Student feedback on project based engineering courses

Jollands, M, Hadgraft, R and Ward, L 2006, 'Student feedback on project based engineering courses', in B. Yang, D. Patterson and X. Chen (ed.) 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-13 December 2006, pp. 1-7.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Student feedback on project based engineering courses
Author(s) Jollands, M
Hadgraft, R
Ward, L
Year 2006
Conference name Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 10-13 December 2006
Proceedings title 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Editor(s) B. Yang
D. Patterson
X. Chen
Publisher AUT
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Abstract Project based learning (PBL) courses have been introduced in some engineering programs at RMIT. The first year courses are designed to develop the student¿s knowledge of their future profession as well as graduate capabilities in generic skills and self-reflection. RMIT also introduced a new university wide student feedback survey in 2006. The current research examines student feedback from PBL courses in the chemical and civil engineering programs. A comparison of feedback showed many similarities. The students liked PBL courses, learning more about their profession and developing generic skills. They disliked self-reflection and commented they would like more feedback from staff and understanding of their difficulties. The differences were minor. In 2007 the main focus for improvement will be in staff working harder to motivate students and understand their difficulties and to give more suitable timely feedback.
Subjects Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) capability
project-based
sustainability
PBL
teamwork
communication skills
ethics
report writing
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