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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

A holistic model for research supervision of international students in engineering and information technology disciplines

Start: 2010
Report Publication Date: N/A
Primary Project Leader Prasad Yarlagadda

Funding
Amount: $219,000.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Source: Priority Projects
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Summary
A large proportion (over 12 per cent) of international and non-English speaking background (NESB) postgraduate research students enrol in engineering and information technology (IT) programs in Australian universities. They find themselves in an advanced research culture, and are technically and scientifically challenged early in their programs. This is in addition to cultural, social and religious isolation and linguistic barriers they have to contend with. The project team surveyed this cohort at QUT and UWA, on the hypothesis that they face challenges that are more discipline-specific. The results of the survey indicate that existing supervisory frameworks which are limited to linguistic contexts are not fully assisting these students and supervisors to achieve high quality research. The goal of this project is to extend these supervisory frameworks to a holistic model that will address the unique needs and supervisory issues these students face in engineering and IT disciplines. The model will be useable by all other Australian universities.
Outcome
Keywords
Generic Skills › Communications Skills
Discipline Context › Engineering
Discipline Context › ICT
Student Type › International Students
Student Level › Postgraduate
TR(IL) Nexus (Teaching Research › Supervision
Disciplines
  • Engineering
  • ICT
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
Project Members
Prasad Yarlagadda
y.prasad@qut.edu.au
07 3138 5167
Project Leader

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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au