Engineering Curriculum Group
The Engineering Curriculum Group (ECG) is involved in the funding and/or support of the following projects:
|Marine Engineering Bridging Unit||
The proposed new employer based marine access to higher education course intends to fill a gap in the educational market, benefiting employers and employees. This access to higher education course (level 4) will:
|Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, University of Portsmouth||Ongoing||
Report coming soon
|Identifying the Education and Training requirements of Engineering Companies in Hampshire & Isle of Wight||This small project will obtain evidence of education and training provision of a sample of engineering employers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIOW). The targeted employers fit the ECG definition of engineering; including mechanical, manufacturing and electrical small and large businesses. It is anticipated that this research will improve the HIOW educational institutions knowledge of employers training and education requirements and enable curriculum development of current courses and the creation of specialised short courses where required.||Mrs Lynsey Plockyn, University of Portsmouth||Ongoing|
Report coming soon
|The participation of work based learners in engineering higher education||This project develops an understanding of the low participation rate of mature employees in HE in Hampshire. It considers a range of issues relevant to provision, access and progression. Issues are addressed through a qualitative study of employees and employers from a selection of businesses and educational providers. Conclusions reveal employee and employer perceptions of HE and company training, commitment barriers that cause withdrawal or low achievement levels and if adequate support is available.||ECG||Ongoing||Coming soon|
|Student performance and achievement, general admissions and support over a three year period (2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8)||
The Engineering Curriculum Group (ECG) will be collecting and evaluating data on local student performance and achievement, general admissions and support over a three year period (2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8) from both partners and stakeholders, in collaboration with education institutions and engineering employers across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Analysis of these datasets will reveal the changing patterns of educational opportunities and support available to vocational students, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of existing courses over a fixed timeframe.
This information will provide a baseline against which the success of the project can be judged, for the next three years (2008/9, 2009/10, and 2010/11).
|Mature and vocational learners expectations of HE||This project investigated mature and vocational learners? expectations of learning in HE. The target population those undertaking either work-based or traditional learning courses at the University of Portsmouth, Southampton Solent University and vocational learners in four Hampshire and Isle of Wight FE colleges. It is anticipated that this research will help the LLN develop information sources that will better inform potential mature learners, those in the workplace or individuals studying vocational courses and help them make appropriate decisions about engaging in HE level study.||Carolyne Jacobs, Educational Developer, DCQE, University of Portsmouth||Completed||Coming soon|
|Engineering students, profile, retention rates and achievement levels: an investigation||
This project summarises the profile of students registered on engineering programmes at the University of Portsmouth. In addition, it looks at the retention rates and achievement levels of these students to determine whether students with vocational entry qualifications or from certain demographic groups have different withdrawal and achievement levels to students who follow traditional entry routes.
|Carolyne Jacobs, Educational Developer, DCQE, University of Portsmouth||Completed||Summary of Key Results|