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Senior Project Assessment

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I. General Introduction
II. Steps to assign a senior project
III. Project Duration & Academic Level
IV. Pre-requisite(s)
V. Objectives
VI. Course Outcomes (ABET Criteria)
VII. Project Supervision
VIII. Project Team's Log Book
IX. Marking & Assessing The Senior Design Project Course
X. Appendix A: Syllabus of Senior Design Project CE4332 & 4333)
XI. Appendix B: Style of Final Report
XII. Appendix C: Student Statement
XIII. Appendix D: Senior Design Project Rubrics_CE 4332
XIV. Appendix E : Senior Project Rubrics_CE 4333

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I. General Introduction:
The senior design project course by itself provides an integrated assessment of the
progress of the students toward the desired civil engineering competency. It is therefore
important to design fair and broad guidelines for better assessment of this course. A
senior design project in the Department of Civil Engineering is a two-semester course in
which students form teams usually of 4 to 6 members, select a design project and are
supervised by a faculty member. The first semester, of the two-semester sequence, can
start in the fall of an academic year. The students are expected to discuss their progress
with their supervisors in regular weekly meetings. The students submit a written report,
present and defend their work at the end of the project.
The main purpose of the project is to improve the students' technical skills,
communication skills by integrating writing, presentation and teamwork opportunities.
The design project is comprehensive and focuses on professional practice and includes a
variety of non-technical issues such as economic factors, safety, reliability, environment
and social impacts.
The topics are normally chosen by the department faculty members. During the summer
training course, the student(s) can also choose the topic of the design project; the
selected topic should meet the requirements for CE Senior Project. The students are
required to demonstrate their ability to: conduct a literature survey; perform the relevant
calculations, propose a solution to the problem, and implement their design.
Externally sponsored projects are welcome and benefit the industry and guarantee a
strong educational experience for our students. Sponsored projects can be tailored to
meet the requirements for CE Senior Project students.
This report presents guidelines for the management and assessment of projects carried
out inside and outside the university including the sponsored ones.
II. Steps to assign a senior project:
Students are expected to register for the senior project with a faculty member whose
specialty and interests are compatible with the preferred topic of his project. Students
may find a senior project supervisor by meeting with individual faculty members prior
to the beginning of the term and receiving their approval as a supervisor. To assign a
senior project, student(s)/faculty/sponsored company should go through the following
steps:
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1. Submit the senior project proposal form


2. Present it to the department for checking/modification and approval
3. Register the students with the selected faculty member
III. Project Duration & Academic Level:
Senior (Final year of study) students expected to graduate by the end of the academic
year can take the senior design project course which spans a two-semester. During the
first semester, the student registers in phase one of the project (course code: CE 4332;
two-credit hour). After successful completion of the first part, the student registers in
part two of the project (Course code: CE 4333; 1-credit hour).
IV. Pre-requisite(s):
Department approval
V. Objectives:
The objectives of the Senior Design Project are:
To create an environment for the undergraduate students to use the skills acquired in
the other courses to solve real engineering and technical problems.
To enhance creativity of the students in analyzing and solving civil engineering and
technical problems in general.
To create an environment to promote cross disciplinary learning and team approach
to problem solving.
To develop the ability of self-learning.
To prepare students to be successful in their industrial careers.
VI. Course Outcomes (ABET Criteria)
Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve
engineering problems. (a)
Ability to design, conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data. (b)
Ability to design a civil system, component, or process to meet desired needs. (c)
Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. (d)
Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. (e)
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (f)
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Ability to communicate effectively. (g)


