencing and
Bibliography
Presentation, Grammar
and Spelling
Outstanding
91-100
Highly competent
analytical skills and
reflective practice,
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
professional values and
principles and professional
development planning.
Extensive knowledge and
depth of understanding of
principles and concepts
and /or outstanding
application of theory in
practice.
Evidence of reading an
extensive range of
educational
literature/research and
where applicable
workplace strategies,
policies and procedures.
Accurate referencing and
bibliography correctly
using appropriate
referencing style
Excellent presentation,
logically structured, using
correct grammar and
spelling, excellent crossreferencing and links to
supporting evidence
Excellent
81–90
Strong analytical skills and
reflective practice used,
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
professional values,
principles and
competencies and
professional development
planning.
Excellent knowledge and
understanding of principles
and concepts and /or
excellent knowledge and
understanding of the
application of theory in
practice
Evidence of reading a wide
range of educational
literature/research and
where applicable,
workplace strategies,
policies and procedures.
Appropriate referencing
and bibliography correctly
using appropriate
referencing style
Good presentation,
competently structured,
using correct grammar and
spelling, clear and easy to
use links to supporting
evidence
Very Good Quality
71-80
Good use of analytical skills
and reflective practice
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
professional values,
principles and
competencies and
professional development
planning.
Good knowledge or key
principles and concepts
and/or good knowledge of
the application of theory in
practice
Evidence of reading a good
range of educational
literature/research and
where applicable workplace
strategies, policies and
procedures.
Generally well referenced
with correct use of the
appropriate referencing
style
Reasonable presentation,
completely structured,
acceptable grammar and
spelling, acceptable links to
supporting evidence
Good (Acceptable)
61-70
Acceptable use of analytical
skills and reflective practice
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
professional values,
principles and
Acceptable knowledge of
key principles and concepts
and/or knowledge of the
application of theory in
practice
Evidence of reading an
appropriate range of
educational
literature/research and
where applicable, relevant
workplace policies and
procedures
Adequate referencing.
Generally accurate use of
appropriate referencing
style
Adequate presentation and
structure, acceptable
grammar and spelling,
adequate links to
supporting evidence
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competencies and
professional development
planning.
Adequate/ Satisfactory
51-60
Adequate use of analytical
skills and reflective practice
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
professional values,
principles and
competencies and
professional development
planning.
Adequate knowledge of key
principles and concepts
and/or satisfactory
evidence of the application
of theory in practice.
Evidence of minimal
reading of educational
literature/research and
where applicable relevant
workplace policies and
procedures
Adequate referencing.
Appropriate referencing
style used but may contain
some inaccuracies.
Weak presentation ,
satisfactory structure,
grammar and spelling, links
to supporting evidence
Weak /Poor
(all learning outcomes not
adequately met)
0-50
Little use of analytical skills
and reflective practice
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
competencies and/or
professional development
planning. Professional
values and principles not
reflected in the submission.
and/or
Insufficient/no use of
analytical skills and
reflective practice
demonstrating personal
learning and growth,
insight into required
competencies and
professional development
planning
Little evidence of
knowledge of key
principles or concepts
and/or little evidence of
the application of theory in
practice
and/or
No evidence of knowledge
of key principles or
concepts and/or no
evidence of application of
theory in practice
Little or no evidence of
reading outside of the
course textbook and/or
reference to relevant work
place policies and
procedures
and/or
No evidence of reading
outside of the course
textbook and/or reference
to relevant workplace
policies and procedures
Little or no referencing,
incorrect style, or very
inaccurate use of
appropriate referencing
style
Poor presentation,
grammar and spelling, links
to supporting evidence
and/or
Unacceptable
presentation, grammar
and spelling, structure is
very poor, links to
supporting evidence
Important Policies to be followed
1. Student Academic Integrity Policy*:
 MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of
violation of academic integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging
in the act of violation of academic integrity shall be cancelled.
