An assessment method for the final year project thesis is studied. A model integrating assessment structure and functions was refined for practicality. A new concept of ‘bound categorization’ was developed and as a result two sets of descriptors for quantity and quality respectively were identified within the framework of the model consisting of tasks, criteria, standards, and calculation laws for weighting and marks. The descriptors were translated into practical terms for the assessment rubric design. The descriptors for the quantity was demonstrated to be useful for describing what the student is required to do while those for the quality useful for describing how the student should do in thesis writing.
International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-2010). Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-2010) (Gliwice, Poland 18-22 July, 2010)