Final Year Project Allocations for Undergraduate Engineering Students in TNE Programs

Gamage, K. A.A. , Hussain, S. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2018) Final Year Project Allocations for Undergraduate Engineering Students in TNE Programs. In: 6th Teaching and Education Conference, Vienna, Austria, 01-04 Oct 2018, pp. 17-22. ISBN 9788087927854 (doi:10.20472/TEC.2018.006.002)

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Abstract

Final year project allocations become a challenging task, particularly, in the case of a large number of undergraduate students enthusiast to get a project of their interest and/or to work with a supervisor of their choice. The problem is challenging as the interest of all the students should be matched while keeping the staff workload in balance. It becomes a matching problem with the constraints of staff workload, student preferences, and staff skillset. Particularly, in the Transnational Education (TNE) programs, the physical availability (or lack of it) of the staff plays an important part in the student project selections which gives an additional challenge to the allocation problem. Authors provide a review of different final year project allocation methods currently in practice and discuss their strengths and weaknesses with respect to the constraints highlighted. Authors finally conclude by discussing an algorithm which can work effectively and efficiently in the context of project allocations for TNE programs.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gamage, Dr Kelum and Hussain, Dr Sajjad and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Gamage, K. A.A., Hussain, S., and Abbasi, Q. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISSN:2570-6551
ISBN:9788087927854
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences
First Published:First published in 6th Teaching and Education Conference, 17-22
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher
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