Barriers to student success in engineering education

Boles, Wageeh & Whelan, Karen (2016) Barriers to student success in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

In the UK, the USA and Australia, there have been calls for an increase in the number of engineering graduates to meet the needs of current global challenges. Universities around the world have been grappling with how to both attract more engineering students and to then retain them. Attrition from engineering programs is disturbingly high. This paper reports on an element of research undertaken through an Australian Learning and Teaching Council-funded Fellowship that investigated the factors leading to student attrition in engineering programs, by identifying barriers to student success. Here, we contrast a review of the literature related to student barriers and success with student perceptions, gathered through a series of focus groups and interviews at three Australian universities. We also present recommendations for action to try to remove barriers to student success.

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ID Code: 96803
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2016.1189879
ISSN: 0304-3797
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Funding:
  • ALTC/Senior National Teaching Fellowship
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 SEFI
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2016 23:33
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 04:33

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