Renewable and Waste to Energy (ENVR 0016)

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Instructions to Student

 Answer all questions.

 Deadline of submission: 07/07/2020 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 12/07/2020

Module Learning Outcomes The following LOs are achieved by the student by completing the assignment successfully

1. Analyse infrastructures used to meet energy supply and demand

2. Evaluate technologies for energy production in terms of interactions and differences between them, and defend the need for diversification

Assignment Objective

The module reviews and evaluates traditional methods of energy production and renewable energy

technologies. Fundamental theories are presented from a physical science perspective. The application of

these principles is then evaluated through the use of applied examples and case studies.

Assignment Tasks

1. Each student is required to choose any two forms of energy and compare between renewable

energy ( solar ,hydropower , wind energy ,biogas energy ,hydrogen energy ) technologies

considering capital and operational costs, the types of energy take in and give out and its

efficiency, and environmental impacts .

2. Energy diversification and complementarity have an essential role to play in the world. As the

resourceful engineer, analyze the need for energy supplies diversification in Oman

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IN SEMESTER INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT

Module Code: ENVR 0016 Module Name: Renewable and Waste to Energy

Level: 3 Max. Marks: 100

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You may use NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY MOOC Course ( free course ) using the given below link inorder

to complete the tasks given above

Link [ https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/new-energy-technologies/4/todo/68349 ]

Assessment Structure

. The Assessment should contain the following sections:

 Introduction

 Report body

 Conclusions

 References

1. Introduction ( 300 words ) – Analyse on how changes to the energy supply infrastructures can contribute

to secure access to energy. You may also consider the impact of building sustainable energy infrastructure

on energy supply and demand

2. Case study/Evaluation of the case (report body) ( 900- 1100 words )

The previous sections are preliminary sections. Case study’s body section is organized as follows:

Headings should be informative and descriptive providing a clue to the contents of the section.

 Describe the context of the case. Present the central issue you will be analyzing, what decisions have already

been made or changes needed.

 Justify your renewable energy resources selection, and discuss how you select the renewable energy

technologies; support you selection with solid evidence .

 Present summaries of your findings, and what is acceptable/not acceptable as a solution with justification.

3. Conclusions ( 100 words )

Every report should include a concluding statement/s on the subject of the report. Restate the aim of the report and

state how you have achieved it. Present the main findings and key recommendations in a summarized. You should

also restate the limitations of the report.

4. References

This is a list of all the sources of information you have referred to in the report (Harvard References Format);

minimum 10 references.

5. Appendix

Any additional figures, tables, and photos if required

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.

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 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.

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 eLibrary 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.

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.

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 offenders of

plagiarism.

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1. Plagiarism

A. First offence of plagiarism

I. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in

any assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the

assignment once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of

deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.

II. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the

date he or she is advised to re-submit.

III. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be

awarded a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one

week will not be accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.

B. Second offence of plagiarism

If any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a

subsequent semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism

is detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. A warning of

suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling

session in such cases.

2. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

A. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

If a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment

component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module

and shall be required to re-register the module

B. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

If a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for

an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student

shall fail the module. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign

an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.

3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation

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 (in a subsequent semester), the student

shall fail the module and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as

recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic

Affairs.

4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:

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 (in a subsequent semester), the student shall

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fail the module and also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level

academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

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 level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The

committee shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing 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.

6. Types/Variations of Cases:

I. If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will be

applicable for the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needs

to be resubmitted.

II. If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered as

having committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all students

III. If plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will be

applicable for the whole assessment 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 and the

policy will then be applied to all the students of the group.

IV. If 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, The policy will then be

applied to all students of the group. Group assessment component will be resubmitted

as per the policy.

b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual

assessment component will be resubmitted and the policy will then be applied to that

student alone.

c. For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole

assessment.

* for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.

2. Late Submission Regulations:

It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments.

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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.

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.

Assessment Evaluation Criteria

Outstanding

(≥ 91%)

(84-90%)

Excellent

(77-83%)

Very Good

(70-76%)

Good

(Acceptable)

(50-69%)

Adequate/

Satisfactory

(< 50%)

Weak /Poor

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(all learning

outcomes not

adequately met)

Introductio

n

Information

is engaging;

clearly state

the main idea

covering

major

concepts with

supporting

details, well-

constructive

paragraphs

with outset

introduction.

Information is

fairly

formulaic,

very well

organized with

key scientific

concepts,

well-

constructive

paragraphs.

Information is

very clear,

organized with

well-

constructed

paragraphs.

Objectives of

assignment and

structure of

report are

clearly

provided.

General

introduction

with some

related details

are provided.

Objectives and

structure of the

report

evidently

mentioned.

