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Title: Developments in engineering education for rural Australia
Contributor(s): Glencross-Grant, Rex  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1680/muen.2010.163.4.209
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Abstract: This paper discusses the shortages of engineers in Australia and how this impacts upon local government authorities in rural and regional areas. The reasons why this situation has developed are analysed and remedial proposals by key stakeholders are outlined. The response by the University of New England, through a partnership with professional institutions and several local government employers, is detailed. In particular, the content of their new degree programmes, for both school leavers and mature entrants, is explained along with the metaphorical bridges between these programmes to enable engineers at all levels to be developed. The paper explains how this approach is expected to attract and retain professional staff in rural and regional areas that have previously suffered from staff depletions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 163(4), p. 209-213
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1751-7699
Field of Research (FOR): 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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