How do engineering students develop practical competencies during a period of industrial placement? - Students' perceptions

Rohaya Kamaluddin*

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Abstract

This paper explores engineering students' perceptions of developing practical competencies as experienced in their industrial placements. In addition, it discusses the criticisms in the literature on Problem Based Learning, Project Based Learning and Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate in relation to the evaluation of effective learning and teaching during placements. The paper goes on to discuss a study which examines how undergraduate engineering students develop practical competencies during their industrial placements. A phenomenological research approach is adopted using in-depth interviews and document analysis. The research findings from this PhD study will contribute to the knowledge, theory and practice for the students, the industries and the institutions of higher education as students' practical competencies are developed and graduate employability rises. In conclusion, this study explores students' experiences of developing practical competencies during industrial placements. Hence, the study should be able to contribute to a set of evidence-based guidelines for higher education institutions and industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 Jul 201515 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice
Abbreviated titleREES 2015
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period13/07/1515/07/15

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  • Cite this

    Kamaluddin, R. (2015). How do engineering students develop practical competencies during a period of industrial placement? - Students' perceptions. In 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015