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MEM601_Assessment_1_Brief_Short Answer Questions_FINAL.docx.1 Page 1 of 6Task SummaryResearch and answer questions by describing in 1,200 words (+/–10%) the barriers and enablers toengineering sustainability in an engineering organisation. Identify and recommend appropriatepractices that will allow management to strengthen the enablers and reduce the barriers.Please refer to the Task Instructions (below) for details on how to complete this task.ContextMany engineering and technical organisations realise the critical importance of sustainability but havedifficulty developing and implementing effective plans and practices for a variety of reasons, such asa lack of capacity within the organisation or an organisational culture that limits adaptive decisionmaking.Engineering organisations need to identify barriers and enablers to engineering sustainability thateither support or hinder the development and implementation of the strategy and manageappropriate supporting practices. By studying enablers and barriers to engineering sustainability, ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleMEM601 Engineering SustainabilityAssessmentShort answer questionsIndividual/GroupIndividualLength1,200 words +/–10%Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by the successfulcompletion of the task below include:a) Critically analyse the importance and challenges of ethicsand sustainability in the economy and organisations, reflecting onthe roles of key sustainability stakeholders; andb) Investigate, analyse and evaluate the challenges associatedwith sustainably and ethically managing an engineeringorganisation’s strategy and functions, as well as the managementcapabilities required.SubmissionDue by 11.55 pm AEST/AEDT on the Sunday at the end ofModule 3.1Weighting30%Total Marks100 marks MEM601_Assessment_1_Brief_Short Answer Questions_FINAL.docx.1 Page 2 of 6management can effectively identify, address and leverage the most appropriate practices forsustainability.This assessment provides you with insights that you can apply to your organisation to facilitate theeffective implementation of an engineering sustainability strategy. To complete this assessmentsuccessfully, you need to understand the important enablers and barriers to sustainability inengineering organisations and appropriate ethical management plans and actions that can beimplemented to enhance, minimise or eliminate enablers and barriers.Task InstructionsTo complete this assessment, you need to research, describe and answer the following questions:1. Which engineering or technical organisation have you chosen? Briefly describe the organisationand its engineering sustainability practices.2. What barriers and enablers exist to engineering sustainability in your selected organisation?Briefly describe the barriers and enablers to the organisation’s sustainability.3. What practices does your organisation need to adopt to strengthen the enablers andreduce/eliminate the barriers? Recommend practices that the organisation can adopt to improveits engineering sustainability practices in an ethical manner.You should prepare for and approach this task by reviewing the content and readings provided in‘Module 2: Managing Sustainability in Engineering Organisations/Functions’ and conducting originalresearch of publicly available information.In structuring the report, please use the following headings as a guide:1. IntroductionBackground information(Description of the organisation that you have chosen)(Description of the sustainability practices of that organisation)2. Sustainability practices in the chosen organisation2.1 Barriers to sustainability2.2 Enablers to sustainability3. 3.Recommendations(Solutions with sub-headings as necessary)4. Conclusions5. References6. AppendicesThis assessment is relevant to the following subject learning outcomes (SLOs):a) Critically analyse the importance and challenges of ethics and sustainability in the economy andorganisations reflecting on the roles of key sustainability stakeholders; andb) Investigate, analyse and evaluate the challenges associated with sustainably and ethicallymanaging an engineering organisation’s strategy and functions, as well as the managementcapabilities required.MEM601_Assessment_1_Brief_Short Answer Questions_FINAL.docx.1 Page 3 of 6ReferencingIt is essential that you use APA style to cite and reference your research. For more information onreferencing, please visit our Library website at: InstructionsSubmit this task via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MEM601 EngineeringSustainability. