Towards authentic assessment - an evaluation of assessment in a postgraduate engineering asset management course

Thorpe, David (2012) Towards authentic assessment - an evaluation of assessment in a postgraduate engineering asset management course. In: AaeE 2012: The Profession of Engineering Education: Advancing Teaching, Research and Careers, 2-5 Dec 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

An evaluation of assessment of the University of Southern Queensland postgraduate engineering management course ENG8104 Asset Management in an Engineering Environment, which is taught in a number of Faculty of Engineering and Surveying programs, is discussed. This evaluation considers the way in which participants in this course are assessed in relation to the authentic assessment of the sustainable life cycle management of engineering assets. Current assessment is by a mid-semester assignment and an end of semester examination, each worth 50 per cent of marks in the course. The question is raised whether this assessment is an authentic approach to evaluating whether learners both understand the course material and can apply it in a way that meets current and emerging professional engineering requirements.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 03:08
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 05:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: asset; management; authentic; assessment; evaluation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23376

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