The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in
a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. (h)
Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. (i)
A knowledge of contemporary issues. (j)
Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice. (k)
VII. Project Supervision:
A faculty member (Lecturer or over level holder), will be assigned by the CE
department to follow-up and guide the students in the development of the project. An
external project (sponsored project) is co-supervised by a faculty member and an
engineer from the host company. The assigned faculty member is responsible for direct
communication and coordination with the sponsor company and the external supervisor.
A senior project proposal should be submitted at the beginning of the course by the
supervisor(s) for department approval (see enclosed Form). Presentations of senior
project should be carried out at the end of each term and one week before the final
exams.
VIII. Project Team's Log Book
During the senior design project, the students need to use for the first time a project
teams log book. The log book plays an essential role in documenting and keeping a
concise track record of all phases of the project. Also, it is considered as one of the main
ways of communication between the different parties when working on a project. Good
documentation is a key to a successful senior design project and hence the log book is
required. A typical log book should comprise:
Calculations, ideas, experiments, drawings, handouts etc, which may have bearing
on developments
Entries should also include problems worked on possible and actually solutions plus
calculations and tests made
Drawings, graphs, handouts etc should be used liberally. They must be dated and
signed by the project supervisor and attached to the log book using glue or staples.
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If a change is made, draw a line through the original entry and clearly indicate what
the change is and why it was made.
The most important rule to remember is: when it comes to what you must record; simply
record everything. Although each project team needs to discuss with the project
supervisor exactly what he expects from the log book.
Keep a detailed record for all phases of the project. Project supervisors should
review and sign the log book at regular intervals during the two semesters.
Be aware that the supervisor can request to look at the log book without any notice.
Therefore, students have to make sure that their log books are up-to-date. One
handy hint; when you are first using your log book, start on page 4, as you can then
use pages 1-3 for your index.
Use the log book as a design tool; enter everything in there, no matter how
irrelevant you might think it is. Every day, write what youve done detailing all
your ideas and keep a record of your successes and problems.
Finally, when the project is completed, each team should handle their own log book to
the supervisor along with the final project report.
IX. Marking & Assessing the Senior Design Project Course:
Assessing the students' abilities to problem solving and effectiveness in expressing ideas
in oral and written communication can be done by examining the proposed designs
described in the report, and observing the oral presentation. By considering the scope
and depth of the students' treatments of all issues related to the design project, the
faculty is able to assess the students' abilities to consider wider environmental issues
which often accompany civil engineering practice.

A - Marking & Assessing the Senior Design I (CE 4332)

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At the end of this course, a progress report should be written in which the problem
statement, design concept, simulation work and hardware concept are clearly described.
Students will prepare an oral presentation. Assessment at this level is based on the
senior project proposal submitted at the beginning of the course. Examiners will
evaluate and present constructive criticism and suggestions to help improve and develop
the project. Table 1 shows a marking for the assessment of the senior design I.
Table 1: Marking scheme for CE 4332
1
2

Student contribution and project progress (assessed by the supervisor (s))


Logbook (assessed by the supervisor (s))

35%
5%

Professional Conduct includes (assessed by the supervisor(s)):


Cooperation with the project group
Alignment with the code of ethics
Attendance in discussion sessions with supervisor

10%

4
Project Report * (assessed by one examiners)
5
Presentation and defense (assessed by at least two panel members and the supervisor(s))
Total

20%
30%
100%

*The deadline for submitting a hard copy of the project report is one week before the
presentation. If student does not submit the report on time, a 25% of the report grade
will be deducted for every day delay. If no report is submitted 24 hours before the
presentation, a grade F will be given to the whole project.
B - Marking & Assessing the Senior Design II (CE 4333):
At the end of this course, each project group will write a final report, prepare an oral
presentation and demonstrate their final product. By reading the report, observing the
presentation and inspecting the realized project, the faculty should be able to assess the
written and oral communication skills as well as the problem-solving skills of the
students. For fair assessment of senior design II, Table 2 shows a possible breakdown of
marks for the Senior Design II course.

