Introducing simulated work-integrated learning in engineering diploma final projects

Chand, Praneel and Foulkes, Matt and Thomas, Siju (2021) Introducing simulated work-integrated learning in engineering diploma final projects. WILNZ International Online Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 29-30 April 2021.

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As engineering education evolves, it is placing greater emphasis on producing work ready graduates. Graduates need a range of soft skills in addition to technical skills and engineering knowledge. The soft and technical skills are often enhanced via student work placements. Workplace learning implemented as a formal aspect of higher education curricula is often called Work Integrated Learning (WIL). In simulated WIL, a scenario like workplace learning is created within an educational institution. Within academic institutions, emphasis is placed on project work to build soft and technical skills. This paper/presentation will focus on using simulated WIL for cross-discipline final semester engineering diploma students at a New Zealand polytechnic.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Engineering Projects, Simulated Work Integrated Learning, Teamwork, Cross-discipline engineering
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
ID Code:7748
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Deposited On:07 Jun 2021 22:13
Last Modified:07 Jun 2021 22:13

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