Australasian Journal of Engineering Education

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, October

Fostering International Engineering Education Research Collaborations: On the Need to Think beyond the Workshop Format
1 INTRODUCTION In Australia and many other nations and regions, engineering education is emerging as a vibrant research field (AAEE, 2008; Godfrey & Hadgraft, 2009; Lohmann & de Graaff, 2008; SEFI, 2008), bolstered by a diverse and growing...
Learning Cultures of Problem-Based Learning Teams
1 INTRODUCTION Student learning in undergraduate engineering courses in most Australian universities has relied mainly on lecture-based teaching, supplemented where appropriate with laboratory practicals, tutorials, seminars, projects and other...
Meeting the Challenges of Electrical Engineering Service Courses
1 INTRODUCTION Ever since the establishment of the first engineering courses in Australia at the universities of Sydney and Melbourne in the 1880s, one of the main features of these professional degrees has been existence of "service courses" (Selleck,...
Persuasive Presentations in Engineering Spoken Discourse
1 INTRODUCTION In the current climate of curriculum reform in university education in Australia, there is an appropriately strong focus on graduate attributes, such that when students graduate they will not only have demonstrated their knowledge...
Project-Based Learning for First-Year Engineering Students: Design of C[O.Sub.2] Sequestration
1 INTRODUCTION The accreditation requirements for the engineering curricula have introduced new insights into learning and teaching practices. One of them is project-based learning (PBL), which has only recently been practiced in engineering education...
Student Profiles and Their Role in the Evaluation of Learning and Teaching
1 INTRODUCTION Over the past three decades work has been carried out to demonstrate the idea that both teachers and students have personality characteristics that can affect the way they teach or learn and interact (Abrami et al, 1982; Murray et...
Student-Specific Projects for Greater Engagement in a Computational Fluid Dynamics Course
1 COURSE OVERVIEW Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICFD) is a combined final year undergraduate/ postgraduate course, running for 12 weeks, 3 hours per week (h/w). While prerequisites for the course include fluid dynamics and mathematics,...
The Use of Co-Assessment in Motivating Tutorial Attendance, Preparation and Participation in Engineering Subjects
1 INTRODUCTION It is a well-reported problem in the education literature that "students undertaking university courses skip classes on a not infrequent basis" and that "non-attendance at university is an ongoing problem that appears to transcend...