Table 2 : Marking scheme for CE 4333


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Total

Student progress and project product:(Assessed by the supervisor(s))


Logbook
Professional Conduct includes (Assessed by the supervisor(s)):
Cooperation with the project group
Alignment with the code of ethics
Attendance in discussion sessions with supervisor
Project Report* (assessed by one examiners)
Poster (assessed by at least one panel member and the supervisor(s))
Presentation and defense (assessed by at least two panel members and the supervisor(s))
Corrected Final Report

20%
5%
10%
25%
5%
30%
5%
100%

*The deadline for submitting a hard copy of the project report is one week before the
presentation. If student does not submit the report on time, a 25% of the report grade
will be deducted for every day delay. If no report is submitted 24 hours before the
presentation, a grade F will be given to the whole project.

C- Final Grade of the Senior Project II (CE 4333):


Before posting the final grade of CE 4333, each group of students should submit the
following to the CE Department coordinator:
2 copies of the corrected final report.
The original copy of the report that shows the comments/corrections of the
examiners and supervisor(s).
2 CDs that includes a soft copy of final corrected report, poster, power point
presentation, developed programs, performed simulations.

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APPINDIX A

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Department of Civil Engineering


Senior Design Project I & II (CE 4332 & CE 4333)
Spring 2011
Instructor Information
Instructor Name: Supervisor
Office Location:
Office Hours:
day:
Contact Numbers:
Email ID: supervisors e-mail.
TA Information
TA Name:
Office Location:
Contact Numbers:
Email ID:
Coordinator Information
Name:
Office Location:
Contact Numbers:
Email ID:
Course Information
CE 4332 Senior Design I -(2-2-0-0) & CE 4333 Senior Design II -(1-0-0-3)
Description:
The main Objective of the project is to train the student on how to tackle a specialized topic in the civil
engineering field. The topics are normally chosen by the department faculty members. The student is
required to demonstrate his ability to: conduct a literature survey; perform the relevant calculations and
implement his design. A well-referenced report constituting a theoretical background, design,
theoretical results, conclusions and recommendations has to be submitted by the end of the project.
Prerequisite (CE 4332): Department approval.
Prerequisite(CE 4333): CE 4332
Credits:
CE 4332: 2-hour.
CE 4333: 1-hour.
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Contact Hours:
CE 4332: 2-hour.
CE 4333: 3-hour.
Prerequisites by Course:
Department approval, consent of supervisor.
Prerequisites by Topics:
Depends on the project field of study
Post-requisites by Course:
None
Textbook(s):
Varies with the particular project.
References:
Varies with the particular project.
Course Objectives:
Students must be prepared for engineering practice through the curriculum culminating in a major
design experience based on the knowledge and skills required in earlier course work and incorporating
engineering standards and realistic constraints that take into account considerations such as: economic;
environmental; safety; manufacturability; ethical; and social aspects. The objectives of this course:
1. Students can select and plan an engineering project involving analysis and design tasks
2. Students can conduct a literature survey
3. Students can carry out, as a team, civil engineering design
4. Students can perform the relevant calculations, analysis, and implement his design.
5. Students can understand economic, environmental issues related to technology.
6. Students can understand the impact of engineering on societal issues.
7. Students can communicate technical information in writing.
8. Students can communicate in oral and critically evaluate technical information
Course Outcomes:
1. Students can conduct a literature survey
2. Students can design an engineering project, by setting objectives that are appropriate for the project
purpose and scope and that take into account the following aspects: economic; environmental;
manufacturability; ethical; safety; social; and political.
3. Students can plan an engineering project involving multiple tasks and contributors.
4. Students can identify, formulate and solve an engineering problem.
5. Students can work effectively on a team to complete the project.
6. Students can implement, evaluate, and document a project design.
7. Students can communicate technical information in writing.
8. Students can communicate technical information in oral presentations.
9. Students can recognize the need for a lifelong learning.
10. Students can use modern tools in engineering solving problems

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Topics Covered/Time chart:


1. Literature survey
2. Engineering design
3. Proposals
4. Project planning, budgeting, and management
5. Professionalism, ethics
6. Technical reports
7. Oral presentations
Timeline/Milestones
Task
1-2

