Great expectations? A comparative analysis of bachelor and graduate level engineering students' expectations of university and experiences of transition

Jane Andrews, Robin Clark

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Abstract

This paper critiques how engineering students experience two key academic transition points in UK Higher Education, foundation (pre-freshman) and graduate level study. Set within an era whereby the dominant ideology is that of marketization, the paper considers whether student expectations of the academic side university are similar at foundation and graduate level. Descriptive statistics are used to compare and contrast the student perspective and a number of key differences between the expectations of both cohorts critiqued. The paper concludes by emphasing the need for Synergetic Configuration across the curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Number of pages13
Volume2017
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2017
Event2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition - Columbus, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

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Conference2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus
Period24/06/1728/06/17

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© 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. June 25-28, 2017

Keywords

  • Foundation students
  • Graduate students
  • Synergetic Configuration
  • Synergy
  • Variety

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