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.Academic Integrity DeclarationIndividual Assessment TasksI declare that except where referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my ownwork. I have read and am aware of the Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy andProcedure, viewable online at am also aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and any drafts and I agree to doso.MEM601_Assessment_1_Brief_Short Answer Questions_FINAL.docx Page 4 of 6 AssessmentAttributesEvidence ofaddressing the CLOsfor the assignmentPercentage for thiscriterion = 20%Fail(Yet to achieveminimum standard)0–49%Pass(Functional)50–64%Content is somewhatartificial or displayssome gaps inunderstanding.Credit(Proficient)65–74%Good coverage of thetopic; clearlyarticulated explanationof the topic;reasonable fit betweentheory and practice.Distinction(Advanced)75–84%Thorough coverage ofthe topic; goodapplication of theory.High Distinction(Exceptional)85–100%Comprehensiveunderstanding;insightful discussion;excellent and relevantapplication of theory.Criterion 1Content does notadequatelyindicate anunderstanding ofthe topic.Criterion 2Analytical depth anddiscussionPercentage for thiscriterion = 35%Student does notdemonstrate anunderstanding of thefoundations of thetopics from theinformation provided;the logic is poor;unclear conclusionsand recommendationsBasic intent covered;the analysis andarguments could bemore convincing; theconclusions andrecommendations aregeneric or somewhatirrelevant.Student understandsthe arguments and hasundertaken a focusedanalysis and providedsupporting evidence inpresenting thearguments; theconclusions arerelevant but therecommendations areboth generic andspecific.Student has a goodsense of the analysisand evidence; theevidence is welldiscussed in theargument; insights arebased on synthesisedinformation; theconclusions andrecommendations arerelevant and specific.Student’sunderstanding of theanalysis and argumentsis clear, logical andwell organised; theanalysis is detailed andinsightful; structuredarguments have beenmade based on thesynthesisedinformation; theconclusions andrecommendations areinsightful and drawstrongly from thediscussion. MEM601_Assessment_1_Brief_Short Answer Questions_FINAL.docx Page 5 of 6 Criterion 3Evidence to supportargumentsPercentage for thiscriterion = 25%No evidence providedto support arguments;sources do not supportthe research question;poor and non-crediblereferences.Arguments could bemore convincing; someevidence provided;appropriately and wellreferenced withcredible resources.Student understandsthe arguments and haspresented thearguments byproviding focusedevidence; student hasincluded a range ofhigh-quality resourcesto support theevidence.Student has a goodsense of the evidence,which is well discussedin the argument; thetopic has beenthoroughly covered;references have beenprovided to support arobust analysis;student has madegood use of crediblereferences.Student’sunderstanding of theevidence andarguments is clear; thecoverage of the topic iscomprehensive andsupported byreferences that havebeen well used in thestructure of theargument; the contentis creative andengaging; multiple andcredible referenceshave been used.Criterion 4Quality of the styleand structure of thereportPercentage for thiscriterion = 20%Layout is confusing;logic, flow and use oflanguage is difficult tofollow; there are manyspelling andgrammatical errors;references do notcomply with APAguidelines.Layout is adequate; thelogical flow and use oflanguage is acceptable;there are somemisspellings andgrammatical errors;referencing partiallyfollows APA guidelines(i.e., APA guidelineshave been followed inrelation to the in-textcitations; however, areference list has notbeen included at theend of the report).Overall, thepresentation is easy todigest; the language issuccinct and wellchosen; there are lessthan four errors; APAguidelines have beenfollowed in thereference list at theend of the report;however, the in-textreferences do notfollow APA guidelines.Presentation, contentand language are good;the content is easy toread and conclusionshave been drawn;there is no more thantwo errors; referencelist and in-text citationspartially follow APAguidelines.Overall, the style andlanguage used is easyto comprehend andinsightful conclusionshave been drawn;referencing fullyfollows APA guidelines. MEM601_Assessment_1_Brief_Short Answer Questions_FINAL.docx Page 6 of 6 The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessmentSLO a)Critically analyse the importance and challenges of ethics and sustainability in the economy and organisations, reflecting on theroles of key sustainability stakeholders.SLO b)Investigate, analyse and evaluate the challenges associated with sustainably and ethically managing an engineeringorganisation’s strategy and functions, as well as the management capabilities required.


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