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dc.contributor.author Uziak, J.
dc.contributor.author Oladiran, M. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-21T13:47:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-21T13:47:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Uziak, J. and Oladiran, M.T. (2009) Introduction of general education courses to engineering programmes at the University of Botswana, International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol.25, No. 6, pp. 1283-1291 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0949 149X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/700
dc.description.abstract Complementary studies are fundamental for accreditation of engineering programmes in line with the Washington Accord. This paper presents the experiences of the University of Botswana in introducing General Education Courses (GECs) for the purpose of broadening the educational experience of all students, with particular reference to engineering students. Students registration data captured in the Integrated Tertiary Software (ITS) were analysed using Excel software. The five-year study period was from 2002 to 2007. Results indicate that engineering students mainly took GECs offered by the science and technology disciplines. It is concluded that GECs should be retained within the engineering programmes but the student advisory system should be improved and skills (e.g. IT competencies) that are important for professional development should be embedded in core courses instead of in general education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Tempus Publications http://www.ijee.ie/ en_US
dc.subject Complementary studies en_US
dc.subject General education en_US
dc.subject Engineering curriculum en_US
dc.subject Accreditation en_US
dc.title Introduction to general education courses to engineering programmes at the University of Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.rights.holder International Journal of Engineering Education en_US


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