Identifying potential mismatches between students’ perceptions of industry placements and the industry’s perception of work-integrated learning

  • Gratchev, Ivan (Recipient), Shaeri, Saeed (Recipient), Howell, Simon (Recipient) & Espinosa, Hugo (Recipient)

Prize: GrantSuccessful

Description

This project aims at investigating the students’ perceptions of industry work and how it is aligned with the current industry needs and expectations. Students and industry partners at Griffith University and Charles Sturt University will be surveyed and interviewed to identify how well students’ knowledge and skills match the current needs of the industry. The collected data (in conjunction with the QILT data) will point out the areas for improvement in the WIL programs at each university and inform other engineering schools across the country on how to better prepare students for WIL placements. The outcomes of this project will be research-based recommendations for institutions and relevant industry on how to assist students in acquiring the knowledge and critical skills required by the industry.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsAustralasian Association for Engineering Education

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