Attitudes towards Industrial Training in the BEng. Course in Building Services Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic

Y. N. Au Yeung*, C. C. Lai, Wai Fuk Ho, Atara Sivan, Lyn Gow, Jenilyn Ledesma

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Abstract

Co-operative education involves teaching students both through formal lectures within educational institutions and placement in appropriate industrial undertakings. At the Hong Kong Polytechnic, one form of co-operative education is sandwich courses. Because of the difficulty in locating appropriate and adequate placements, and the seeming ineffectiveness of the industrial training experienced, some of the departments are reverting from sandwich courses to full-time studies, or offering the option of full-time/sandwich modes. This change of structure has not been evaluated. A study was carried out to evaluate the academic and non-academic values of the system and the needs of local industries, using the building services engineering (BSE) course as a starting point. The opinion of the BSE Department staff, industrial sector, current and past students in the course were surveyed. Recommendations were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-226
Number of pages22
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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