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Exploring the Learning Outcomes of International Engineering Students from Chinese Universities

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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International Division Technical Session 5

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Guoyang Zhang


Jiabin Zhu Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Jiabin Zhu is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her primary research interests relate to the assessment of teaching and learning in engineering, cognitive development of graduate and undergraduate students, and global engineering. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Engineering Education, Purdue University in 2013.

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Yang Da Wei

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In the past decade, China has seen an increasing number of international students from different countries and has become the third-largest destination for international students in the world. An increasing number of engineering students from different countries (e.g. South Korea, the U.S., Thailand, and Pakistan) come to China each year to pursue their degrees. The purpose of this study is to understand the learning outcomes of international engineering students in Chinese universities. Guided by the knowledge, skills, attitudes of learning outcomes framework, this work-in-progress explored international engineering students concerning their learning outcomes and related experience. Preliminary qualitative data analyses suggested that international engineering students in China gained a range of learning outcomes. The identification of different learning outcomes can help us to develop a deep understanding of international engineering students’ learning outcomes in China. The findings of this study suggested different valuable experiences which were beneficial to international engineering students’ learning. Furthermore, the results reported here could provide suggestions for multiple stakeholders to promote the learning experiences of international students in engineering.

Zhang, G., & Zhu, J., & Wei, Y. D. (2019, June), Exploring the Learning Outcomes of International Engineering Students from Chinese Universities Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32814

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