Assessment planning for the new Bachelor of Engineering Technology programme

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The establishment of the new Bachelor of Engineering Technology qualification has brought many challenges for curriculum developers. In particular, the challenges pertaining to assessment of the newly developed graduate attributes require careful consideration, as the approach should be in line with what is envisaged by the Engineering Council of South Africa's standard. In this work, we analyse some of the implications of the new qualification standard on the shift in approach to assessing graduate attributes. We propose a model for assessing the graduate attributes and collection of evidence of compliance. The findings of implementation of this model for assessment of one of the graduate attributes are given. We also relate some experience with the adoption of this assessment approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE AFRICON 2019
Subtitle of host publicationPowering Africa's Sustainable Energy for All Agenda: The Role of ICT and Engineering, AFRICON 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132891
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019
Event2019 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2019 - Accra, Ghana
Duration: 25 Sept 201927 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


Conference2019 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2019


  • Curriculum development
  • assessment
  • graduate attributes
  • qualification standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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