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Common elements of capstone projects in the world's top-ranked engineering universities

Common elements of capstone projects in the world's top-ranked engineering universities

“Common elements of programmes implemented at the world’s top-ranked engineering universities were identified and analysed.” (p.216) “These elements include: a precursory sequence of PBL experiences; a design-build-test programme model; and active industry involvement. Also most of the programmes examined either mandate or optionally allow group projects to simulate authentic engineering projects and working environments. Sequential assignments are normally required for group capstone programmes to assess factors such as: design methodology, communication, and team work.” (p.217)

Ward, T. A. (2013). Common elements of capstone projects in the world's top-ranked engineering universities. European Journal of Engineering Education, 38(2), 211-218. doi:10.1080/03043797.2013.766676

Resource Theme(s): Developing capstone curriculum to enhance student achievement, Literature reviews on capstone

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