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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8040210

Supervision of Undergraduate Final Year Projects in Computing: A Case Study

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), Erbil 44001, Iraq
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Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 27 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 4 December 2018
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Final Year Projects (FYPs) play a significant role in undergraduate education in the computing field of study, and most of the related university departments and schools consider them an essential contribution to this study. However, issues such as whether to assign the projects individually or to a group of students, the procedures followed in their assignment, the supervision process and the evaluation of the outcomes have been of concern to many academics in the field. In this case study, we present the methods for activities such as assignment, supervision, and evaluation of FYPs at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) between the years 2009 and 2017. We discuss the development of our approach and the lessons learned during the mentioned period. Furthermore, we present our current way of managing the FYP module. The aim is to develop a platform for interested and involved academics to discuss the topic further. Sharing the experiences on managing FYPs would not only help in making the module more attractive and beneficial to the students but also in the consolidation of the guidelines and indicators of the proper supervision and a fair evaluation of this significant undergraduate study endeavor. View Full-Text
Keywords: computing education; computing curricula; Final Year Projects; capstone project; final year project evaluation computing education; computing curricula; Final Year Projects; capstone project; final year project evaluation
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Hassani, H.; Kadir, G.; K. Al-Salihi, N.; Muhammad Ali Monnet, W.; Ali-Yahiya, T.; Alizade, F. Supervision of Undergraduate Final Year Projects in Computing: A Case Study. Educ. Sci. 2018, 8, 210.

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