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Information Systems Undergraduate Degree Project: Gaining a Better Understanding of the Final Year Project Module.

Roberts, P., Modi, S., Roubert, F., Simeonova, B. and Stefanidis, A., 2015. Information Systems Undergraduate Degree Project: Gaining a Better Understanding of the Final Year Project Module. In: 8th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2015, 25 September 2015, Gdansk, Poland, 145 - 170.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24366-5_11

Abstract

The place of an individual project in the final year of Information Systems (IS) undergraduate degrees at UK universities is well established. In this paper we compare the final year project modules at four UK universities: the University of Brighton, the University of South Wales, University of West London and the University of Westminster. We find that the aims of the projects are similar, emphasising the application of the knowledge and skills from the taught element of their course in a complex development project, often including interactions with a real client. Although we show in this analysis that projects serve a similar purpose in the IS degree courses, the associated learning outcomes and the assessment practice varies across the institutions. We identify some gaps in the skills and abilities that are not being assessed. In further work we are planning to consult final year students undertaking their projects and their supervisors, in order to gain an understanding of how project assessment criteria are actually put to use.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Final year project ; Capstone ; Undergraduate degree ; Information systems ; Teaching ; IS education ; IS curriculum
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33869
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:21 Apr 2020 11:31
Last Modified:21 Apr 2020 11:31

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