Information

is organized,

but

paragraphs

are not well-

constructed.

The information

appears to be

disorganized.

Efforts have

been made to

give objectives

and structure of

the report.

Reflection

and critical

analysis of

report

Highly

competent

analytical

skills and

reflective

practice,

demonstratin

g personal

learning and

growth,

insight into

required

professional

values and

principles

related to

tendering

procedures

and

contractual

relationship

between

project

participants.

Strong

analytical

skills and

reflective,

demonstrating

personal

learning and

growth,

insight into

required

professional

values,

principles

related to

tendering

procedures

and

contractual

relationship

between

project

participants.

Good use of

analytical skills

and reflective

practice

demonstrating

personal

learning and

growth, insight

into required

professional

values,

principles

related to

tendering

procedures and

contractual

relationship

between project

participants.

Acceptable

use of

analytical

skills and

reflective

practice

demonstrating

personal

learning and

growth,

insight into

required

professional

values,

principles

related to

tendering

procedures

and

contractual

relationship

between

project

participants.

Adequate

use of

analytical

skills and

reflective

practice

demonstrati

ng personal

learning and

growth,

insight into

required

professional

values,

principles

related to

tendering

procedures

and

contractual

relationship

between

project

participants.

Insufficient/no

use of analytical

skills and

reflective

practice

demonstrating

personal

learning and

growth, insight

into required

competencies

and professional

related to

tendering

procedures and

contractual

relationship

between project

participants.

Conclusion

Conclusion

should

summaries

the

significant

idea you have

discussed.

Make new

connections

and elaborate

the key points

Conclusion

very clearly

reflects on

main findings

of the study

and involves

critical

thinking;

reflect the

most

appropriate

issues or

Conclusion

clearly reflects

on main

findings of the

study and

involves

arguments that

reflect the most

appropriate

issues or

findings and

covers the

Conclusion

clearly reflects

on main

findings of the

study and

involves

required

information

related to

issues or

findings and

significance

Conclusion

reflects on

findings of

the study

and involves

some

information

related to

findings.

Conclusion does

not reflect on

findings of the

study and

information

related to

findings is not up

to the

requirements.

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of your

findings.

findings and

significance

points of the

report.

major

significance

points of the

report.

points of the

report.

Reference

No errors in

citations with

right format

of listing the

CU Harvard

Style.

Includes

websites,

journals,

reference

books,

magazines

etc.

No obvious

errors in

referencing or

grammar or

syntax as

appropriate.

Correctly

using the

CU Harvard

Style.

Very few errors

in

citation/referen

cing list or

grammar or

syntax as

appropriate.

Correctly using

the

CU Harvard

Style.

Few errors in

citation/refere

ncing or

grammar or

syntax as

appropriate.

Generally

accurate

use of CU

Harvard

Style.

Some

repeated

errors in

referencing

or grammar

or syntax as

appropriate.

Contain

some

inaccuracies

in CU

Harvard

Style.

Some sources

are not

accurately

documented.

Incorrect style of

CU Harvard

style.

General

Outstanding

write-up,

logically

structured,

using correct

objectives,

neatness,

accuracy,

grammar,

spelling,

accurate

citations,

include

proper

headings and

subheadings,

correctly

using the

CU Harvard

Style.

Obvious

write-up,

logically

structured,

using correct

objectives,

grammar and

spelling,

accurate

referencing

and

correctly using

the

CU Harvard

Style.

Good write-up,

well

structured,

acceptable

grammar

and spelling,

generally well

referenced with

correct use of

the CU

Harvard Style.

Acceptable

Write-up and

structure,

acceptable

grammar,

spelling and

acceptable

referencing.

Generally

accurate

use of CU

Harvard

Style.

Adequate

Write-up

and

structure,

grammar

and spelling

and

adequate

referencing.

CU

Harvard

Style used

but may

contain

some

inaccuracies

.

Poor/weak

Write-up,

Grammar,

spelling, little or

no

referencing,

incorrect style,

or

very inaccurate

use

of CU Harvard

style.

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SPRING 2020

Student Id______________ Student Name:_______________________________

Assignment 2 – Evaluation Grid

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1 Report structure include introduction, report content, conclusions, references, appendix (if any)

5

2 Introduction 20 3 Report contents & writing (Total 60 Marks)

Each student is requested to compare between renewable energy (solar, wind, tidal, wave, geothermal, and biomass) technologies considering

capital and operational costs

10

the types of energy take in and give out

10

its efficiency, and environmental impacts

20

Analyze the need for

energy supplies

diversification in

Oman

20

4 MOOC Course 5

5 Conclusions 5

6 References 5

Total Marks 100

Plagiarism

Late submission

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Final Mark 100

Final Mark 50

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