Generic Skills in Software Engineering Master Thesis Projects: Towards Rubric-Based Evaluation
|Document type:||Conference Papers|
|Author(s):||Robert Feldt, Martin Höst, Frank Lüders|
|Title:||Generic Skills in Software Engineering Master Thesis Projects: Towards Rubric-Based Evaluation|
|Conference name:||22nd IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T'09)|
|Organization:||Blekinge Institute of Technology|
|Department:||School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
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|Abstract:||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.
|Keywords:||Teaching, Software Engineering, Master Thesis, Generic Skills|