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DATA AND ANALYSIS OF DROPOUT RATES IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering,
  • Measures and indicators in education
Information
Abstract
There is widespread concern in all universities regarding the decrease of the enrolment by the students, as well as due to the high dropout rates that occur in the first year of some degree courses. In this work, it is presented a study carried out at the School of Civil Engineering of Technical University of Madrid, which focused on tuition data of New Students in the University System for the academic course 2012/13, according to data collected from the University Information Integrated System and total students in the records of the different first year subjects of the degree. The academic outcomes were analyzed without differences between the New Students in the University System (259 students) and repeater students, which accounted for between 28 and 63% of the enrolled students depending on the subject. It is also interesting to take into account the differences observed between the male and female students, although the number of male students was approximately three times higher than the female ones. However, the percentage of deserted male students was significantly higher (28.0%) than the deserted female students (18.5%). Besides, the female students obtained better results, in terms of passed subjects but not regarding qualifications. With regard to first year subjects, those that based the evaluation on performing numerous midterm tests generally presented higher percentages of passed students and/or lower percentages of deserted students. Finally, the study carried out has shown that the number of ECTS credits overcome versus those enrolled was about 40% of the credits corresponding to the whole first year of the Degree, whereas 75 students left the Degree in Civil Engineering (according to the advanced tuition data for 2013-14). Therefore, these results highlight the need for institutional actions that stimulate the implementation of solutions to the identified problems.
International
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Congress
8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI 2015)
960
Place
Sevilla
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-608-2657-6
Start Date
16/11/2015
End Date
18/11/2015
From page
1952
To page
1958
Proceedings of ICERI2015 Conference
Participants
  • Autor: Sara Garcia Salgado (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Angeles Quijano Nieto (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Dominguez Gomez (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria del Rosario Torralba Marco (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de Materiales y Medio Ambiente
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio
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