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Development and assessment of the final year engineering projects : a review

Accreditation requirements for undergraduate programs for professional engineers require final year students to complete capstone projects, but currently there is no gauge or guarantee of consistency. Practices differ greatly between universities and little work has been initiated that seeks to identify good practice. The literature shows that there are no definite or guaranteed assessment criteria for assessing the Final Year Engineering Projects (FYEPs) highlighting the need for the development of guidelines for the FYEPs and assessment criteria.This paper presents a review on the FYEPs learning and teaching methodologies as employed across several universities at national and international levels and is part of a wider Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) commissioned study - Assessing FYEPs: Ensuring Learning and Teaching Standards and Australian Qualification Framework (AQF8) Outcomes. This study is intended to promote quality practice amongst supervisors and academics involved in teaching and facilitating FYEPs in Australian universities. This preliminary literature review comprises one part of this wider study.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

10

Number of Pages

10

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

ISBN-13

9780992409906

Location

Gold Coast, Queensland

Publisher

Griffith University

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Queensland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); School of Engineering and Technology (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2013), Work Integrated Learning : Applying Theory to Practice in Engineering Education, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland, December 8-11, 2013