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Reasons stated by commencing students for studying engineering and technology

Palmer, Stuart and Bray, Sharyn 2006, Reasons stated by commencing students for studying engineering and technology, Australasian journal of engineering education, vol. 2006-01, pp. 1-18.

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Title Reasons stated by commencing students for studying engineering and technology
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Bray, Sharyn
Journal name Australasian journal of engineering education
Volume number 2006-01
Start page 1
End page 18
Publisher Australiasian Association for Engineering Education Inc.
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1324-5821
1325-4340
Summary Responses were collected from commencing engineering students and an inventory of reasons stated for electing to study engineering was developed. Commencing engineering students were strongly career oriented; they believed that engineering would be an interesting and rewarding career that would offer enjoyment and career options. No difference was found in the principal reasons stated by respondents based on gender or course of study. On-campus students nominated principally career-related reasons for their choice of study (71 percent). While career-related reasons were still important for off-campus students, the most frequent type of responses were related to career upgrading (43.9 percent).
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Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, AAEE
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