Improving computer science student graduate skills through assessment

Rosanne English, Joseph Maguire, Alan Hayes

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In preparing computer science students for industry, degree content often focuses on technical skills such as programming. Such skills are essential for a successful post-study career in industry and is popular with students. However, industry notes that students are often limited in what can be referred to as graduate attributes or transferable skills. Such skills include effective teamwork, communication, and critical thinking among others.
To address this gap, it is proposed graduate attributes are incorporated into summatively assessed coursework alongside essential technical skills. This poster presents a an initial analysis of such skills and techniques to help students develop both technical and graduate skills in computer science education.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2020
EventUK International Conference on Computing Science Education Research - Online
Duration: 3 Sep 20204 Sep 2020


ConferenceUK International Conference on Computing Science Education Research
Abbreviated titleUKICER 2020
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  • computer science
  • programming
  • graduate skills

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