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Creating global networks through an online engineering graduate program

Murray, Martin H. (2011) Creating global networks through an online engineering graduate program. European Journal of Engineering Education, 36(1), pp. 97-106.

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Abstract

Internationally the railway industry is facing a severe shortage of engineers with high level, relevant, profession and technical knowledge and abilities, in particular amongst engineers involved in the design, construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure. A unique graduate level program has been created to meet that global need via a fully online, distance education format. The development and operation of this Master of Engineering degree is proposed as a model of the process needed for the industry-relevance, flexible delivery, international networking, and professional development required for a successful graduate engineering program in the 21st century. In particular, the paper demonstrates how a mix of new and more familiar technologies are utilised through a variety of tasks to overcome the huge distances and multiple time zones that separate the participants across a growing number of countries, successfully achieving close and sustained interaction amongst the participants and railway experts.

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ID Code: 40180
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: graduate education, online learning, networking, professional education, global reach
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2010.541555
ISSN: 0304-3797
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering not elsewhere classified (099999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 SEFI
Copyright Statement: Author Posting. (c) SEFI, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of SEFI for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in European Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 36 Issue 1, March 2011. doi:10.1080/03043797.2010.541555 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2010.541555)
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2011 08:05
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 00:10

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