Dr Palmer has recently taken a role in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University as Associate Professor, Integrated Learning.
Associate Professor, Integrated Learning, Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment, Deakin University
He maintains a strong interest, and active involvement, in engineering education.
What the census says about Australian engineering graduate occupational outcomes
Seminar date: Fri 2 May 2017, in 14.12.05
Internationally, the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for innovation and competition drives concerns about the adequacy of national STEM workforces.
Data from the UK, US and Australia suggest that, even immediately post-graduation, a significant proportion of engineering bachelor graduates do not work in engineering roles.
Using the 2011 Australian census data, this presentation will show the relationship between educational qualifications and occupational status of Australian engineering bachelor graduates, how this status varies with graduate age, the qualifications of those holding professional engineering occupational roles, and the geographic distributions of engineering roles and those holding engineering bachelor qualifications in Australia.
These findings suggest some questions for those with responsibility for undergraduate engineering curricula in Australia.
The SHEER Centre was pleased to host Dr Palmer as the first 2017 Visiting Scholar.