Quantitative Analysis of the Challenges in the Mathematics Courses of the International Study Programme Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering in Wels. Implementation of Measures to Reduce the Dropout Rate and Improve the Current Situation

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In this article the results of the quantitative survey that was used to create a detailed analysis
of the challenges encountered in the mathematics courses in the first and second semester
of the Electrical Engineering programme at the School of Engineering of the University of
Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Wels in 2021 are presented. The already known challenge
of the Corona measures is clearly confirmed here. However, suspected language comprehension
problems or lack of interest in mathematics are clearly refuted. Furthermore, supporting
measures desired by the students to reduce the fundamental challenges are discussed.
The strongest support for students is clearly the provision of sample exams. Other desired
measures are the provision of short explanatory videos accompanying the script, additional
tutorials without any deliverables given by an experienced student from a higher semester
and organised study groups. A brief look is taken at the status of the measures already
implemented and whether any significant improvements can be observed as early as the last
winter semester of 2021/22.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHochschuldidaktik gestern - heute - morgen: Tagungsband 10. Tag der Lehre der FH OÖ
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event10. Tag der Lehre der FH OÖ: Hochschuldidaktik gestern – heute – morgen - Linz, Linz, Austria
Duration: 26 Apr 2022 → …


Conference10. Tag der Lehre der FH OÖ
Period26.04.2022 → …
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