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.


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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.
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 : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified

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