Final year project: students and instructors perceptions as a competence-strengthening tool for engineering students

Ortiz Marcos, Isabel and Uruburu Colsa, Ángel and Ortiz Marcos, Susana and Caro Carretero, Raquel (2012). Final year project: students and instructors perceptions as a competence-strengthening tool for engineering students. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 28 (n. 1); pp. 83-91. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Final year project: students and instructors perceptions as a competence-strengthening tool for engineering students
Author/s:
  • Ortiz Marcos, Isabel
  • Uruburu Colsa, Ángel
  • Ortiz Marcos, Susana
  • Caro Carretero, Raquel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Date: January 2012
ISSN: 0949-149X
Volume: 28
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Final year project; ABET competences; engineering education
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This work indicates the importance of the Final Year Project (FYP) in the strengthening of competences of engineering students. The study also shows which personal competences of students are reinforced most during the FYP process,including the preparation, elaboration, presentation and defence stages. In order to gather information on this subject, a survey was conducted at two different Spanish technical universities—one public and one private—and a comparative analysis was performed of the questionnaires collected. The competence model considered is that used by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), since the official title of the public university has been accredited by this model. The results indicate which personal and professional competences of students are reinforced well by undertaking the FYP. Any significant differences in response by university are explained in the study. For validation purposes, the results were contrasted with the instructor’s perspective using the triangulation methodology. Finally, the conclusions drawn will permit the design of new study plans to cope more effectively with the challenges of the FYP in the new Bologna framework.

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Item ID: 15374
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15374/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15374
Official URL: http://www.ijee.ie/contents/c280112.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Dec 2013 19:10
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 14:41
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