Identifying students’ perceptions of industry placements

Ivan Gratchev, Simon Howell, Saeed Shaeri, Hugo Espinosa, Andrew Busch

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Griffith School of Engineering and Built Environment (EBE) and School of Computing, Mathematics and Engineering (SoCME) at Charles Sturt University run two distinct work integrated learning (WIL) courses to prepare students for their industry careers. To maximize students’ experience, students are expected to possess certain knowledge and sets of skills before their industry placements, which will help them to successfully apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. However, as it is not possible to teach every single skill during the undergraduate years at university, there may be mismatches between the student’s knowledge level, competencies, and skills from one side, and the needs of the industry from the other side.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2023)
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 06 Dec 2023
EventThe 34th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference: AAEE 2023 - Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 03 Dec 202306 Dec 2023 (Call for papers) (Program)


ConferenceThe 34th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleAdapting to the changing expectations of students and industry
CityGold Coast
OtherThe Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) is a professional organisation committed to fostering excellence and innovation in engineering education. The 34th AAEE Annual Conference will be held on the Gold Coast from 3-6 December 2023.
Titled ‘Adapting to the Changing Expectations of Students and Industry’, the conference will showcase the latest innovations and advancements in engineering education, and how engineering education is adapting to the rapidly changing demands of both students and industry.
The conference will be held in-person, with recordings of selected sessions made available after the event.
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