Waikato River settlement

Assessment 2B

On the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

2  Recognise  the  connections  between  engineering  activities,  the  environment,  and
sustainability, and appraise associated moral and ethical issues relating to activities
in engineering.

3  Recognise  and  demonstrate  competence  in  resolving  relationship  issues  around
the way Maori environmental responsibilities interface with those of the Crown and
project management development.

Aim of this Assessment:  To use the knowledge learnt and discussed in this course and
the skills learnt in SCCCC5003 Engineering Communication to produce a professional,
formal report to address the task detailed below.

Objective: To demonstrate your understanding of Maori perspectives of the environment
including Mana Whenua and stewardship, customary rights, sustainability and spirituality.

Your task: To select a suitable case study, which demonstrates the interface between the
Crown  in  a  typical  engineering  or  project  management  development  and  Maori
perspectives  of  the  environment? Research  the  case  study highlighting  the  tension  or
conflict  between  the  two  world-views  and  conclude  with  the  outcome  of  the  interaction.
Write a formal report, based on personal research.

1.  Case study: Waikato River settlement

Describe the background of the selected case study, clearly highlighting the different
world-views of the Crown and the Maori perspectives of the environment including Mana
Whenua and stewardship, customary rights, sustainability and spirituality. In the
discussion aspects of the case study concentrate on the steps taken to obtain resolution of
issues and the lessons learnt.

2. Procedure/Research
You must provide evidence of having sourced information through secondary
  secondary research – books, newspaper or magazine/periodical articles,
brochures, pamphlets, online resources etc

3.  Length
Only the body of the report is included in the word count ((i) introduction, (ii)
methodology/research plan, (iii) results, (iv) discussion of the results, (v)
conclusions/recommendations) should be 1400–2600 words in length.

Please place the word count at the bottom of the Conclusions/Recommendations page,
below your signature.

4. Presentation
  You can submit a draft of your report at least two weeks prior to the due date.
  The report should be typed using 12 point font and an easy-to-read font style.
  The abstract, introduction and conclusions/recommendation pages are to be
double spaced. Other parts of the report should be single spaced.
  Full block style must be used; print only one side of each page.
  The report should be set out in the following order:

(i)   Cover/Title page
(ii)  Table of Contents
(iii)   Abstract
(iv)  Introduction
(v)   Case Study
(vi)  Discussion of case study
(vii)   Conclusions and recommendations
(viii)   Student’s Declaration
(ix)   References
(x)  Glossary
(xi)  Appendices

  The report must be bound or fastened. It must include colour print. Every effort
should be made to present the report in a professional manner. The report
should look ‘pleasing to the eye’.

Parts of the Report

(i) Cover/title page
The cover/title page includes the following six details: (i) an appropriate title, (ii) student’s
name and ID number, (iii) tutor’s name, (iv) full name and number of the module, (v) an
appropriate image and (vi) the due date (No page number).

(ii) Table of Contents
The headings of the formal report and their respective page numbers are listed accurately
in the order that they appear in the report
A list of images is also included in the table of contents e.g. graphical and symbolic
technical engineering symbols, production tables, graphs, diagrams, images, photographs,
drawings etc. (Page number: Roman numeral ii)

(iii) Abstract
An abstract is a microcosm of the entire report. It contains key information from each
section; essential information only is given in brief. It covers the research highlights and
gives the research problem and/or main objective of the report. It presents the main
findings and conclusions. No more than one page in length. (Page number: Roman
numeral iii)

(iv) Introduction – purpose, significance, scope and limitations.
The introduction explains the research question and its context. It explains the importance
of the problem e.g. Why does it matter? Why is more information needed?  Explain the
reasons, and goals for the study, and the limitation of the research. You want your reader
to fully understand the significance of your research. No more than one page in length.
(Page number: 1)

(v) Case Study
The Case study explains the background of the selected project. It is written in past tense
using a passive voice. At least five images must be included in this section of the report
(Page number: beginning at #2)

(vi) Discussion of Case study
The opening paragraph states the subject and purpose of the section and directs the
discussion. Discussion points are described objectively. Supporting evidence must be

(vii) Conclusions/Recommendations
The conclusion discusses the following: What was learned through the research? What
remains to be learnt? The weaknesses and shortcomings of the study, and possible
applications of the study.
The recommendations are put in bullet form to make them easier to read.
No new information to be introduced in this section.
Less than one page is needed for the conclusions and recommendations.

(viii) Student’s Declaration
The report must contain a student’s declaration.  This will be the final part of the report.
The declaration will be as follows:


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