Making programme learning outcomes explicit for students of process and chemical engineering

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dc.contributor.author Fitzpatrick, John J.
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Edmond P.
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Declan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-13T14:53:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-13T14:53:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2009-07
dc.date.issued 2009-07
dc.identifier.citation Fitzpatrick, J.J., Byrne, E.P. and Kennedy D. (2009) 'Making programme learning outcomes explicit for students of process and chemical engineering'. Education for Chemical Engineers, 4 (2):21-28. en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 21 en
dc.identifier.endpage 28 en
dc.identifier.issn 1749-7728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/353
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ece.2009.07.001
dc.description.abstract There is a global shift from solely content-driven teaching to learning outcomes driven engineering education which underpins much of the educational reform. In engineering education, degree programme learning outcomes are more commonplace as more and more professional accrediting bodies require fulfilment or compliance with prescribed learning outcomes. However, the students may not be presented with these learning outcomes as they are often “hidden” in application for accreditation documentation and not divulged to the students. This is the context of this thesis study. Undergraduate students (2006-2008) taking the BE degree programme in Process & Chemical Engineering at UCC were first surveyed to assess their level of knowledge of the learning outcomes concept and of the degree programme learning outcomes. The contents of two application documents for accreditation documents submitted to professional accreditation bodies along with Institution guidelines were reviewed to formulate the degree programme learning outcomes and these were presented to the students. These students were then surveyed after the presentation. The results of the questionnaire demonstrated a major improvement in the knowledge of the learning outcomes concept and the degree programme learning outcomes amongst the students. It also showed that the students found the session to be beneficial. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1749772809000037
dc.rights © 2009 The Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Education for Chemical Engineers. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Education for Chemical Engineers, Volume 4, Issue 2, July 2009, Pages 21- 28. DOI: 10.1016/j.ece.2009.07.001 en
dc.subject Programme learning outcomes en
dc.subject Engineering education en
dc.subject.lcsh Competency-based education en
dc.subject.lcsh Engineering--Study and teaching en
dc.title Making programme learning outcomes explicit for students of process and chemical engineering en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D015/jfitzpatrick en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D015/ebyrne en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A013/dkennedy en
dc.internal.authorcontactother John Fitzpatrick, Process & Chemical Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.fitzpatrick@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Edmond Byrne, Process & Chemical Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: e.byrne@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Declan Kennedy, Department of Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353 21 490 3469 Email: d.kennedy@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2011-06-29T15:03:41Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.internal.rssid 119941335
dc.contributor.funder Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme, University College Cork en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Education for Chemical Engineers en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Romeo en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress e.byrne@ucc.ie en


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