Ethics and Case Study

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EHM3066 Engineer and Society Assignment 1 & 2 Trimester 3 – 2012/2013 A. Group Registration 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. You must ONLY work in a group of 9 to 10 people. Your group has to choose ONE topic from the given Assignment 1 topics as in Appendix A1. Your group has to do Assignment 2 as detailed in Appendix A2. Register for the topic by filling up the hardcopy form provided in the lecturer class. For Assignment 1, each topic can only be registered by a maximum of 3 groups. The registration for topic is on a first come, first serve basis.

B. Report B.1 General Instructions for Assignment 1 & 2 1. You are required to prepare a CONCISE report (8-15 pages) and presentation slides (maximum of 12 slides) for the assessment. 2. You are encouraged to write your report in point forms. The complete report should not be more than 15 pages (1 mark will be deducted for any extra page of the report in excess of 15 pages). 3. Report specifications: Font size: 12, Font type: Times New Roman, Line spacing: 1.5. 4. Your report must be ORIGINAL. If you have borrow ideas, wording or anything else from another source such as a website, a journal, an article or a book, you have to make appropriate references in your report. Failing to do so constitutes a serious offence of plagiarism! 5. All reports will be checked for plagiarism using the Turnitin software. Based on the originality report generated by the software, marks will be deducted as follows:  15 – < 25% plagiarized : 20% of the total assignment mark  25 – < 35% plagiarized : 35% of the total assignment mark  35 – < 50% plagiarized : 50% of the total assignment mark  More than 50% plagiarized : 0 mark 6. Please make sure that you use the sample cover page as provided in Appendix A3 (Delete the “Topic No” for Assignment 2). B.2 Instructions for Assignment 1 1. Your report should contain the following sections in the order given below: Section 1: Introduction and Background Section 2: Discussion of Current Issues Section 3: Case Studies and Discussion Section 4: Conclusions and Suggestions 2. For Section 2 and Section 3, you are required to do survey / questionnaire / data collection / interviews etc. to substantiate your arguments. 3. You should limit the main content of your report (Section 1 – Section 4) to 4-8 pages. Other related artifacts or findings such as survey forms, questionnaires, interview reports, graphs, charts, etc. shall be included in the Appendices. 1

B.3 Instructions for Assignment 2 1. For Part 1 of your report, the Ethical Case Study should contain the following sections in the order given below: Section 1: Introductory Background Section 2: Problem Presentation Section 3: Problem Analysis (As in Appendix A2) Section 4: Conclusions and Suggestions 2. For Part 2 of your report, the Code of Ethics Development should be in point form. 3. Any of the sections above might be broken into several subsections as needed to better serve the presentation of the case chosen. 4. You should limit the main content of your report to 3-6 pages for Part 1 (Case Study) and to 1-2 pages for Part 2 (Code of ethics development). Other related artifacts or findings such as survey forms, questionnaires, interview reports, graphs, charts, etc., if any, shall be included in the Appendices. C. Submission 1. Assignment 1 & 2 MUST be submitted in TWO separate envelopes and properly labeled as “Assignment 1” or “Assignment 2” with the cover page provided in Appendix A3. 2. For EACH assignment, you MUST submit the following: i. Hardcopy of the report. One copy for each member to be put into the corresponding envelop. You may print on both sides of the paper to reduce paper consumption. (One Hardcopy per group) ii. Hardcopy of the presentation slides. One copy for each group. You can print 4 slides on one side and use both sides of the paper. (One Hardcopy per group) iii. Softcopy of the report and the slides. Place the CD inside the envelope (One CD per group). iv. Separate out Assignments 1 &...
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