Analysis of Graduate Attributes Assessment in Final Year Engineering Design Project-What are the Global Practices?

Cristina Angel, Henrietta Steenkamp, Samuel Loyiso Gqibani, Amukelani Baloyi, Nkeiruka Nwobodo-Anyadiegwu

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Abstract

There is a current debate on the accreditation requirements of graduate attributes (GA) as an integral composite of continuous improvement in engineering education especially in the context of outcome based learning. In the curriculum, it is of fundamental importance that students must be adequately exposed to the practical experience. Capstone design projects should include practical application and theoretical knowledge. As this is an opportunity to prepare students for the industry this is also an ideal opportunity to embed assessments of some of the graduate attributes. This article explores approaches to assessment of final year design project and the implementation of GA's assessment in such activity. The final year design project or capstone project offers an ideal opportunity for assessment of multiple competencies required from a graduate. This overview provided by the study may be used either to benchmark practices and adjust accordingly, or simply to guide the implementation of the assessments of GA's in engineering design projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022
EditorsMohammed Jemni, Ilhem Kallel, Abdeljalil Akkari
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages236-241
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665444347
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event13th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022 - Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: 28 Mar 202231 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volume2022-March
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022
Country/TerritoryTunisia
CityTunis
Period28/03/2231/03/22

Keywords

  • assessment
  • Design project
  • graduate attributes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education
  • General Engineering

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