3-4

5-6

7-8

Weeks
8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 14-15

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Method of Instruction
Unlike other courses, this course is similar to independent study/research. Meetings are scheduled with
the faculty mentor for the particular project. Each students group will meet together weekly, keeping
detailed minutes of the meetings.
Assessment Methods and Grading Policy
Table 1 & 2 shows a marking for the assessment of the senior design I & II respectively
Computer/Software Usage
Varies with the particular project.
Laboratory Projects
Varies with the particular project.
Course Ground Rules
The following department rules will be applied:
The deadline for submitting a hard copy of the project report is one week before the presentation.
If student does not submit the report on time, a 25% of the report grade will be deducted for every
day delay.
If no report is submitted 24 hours before the presentation, a grade F will be given to the whole
project.
Other additional rules by the supervisor

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Declaration
This syllabus and contents are subject to changes in the event of extenuating circumstances. The
instructor (with approval of the Head of the Civil Engineering Department) reserves the right to make
changes as necessary. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the students will be
notified by email communication and posting the notification on the online teaching tool Blackboard.
It is students responsibility to check on announcements made while they were absent.

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APPINDIX B

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University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
A Graduation Project Report

SENIOR PROJECT TITLE

By
NAME
NAME

Supervisor
NAME

May 2011
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Acknowledgements ( page numbering starts here in roman numerals)


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Abstract
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Line spacing: 1.5
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(new page)
LIST OF SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS
(new page) (optional)
INTRODUCTION
(new page) (page numbering starts from 1 in Arabic numerals)
BACKGROUND
(new page)
BODY OF REPORT
(new page)
CONCLUSION
(new page)
REFERENCES
(new page)
APPENDICES (APPENDIX)
(new page)

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General Style Requirements:


Page Margins: Left = 3 cm, Right = 2 cm, Top = 3 cm, Bottom = 2 cm
Header: Insert a Table 1x2, Left Cell = Report Title 10 pt Align Left, Right Cell = Author Last
Name10 pt Align Right. Starts with Abstract.
Footer: Insert a Table 1x2, Left Cell = Dept. of EE, Qatar Univ. 10 pt Align Left, Right Cell = Page
Number 12 pt Align Right. Starts with Abstract.
Font, When Not Specified: Times New Roman, 12 pt
Paragraph: Line spacing = 1.5, Space before = 6 pt, Space After = 12 pt, Alignment = Left or
Justified, Indentation = First Line 1 cm.
Chapter Headings: Alignment = Left, Font: 14 pt Bold Uppercase
Section Headings: Alignment = Left, Font: 14 pt Bold Lowercase
Subsection Headings: Alignment = Left, Font: 12 pt Bold Lowercase
Sub subsection Headings: Alignment = Left, Font: 12 pt Regular Underlined
Heading Numbering: #.#... (Example: 2.3.7. Experimental Verification)
Pictures and Figures: Inline with Text, On New Line, Centered, Captioned Below.
Tables: Centered, Captioned Above.
Equations: Use Microsoft Equation Editor, Numbered, Numbers on right in parentheses.
Cross-References: Without Author [Ref.#], With Author(s) (Authors, [#]).
References/Bibliography Style: See any ASCE Transactions paper. Example:
[1] Beradi, R., Jamiolkowski, M., and Lancellotta, R. (1991). Settlement of shallow foundations in
sands: selection of stiffness on the basis of penetration resistance. Geotech. Engrg. Congress
1991, ASCE, Reston, Va., 1, 185200.
[2] Boswell, L. F., and Scott, C. R. (1975). A flexible circular plate on a heterogeneous elastic halfspace: influence coefficients for contact stress and settlement. Geotechnique, London, 25(3), 604
610.
[3] Carrier, III, W. D., and Christian, J. T. (1973). Rigid circular plate resting on a non-homogeneous
elastic half-space. Geotechnique, London, 23(1), 6784.
[4] Christian, J. T., and Carrier, III, W. D. (1978). Janbu, Bjerrum, and Kaernslis chart
reinterpreted. Can. Geotech. J., Ottawa, Canada, 15(1), 123128.
[5] DAppolonia, D. J., Poulos, H. G., and Ladd, C. C. (1971). Initial settlement of structures on
clay. J. Soil Mech. and Found. Div., ASCE, 97(10), 13591377.
[6] Davis, E. H., and Poulos, H. G. (1968). The use of elastic theory for settlement prediction under
three-dimensional conditions. Geotechnique, London, 18(1), 6791.

