SCP: Evaluation System

Assessment Criteria 

The evaluation of the Senior Capstone Project takes into consideration the achievement of the objectives specified on the design of the subject: 

Assess the skills achieved by the students throughout the studies, test their maturity of and their ability to apply the skills achieved and develop research methodologies and problem solving within the field of study. 

The SCP implies delving into the knowledge and abilities developed in the differents courses throughout the Bachelor's Degree in Tourism.

In order to carry out this assessment, an specific evaluation system has been designed. Each of the evaluations answers to different knowledge and skills related to the main learning objective of the course. This are the different evaluation elements: 

Report (50%)

Structure & Formal Aspects (5%)

Following the required structure/ sections, following the style manual (citation, graphics, tables …) and using correct syntax and spelling

Objectives (& hypothesis) (10%)

Development and achievement of the objectives (and the formulation of the hypothesis)

Literature Review & State of the art (10%)

Key concepts, authors and main theories and the current situation

Methodology of the research (10%)

Required methodology aspects:
- Type of research (descriptive, comparative, analytic, ...)
- Type of methodology (quantitative, qualitative o mixed)
- Technics and instruments for information gathering (interview, survey, observation, gathering of data…)

Quality of the results (15%)

Adaptation of the results and conclusions to the objectives

Paper (10%)

Structure & Formal Aspect (2%)

Following the required structure/ sections, following the style manual (citation, graphics, tables …) and using correct syntax and spelling

Information Collection (3%)

Including all the relevant information

Adaptation to publishing criteria (5%)

Possibility to be published

DEFENSE (In person: 15% / Remote: 10%)

Clarity & Synthesis of the oral presentation (4%)

Clarity, organization y synthesis of the speech in the designated time.

Quality of the support media (2%)

Quality and use of the PowerPoint presentation

Adequacy of the answers to the Board’s questions (4%)

Accuracy in the identification of the questions and precision of the answers

IN-PERSON Defense (5%)

Verbal and non-verbal communication skills

EVALUATION OF THE PROCESS (only advisors) * (25%)

Attendance to tutoring (5%)


Adjustment to the schedule (5%)

Following and fulfilling the scheduled tasks

Proactive attitude (10%)

Initiative and autonomy levels

Individual contribution of the student to the final outcome (5%)

Relevance of the contribution

IMPORTANT: The SCP Advisor has the authority to exclude and students from the evaluation process of the subject. This exclusion implies failing the subject with no option to re-evaluate. 

- Research SCP Evaluation Template  (ENGLISH!)

- Professional SCP Evaluation Template (ENGLISH!)

Examining bodies

The Degree in Tourism Committee decides the assignation of SCP correctors. It is constituted by: 

· Director of the EUHT CETT - UB.

· SCP Coordination

· Member of the faculty responsible for the Learning Area the object of research belongs to.

· Director of the E3 (SCP in company/ institutions).

The examining board assigned for each SCP will assess all the submitted materials (project's full report and paper) and the defense. SCP Coordination is responsible for submitting the grades to the Registrar's Office.


Re-assessment is available for those students who have failed the SCP. Only students who have FAILED the project are elegible for re-assessment. Students who haven't submitted the project or who have passed the subject may not be suitable for re-assessment.

Group projects with a passing grade will not be re-evaluated, even if one or more students from the group have failed. 

Re-evaluated projects may not get a grade higher than 5.