 MEC also reserves the right to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of any
unlawful activity and to cooperate thereafter in any investigation of such activity.
 Faculty can conduct a viva to investigate and ascertain that the work submitted is student’s
own work as per the guidelines for the same. A student can be given a maximum of 2
chances to attend the viva in such cases. It is expected that the student attends the viva
during the first chance itself unless due to extenuating circumstances. If the student does
not attend the viva in spite of being given 2 chances and fails to submit valid reasons,
he/she will be awarded a fail in the module and this shall be counted as a case of academic
integrity violation.
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All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below
mentioned categories:
1. Plagiarism
2. Malpractice
3. Ghost Writing
4. Collusion
5. Other cases
If the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module,
the student is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offence of
academic integrity violation of plagiarism type
1.1. First Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:
1.1.1. Plagiarism
a. If a student is caught first time in an act of academic integrity violation during
his/her course of study in any assignment other than project work and if the type
of violation is plagiarism, then the student will be allowed to re-submit the
assignment once as per the period allowed for re submission However, a penalty
of deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be
imposed.
b. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work within one
week (5 working days) from the date he or she is advised to re-submit.
c. Re-submission of the work beyond the allowed period of resubmission will not be
accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.
d. If the re-submitted work (within the allowed period of resubmission) is also found
to be plagiarized, then that assessment component will be awarded a zero mark.
It shall also contribute to the total count of academic integrity violation for that
student.
e. If plagiarism is detected in UG Project work (Project 1, Project Planning and Project
Design and Implementation), the above clauses do not apply, and the work will be
summarily rejected. In these cases the student will be awarded a fail (F) grade and
is required to reregister the module.
1.1.2. Malpractice / Ghostwriting / Collusion
If a student is caught first time in an act academic integrity violation during his/her course
of study for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester and
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if the type of violation is Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion, then the student shall fail
the module.
1.2. Second Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:
1.2.1. Plagiarism
a. If any student is caught second time in an act of academic integrity violation during
his/her course of study and if the type of violation is plagiarism, then the student
will not be allowed to resubmit the work, and s/he will directly be awarded zero
for the work in which plagiarism is detected.
b. The student shall also receive a warning of suspension in such cases.
1.2.2. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
a. If a student is caught a second time in an act academic integrity violation for an
assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester and if the type
of violation is Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion, then the student shall fail the
module.
b. The student shall also receive a warning of suspension in such cases.
1.3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:
a. If a student is caught a third time in an act of academic integrity violation for an
assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester then the student
shall fail the module and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College,
once the academic integrity violation case is confirmed by Institutional Assessment
Review Committee.
b. The student shall be suspended for the immediate subsequent semester and can
register for modules only after having served the suspension period fully. This is also
applicable for semesters offered in block mode.
c. During the suspension period, the student shall have to mandatorily complete a course
on academic integrity/writing before s/he can register for any modules.
d. During the period of suspension, the student shall be allowed to attempt
supplementary examinations if s/he is eligible for the same. S/he shall also be allowed
access to all college facilities permitted for a regular student except for registering the
modules.
1.4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:
a. If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of academic integrity violation for an
assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall
fail the module and also shall be expelled from the College, once the case is confirmed
by Institutional Assessment Review Committee.
b. The student shall be expelled from the college and all access to the college facilities
and premises shall cease to exist. The documents shall be released only after getting
the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Registration Office.
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c. `On termination, the student shall not be refunded any fees paid for the academic
semester in which academic integrity violation was observed.
1.5. Other cases
If a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other
cases” mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be
forwarded to an Institutional Assessment Review Committee, Chaired by the Associate
Dean, Academic Affairs. The committee shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or
a hearing of the parties concerned if required and shall take appropriate decision. The
penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academic integrity violation which falls in
this category of “other cases” can be a warning/component zero/ module
fail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of the offence.
