ASSESSMENT OF THESES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Professional engineers do not only require technical knowledge but also the ability to apply it successfully to design problems in the “real world”. The necessarily required skills can be acquired by solving realistic design problems in order to cope with for example holistic technical tasks as well as work organisation or conflicts in design teams. Project-based learning is often implemented for this purpose in theses at the end of undergraduate courses. The main objective of this paper is to compare and discuss actual approaches to the evaluation of such theses in German universities.