A model for research supervision of international students in engineering and information technology disciplines

Yarlagadda, Prasad K.D.V., Woodman, Karen, Silva, Pujitha, Taji, Acram, Sahama, Tony, Trevelyan, James, Samani, Shamim, Sharda, Hema, Narayanaswamy, Ramesh, & Lucey, Anthony (2013) A model for research supervision of international students in engineering and information technology disciplines. Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).

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Abstract

A large proportion (over 12 per cent) of international and non-English speaking background (NESB) postgraduate research students enrol in engineering and information technology (IT) programs in Australian universities. They find themselves in an advanced research culture, and are technically and scientifically challenged early in their programs. This is in addition to cultural, social and religious isolation and linguistic barriers they have to contend with. The project team surveyed this cohort at QUT and UWA, on the hypothesis that they face challenges that are more discipline-specific. The results of the survey indicate that existing supervisory frameworks which are limited to linguistic contexts are not fully assisting these students and supervisors to achieve high quality research. The goal of this project is to extend these supervisory frameworks to a holistic model that will address the unique needs and supervisory issues these students face in engineering and IT disciplines. The model will be useable by all other Australian universities.

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ID Code: 64862
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 9781921916700
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2013 22:40
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 07:00

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