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Project IV: 2013
Assessment Rubric for Progress Technical Report




Does the TURNITIN Report reflects coverage of less than 10%

or is the deviation acceptable.



Title Page [-1]

The following have been included:
title of project

Full name of author and student number

A statement along the lines of Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Project:
Chemical Engineering IV in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Durban Institute of

Preface [-1]
The following details have been included:
where the work was carried out (e.g. Illovo Sugar, Technical Division)
under whose supervision it was done, and over what period it was conducted
Declaration [-2]

A signed declaration by the student that the report represents his own work;

An endorsement signed by the supervisor approving final submission of the report;

Supervisors name and qualifications;

Company Stamp for all industry based projects ;

Place and date of submission.


TURNITIN Report is attached


Examiners comments:

Acknowledgements [-1]
Contributions to the project by others have been acknowledged:
the work of ones supervisor/mentor

the support of any organisation or institution which have provided assistance or funding

the active help of anyone directly involved with the project (colleagues, assistants)
Abstract / Summary [5]
The problem has been defined.

Brief details of the approach/procedure/methods have been described.

The important results that were found have been stated.

Appropriate conclusions and recommendations have been stated.

Table of Contents [-5]
Includes: main headings, sub headings, page numbers, l

List of tables,

List of figures

Table of Abbreviations / Nomenclature and

Definitions of Terms / Glossary

Introduction [10] (sub-minimum 5)
Background information has been given.

The problem has been defined.

Reasons why the problem was worthy of being studied has been explained.

Detailed objectives are described.

Literature Review/Study [30] (sub-minimum 15)
1. Context of the study:
The background to the problem has been detailed, leading up to a detailed description of the
problem and its importance

Survey of relevant Literature:

Summary of existing information (together with discoveries by others) relating to the
work/process/equipment being investigated has been given.

Depth of review is appropriate to the level of study

Range of sources of relevant literature were used

Relevance of the literature to the particular area of research

Integration of the literature is appropriate

all sources of information, referenced correctly, both in text and in reference list

2. Theory:
Relevant fundamental theory applicable to the study has been identified and discussed.

Level of theory presented is appropriate to the B Tech level

Relevant equations and correlations used has been fully stated and discussed together with
the nomenclature (definition of symbols with their units)

Numbering/labelling of equations

Diagrams and illustrations are appropriately integrated, labelled and referenced

Materials and Methods/Experimental System [30] (sub-minimum 15)

Methods are clearly described in a manner which will allow repetition of the work. Chosen methods
are appropriate and has scientific basis.
1. Equipment:
The equipment/process used to carry out the experiments/trials has been described.

Details of the new and existing systems have been given, in projects where the effects of
modifications to equipment/process were evaluated.

List of materials used has been given

P&ID and other diagrams describing the equipment and process are appropriately
integrated, labelled

2. Procedure:
The step-by-step procedure as to how a typical run was carried out has been presented.

The operational procedure of the plant/equipment has been described.

Data collection method has been presented.

3. Analytical:
The instruments used to measure and analyse the data have been discussed.

The analytical method has been presented.

Calibration of analytical equipment is described.

Accuracy of analytical equipment is given.

Sources of error of measurements and analysis are presented.

Data Presentation Analysis [15] (sub-minimum 10)

1. Data presentation
Results in form of figures and or tables have been presented.

Figures and tables have descriptive titles and the units of each variable have been displayed.

2. Data validation
The repeatability of the experiments/trials has been discussed.

Significant figures (decimal points) used are reasonable and justifiable.

References [-5]
All resource material referred to in the work has proper in-text referencing and has been listed in the
proper bibliographical format and nomenclature (Harvard Referencing at per DUT guidelines).
Appendices [-5]
Raw data, sample calculations and other explanatory material that the report referred to but was too
bulky or detailed to be included in the body of the reported has been presented.
Organisation and Presentation [10]
Clear, logical, easy to follow, starts & ends well, no unclear or weak points. Smooth transitions
between sections. The report says what it sets out to say. It addresses the research problem.
Presented computer-generated work neatly and professionally.

Punctuated, spelt and constructed sentences appropriately.

The needs of the readership have been addressed.

Computer graphics have been appropriately generated.

Diagrams have been accurately, neatly and legibly annotated.

Calculations in computer-generated spreadsheets have been presented.

Graphic material has been appropriately integrated.

Professional and technical vocabulary has been appropriately used.

Content has been critically and logically selected and arranged.

Page space has been effectively and efficiently used.