Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

David Molloy
Philip Smyth
Dermot Brabazon
Shadi Karazi

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
mechanical engineering performance engineering statistical analysis student performance education engineering students performance analysis engineering education

An analysis of final year student project performance in mechanical engineering (2008)

Abstract This paper describes a statistical analysis of the students' results in mechanical engineering Final Year Project (FYP) at undergraduate level eight. Project marks of the final year students obtained over the past six years (2002-2008) were recorded and analysed. A detailed and comprehensive assessment of the marks achieved was examined. This included assessment of the presentation, report and progress results. This study provided an interesting insight into the trends of assessors' marking and students' performance. A gradual statistically significant reduction in student marks over these six years was noted. Reduced student performance over the last 10 years in Leaving Certificate mathematics along with the general fall of in the numbers of engineering students are discussed as possible contributing factors. Care must also be taken to ensure that marking is consistent and standard such that it fully and fairly expresses student performance.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Engineering education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

David Molloy, Philip Smyth, Dermot Brabazon, Shadi Karazi

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