A vector approach to the assessment of undergraduate engineering courses
Cook, G. K. (2000) A vector approach to the assessment of undergraduate engineering courses. International Journal of Engineering Education, 16 (1). pp. 3-11. ISSN 0949-149X
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In any undergraduate engineering programme there is a need to assess the balance and flavour of the various educational strands. In order for a quality assurance of these programmes to be met there is a need to evaluate the course load, academic content and the assessment marks of each course in the undergraduate programme. The existing ranges of QA methods for these programmes are focused on one or two of these issues and do not provide a comprehensive assessment procedure. Following a review of the existing QA methods, this paper will define a three-dimensional approach to the assessment of the educational aspects of an undergraduate course. Various features of this method will be described and potential benefits explained.