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Why do Deakin students elect to study engineering?

Palmer, Stuart and Bray, Sharyn 2004, Why do Deakin students elect to study engineering?, in Creating Flexible Learning Environments: Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education and the 10th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Toowoomba, Qld., pp. 479-486.

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Title Why do Deakin students elect to study engineering?
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Bray, Sharyn
Conference name Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference (15th : 2004 : Toowoomba, Qld.)
Conference location University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland
Conference dates 27-29 September 2004
Title of proceedings Creating Flexible Learning Environments: Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education and the 10th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum
Editor(s) Snook, Chris
Thorpe, David
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference
Start page 479
End page 486
Publisher Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Place of publication Toowoomba, Qld.
Keyword(s) commencing students
engineering and technology
career
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).
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 0975683101
9780975683101
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005356

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