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EG3301R: Deliverables and Assessment Rubrics

Submission deadlines
Semester A Wk 6 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14
(Jan to Apr) Design Portfolio Design Portfolio Interim Poster Interim
Template A Template B Presentation Report

Semester B Wk 6 Wk 12 Wk 13
(Aug to Nov) Design Portfolio Final Final
Template C Presentation Report

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Effort and Initiative
This part of the assessment examines each student's effort and initiative during the project.
Each student will be assessed as an individual based their contribution to the project.
Level of
Effort
achievement
Poor Unmotivated, demonstrates minimal attempt to achieve required tasks, and
frequently makes excuses for not carrying out work.
Frequently skips or late for meetings.
Emerging Attempts to achieve required tasks but needs to be motivated/prompted
frequently.
Tends to stop working when difficulties arise.
Punctual for meetings but not well-prepared for discussions.
Proficient Generally well-motivated and demonstrates consistent attempts to achieve
required tasks.
Attempts to continue working when difficulties arise.
Generally punctual and well-prepared for meetings.
Exceptional Highly motivated and always exerts maximal attempts to achieve required
tasks.
Always perseveres/persistent in tackling problems encountered even when
solutions may not be immediately obvious.
Always punctual and well-prepared for meetings.
Level of Initiative
achievement
Poor Demonstrates no interest in exploring relevant questions for further inquiry
unless instructed.
Persistent guidance or help from supervisors is given but not followed.
Emerging Demonstrates some interest in exploring relevant questions but may not act on
tasks for further enquiry.
Persistent guidance or help from supervisors is required but sometimes not
followed.
Proficient Generally able to generate relevant questions and execute tasks for further
inquiry.
Attempts to learn and overcome problems independently but often requires
guidance or help from supervisor.
Exceptional Constantly generates relevant questions and executes tasks for further inquiry.
Able to learn and overcome problems without persistent guidance or help from
supervisors.
Takes the lead in managing the direction and execution of the project as well as
organizing the efforts of the project team.

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Design Portfolio Template A
This part of the assessment examines student's understanding of the project background and
goals.
It focuses on 2 areas:
~Value Proposition
~Design Statement

Students will be assessed as a group based on their design portfolio

Level of
Value Proposition
achievement
Poor Little or no analysis was carried out to understand the problem.
The value proposition is illogical or unclear.
Emerging Some analysis was carried out to understand the problem.
The value proposition is unclear.
The feasibility of the approach to create value lacks support from credible
sources of information.
Proficient Adequate analysis of the problem using appropriate tools/techniques.
The value proposition is logical and clear.
The feasibility of the approach to create value is generally supported by
credible sources of information.
Exceptional A thorough and comprehensive analysis of the problem was carried out using a
variety of appropriate tools/techniques.
The value proposition is logical and clear.
The feasibility of the approach to create value is supported extensively by
credible, accurate and up-to-date sources of information.
Level of Design Statement
achievement
Poor The design statement is not present or inconsistent with the value proposition

Emerging The design statement is present but lacks consistency with the value
proposition.
Proficient The design statement is consistent with the value proposition, but verbose.

Exceptional The design statement is clear, concise, and consistent with the value
proposition

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Design Portfolio Template B
This part of the assessment examines whether the conceptual solutions developed can address
the value proposition identified.
It focuses on 4 areas:
~Design Specification
~Function Analysis
~Concept Generation
~Concept Selection

Students will be assessed as a group based on their design portfolio

Level of Design Specification


achievement
Poor
Scope/targets/parameters/constraints/requirements are missing.

Emerging Scope/targets/parameters/constraints/requirements are listed but may be


incomplete and/or lack specificity.
The design specifications may not be objective and quantifiable.
It is unclear whether the design specifications will lead to tangible and viable
solution(s) to the problem of interest.
Proficient Critical scope/targets/parameters/constraints/requirements are clearly listed
but some important details may be missing.
The design specifications are generally objective and quantifiable.
The design specifications would be likely to lead to tangible and viable
solution(s) to the problem of interest.
Exceptional All scope/targets/parameters/constraints/requirements are clearly listed,
formatted, prioritized and detailed.
The design specifications are consistently objective and quantifiable.
The design specifications would with certainty lead to tangible and viable
solution(s) to the problem of interest.
Level of Function analysis
achievement
Poor No or little effort is made to identify the required functions of the design
solution.
Emerging Some functions of the design solution are identified, but some critical functions
are clearly missing.
Relationships between functions are unclear.
Proficient Critical functions are identified in a systematic manner.
Relationships between most critical functions are defined but could be
discussed in greater detail.
Exceptional An exhaustive list of critical functions is systematically and logically identified.