1.6. Types/Variations of cases of Plagiarism and associated actions
Type 1: In case plagiarism is detected in any component or part submission (submitted at
different times) of one assessment (assignment), the deduction in marks will be applicable
for the whole assessment (assignment), even if only the component or part submission alone
needs to be resubmitted.
Type 2: In case plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be
considered as having committed an act of plagiarism irrespective of whether plagiarism is on
account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy will then be applied to all
students.
If some students in the group are eligible to re-submit (first offence) and others are not
eligible, only eligible students will be allowed to re-submit within a period of one week and
the penalty will be applied as per the policy for each student according to his / her history of
violations.
Type 3: Combination of Type 1 and Type 2: In case plagiarism is detected in any component
or part submission (submitted at different times) of a group assessment (assignment), the
deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment (assignment), even if only the
component or part submission alone needs to be resubmitted. All students of the group
would be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism irrespective of whether
plagiarism is on account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy will then be
applied to all the students of the group.
If some students in the group are eligible to re-submit (first offence) and others are not
eligible, only eligible students will be allowed to re-submit within a period of one week and
the penalty will be applied as per the policy for each student according to his / her history of
violation.
Type 4: Variation of Type 1 and Type 2: In cases where the assessment consists of
components or part submissions that could be a group assessment component (e.g. group
assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individual reflection), the
following will be applicable: a. If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group will
be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism, irrespective of whether plagiarism
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is on account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy will then be applied to
all students of the group. In such cases the group assessment component will be resubmitted.
If some students in the group are eligible to re-submit (first offence) and others are not
eligible, only eligible students will be allowed to re-submit within a period of one week and
the penalty will be applied for each student according to his / her history of violation. b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual assessment
component will be resubmitted – if the student is eligible for resubmission-. The policy will
then be applied to that student alone. c. In both cases (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole
assessment (assignment).
1.7. Types/Variation of Cases of Multiple Offences
If student is caught with multiple violations of same or different nature in different modules
of the same semester, they will be considered as one offence and student will be penalized
for each violation according to the type of the offence.
If student is caught with multiple violations of same or different nature in the same module
of the same semester, then they will be considered as different offences and each will
contribute to the overall count of AIV. The student then shall be penalized for each violation
according to the count and type of each offence.
* For further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.
2. Late Submission Regulations:
<Following content to be added for UG>
It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments.
As per the Assessment Policy at MEC, late submissions are allowed for one week (5 working days)
for all UG modules with a penalty. In such cases, a deduction of 5% of the marks obtained for the
submitted work shall be imposed for each working day following the last date of submission
till the date of actual submission. Assessment documents submitted beyond a period of one
week (5 working days) after the last date of submission will not be accepted and will be awarded
a zero for that assessment. In cases where the submission has been delayed due to extenuating
circumstances, the student may be permitted to submit the work without imposing the late
submission policy stated above. The extended period of submission will be one week from the
original last date of submission. In such cases, the student is expected to submit the supporting
certificates on or before the original last date of submission of the assessment and the decision
of extension rests with faculty responsible for the assessment .The late submission policy shall be
applied if the student fails to submit the work within one week of the original last date of
submission.
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Students may contact their teachers for clarification on specific details of the submission time if
required.
3. Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy
To protect and respect the rights, dignity, health, safety, and privacy of research subjects involved
including the welfare of animals and the integrity of environment, all student projects are
expected to be undertaken as per the MEC Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy. Accordingly the
following shall apply.
 Research and other enterprise activities shall be conducted by maintaining the high ethical
standards consistent with national and international standards and conventions.
 Any research at MEC that is categorized as high-risk research shall be subject to review and
approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee.
 Research activities involving collection of human or animal tissues and manipulation of microbial,
animal or plant cells shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety
Committee.
 Participants involved in research must be informed about the purpose of research and intended
uses of research findings. Written consent must be obtained from people involved prior to the
commencement of research.
 Data obtained from participants must be treated with high confidence and should be used only
for the intended purpose of research.

 

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