Studying engineering by distance education: an Australian case study

Dowling, David (2004) Studying engineering by distance education: an Australian case study. In: Engineering Education 2004 (EE2004), 07-09 Jun 2004, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Submitted)


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The University of Southern Queensland has offered undergraduate engineering programs by distance education since 1977. This paper describes the design, development and implementation of the distance education version of the professional level Bachelor of Engineering program, which was first offered in 1987 as a mixed-mode program. The fully external version of the program was first offered in 1997 and in 2002 it was granted full accreditation status by Engineers Australia. The program offers equality of educational opportunity to a large number of previously disenfranchised people. This is evidenced by the fact that to date almost 1000 students have benefited from its introduction.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Noe vidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education, engineering education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified

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