Type of Powerful Assessment - Thesis/Viva-voce



  • A fourth year engineering capstone involves the production of an integrating thesis. Students are given the opportunity to work with a faculty member to define and design an original research project, as well as to conduct and communicate engineering-related research. Every year, nearly 200 students in the Engineering Science program work with over 100 supervisors from 20-25 distinct academic departments, and across theoretical, clinical, design and laboratory settings. This gives the opportunity to assess a number of key attributes in engineering education, such as design, investigation and communication.

(University of Toronto)


  • Rather than using the traditional examination clever multiple choice tools combined with an oral are used. Ensuring the feasibility and scalability of this approach whilst ensuring that what is examined is directly relevant to what law partners want is always a challenge.