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A review has recently been conducted to evaluate the process from the perspective of both students and staff with a view to determining whether or not this structure should be continued with. This paper documents the rationale behind the concept, the logistical challenges, and an analysis of the feedback received from both students and staff as part of the review. In addition, future plans to improve the fairness, consistency and transparency of the assessment process for such projects are outlined.
Delaney, K.:Evaluating "Independent" Assessment of Capstone Projects by Mechanical Engineering Students in DIT. Proceedings of Edulearn 2011, Barcelona (Spain) 4th-6th July 2011.