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APPINDIX C

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University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Senior-Design Project Report
-Student StatementWe, the undersigned students, confirm that the work submitted in this project report is
entirely our own and has not been copied from any other source. Any material that has
been used from other sources has been properly cited and acknowledged in the report.
We are fully aware that any copying or improper citation of references/sources used in
this report will be considered plagiarism, which is a clear violation of the Code of
Ethics of University of Anbar.
In addition, we have read and understood the legal consequences of committing
any violation of the Qatar Universitys Code of Ethics.

Student Name

Student ID

Signature

Date

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APPINDIX D

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Senior-Design Project Rubrics-CE 4332


Design-Senior Project Rubrics CE 4332 Supervisor-Report

University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program


Design Project (CE4332)
Assessment Rubrics
- Supervisor Report For each rubric, where applicable, check the evaluated level of achievement.
If not applicable, check the box in the Not Applicable column.
Use a separate table for each student in the group.

Project Title:

Students (group):

Supervisors Name:
Internal examiner:

Panel Members Name:

External examiner :
Supervisor:

Assessment date
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PI(g) 3-A1: demonstrate effective reading skills in literature survey in the Graduation
Project (CE 4332)
(Assessed by Supervisor `through Literature Survey Discussion/Report)

Action:

Student:

Student Number:

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Ability to identify the importance and


implications of the problem tackled
through literature survey

Related techniques reported in


literature are well formulated/discussed
in the report
Ability to skillfully use search engines
And electronic databases in order to
gather useful information related to the
design project
Diversity of sources of information
used (books, papers, web sites, etc.)
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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APPINDIX E

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Senior-Design Project Rubrics-CE 4333


1. Design-Senior Project Rubrics CE 4333 External Examiner

University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program


Design Project (CE4333)
Assessment Rubrics
- External Examiner Report For each action, where applicable, check the evaluated level of achievement.
If not applicable, check the box in the Not Applicable column.

Project Title:

Students (group):

Supervisors Name:
Internal examiner:

Panel Members Name:

External examiner :
Supervisor:

Assessment date
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Action: PI(g)

2-A1: demonstrate effective oral presentation skills in the Graduation Project


defense
(Assessed by External Examiner Through Presentation)

Student Name:

Student ID:

Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Presentation Quality
Self Confidence
Concentration (Eye contact, Vocal
skills, etc.)
Answering Questions
Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(g)

4-A1: demonstrate effective listening skills in the Graduation Project defense


(Assessed by External Examiner Through Presentation)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Understand Questions
Good listener (does not interrupt
the examiner while asking question
and others answering question)

Adequate answers to questions


Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(i) 1-A2: Demonstrate awareness of emerging civil engineering technologies

(Assessed by External Examiner Through Report and Presentation)


Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Timely relevant subject


Solution employing up-todate tools
Proposed method/solution
compares well with available
techniques
Others, please specify
Final Score (Average)

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Action:

PI(k) 1-A2: demonstrate effective use of modern software packages to prepare


Graduation Project presentation
(Assessed by External Examiner Through Presentation)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Use of Computer presentation


software for presenting the
project (PPT, or any other tools)
Demonstrate Skillful use of
advanced features of computer
presentation software
Use of animation for
demonstrating/explaining
complicated phenomenon in
project.
Others, please specify
Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(h) 1-A1: Demonstrate understanding and application of standards
(Assessed by External Examiner through Report and Presentation)
Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Show knowledge of relevant


standards
Demonstrate ability to
understand and extract
requirements from standards
Demonstrate ability to apply
appropriate civil design
principles/methodologies in
the project
Demonstrate compliance of
design to standards
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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Senior-Design Project Rubrics-CE 4333


2. Design-Senior Project Rubrics CE 4333 Internal Examiner

University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program


Design Project (CE4333)
Assessment Rubrics
- Internal Examiner Report For each action, where applicable, check the evaluated level of achievement.
If not applicable, check the box in the Not Applicable column.

