STRATÉGÉ – Study of Transparent Recognition, Accreditation Tools and Experience in a Global Environment
Engineering graduates of today, face a working environment that assumes global mobility in the labour market. This challenge means, amongst universities worldwide, a demand to increase the globalisation of educational programs, context, and increase and support the mobility of students through mechanisms such as student exchange and double masters degrees. Engineering student mobility from Australia is low with only a few Engineering Faculties encouraging students to go internationally. This comparative study, using universities in Australia and Europe, of feedback from students who have been on exchange or proposing to go on exchange, employers and faculty addresses the motivators and barriers to student mobility and exchange from the perspectives of the university, faculty, students and employers. Recommendations will be presented on how student mobility and exchange can be improved, and mechanisms such as double Masters Degrees, dual accreditation and Erasmus Mundus 2009 – 2013 can be utilised to improve student mobility.
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|Keywords:||Student exchange, Engineering, Europe, Australia, International study experience, ePortfolio, Tertiary Education, Work Experience, Undergraduate studies, Postgraduate studies|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Deposited On:||03 Aug 2009 12:43|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 23:56|
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