Assessment and support for software capstone projects at the undergraduate level: A survey and rubrics
Paper i proceeding, 2011

Software engineering and computer science students conduct a capstone project during the final year of their degree programs. These projects are essential in validating that students have gained required knowledge and they can synthesize and use that knowledge to solve real world problems. However, the external requirements on educational programs often do not provide detailed guidelines for how to conduct or support these capstone projects, which may lead to variations among universities. This paper presents the results from a survey conducted at 19 different Pakistani universities of the current management practices and assessment criteria used for the capstone project courses at Undergraduate level. Based upon the results of this survey and similar work on Master Thesis capstone projects in Sweden, we present assessment rubrics for software-related undergraduate capstone projects. We also present recommendations for the continuous improvement of capstone projects.

Students

Survey

Rating

Management practices

Assessment rubrics

Information technology

Thesis

Capstone projects

Capstone project

Software engineering

Surveys

Undergraduate level

Författare

E. Ahmad

Northwestern Polytechnical University

B. Raza

Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola

Robert Feldt

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering

Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2011, Islamabad, 19-21 Dec. 2011

25 - 32

Ämneskategorier

Datavetenskap (datalogi)

DOI

10.1109/FIT.2011.13

ISBN

9780769546254