Ngineers create artefacts and processes through design

Write an essay of 1,000 words (including references) based on the following title. You must use the template provided on blackboard under Assignment Templates. Make sure your occurrence number name and student number are entered in the header of the template.

Engineers create artefacts and processes through design. Design is open ended and creative. Discuss design processes with reference to your own discipline, and in particular make reference to the relevance of sustainability issues in design.

You need to submit a hard copy of the essay along with a hard copy of the turnitin report to the faculty office. Instructions for using turnitin have been previously provided and are on Blackboard.
The essay should be stapled in the top left hand corner, with the turnitin report at the back (Note, the staple should be sufficiently far into the corner so that all the words on the page are readable). DO NOT submit the essay in any form of binder or plastic wallet.

Consideration will be given in the marking to the criteria described below. The criteria are not applied in a mechanical manner, and that your mark will ultimately be the result of our academic judgment.

Engineers create artefacts and processes through design. Design is open ended and creative. Discuss design processes with reference to your own discipline, and in particular make reference to the relevance of sustainability issues in design.
Overtype your essay here. No subtitles. Maximum 1,000 words. Please note that 1,000 words is equivalent to less than two pages of writing in this font, paragraph layout and page set up. Nothing will be marked beyond the first two pages of writing. References count as part of the word count total.
Please remember the essay has to have a purpose, and your approach should be to use facts (from evidence from references) to support your main and subsidiary ideas. It is your ideas, and the way they are supported, which will be marked, together with the way you express them in English. See the marking criteria in the brief.
1,000 words are not many words. Every word needs to add to the meaning and support your argument. As much as anything else, it is an exercise in writing succinctly.
Please print double sided if you can. Otherwise, staple the two pages of your submission together in the top left hand corner and submit in the normal way, making sure your occurrence number is clearly visible on the front submission sheet. Thank you.
References
List your references here in Harvard style in alphabetical order.

Excellent
First Class (70%+) Very Good
Upper Second (60-69%) Good
Lower Second (50-59%) Satisfactory
Third (40-49%) Unsatisfactory
Fail (39% and below)
Coherence Full and relevant response to the assignment set
Originality in approach
Very informative, relevant and interesting introduction
Very well argued piece of work, with main points emerging clearly
Very effective progression of argument
Very effective conclusion, drawing together the main points of argument Relevant response to the assignment set
Some originality in approach
Informative, relevant and interesting introduction
Well-argued, with main points emerging clearly
Effective progression of argument
Effective conclusion, drawing together the main points of argument Some irrelevant responses to the assignment set
Little originality in approach, predictable content
Introduction may be lacking in focus
Organization reasonably clear but with some limitations in respect of: progression of argument, use of paragraphs, and cohesive devices
Conclusion may not draw arguments together convincingly A number of irrelevant points or omissions in relation to the assignment set
Essentially predictable content
Clumsy introduction
Not very clear organization with many limitations in respect of: progression of argument, use of paragraphs and cohesive devices
Generally unconvincing conclusion Considerable irrelevance for the requirements of the assignment
Insufficient information conveyed
Banal content
No introduction, or extremely poor introduction
Organization extremely difficult to follow with many problems regarding progression of argument
No conclusion, or extremely poor conclusion
Evidence Excellent reference to empirical and/or experiential evidence
Excellent use of references and examples, soundly and logically integrated in the essay
Excellent and appropriate acknowledgement of references and examples, using the Harvard referencing system Good reference to empirical and /or experiential evidence
Good use of references and examples, soundly and logically integrated in the essay
Good and appropriate acknowledgement of references and examples, using the Harvard referencing system Uneven research, the results of which may not always be well integrated in the essay
Uneven reference to empirical and /or experiential evidence
Uneven use of references and examples, not always logically integrated in the essay
Overuse, awkward or ineffective use of direct quotations
Uneven acknowledgement of references and examples, and correct use of Harvard referencing system Little research if any, with little or no integration in the piece of work
Little reference to empirical and/or experiential evidence
Little use of references and examples
References and examples, when used, incorrectly acknowledged
Generally incorrect use of Harvard reference system No evidence of research
No reference to empirical and/or experiential evidence
No reference to sources or quotations within the text
Complete inability to follow Harvard referencing system regarding acknowledgment of sources
Analysis Excellent analytical qualities, demonstrated at appropriate intellectual level
Excellent balance between description and analysis and justification
Excellent depth of inquiry, insight and critical appraisal Good analytical qualities demonstrated at a reasonably demanding intellectual level
Good balance between description and analysis and justification
Good depth of inquiry, insight and critical appraisal Unremarkable analytical qualities. Simple and not always effective argumentation
Uneven balance between description and analysis and justification
Uneven depth of inquiry, insight and critical appraisal Limited evidence of analytical qualities. Coherent argument generally lacking
Poor balance between description, analysis and justification
Poor depth of inquiry, insight and critical appraisal Lack of analytical qualities
Lack of balance between description, analysis and justification
Lack of any depth of inquiry, analysis or critical appraisal
Presentation Very confident use of writing style appropriate for the assignment set, including tone and register
Appropriate length (complies with word count)
Confident use of paragraphs and cohesive devices
Wide range of sentence structures used accurately and effectively
Excellent command of grammar
Wide range of vocabulary
Excellent spelling and punctuation Reasonably confident use of writing style for the assignment, including tone and register, with only minor slips
Appropriate length (complies with word count)
Confident use of paragraphs and cohesive devices
Good range of sentence structures used accurately and effectively for the most part
Good command of grammar
Good range of vocabulary
Good spelling and punctuation Suitable use of writing style for the assignment, including tone and register
Appropriate length (complies with word count)
Use of paragraphs not always appropriate
Sentence structures not always accurate or effective
Adequate command of grammar, although limited in range
Adequate use of vocabulary, although limited in range
Adequate spelling and punctuation, although there may be some slips Insecure use of academic style for the assignment, including tone and register
May not be well presented in relation to the assignment set
May not comply with word count
Insecure use of paragraphs
Limited range of sentence structures, not always well mastered
Unsure command of grammar
Limited mastery of vocabulary
A number of spelling and punctuation errors Poorly present

Ngineers create artefacts and processes through design

Write an essay of 1,000 words (including references) based on the following title.
Engineers create artefacts and processes through design. Design is open ended and creative. Discuss design processes with reference to your own discipline, and in particular make reference to the relevance of sustainability issues in design.
My discipline is civil engineering