Assessment Task Individual / Group Weight Word Limit Due Date
1. Case Study Individual 20% No word limit
Case Study Document:
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A case study is a scenario in a particular professional context which students are expected to analyse and respond to, guided by specific questions posed concerning the situation. In many cases, the scenario or case study involves a number of issues or problems that must be dealt with in a professional workplace. Case study assignment requires students to demonstrate their developing knowledge of theories and quantitative methods to make informed decisions and provide recommendations to either prevent or solve some of the issues in that scenario.
• Students will be provided with a case study and associated questions.
• Students are required to
o read the case and associated questions carefully. Highlight the main points of the case and any issues that you can identify. Read the questions closely and analyse what they require you to do. Read the case again, linking the information that is relevant to each question you have been asked.
o develop a quantitative model to solve the problem.
o answer to the case questions based on the output of your analysis.
• Students are required to submit
o a Word file to explain your mathematical models, to report your answers, and to write recommendations for decision makers based on the identified solutions, and
o an Excel file to demonstrate how you use a spreadsheet to identify the solutions. You must ensure that the file is in a workable condition before the submission.
• Submission process:
o Students are required to submit both Word and Excel files individually.
o Submission of a zipped file attracts no mark.
o Failing to submit the Word or Excel documents will result in no mark (zero).
• The naming convention for both Word and Excel files is: ‘Student Number_Student Name’.
• If the problem should be solved using the linear programming, students must use the Solver to solve this problem. No intuitive or hubristic approach is acceptable.
• The Windows version of Microsoft Excel should be used to solve this problem.
• If your Microsoft Excel is not working properly, please refer to https://mydesktop.rmit.edu.au/vpn/index.html and use your virtual computer in the RMIT cloud.
• Students must avoid using their nickname in the submission process. Student’s name should match with The University records.
• Students are required to check the similarity of their report using the ‘Check Turnitin’ link before submitting their final report here.
Students will be provided with a case study, associated questions, and rubric. Marks will be awarded based on the analysis and evaluation of the submitted report considering the weight of each question as indicated in the rubric.
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