Group working and project assessment in undergraduate ship design assignments

Keane, G.A., Taunton, D.J., Hudson, D.A. and Turnock, S.R. (2012) Group working and project assessment in undergraduate ship design assignments. In, RINA International Seminar on the Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry, Southampton, GB, 14 - 15 Nov 2012. 7pp.


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Industry uses multi-disciplinary teams to complete projects. Developing effective teamworking skills is therefore an essential component of the university based engineering experience so that new graduates are ready for the world of work. We examine the various components of team based project work at Southampton and how we can be more effective in enhancing student performance in this area. One interesting question is how students are assigned to groups considering random selection and selecting groups of comparable academic level. We examine the performance of cohorts of students as they progress through group work in years 2, 3 and 4. Our initial finding is that a performance based group assignment in year 3 is a better strategy and helps them work better in the random assignment in year 4

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science > Fluid / Structure Interactions Research
ePrint ID: 345876
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November 2012UNSPECIFIED
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 09:34
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:38

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