Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Lisa Looney
Dermot Brabazon
Sumsun Naher

Subjects

Education

Topics
education dublin city manufacturing processes students learning teaching engineering students engineering education student learning

Investigation of factors affecting the learning of final year advanced materials and manufacturing students (2007)

Abstract An investigation was recently conducted into the delivery of an Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes module which was presented to a sub-group of the final year engineering students at Dublin City University (DCU). Results from the class which has just completed their final year studies were examined in relation to the method of delivery. This cohort consisted of 25 students, 13 which studied for the Computer Aided Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (CAM) degree and 12 which studied for the Business and Manufacturing Engineering (BME) degree. This paper presents an examination of some of the factors affecting the overall results of these students. Factors evaluated include attendance of the student, as well as individual performance in continuous assessment and examination. Overall attendance at the lecture, the organised seminar series, and practical work were recorded. Results indicate a direct link between attendance and marks awarded. Students with higher attendance achieved better grades. Good continuous assessment performance did not automatically indicate good exam performance. Contrary evidence to this is discussed in relation to student learning styles where students may show better ability in exams with poorer ability in continuous assessment and vice versa.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Engineering education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Teaching

Full list of authors on original publication

Lisa Looney, Dermot Brabazon, Sumsun Naher

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Dublin City University
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Sumsun Naher
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 56