Evaluation - the driver of the engineering education machine

Bullen, Frank (2010) Evaluation - the driver of the engineering education machine. In: AaeE 2010: Past, Present, Future - the 'Keys' to Engineering Education Research and Practice, 5-8 Dec 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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The term evaluation applied to engineering education has several connotations. Evaluation occurs at multiple levels. At the course level academics routinely evaluate 'technical' learning outcomes. These courses in turn routinely need to meet evaluation criteria set by individual institutions, such as graduate attributes, grade distributions, minimum load, student satisfaction, cohort progression and attrition. Further, at the program level, coordinators may be concerned with evaluation of total student load, overall progression and attrition, retention startegies, employer surveys, and various quality indices. The capstone is the evaluation carried out by Engineers Australia, which is (partially) based on satisfying the graduate competency requirements of the Washington Accord (as interpreted and applied by Engineers Australia). This paper considers evaluation from the course to the institutional level and reviews how the latter links with the international market.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 07:08
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering skills; competencies; international standards; teaching level
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18768

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