Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Choosing degree among engineering students; Influence on the success
Mónica Preciado, Marta Rojo, Ignacio Moreno, Manuel Solaguren-Beascoa, Hernán Gonzalo

Last modified: 10-06-2015


The success rate of a university should be calculated taking into account, in addition to students who complete their studies, if they do it with the feeling that the choice of the grade has not been wrong. In this paper, the factors that can influence the feelings error / success of students have been investigated. Three groups were surveyed: high school, first year and final year. It is shown how their expectations and perceptions evolve. Good information appears as an important factor, not only in terms of the studies themselves but it has appeared the need for this information to provide a realistic idea of future employment. The vocation that has been called secondary corresponds to the predilection for a particular branch of engineering and, as expected, also plays a very important role. All students surveyed were engineers, but they pointed, as a reason for feeling wrong, not being in the branch that they liked. The motivational aspects of everyday life in college influence the commitment and performance of students, so they must be analyzed and action should be undertaken to improve the deficiencies identified.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.483

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