Benchmarking Capstone Projects in UTS Faculty of Engineering

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dc.contributor.author Jarman, R
dc.contributor.author Willey, K
dc.contributor.editor Teaching, ATNOUATN
dc.contributor.editor Committee, L
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T05:39:14Z
dc.date.issued 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3164
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.parent ATN EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT Conference
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane, Australia
dc.publocation Brisbane, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 57 en_US
dc.cauo.name 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 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
dc.classification.name Other Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom ATN Assessment Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20071129 en_US
dc.date.activity 2007-12-03
dc.date.activity 2007-11-29
dc.date.activity 2007-11-29
dc.location.activity Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.location.activity Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
dc.location.activity Brisbane, Australia
dc.location.activity Brisbane, 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
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dc.description.keywords map fusion
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dc.description.keywords ALGORITHM
dc.description.keywords thesis projects, capstone, graduate attributes, evaluation
dc.description.keywords thesis projects, capstone, graduate attributes, evaluation
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 Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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