Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5203
Title: Re-Engineering the Bush: An innovative collaborative engineering degree at the University of New England, Armidale
Contributor(s): Glencross-Grant, Rex (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5203
Abstract: This paper reports on the introduction of a three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree programme at the University of New England (UNE), Armidale, New South Wales in 2008. The degree is presently offered with majors in civil and environmental engineering. The programme has been developed very closely with industry and professional organisations and enjoys very strong support from these areas. The format, structure and mode of delivery have been collaboratively and empathetically designed for regional students and employers. A number of innovative aspects of the degree programme include a range of delivery modes; industry traineeships; on-the-job work experience for those enrolled off-campus; advanced standing for recognised successful prior learning; preparatory units in chemistry, mathematics and physics for mature-age students; mid-year enrolments; and mature-age intakes from those employed in industry and who require formal qualification for advancement. Engineers Australia provisional accreditation at engineering technologist level was conducted in April 2009. Articulation pathways are available to four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Master of Engineering Practice with a partner university. The format, structure and mode of delivery, the degree is attracting interest from students and industry in that it facilitates work and study concurrently. The course is relevant and delivering what industry and professional organisations require, as well as attracting students to engineering as a profession of choice.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: IPWEA International Public Works Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6th September - 10th September 2009
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the IPWEA International Public Works Conference: Global Challenges, local solutions. Delivering for the next generation
Publisher: IPWEA: Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.ipwea.org.au/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Conference_Papers_storage_area_&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=9776
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