The group reports will be marked in accordance with the following marking scheme:
Presentation of Report: (20%)
The presentation of the report is to be of professional quality. It is to be no more than 10 pages (not including the title page or appendix) and must include each of the topics detailed in the previous section. The spelling and grammar must be impeccable and diagrams must be of the quality associated with professional engineering reports.
Overview, Introduction and Dynamics Background Theory (30%)
A complete description of the mathematical background theory required for the dynamics problems must be presented. Particularly, how you performed the analysis required and what theory was required at each point in the software.
Description of Software (30%)
The report must provide a comprehensive description of the top-level software flowchart as well as a clear delineation of tasks amongst members. Each individual script or function must be well documented and must match the top-level flowchart – with seamless integration. The program code is thoroughly commented so somebody from outside the group can easily follow the code.
The output of Graphs (15%)
The entire program must output the required plots. The outputs must be consistent with the data for the dataset allocated to the group.
Report Conclusion (5%)
Does the report conclude on the work completed? Did the report discuss clear reasons and theoretical underpinning as to why this conclusion is valid and defendable?
Extension Problem 1 - GUI (3% bonus)
If your group successfully attempts this section, it must be clearly integrated into the report in the 10-page limit. A brief description of how the GUI works must be included in the Description of Software section of the report. Screen capture of your GUI should also be included in your report.
Extension Problem 2 - Advanced GUI (2% bonus)
If your group successfully attempts this section, it must be clearly integrated into the report in the 10-page limit. A brief description of how the pulldown menu works must be included in the Description of Software section of the report.
Total Marks: 100 + 5 bonus
Each individual mark will be broken up into two parts as follows:
a. A score out of 50 based on the raw group report mark
b. A score out of 50 based on the SPARK PLUS RPF detailed on the next page (capped at 50 marks)
For this year’s Major Group Project, SPARK PLUS will be used for self and peer assessment of individual contributions to group activities. SPARK PLUS allows students to rate their own contribution to group tasks and anonymously rate other group members. SPARK PLUS then produces two factors:
SA/PA factor – Gives feedback on how well the group thinks you are contributing compared to how well you think you are contributing
• SA/PA factor > 1: You rated your own performance higher than your teammates did (overrated).
• SA/PA factor < 1: You rated your own performance lower than your teammates did (underrated).
Relative Performance Factor (RPF) – Your average contribution rating compared to the average of all team members contribution ratings. The subject coordinator reserves the right to use the RPF factor to adjust individual marks for group assignments (ie. The RPF will be a multiplier above or below 1) and will be used to adjust your individual group report mark.