Curriculum Co-Design with Industry Partners: Lessons Learnt (72930)

Session Information: Curriculum Design & Development
Session Chair: Surendra Shrestha

Friday, 24 November 2023 10:15
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 701
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Today’s industry is demanding graduates who are job ready and able to perform professional tasks from day one. This has presented unprecedented challenges to the universities as these institutions are the ones responsible for preparing students for the job market. To address this challenge, the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment (SoEDBE) at Western Sydney University (WSU) has developed a Job-Ready Graduates program where industry partners are brought in to co-design the engineering curriculum.

The program began in 2022 and is in its second year. Two phases have been completed and the third phase has just started. Different strategies were used for different phases. Learning from the first phase was used to develop strategies for the second phase and the lessons learnt from the second phase was used to develop implement strategies for the third phase. Various methods were used to attract industry partners to collaborate with academics.

This paper will present the core principles used in co-designing the curriculum. Lessons learnt from the experience and success achieved will also be presented.

Surendra Shrestha, Western Sydney University, Australia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Surendra Shrestha is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University in Australia

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00