Generic Skills in Software Engineering Master Thesis Projects: Towards Rubric-Based Evaluation
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
There has been much recent interest in how to help students in higher education develop their generic skills, especially since this is a focus of the Bologna process that aims to standardize European higher education. However, even though the Master thesis is the ﬁnal and often crucial part of a graduate degree and requires many generic skills very little research has directly focused on them. In particular, there is a lack of such knowledge for engineering education programs. In this paper we present results from a survey where we asked 23 students from three different Swedish universities about which generic skills are needed and developed in a Master thesis project in Software Engineering. One outcome of our analysis is that there is a lack of understanding on how to deﬁne, and thus examine, generic skills in software engineering thesis projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hyderabad: IEEE CS , 2009.
Teaching, Software Engineering, Master Thesis, Generic Skills
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8081ISI: 000268050000002Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoE0A032A0F302C2B8C12575C8003E7E09ISBN: 978-3-642-02151-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8081DiVA: diva2:835768
22nd IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T'09)