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When students are not certain that a course is tied to their future career, students may place reduced value on the course content. For students in engineering and engineering technology, there are a variety of required major courses. In addition to major courses, for university degrees, a well-rounded education is required. This requirement results in general education requirements like humanities, mathematics, physics, and engineering sciences. In both major and non-major courses, student perception of value can affect their classroom participation, grades and rhetoric. This rhetoric can also be identified after graduation by industry professionals and faculty alike as they discuss the courses which are perceived to hold higher value. Lower value courses may be those which are taught by other faculty, required for accreditation or even those required by the university. This research focuses on student and practitioner perception of value of both major and non-major coursework. A survey instrument was created which compares structures or structural engineering courses to other required courses. The focus group includes architecture, architectural engineering, construction management, construction engineering technology and construction engineering students and industry professionals.
Mosier, R., & Ramming, C. H., & Adhikari, S. (2020, June), Perceptions of Structures Coursework for Career Fulfillment from the Student and Practitioner Perspective Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35049
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