Mechatronic engineering by distance education

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Fulcher, Robert and Snook, Chris. 2003. "Mechatronic engineering by distance education." Billingsley, John (ed.) 10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (MViP 2003). Perth, Australia 09 - 11 Dec 2003 Taunton, England.
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Mechatronic engineering by distance education

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsFulcher, Robert (Author) and Snook, Chris (Author)
EditorsBillingsley, John
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision 2003: Future Trends
ERA Conference ID43911
Number of Pages10
Year2003
Place of PublicationTaunton, England
ISBN0863802907
Conference/Event10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (MViP 2003)
Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
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10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (MViP 2003)
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International Conference on Machine Vision and Mechatronics in Practice
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09 to end of 11 Dec 2003
Event Location
Perth, Australia
Abstract

The number of students undertaking tertiary studies by distance mode in Australia has been steadily increasing over the last decade. The Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a renowned leader in distance education and extended its offer of bachelor of engineering programs to external mode in 1988. A Mechatronic Engineering program became a part of this offering in 1995 and has grown steadily over time, especially with overseas students. The USQ distance education model is presented within the context of the Bachelor of Engineering degree programs. A typical external student profile is presented and an analysis of student demand for this mode. A brief assessment of the success of this study mode is made and its positive aspects highlighted especially with respect to Mechatronic Engineering. Finally how this mode of study complements face-to-face teaching is presented and indeed how this might be the case nation wide

Keywordsdistance education; mechatronics
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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Book TitleMechatronics and machine vision 2003: future trends
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