Understanding the first year experience of engineering students

Understanding the first year experience of engineering students

Project description:

The aim of this project is to investigate the transition experience of students beginning an engineering degree. Of particular interest are the minority groups in engineering: women, mature age students, and at UNSW Canberra, civilian students in an otherwise military cohort. A better understanding of the difficulties encountered by different groups of students will enable more targeted and more effective social and academic support. This project requires a mixed methods approach, and strong skills in statistics or the ability to quickly develop those skills. 

 

Description of Work:

Literature review.

Design of surveys, and statistical analysis of survey data.

Design of interview protocols and interviewing, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis of interview data.

Supervisor: 
Dr Kate Wilson
Contact: 

Kate Wilson: k.wilson@adfa.edu.au