Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 9, No. 1 (2012)

Engineering education quality enhancement: A case study at the School level in the University

Arun Patil, CQUniversity
Chenicheri (Sid) Nair, University of Western Australia
Jo Miller, CQUniversity
Amanullah Maung Than Oo, CQUniversity
Patrick Keleher, CQUniversity
Fae Martin, CQUnivesity

Abstract

The Undergraduate Engineering Educational Quality Working Group (UEEQWG or EQG) was formed in 2010 within the School of Engineering and Built Environment at the Central Queensland University in order to provide a focal point for learning and teaching quality and its assurance in the Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Currently, there is minimal published evidence of similar and focussed approaches at other universities that do similar work within the sector. This paper outlines the activities conducted by the EQG since its inception and elaborates on key quality assurance approaches and recommendations provided by the working group to achieve the desired quality as well as efficacy of those recommendations/actions undertaken at the school level. The formation and activities of the Group are aligned with the recent AUQA recommendation which seeks emphasis on comprehensive approaches to Quality Policy and related documentation and improve staff understanding of and participation in the University’s quality system (TEQSA, 2012).

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