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Skills and assessment necessary in a co-operative education maritime engineering program


Symes, M, Skills and assessment necessary in a co-operative education maritime engineering program, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on the Educational & Professional Development of Engineering in the Maritime Industry, 20-21 September 2016, Singapore, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-909024-58-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Maritime industry and academia constantly battle to provide seamless transition from undergraduate to professional engineer. Co-operative education (co-op) programs endeavour to bridge this divide by ensuring undergraduates experience current industry practices and procedures throughout their undergraduate program, confirming co-op graduates ability to ‘hit the ground running’ upon completion of undergraduate studies. Success of co-op type programs as a form of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is reliant on structured and authentic assessment to ensure development of required skills. The challenge exists to ensure this is maintained within work placements which occur outside the academic institute. This paper investigates the processes utilised within the National Centre for Maritime Engineering (NCMEH) at the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:co-operative education, WIL, workplace skills
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Symes, M (Mr Mark Symes)
ID Code:112030
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-10-21
Last Modified:2018-05-28

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