Promoting student engagement and continual improvement : integrating professional quality management practice into engineering curricula : Final Report.

Lead Institution: University of Adelaide

Project: SD13-2878

Designing curricula which enables students to readily transition to industry is challenging as the work and learning environments differ. Quality Management Systems provide the framework within which engineers operate, but until recently the need for undergraduates to understand this aspect of the p...

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Bibliographic Details
Institution(s):University of Adelaide
Main Author(s):Foley, Bernadette
Willis, Craig
Published: Office for Learning and Teaching 2015
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Online Access: /resources/SD13 2878_Adelaide_Foley_ Final report.pdf
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Summary:Designing curricula which enables students to readily transition to industry is challenging as the work and learning environments differ. Quality Management Systems provide the framework within which engineers operate, but until recently the need for undergraduates to understand this aspect of the professional environment was only an implicit requirement. To integrate quality management practice into the curriculum the project team successfully trialled the concept of using specific practices as learning tools. The concept exploits similarities between quality management practice and proven teaching strategies, associated with peer and cyclical feedback. An internal trial of the concept demonstrated that integrating quality management practice into existing assessment tasks can result in improved student learning and an increased understanding of professional practice. To introduce the concept and share experience gained by the project team, an online teaching resource for an exemplar practice, design verification, will be developed for engineering educators to trail and use within their own teaching environment.
ISBN:9781760284053 (PDF)
9781760284060 (DOCX)
9781760284046 (print ed)