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KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. (TEL)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4221-7326
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. (TEL)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5626-1187
2015 (English)In: 43rd Annual SEFI Conference, June 29 - July 2, 2015, Orléans, France, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For the last ten years, out of a total of 1500 students who were admitted to the five- year Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Science (CS) at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, only 20% graduated within the nominal study period + 1 year. Even though retention is low, employability is high: for 97% of the graduated students the education have lead to employment and 87% got employed already before graduation, which is a reason for the low retention.

In this study we investigated if students’ approaches to learning in their penultimate semester of a master program in computer science engineering can be associated with their study results. The focus of the study can be concluded in the research question; whether students who graduate in time differ from their peers in terms of approaches to learning, study results or how useful they perceive skills learned during their education. For students’ approaches we used the short version of Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST). For study results we used both finished Master’s thesis, and graduation diploma. 

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Approaches to learning, Computer science engineering education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-186128OAI: diva2:925579
SEFI 2015 Annual Conference

QC 20160512

Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2016-05-12Bibliographically approved

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