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Relationships between all critical functions (e.g. product/process architecture)
are clearly defined and discussed in detail.
Level of Concept generation
achievement
Poor No or little effort is made to generate alternative design solutions.

Emerging Some solutions are generated but it is unclear how they can address the
required functions.
Generation of alternative design solutions does not appear to be systematic or
logical.
Proficient Various solution principles are generated to address the critical functions.
Multiple design solutions are generated in a systematic manner, but they may
not be clearly distinct and/or supported by sound engineering, scientific and
other principles.
Exceptional A comprehensive range of solution principles are generated to address all
critical functions.
Multiple design solutions are generated in a systematic and logical manner.
The design solutions are clearly distinct and well supported by sound
engineering, scientific and other principles.
Level of Concept selection
achievement
Poor No or little effort is made to evaluate alternative design solutions, and/or
selection of design solution(s) is performed without proper evaluation.
Emerging Possible design solutions are evaluated in a superficial manner.
Selection of design solution(s) is unclear/unjustified.
Proficient Possible design solutions are evaluated systematically using appropriate
means.
Selection of design solution(s) may not be well-justified as it is unclear how the
design specifications can be met.
Exceptional Possible design solutions are evaluated systematically and comprehensively
using appropriate means, resulting in selection of well-justified design
solution(s).
The design solution(s) selected clearly suggest that the design specifications
can be met and effectively address the problem.

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Design Portfolio Template C
This part of the assessment examines how the conceptual solution selected were further
developed towards a finished design.
It focuses on 2 areas:
~Detail Design
~Prototyping

Students will be assessed as a group based on their design portfolio

Level of
Detail Design
achievement
Poor No or little design details are determined.
Emerging Some details/parameters are determined, but some critical details/parameters
are unclear and/or obviously missing.
Proficient Critical details/parameters are clearly determined.
Some details may be lacking sound references to engineering, scientific and
other principles.
Exceptional An exhaustive list of critical details/parameters are clearly determined.
Details are well supported by sound argument and extensive references to
engineering, scientific and other principles.
Level of Prototyping
achievement
Poor No or little prototyping

Emerging Intended purposes of prototypes made are unclear.

Proficient Prototypes are made but details are lacking and/or unsuitable for their
intended purposes.
Exceptional Intended purposes of prototypes are clearly communicated, and prototypes are
made with enough details realistically possible for their intended purposes.

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Interim (Presentation and Report)
This part of the assessment examines the progress you have made in your project for the first
semester.
It focuses on 3 technical areas:
~Project Clarification
~Concept Design
~Prototyping

Students will be assessed as a group based on their technical achievements presented in the
interim report and poster presentation.

Technical Achievement
Level of Project Clarification
achievement
Poor The problem description is too general and lacks focus.
Design statement and design specification are not identified.
Emerging The problem description demonstrates a nominal understanding of the
problem and lacks support from credible sources of information.
The value proposition is stated but is illogical or unclear.
The design statement and design specifications are given but stated in a
manner that is somewhat unclear and/or inconsistent with the value
proposition.
Proficient The problem description demonstrates an adequate understanding of the
problem, generally supported by some credible sources of information.
The value proposition is logical and clear.
Design statement and design specifications are clearly identified but may not
be fully consistent with the value proposition.
Exceptional The problem description demonstrates a thorough and comprehensive
understanding of the problem, supported extensively by credible, accurate and
up-to-date sources of information.
The value proposition is logical and clear.
Design statement and design specifications are clearly and objectively
identified, and consistent with the value proposition.
Level of Conceptual Design
achievement
Poor No or little effort is made to generate alternative design solutions, and/or
selection of design solution(s) is performed without evaluation.
Emerging Some design solutions are generated but evaluation of design solutions may
be superficial.
Selection of design solution(s) is unclear/unjustified.
Proficient Multiple design solutions are generated and evaluated in a systematic
manner.

