Developing a framework for work integrated research higher degree studies in an Australian engineering context
Rodney, A. Stewart & Chen, Le (2009) Developing a framework for work integrated research higher degree studies in an Australian engineering context. European Journal of Engineering Education, 34(2), pp. 155-169.
The umbrella of Australian research higher degree (RHD) offerings has broadened from the traditional MPhil/PhD programmes to include a range of professional masters and doctoral degrees. This article reports on the experiences of three PhD students, engaged in an informally managed industry partnered research programme, described in this article as the work integrated research higher degree (WIRHD). Their learning process shares the attributes from both the traditional PhD programme and professional doctorates. However, because of the blended nature of the learning contexts, candidates engaged in the WIRHD programme must address a wider range of issues than those following the traditional RHD pathway. An exploratory case study approach was adopted with the view to develop an integrative framework to explain the various contexts that influence the learning experience of WIRHD candidates, as well as a structured approach to guide this contemporary form of industry partnered WIRHD process.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||work integrated learning, doctorate, PhD, research higher degree, curriculum design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 SEFI|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2013 23:19|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2013 06:04|
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