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Distance Engineering students enjoy creative problem-solving to test their knowledge and understanding

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O U T S I D E T H E B OX  A S S E S S M E N T & F E E D B A C K P R A C T I C E S ,  V O L . 1 , N O . 1

Distance Engineering students enjoy creative problem-solving to test their knowledge and understanding

Dr. Abdeldjalil Bennecer, Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Professor Phil Picton, Professor of Engineering


The Department of Engineering within the School of Science and Technology offers a unique course in non-destructive testing both at a foundation and bachelor degree levels. Since its inception, the course has been delivered in distance learning mode to accommodate the cohort of students who are interested in the course. They usually work in full time jobs in different parts of the world. Moreover, their jobs involve travelling to remote places for long periods of time at short notice.

While the provision of learning packages has been facilitated and organised through NILE (the University’s Virtual Learning Environment), the assessment posed a number of challenges in ter…