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Selection of design solution(s) could be better justified as it may not be clear
whether the problem can be addressed effectively.
Exceptional Multiple and distinct design solutions are generated and evaluated in a
systematic, comprehensive and logical manner.
Selection of design solution(s) are well supported by sound engineering,
scientific and other principles, and clearly suggest that the problem can be
addressed effectively.
Level of Prototyping
achievement
Poor No or little prototyping

Emerging Intended purposes of prototypes made are unclear.

Proficient Prototypes are made but details are lacking and/or unsuitable for their
intended purposes.
Exceptional Intended purposes of prototypes are clearly communicated, and prototypes
are made with enough details realistically possible for their intended purposes.

Poster Presentation
Level of Quality of Presentation Material
achievement
Poor Presentation material is missing many key parts.
Presentation material is inconsistent, disorganized and contains many major
errors.
Emerging Presentation material lacks visual appeal and contains many minor errors
and inconsistencies.
Illustrations are ill-chosen and lack clear annotations.
Proficient Presentation material is visually pleasing and well-organized but may contain
minor errors and inconsistencies.
Good use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information but could be
more clearly annotated.
Exceptional Presentation material is comprehensive, consistent, well-organized and
virtually error-free.
Presentation material has excellent visual appeal and attracts interest from
others to know more.
Excellent use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information;
illustrations are properly annotated and easily understood.
Level of Delivery and Presentation Skills
achievement
Poor Presentation is barely comprehensible and awkward throughout.
Little evidence of practice/preparation.

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Emerging Generally complete presentation but lacking clarity at times; most points are
covered but may not be supported with appropriate details.
Transition/sequence of ideas is sometimes abrupt and/or work done tends
to be presented in chronological rather than logical sequence.
Some evidence of practice/preparation, but time management and pace
need to be improved.
Proficient Clear and complete presentation but can be more concise; all main points
are covered and supported with appropriate details.
Effective transition/sequence of ideas but logical flow can be improved.
Good time management and pace; clear evidence of practice/preparation
but can be more confident.
Exceptional Excellent time management and pace; confident presentation with clear
evidence of practice/preparation.
Level of Ability of Answer Questions and Comments
achievement
Poor Superficial response to questions/comments; answers to do not address the
questions/comments.
Little evidence of practice/preparation.
Emerging Able to respond to questions/comments but needs to be prompted.
Answers may not sufficiently address the questions/comments.
Some evidence of practice/preparation.
Proficient Able to respond to questions/comments easily but not entirely confident.
Answers generally address the questions/comments but could be more
thoughtful and accurate.
Some evidence of practice/preparation.
Exceptional Questions/comments are addressed thoughtfully, accurately, concisely and
confidently.
Clear evidence of practice/preparation.

Report Writing
Level of Mechanics
achievement
Poor Poor command of language that impedes understanding and results in
ambiguity in many parts of the report.
Emerging Grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures are inappropriate in many
places.
Contains many inconsistencies and errors that are distracting but generally
they do not impede understanding.
Proficient Appropriate use of grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures.
Formatting is visually appealing.

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Contains minor inconsistencies and errors but they not distracting.
Exceptional Excellent and precise use of grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures.
Exemplary formatting that is visually appealing and consistent.
Virtually error-free and of publication standard.
Level of Structure/Organization
achievement
Poor Incomplete report submitted; little or no evidence of organization.

Emerging Unclear report with evidently missing key elements.


Transition/sequence of ideas is abrupt and/or work done tends to be
presented in chronological rather than logical sequence.
Proficient Clear and comprehensive report but can be more concise; all main points are
covered and supported with appropriate details.
Sections/chapters are generally well-linked; effective transition/sequence of
ideas but logical flow can be improved.
Exceptional Exemplary writing that is clear, concise, comprehensive and complete: all
main points are covered and strongly supported with accurate and appropriate
details.
Sections/chapters are appropriate and well-linked; logical and effective
transition/sequence of ideas.
Level of Illustrations and References
achievement
Poor Illustration and sources of information are almost non-existent.

