Mechatronic engineering by distance education

Fulcher, Robert and Snook, Chris (2003) Mechatronic engineering by distance education. In: 10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, 9-11 Dec 2003 , Perth, Western Australia.

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The number of students undertaking tertiary studies by distance mode in Australia has been steadily increasing over the last decade. The Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a renowned leader in distance education and extended its offer of bachelor of engineering programs to external mode in 1988. A Mechatronic Engineering program became a part of this offering in 1995 and has grown steadily over time, especially with overseas students. The USQ distance education model is presented within the context of the Bachelor of Engineering degree programs. A typical external student profile is presented and an analysis of student demand for this mode. A brief assessment of the success of this study mode is made and its positive aspects highlighted especially with respect to Mechatronic Engineering. Finally how this mode of study complements face-to-face teaching is presented and indeed how this might be the case nation wide

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright. Full conference proceedings held in disk format in USQ Library at call no. AV 629.89 Con.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 04:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; mechatronics
Fields of Research : 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 > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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