A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorGrayson, Diane
dc.contributor.authorCollier-Reed, Brandon I
dc.contributor.authorPearce, Howard
dc.contributor.authorShay, Suellen
dc.date2013-06
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-23T13:53:40Z
dc.date.available2014-09-23T13:53:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-23
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa produces too few engineers to meet its development needs. The number of graduating engineers is slowly increasing, but is still only about 2000 per year, serving a population of over 50 million. Data from the Council on Higher Education (CHE 2013) show that for the 2005 cohort of BEng students nationally only 25% obtained an engineering degree in the regulation time of four years, with another 19% taking five years. In a study for the Engineering Council of South Africa on improving throughput (Fisher 2011), one suggestion was to increase curriculum flexibility to better cater for the needs of a diverse student population. As part of a CHE project, we developed exemplar curricula for engineering degrees designed to take either four or five years to complete. In this paper we describe the underpinning principles that guided the design and illustrate how they are applied in curriculum exemplars for a mechanical engineering degree.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationGrayson, D., Collier-Reed, B. I., Pearce, H., & Shay, S. (2014). <i>A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa</i>. Glasgow, UK, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Scotland). http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7665en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationGrayson, Diane, Brandon I Collier-Reed, Howard Pearce, and Suellen Shay. "A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa." 2013-06, Glasgow, UK. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Scotland). http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7665.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationGrayson, D., Collier-Reed, B. I., Pearce, H., & Shay, S. (2013). A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa. Paper presented at the Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgow, UK, 343-352.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Conference Paper AU - Grayson, Diane AU - Collier-Reed, Brandon I AU - Pearce, Howard AU - Shay, Suellen AB - South Africa produces too few engineers to meet its development needs. The number of graduating engineers is slowly increasing, but is still only about 2000 per year, serving a population of over 50 million. Data from the Council on Higher Education (CHE 2013) show that for the 2005 cohort of BEng students nationally only 25% obtained an engineering degree in the regulation time of four years, with another 19% taking five years. In a study for the Engineering Council of South Africa on improving throughput (Fisher 2011), one suggestion was to increase curriculum flexibility to better cater for the needs of a diverse student population. As part of a CHE project, we developed exemplar curricula for engineering degrees designed to take either four or five years to complete. In this paper we describe the underpinning principles that guided the design and illustrate how they are applied in curriculum exemplars for a mechanical engineering degree. CY - Glasgow, UK DA - 2014-09-23 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - curriculum framework KW - curriculum flexibility KW - flexible degree KW - engineering education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PP - Glasgow, UK PY - 2014 T1 - A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa TI - A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7665 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/7665
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationGrayson D, Collier-Reed BI, Pearce H, Shay S, A curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africa. ; 2013-06; Glasgow, UK. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Scotland); 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7665 .en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherQuality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Scotland)en_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.publisher.locationGlasgow, UKen_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnhancement and Innovation in Higher Educationen_ZA
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen_ZA
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_ZA
dc.subjectcurriculum frameworken_ZA
dc.subjectcurriculum flexibilityen_ZA
dc.subjectflexible degreeen_ZA
dc.subjectengineering educationen_ZA
dc.titleA curriculum framework for flexible engineering degrees in South Africaen_ZA
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