Project Title:

Students (group):

Supervisors Name:
Internal examiner:

Panel Members Name:

External examiner :
Supervisor:

Assessment date
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Action: PI(a)

3-A1:Use engineering design principles in Graduation Project


(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)

Student Name:

Student ID:

Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Use of proper modeling


techniques
Use of simulation tools (Matlab,
Multisim, LabVIEW, etc.)
Use of
equipment/Instrumentation
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(c) 2-A1: Use the Graduation Project to design an civil system that

meets certain
realistic performance requirements
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Performance constraints
defined/met
Cost constraints defined/met
Safety issues are investigated
/met
Privacy issues (legal ethical
issue) investigated/met
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(e)

1-A2: Identify an engineering problem in the Graduation Project


(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Completeness of literature
review
Problem is well identified
Identification of the importance
and implications of the problem
tackled
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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PI(e) 2-A2: Formulate an engineering problem in the Graduation Project
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)

Action:

Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Problem well formulated in the


report
Assumptions and constraints are
well defined
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(e)

3-A2: Solve an engineering problem in the Graduation Project


(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Investigation of various possible


solutions
Suggested solution is justified
Alternative solutions are
discussed
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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Action:

PI(g) 1-A1: demonstrate effective writing skills in the Graduation Project report
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Grammar
Spelling
Style
Structure
Following template of senior
project report
Others, please specify
Final Score (Average)

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Action: PI(i)

2-A1: Demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge from various sources in the
course of Graduation Project
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Use books, papers and/or web sites


related to the designed project as
key documents for carrying out the
design (Check references of the
report).
Completion of literature review
Ability to summarize/present
literature survey

Others, please specify


Final Score (Average)

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Action:

PI(k) 2-A1: demonstrate effective use of modern software packages to prepare


Graduation Project report
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Project Report)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Skillful use of Computer word


processing software for writing the
report (MsWord/Latex etc)
Skillful use of computer graphic tools
for presenting graphical data

Others, please specify


Final Score (Average)

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CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(g)

2-A1: demonstrate effective oral presentation skills in the Graduation Project


defense
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Presentation)

Student Name:

Student ID:

Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Presentation quality
Self Confidence
Concentration (Eye contact,
Vocal skills, etc.)
Answering Questions
Final Score (Average)

CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(g)

4-A1: demonstrate effective listening skills in the Graduation Project defense


(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Presentation)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Understand Questions
Good listener (does not interrupt
the examiner while asking question
and others answering question)

Adequate answers to questions


Final Score (Average)

CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(g)

4-A1: demonstrate effective listening skills in the Graduation Project defense


(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Presentation)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Timely relevant subject


Solution employing up-to-date
tools
Proposed method/solution
compares well with available
techniques
Others, please specify
Final Score (Average)

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CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action:

PI(k) 2-A2: demonstrate effective use of modern software packages to prepare


Graduation Project presentation
(Assessed by Internal Examiner Through Presentation)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Use of Computer presentation software


for presenting the project (PPT, or any
other tools)
Demonstrate Skillful use of advanced
features of computer presentation
software.
Use of animation for
demonstrating/explaining complicated
phenomenon in project.
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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3. Senior-Design Project Rubrics-CE 4333 student

University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program


Design Project (CE4333)
Assessment Rubrics
- Student Report Project Title:

Students (group):

