A systematic review of project allocation methods in undergraduate transnational engineering education

Hussain, S. , Gamage, K. A.A. , Sagor, M. H., Tariq, F., Ma, L. and Imran, M. A. (2019) A systematic review of project allocation methods in undergraduate transnational engineering education. Education Sciences, 9(4), 258. (doi:10.3390/educsci9040258)

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Abstract

The final year design project is one of the most important components of any undergraduate engineering program. Fair and efficient project allocation procedures can be vital in ensuring a great student experience and exceptional learning out of these projects, which then could contribute in shaping students’ future prospects. In this paper, we review a wide range of project allocation strategies used in various universities at undergraduate levels. We then focus on the project allocations in transnational education (TNE) contexts, which inherit additional allocation challenges. We highlight these challenges and provide recommendations to solve them. We present and compare project allocation strategies adopted at two of the largest TNE programs in China. We also present the factors that influence the project allocations, particularly regarding TNE provisions. Finally, we describe the challenges associated with the project allocations in the TNE scenario, along with proposing some feasible solutions to address these challenges.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Special Issue "Engineering Education and Technological / Professional Learning"
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Gamage, Dr Kelum and Hussain, Dr Sajjad
Authors: Hussain, S., Gamage, K. A.A., Sagor, M. H., Tariq, F., Ma, L., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Education Sciences
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2227-7102
ISSN (Online):2227-7102
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Education Sciences 9(4):258
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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