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Comparative academic performance of engineering and technology students at Deakin University, Australia

Palmer, Stuart and Bray, Sharyn 2003, Comparative academic performance of engineering and technology students at Deakin University, Australia, International journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 132-147.

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Title Comparative academic performance of engineering and technology students at Deakin University, Australia
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Bray, Sharyn
Journal name International journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 132
End page 147
Total pages 15
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1560-4624
1741-5055
Keyword(s) continuing engineering education
engineering technologist
professional engineer
professional engineer
engineering workforce
student persistence
academic performance
undergraduate study
Summary Students completing three-year engineering technology and four-year professional engineering undergraduate courses may undertake a number of common study units. To gain an objective understanding of the academic performance characteristics of both student groups in the engineering and technology programs at Deakin University (Australia), a study was  undertaken of close to 9000 unit enrollments. It was found that: overall the BTech withdrawal rate was about 20% higher than for BE students; the rate of withdrawal was significantly different between the two student groups; the grade distribution for completing students was not significantly different between the two groups; the mean final grade was not significantly different between the two student groups; the failure rate was not significantly different between the two student groups; and the overall wastage rate (withdrawn rate plus fail rate) was significantly higher for BTech students. Other related results are also reported.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, Inderscience Enterprises
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