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Type: Conference paper
Title: Generation Y: Communication in engineering project teams
Author: Forrester, C.
Arjomandi, M.
Citation: Proceedings of the 20th 2009 AaeE Conference, 2009: pp.305-310
Publisher: University of Adelaide
Publisher Place: Adelaide
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 1876346590
Conference Name: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (20th : 2009 : Adelaide, South Australia)
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Crystal Forrester and Maziar Arjomandi
Abstract: Generation Y engineering students use e-techniques very efficiently both in personal communication and professional engineering work. This paper will discuss some of the modern techniques used by engineering students in project communications as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these methods. For the investigation, a group of approximately 60 third year, final year and graduate engineering students have been questioned, and the answers have been statistically analysed. The results show that a generation Y student is able to more quickly and effectively establish contact with peers for discussing project work and that the modern techniques are used to supplement and not replace face-to-face meetings. It is also evident that the engineering curriculum needs to more readily incorporate these e-techniques into the subject structure as well as continue to promote effective group meeting techniques.
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