Emerging Illustrations and sources of information are inappropriate and/or of weak


relevance.
Proficient Good use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information but could be
more visually appealing and/or clearly annotated.
Sources of information are referenced but may contain minor inconsistencies
and errors.
Exceptional Excellent use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information;
illustrations are consistent, visually appealing and properly annotated.
Sources of information are comprehensive and referenced using appropriate
and consistent styles.

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Final (Presentation and Report)
This part of the assessment examines the progress you have made in your project for the second
semester.
It focuses on 3 technical areas:
~Project Clarification
~Detail Design
~Prototyping

Students will be assessed as a group based on their technical achievements presented in the final
report and presentation.

Each student will be further assessed as an individual based on the respective report appendix
written by the student, documenting his/her contribution for the semester.

Technical Achievement
Level of Project Clarification
achievement
Poor The problem description is too general and lacks focus.
Design statement and design specification are not identified.
Emerging The problem description demonstrates a nominal understanding of the
problem and lacks support from credible sources of information.
The value proposition is stated but is illogical or unclear.
The design statement and design specifications are given but stated in a
manner that is somewhat unclear and/or inconsistent with the value
proposition.
Proficient The problem description demonstrates an adequate understanding of the
problem, generally supported by some credible sources of information.
The value proposition is logical and clear.
Design statement and design specifications are clearly identified but may
not be fully consistent with the value proposition.
Exceptional The problem description demonstrates a thorough and comprehensive
understanding of the problem, supported extensively by credible, accurate
and up-to-date sources of information.
The value proposition is logical and clear.
Design statement and design specifications are clearly and objectively
identified, and consistent with the value proposition.
Level of Detail Design: Execution
achievement
Poor No or little design details are determined.

Emerging Some details / parameters are determined, but some critical details /
parameters are unclear and/or obviously missing.
Proficient Critical details / parameters are clearly determined.

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Some details may be lacking sound references to engineering, scientific and
other principles.
Exceptional An exhaustive list of critical details/parameters are clearly determined.
Details are well supported by sound argument and extensive references to
engineering, scientific and other principles.
Level of Detail Design: Documentation
achievement
Poor No or little documentation of the design solution is made.

Emerging Documentation of the design solution is unclear; some guesswork is


required on the details provided.
Proficient Documentation of the design solution is clear and detailed.
Some important features/information may be missing.
Exceptional Documentation of the design solution is clear, detailed, complete and
extensive.
Exact replication of the design solution can achieved based on the
documentation.
Level of Prototyping: Making
achievement
Poor No prototypes are made, or prototypes are made but their intended
purposes are unclear.
Emerging Prototypes are made but details are lacking and/or unsuitable for their
intended purposes.
Proficient Intended purpose of prototypes are clearly communicated.
Prototypes are made with enough details realistically possible for their
intended purposes.
Some key aspects of the design solution are not addressed by the
prototypes.
Exceptional Intended purposes of prototypes are clearly communicated.
Prototypes are made with enough details realistically possible for their
intended purposes.
Multiple aspects of the design solution are comprehensively addressed by
the prototypes.
There is clear evidence of fine workmanship in the prototypes made.
Level of Prototyping: Testing
achievement
Poor No or little testing of prototypes is conducted.

Emerging Some testing is conducted but its intended purposes/scope are unclear
and/or methods/techniques/approaches used are unsuitable.
Poor attempt to analyze/explain results obtained.

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Proficient Intended purposes/scope of testing are clearly defined.
Testing is conducted using methods/techniques/approaches that are
appropriate for its intended purposes.
Analysis/explanation of results is performed but use of relevant
methods/techniques/theories/concepts may not be entirely correct.
Exceptional Intended purposes/scope of testing are clearly defined and cover multiple
aspects of the design solution.
Testing is conducted using methods/techniques/approaches that are
appropriate for its intended purposes.
In-depth analysis/explanation of results is performed through effective use
of appropriate methods/techniques/theories/concepts.
Detailed plans for improvement based on lessons learnt from testing are
provided.

Technical Achievement*
(*Individual, based on the respective report appendix written by the student)
Level of
Individual technical work
achievement
Poor No or little work produced.

