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Researcher: Symes, MF (Mr Mark Symes)

Fields of Research

Maritime engineering
Higher education
Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Naval architecture
Marine engineering
Other engineering
Agricultural biotechnology
Agricultural engineering
Ocean engineering
Risk engineering
Engineering education
Other education
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Education systems
Technical, further and workplace education
Education assessment and evaluation
Urban geography
Urban and regional economics
Research, science and technology policy
Manufacturing engineering

Research Objectives

Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Workforce transition and employment
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Learner and learning
Management, resources and leadership
Other education and training
Teaching and curriculum
Teaching and instruction technologies
Higher education
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Coastal sea freight transport
Other manufacturing
Policies and development
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Institutional arrangements

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A collaborative mapping approach – framing an engineering pathway; 5th International Problem-based Learning Symposium 2017
A sequential project based leaning programme designed to meet the graduate attributes of engineering students; Journal of Modern Education Review
A sequential project based learning programme designed to meet the graduate attributes of engineering students; 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Alternative approaches to skill and assessment development in a co-operative education program; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
An integrated delivery and assessment process to address the graduate attribute spectrum; US-China Education Review A
An integrated delivery and assessment process to address the graduate attribute spectrum; International Engineering and Technology Education Conference 2011 (IETEC'11)
Challenges of developing and sustaining a co-operative education program in Maritime Engineering; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Community of Practice finding common inner space through Quality Pursuit; Teaching Matters 2014 – “Spaces and Places”
Empowering undergraduate education through support of student societies; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Engineering change: The future of engineering education in Australia
Engineering curriculum structure and mapping: Accreditation and beyond; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Engineering Futures 2035: A scoping study
Engineering pathways for regional Australia built through knowledge partnering; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Engineering pathways for regional Australia: viable learning platforms built by knowledge partnering
Graduate Attributes: Industry and Graduate Perceptions; Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
Identifying e-learning principles for Maritime Education through the e-initiatives project: A design-based approach; 2013 Australian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Conference
Inter-Institutional Student Developed Team Based Project; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Interpersonal variables and their impact on the perceived validity of peer assessment in engineering PBL; International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education
Mathematics in Marine Engineering: Significance of Formative-Feedback within a Diverse Student Cohort; 2013 International Engineering and Technology Education Conference
Optimising a route finding strategy for coordinated autonomous maritime platforms; 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences
Optimising a route finding strategy for coordinated autonomous maritime platforms; 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future
Sharing Practice Peer Learning Circle (PLC) 360 Curriculum; Teaching Matters 2013 - Open UTAS to the World
Simulating state-dependent systems with partial aging in standby; 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)
Skills and assessment necessary in a co-operative education maritime engineering program; International Conference on the Educational & Professional Development of Engineering in the Maritime Industry 2016
Student society based learning; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
The effects of interpersonal variables on the validity of peer assessment; 2013 International Engineering and Technology Education Conference
Validating student-led learning initiatives in problem solving: a cross institutional case study; 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference

Research Projects

Engineering pathways for regional Australia:viable learning platforms built by knowledge partnering; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Industry 4.0 Higher Education Apprenticeships Project; Department of State Growth (Tas) (DSG)
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Potential failure mechanisms of bulk iron ore cargoes; relevance of current Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) test methods to any failure

Research Candidate Supervision