Beyond Exam Results: 3 years of student admission interviews Russell, Carol en_US Spralja, Zlatko en_US 2021-11-25T13:37:14Z 2021-11-25T13:37:14Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract The University of New South Wales introduced interviews for undergraduate admissions in 2006. This was one of several initiatives to broaden engineering study and move from focusing on traditional academic knowledge towards building ability in professional engineering design problem solving. We analysed interview and 1st year academic results for 600 FEAS applicants who subsequently became undergraduate engineering students at the University. The analyses show that that student success overall is still strongly related to theoretical skills, despite curriculum change initiatives. Other studies suggest a potential explanation: established engineering academic value systems are hard to shift. Both the interviews and undergraduate coursework assessment are conducted mainly by academic researchers who have themselves successfully come through a traditional engineering education. The results of this study have not only suggested how to improve the interview processes, but have also provided quantitative evidence of the systemic mechanisms that sustain established learning and teaching practices. en_US
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher REES en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other engineering education en_US
dc.subject.other engineering curriculum en_US
dc.title Beyond Exam Results: 3 years of student admission interviews en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Palm Cove, QLD en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Palm Cove, QLD en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName Research in Engineering Education Symposium en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2009, Palm Cove, QLD en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2009 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Russell, Carol, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Spralja, Zlatko, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
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