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Affects of student attendance on performance in undergraduate materials and manufacturing modules

Naher, Sumsun and Looney, Lisa and Brabazon, Dermot (2008) Affects of student attendance on performance in undergraduate materials and manufacturing modules. In: ISEE-08 - International Symposium for Engineering Education, 8-10 September 2008, Dublin City University, Ireland. ISBN 1872327737

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Abstract

This paper investigates the class attendance of second year, third year and fourth year students and their overall performance at the school of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University (DCU). An investigation was recently conducted into the delivery of different module which was presented to a group of second year, third year and fourth year engineering students at DCU. Attendance in the class was recorded and the continuous assessment results and the final overall performances were investigated with their attendance. Student performance on Strength of materials – part 1 (SM1), Strength of materials part - 2 (SM2), Mechanics of Materials and Machine (MMM) and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes (AMMP) modules are presented in this paper. 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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Engineering > Engineering education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Publisher:Dublin City University
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:693
Deposited On:28 Nov 2008 12:04 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 17 Feb 2009 11:56

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