Emerging The work done has addressed some of the intended objectives.
No or little awareness of shortcomings of work done.
Proficient The work done has addressed most of the intended objectives.
Major shortcomings of work done are identified but proposals to resolve
these shortcomings may not be clear or viable.
Exceptional The work done has effectively met all the intended objectives.
Major shortcomings are clearly identified, with sound proposals to resolve
them.
Considerable contribution in the field of work.

Presentation
Level of Quality of Presentation Material
achievement
Poor Presentation material is missing many key parts.
Presentation material is inconsistent, disorganized and contains many major
errors.
Emerging Presentation material lacks visual appeal and contains many minor errors
and inconsistencies.
Illustrations are ill-chosen and lack clear annotations.

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Proficient Presentation material is visually pleasing and well-organized but may contain
minor errors and inconsistencies.
Good use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information but could be
more clearly annotated.
Exceptional Presentation material is comprehensive, consistent, well-organized and
virtually error-free.
Presentation material has excellent visual appeal and attracts interest from
others to know more.
Excellent use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information;
illustrations are properly annotated and easily understood.
Level of Delivery and Presentation Skills
achievement
Poor Presentation is barely comprehensible and awkward throughout.
Little evidence of practice/preparation.
Emerging Generally complete presentation but lacking clarity at times; most points are
covered but may not be supported with appropriate details.
Transition/sequence of ideas is sometimes abrupt and/or work done tends
to be presented in chronological rather than logical sequence.
Some evidence of practice/preparation, but time management and pace
need to be improved.
Proficient Clear and complete presentation but can be more concise; all main points
are covered and supported with appropriate details.
Effective transition/sequence of ideas but logical flow can be improved.
Good time management and pace; clear evidence of practice/preparation
but can be more confident.
Exceptional Excellent time management and pace; confident presentation with clear
evidence of practice/preparation.
Level of Ability of Answer Questions and Comments
achievement
Poor Superficial response to questions/comments; answers to do not address the
questions/comments.
Little evidence of practice/preparation.
Emerging Able to respond to questions/comments but needs to be prompted.
Answers may not sufficiently address the questions/comments.
Some evidence of practice/preparation.
Proficient Able to respond to questions/comments easily but not entirely confident.
Answers generally address the questions/comments but could be more
thoughtful and accurate.
Some evidence of practice/preparation.

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Exceptional Questions/comments are addressed thoughtfully, accurately, concisely and
confidently.
Clear evidence of practice/preparation.

Report Writing
Level of Mechanics
achievement
Poor Poor command of language that impedes understanding and results in
ambiguity in many parts of the report.
Emerging Grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures are inappropriate in many
places.
Contains many inconsistencies and errors that are distracting but generally
they do not impede understanding.
Proficient Appropriate use of grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures.
Formatting is visually appealing.
Contains minor inconsistencies and errors but they not distracting.
Exceptional Excellent and precise use of grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures.
Exemplary formatting that is visually appealing and consistent.
Virtually error-free and of publication standard.
Level of Structure/Organization
achievement
Poor Incomplete report submitted; little or no evidence of organization.

Emerging Unclear report with evidently missing key elements.


Transition/sequence of ideas is abrupt and/or work done tends to be
presented in chronological rather than logical sequence.
Proficient Clear and comprehensive report but can be more concise; all main points are
covered and supported with appropriate details.
Sections/chapters are generally well-linked; effective transition/sequence of
ideas but logical flow can be improved.
Exceptional Exemplary writing that is clear, concise, comprehensive and complete: all
main points are covered and strongly supported with accurate and appropriate
details.
Sections/chapters are appropriate and well-linked; logical and effective
transition/sequence of ideas.
Level of Illustrations and References
achievement
Poor Illustration and sources of information are almost non-existent.

Emerging Illustrations and sources of information are inappropriate and/or of weak


relevance.

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Proficient Good use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information but could be
more visually appealing and/or clearly annotated.
Sources of information are referenced but may contain minor inconsistencies
and errors.
Exceptional Excellent use of illustrations to communicate key ideas/information;
illustrations are consistent, visually appealing and properly annotated.
Sources of information are comprehensive and referenced using appropriate
and consistent styles.

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