Impact of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) on graduate preparation for the manufacturing industry

Sahama, Tony R., Yarlagadda, Prasad K., Oloyede, Adekunle, & Willet, Graham (2008) Impact of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) on graduate preparation for the manufacturing industry. In Yarlagadda, Prasad K. & Gudimetla, Prasad V. (Eds.) 9th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management, 12-14 November 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.

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We argue that a good partnership between academia, industry and learning communities is a key to preparing students adequately for the manufacturing industry and for exchanging knowledge between stakeholders of ever growing innovation in manufacturing systems. A model of work integrated learning that has achieved benefits for all stakeholders in the manufacturing industry is described in this paper. The model has been in operation for 16 years for both Engineering and Information Technology students and the experience from this period is shared. The risks associated with such a model are also discussed.

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ID Code: 18220
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Work Integrated Learning, Manufacturing Systems, Engineering Education, Higher Degree Research, HERN
ISBN: 9780980582703
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 GCMM Board
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2009 05:35
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:41

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