Part-time employment trends for full-time undergraduate property and construction students : results of a two year sequential investigation

Ashford, Peter and Mills, Anthony 2004, Part-time employment trends for full-time undergraduate property and construction students : results of a two year sequential investigation, 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. 420-427.

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Title Part-time employment trends for full-time undergraduate property and construction students : results of a two year sequential investigation
Author(s) Ashford, Peter
Mills, Anthony
Conference name Australasian Conference for the Engineering Education (15th : 2004 : Toowoomba, Qld.)
Conference location Toowoomba, Qld.
Conference dates 27-29 Sept. 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 Conference for the Engineering Education
Start page 420
End page 427
Total pages 8
Publisher Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Place of publication Toowoomba, Qld.
Keyword(s) overworked
students’ disengagement
career-related jobs
Summary This paper reports on the initial findings of an investigation into the experiences and part-time work practices of undergraduates enrolled in the Bachelor of Property and Construction (BPC) and combined degree courses at the University of Melbourne. Initial data was collected from final year students during 2001 and for all four years of the course in 2002. The results suggest that students in earlier years of the course are more likely to work in non-industry (casual) related employment and work fewer hours. Students in later years of the BPC course are more likely to work in jobs in the construction industry and also to work longer hours than those in earlier years. An analysis of final year students shows that the students employed by contracting organisations work significantly more hours than students employed by other types of organisations including architectural practices. The consequences of part-time semester employment on academic performance and students' well-being are considered and proposals are put forward as to how to better manage the industry experience-University relationship.
ISBN 0975683101
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037044

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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