Benchmarking Capstone Projects in UTS Faculty of Engineering

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Show simple item record Jarman, R Willey, K
dc.contributor.editor Teaching, ATNOUATN
dc.contributor.editor Committee, L 2009-11-09T05:39:14Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation ATN EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT Conference, 2007, pp. 45 - 57
dc.identifier.isbn 1 74107 135 6
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract UTS:Engineering Capstone Projects are undertaken in the final semester(s) of study and provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate a capacity to perform at the levels expected of a professional engineer. In many cases, students undertake projects in their workplace environment affording a rich context to integrate real-world problems and solutions with academic rigour. The existing subject requirements have remained relatively unchanged for over 10 years; there is negligible evidence of the impact of its introduction and only anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness as a âcapstoneâ subject. Further, project supervisors have expressed their concern regarding a drop in quality of project work â and its assessment. Some students opt for âsofterâ project topics, moderation of assessment criteria across Faculty staff is problematic, and there is a lack of adequate evaluation (feedback) data from students to inform improvement strategy. As changes to subject requirements are being introduced in Spring 2007, a benchmarking exercise is timely. This paper will present the pertinent outcomes from a detailed evaluation undertaken by 85 capstone project students in Autumn semester 2007. Students were asked to self-evaluate on a 0-5 scale the âapplicabilityâ and their âcapacity to demonstrate in their project work each of 61 competency indicators chosen from Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards. The outcomes will serve as a valuable guide for areas of improvement as well as a benchmark against which future change can be measured.
dc.publisher Queensland University of Technology
dc.title Benchmarking Capstone Projects in UTS Faculty of Engineering
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.description.version Published
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 57 en_US FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference 3rd Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference
dc.conference ATN Assessment Conference
dc.conference.location Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.for 1399 Other Education
dc.personcode 995679
dc.personcode 890473
dc.percentage 100 en_US Other Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom ATN Assessment Conference en_US 20071129 en_US 2007-12-03 2007-11-29
dc.location.activity Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.location.activity Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
dc.description.keywords thesis projects, capstone, graduate attributes, evaluation en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Technology
dc.description.keywords Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
dc.description.keywords Remote Sensing
dc.description.keywords Engineering
dc.description.keywords multi-robot SLAM
dc.description.keywords map fusion
dc.description.keywords decoupled SLAM
dc.description.keywords image registration
dc.description.keywords Extended Information Filter
dc.description.keywords ALGORITHM
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Computing and Communications
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Realtime Information Networks
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of Computing and Communications (ID: 335)

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