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Academic performance and persistence of on- and off- campus engineering and technology students

Palmer, Stuart and Bray, Sharyn 2003, Academic performance and persistence of on- and off- campus engineering and technology students, in Engineering education for a sustainable future : proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference for Australasian Association for Engineering Education and 9th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, 29th September - 1st October 2003, [held at] RMIT University, Victoria, Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 246-253.

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Title Academic performance and persistence of on- and off- campus engineering and technology students
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Bray, Sharyn
Conference name Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference (14th : 2003 : RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 29 September to 1 October 2003
Title of proceedings Engineering education for a sustainable future : proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference for Australasian Association for Engineering Education and 9th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, 29th September - 1st October 2003, [held at] RMIT University, Victoria
Editor(s) Jollands, Margaret
Publication date 2003
Conference series Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference
Start page 246
End page 253
Publisher Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) academic performance
student persistence
off-campus study
Summary A study of more than 9000 unit enrolments in an Australian engineering program found that: the off-campus withdrawal rate was close to twice that for on-campus students; whether a student withdrew or not was highly correlated to mode of study; the rate of withdrawal was significantly different between the two student groups; the grade distribution for completing students was significantly different between the two groups; the mean final grade was significantly higher for off-campus students; the failure rate for off-campus students was significantly lower; and the overall wastage rate (withdrawn rate plus fail rate) was significantly higher for off-campus students.

ISBN 0975086103
9780975086100
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2003, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004942

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