Supervisors Name:
Assessment date
CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics
PI(d) 2-A1: Demonstrate effective inter-personnel skills (peer evaluation between students
within the same working team to demonstrate consensus to solve the problem)
(Assessed by Students)
Please rate your project team members on the relative contributions in your joint Senior Design
project. Your ratings will not be disclosed to other students and will not affect you or your colleagues
in any way. Your valued input is to be used for the purpose of CE program improvement. Be honest in
this evaluation and be part of your Program Assessment and Improvement Process.
Activity:

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Instructions:
1. Write your name and ID as Evaluating Student.
2. Write the name and ID of your teammate as Evaluated Student. Use a separate
sheet for the third teammate if applicable.
3. For each statement in the list check the appropriate box by expressing your opinion
about your teammate(s).
4. If not applicable, check the box in the N/A column.
Evaluating Student
ID:

Name:

Evaluated Student
ID:

Name:

Statement

Strongly
Disagree
Score= 1

Disagree
Score = 2

Agree
Score = 3

Strongly
Agree
Score = 4

N/A

Remarks

Did fair share of work


Respected agreed on
deadlines

Was available for


communication
Helped keep the group
focused on the task
Contributed to
ideas/planning
Contributed with
excellent quality of
work
Contributed to overall
project success
Final Score (Average)

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Senior-Design Project Rubrics-CE 4333


4. Design-Senior Project Rubrics CE 4333 Supervisor

University of Anbar
College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program


Design Project (CE4333)
Assessment Rubrics
- Supervisor Report For each action, where applicable, check the evaluated level of achievement.
If not applicable, check the box in the Not Applicable column.

Project Title:

Students (group):

Supervisors Name:
Internal examiner:

Panel Members Name:

External examiner :
Supervisor:

Assessment date
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CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action:

PI(f) 3-A2: Demonstrate professional conduct by keeping a record of the professional


conduct of the students working on the project
(Assessed by Supervisor)

Student Name:

Student ID:

Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Regular attendance of meetings


Meeting deadlines for
completing assigned tasks
Accepting responsibility
Recognizing the team members
contribution in the project
Final Score (Average)

CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(g)

2-A1: demonstrate effective oral presentation skills in the Graduation Project


defense
(Assessed by Supervisor Through Presentation)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Presentation quality
Self Confidence
Concentration (Eye contact,
Vocal skills, etc.)
Answering Questions
Final Score (Average)

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CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(g)

2-A1: demonstrate effective oral presentation skills in the Graduation Project


defense
(Assessed by Supervisor Through Presentation)
Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Understand Questions
Good listener (does not
interrupt the examiner while
asking question and others
answering question)
Concentration (Eye contact,
Vocal skills, etc.)
Adequate answers to questions
Final Score (Average)

CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(i) 1-A2: Demonstrate awareness of emerging civil engineering technologies

(Assessed by Supervisor Through Report and Presentation)


Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Timely relevant subject


Solution employing up-to-date
tools
Proposed method/solution
compares well with
available techniques
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action: PI(i) 1-A2: Demonstrate awareness of emerging civil engineering technologies

(Assessed by Supervisor Through Report and Presentation)


Poor
Score = 1

Measure

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Use of Computer presentation


software for presenting
the project (PPT, or any other
tools)
Demonstrate Skillful use of
advanced features of computer
presentation software.
Use of animation for
demonstrating/explaining
complicated phenomenon in
project.
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

CE Design Project Assessment Rubrics


Action:

PI(h) 1-A1: Demonstrate understanding and application of standards


(Assessed by the Supervisor)

Measure

Poor
Score = 1

Average
Score = 2

Good
Score = 3

Excellent
Score = 4

Not
Applicable

Remarks

Show knowledge of relevant


standards
Design constraints and
objectives are well defined
Demonstrate ability to apply
appropriate civil design
principles/methodologies in
the project
Demonstrate compliance of
design to standards
Others, please specify

Final Score (Average)

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