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Research Publications in journals:
Final Year Project: Students¿ and Instructors¿ perceptions as a competence-strengthening tool for engineering students
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical,
  • Engineering
Information
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 theFYPprocess, 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.
International
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JCR
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Title
International Journal of Engineering Education
ISBN
0949-149X
Impact factor JCR
0,418
Impact info
Volume
28
Journal number
1
From page
1
To page
9
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Raquel Caro Carretero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Matemática e Informática Aplicadas a la Ingeniería civil
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