6207ENG/7407ENG Environmental Management Systems Assessment Answers

School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University
6207ENG/7407ENG Environmental Management Systems T2/2020.
Assignment weight: 25%.
Due date: 2:00 PM, 21/09/2020
Assessment item: Assignment
Your task are as follow:
1- Choose 1 topic from the listed topics here. Other topic are NOT allowed, ZERO mark will be
awarded for external topics.
2- Set forward a statement or hypothesis (make sure to state your stand; i.e., agree or
disagree, support or do not support, true or false, …etc, do not sit on the fence)
3- Research a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 10 journal papers directly relevant to the topic
to support your position.
4- Write a paper (1500 words max including in-text references and list of references) to
support your position (hypothesis)
5- The paper should have the following:
a. Title (clearly reflect the content of the paper)
b. A summary (150 words maximum)
c. Main body (which can contain subsections). The main body must state the
background, introduce the topic, and clearly state the hypothesis/statement. Then,
present arguments/discussion to support the statement. Each paragraph should
contain 1 idea. Support your argument/discussion with references to the literature
(the 7-10 papers you read in task 3).
d. A conclusion (150 words maximum). The conclusion must be supported by the
discussion.
6- Use Harvard or APA style referencing. The reference list must only contain the references
cited in the body of the assignment.
7- Submit your work online on L@G course website (Turnitin).
Note: All submissions will undergo originality assessment (text matching). Before you submit, make
sure to check the originality of your work.
Note: the lecturer will not provide feedback on drafts.
Topics:
1- Can environmental management systems be used to manage the spread of COVID19 virus?
2- Use of Environmental Management Systems for sustainable management of hospital waste.
3- Environmental Management Systems adoption in small organisations.
4- ISO14001 is more successfully implemented when the organisation is certified to ISO9000.
5- To achieve meaningful results, the Environmental Management System must be certified.
6- Life cycle assessment of the organisation’s services/products is necessary to apply an
effective environmental management systems.
7- Sustainable practices can be achieved through environmental management systems.
Course convenor: Ali El Hanandeh v. 7/7/2020
Marking criteria
Criteria Unsatisfactory (0-
49)
Satisfactory (50-
65)
Good (65-75) Very good (75-
100)
C1. Topic
selected from the
list given in the
assignment
0 1 1 1
C2. Title (5%) Does not reflect
the content
and/or
misleading
and/or
ambiguous.
Reasonably
reflects the
content but very
long and/or over
promising.
Reflects the
content but is
not concise
Concise and
clearly reflects
the content
C3. Summary
(10%)
Summary not
provided and/or
does not provide
meaningful
summary of the
content.
Provides a
general overview
of the content
but does not
state the stand of
the author in
relation to the
topic. Does not
provide key
findings and
possible
implications of
the work.
Provides a
reasonable
overview of the
content. It states
the stand of the
author and key
findings but is
very brief or very
lengthy (>150
words). It does
not clearly state
the implications
of the findings.
Provides a clear
overview of the
content. It states
the stand of the
author and key
findings and is
within the
specified length
(<=150 words). It
clearly state the
implications of
the findings.
C4. Background
and introduction
(15%)
No background
provided.
Statement of
position not
provided or not
decisive (sitting
on the fence).
The topic is
placed in context,
statement of
position is clear.
However, the
introduction
lacks coherence
or poorly
organised and
does not lead
smoothly to the
statement of
position.
Statements are
often not
supported by
evidence.
The topic is
placed in context,
statement of
position is clear.
However, the
introduction is
not concise and
some evidence of
confusion are
present. Use
overgeneralised
statements and
some statements
are not
supported by
evidence or
references.
The topic is
placed in context,
statement of
position is clear.
The introduction
is concise, and
statements are
supported by
evidence or
references.
C5. Discussion
(40%)
Irrelevant to the
topic or use of
general
statements. Lack
of evidence.
Author’s
opinion/voice is
not heard.
Some discussion
is presented.
But, over reliant
on direct quotes.
Poor support of
discussion.
Author’s voice is
Discussion is
logical and
coherent.
However, use of
direct quotes.
Author’s
opinion/voice is
present but at
High quality
discussion is
presented.
Discussion is
logical and
coherent.
Appropriate use
of references and
occasionally
present.
times does not
lead to clear
conclusion.
direct quotes.
Author’s
opinion/voice is
present and
logically leads to
clear conclusion
supported by
evidence.
C6. Conclusion
(10%)
Not provided or
not supported by
the discussion or
generic.
Conclusion is
provided but
lengthy or too
brief for clarity.
Partially
supported by the
discussion but
tend to contain
generic
statement rather
than specific
conclusions.
Conclusion is
supported by the
discussion but
lengthy (>150
words).
Conclusion is
concise and
supported by the
discussion.
C7. Language and
word limit (10%)
Written in poor
English language
or use of none
academic
language
standard.
Contains several
grammatical and
spelling mistakes
that distracts
from the general
meaning. Exceed
the word limit
(>1500 words)
Written in good
English language
and use of
proper academic
language. May
contain
grammatical
and/or spelling
errors. At times
the meaning are
not clear.
Written in good
English language
and uses proper
academic
language. Few
grammatical
and/or spelling
mistakes which
do not distract
from the general
meaning.
Written in
professional
English standard.
Proper use of the
language.
C8. References
(10%)
References are
not peer
reviewed journal
articles and/or
not directly
relevant to the
topic and/or
more than 10
references or less
than 7 references
are used;
AND/or incorrect
referencing style
used or
references not
cited in text
and/or
7-10 relevant
peer reviewed
journal articles
are cited. Some
errors in the
referencing style
and/or
inappropriate
citations and
referencing.
Some errors or
missing citations.
Some mistakes in
the referencing
style may occur
but generally,
sufficient
7-10 relevant
peer reviewed
journal articles
are appropriately
cited. Some
minor errors in
the referencing
style.
7-10 high quality
relevant peer
reviewed journal
articles are cited.
inaccurate
citations and/or
fabricated
references and
citations.
information are
provided.
Total mark=
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