This paper is from Session 5D: Statistical Education and Work Integrated Learning
which comes under Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines
Paper 5D3 (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30)
Industry Collaboration through Work-Integrated Learning in a Capstone Unit
- Ayse Aysin Bilgin (Macquarie University, Australia)
During the last decade, many universities across the world have increased industry-focused curriculum development to prepare graduates for the workforce. This shift has usually involved collaboration with industry representatives as partners in curriculum development, and the incorporation of work-integrated learning (WIL), such as internships, into programs of study. The most effective way to carry out work-integrated learning is to engage with real industry problems; for statistics students, this can be achieved within a capstone unit that brings together the various skills and knowledge that they have developed throughout their studies. In this paper, we describe our developing collaborations with industry for our Statistics and Decision Science students, and provide examples of industry projects on which they worked.