Professor David Dowling
|Section||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 2514|
|Qualifications||BAppSc RMIT , MSurv&Map Qld|
Fields of Research (FoR)
Education systems not elsewhere classified
Engineering not elsewhere classified
Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Sustainable Urban Design
Transition to university
Assessment of workplace learning
Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Australia - FIE (Aust)
Member of Engineers Australia Articulation Committee
Member of Higher Education Research and Development Association
Member and Past President of Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Research most recent
Dowling, D. (2011). Employer perspectives on Engineering Technician Education in Australia. In the proceedings of the 2011 AAEE Conference, Freemantle, 5-7 December.
Dowling, D. & Godfrey, E. (2011). Engineering Technician students: do they understand their future role? In the proceedings of the 2011 AAEE Conference, Freemantle, 5-7 December.
Dowling, D. Hadgraft, R, & Lamborn, J. (2011). Developing an inclusive stakeholder consultation process: A case study. In the proceedings of the 2011 AAEE Conference, Freemantle, 5-7 December.
Research most notable
Dowling, D. 2011, “Managing student diversity in the Master of Engineering Practice program: By design”, Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 27-38.
Dowling, D. & Hadgraft, R. (2011). The development of a systematic consultation process to define graduate outcomes for engineering disciplines. REES 2011 Conference, Research in Engineering Education Network. Madrid, October.
Dowling, D. (2011). A review of Engineering Technician education in Australia. Paper presented at the 2011 ASEE Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, Canada.
Burton, L., Dowling, D. & Kavanagh, L, (2011). Three approaches to determining students’ capabilities for studying engineering: Towards a national approach. In the proceedings of the 2011 AAEE Conference, Freemantle, 5-7 December.
Dowling, D., (2010). The career aspirations and other characteristics of Australian para-professional engineering students, In the proceedings of the 2010 AaeE Conference, Sydney.
Dowling, D, (2010). A review of para-professional engineering education in Australia: Exploring the VET-HE divide, In the proceedings of the 2010 AaeE Conference, Sydney.
Dowling, David G., (2010). The career aspirations of a cohort of Associate Degree students: Implications for engineering educators and the profession, In the proceedings of the EE2010 International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
Dowling, D. G (2009). Assessment of Prior Workplace Learning: A Case Study, In the proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning: An International Dialogue in Vancouver, Refereed Papers, June, Vancouver.
Dowling, David G., (2009). Using graduate attributes as a curriculum design tool, In the proceedings of the 37th SEFI Annual Conference, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. (ISBN: 978-2-87352-001-4)
Dowling, David G., and Burton, Lorelle J., (2009). A study of the understanding of knowledge and learning of a cohort of mature age students. In the proceedings of the 3rd Research in Engineering Education Symposium, 20-23 July 2009, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
Publications in ePrints
Dowling, David (2016) Employing STEM graduates: identifying collaboration capabilities wanted by employers. In: The STEM ecosystem: building cross-disciplinary leadership capacity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Gaby Chapman, The Writing Bureau, Melbourne, pp. 113-126. ISBN 978-0-646-95295-6
Dowling, David and Rose, Samantha and O'Shea, Eidin (2015) Reconsidering humanities programmes in Australian universities - embedding a new approach to strengthen the employability of humanities graduates by empowering them as 'global citizens'. Social Alternatives, 34 (2). pp. 52-62. ISSN 0155-0306
Ayers, Ron and Dowling, David and Lind, Gavin (2014) Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals industry – The MINAD project. In: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2014): Engineering the Knowledge Economy: Collaboration, Engagement and Employability, 7-10 Dec 2014, Wellington, New Zealand.
Symes, Mark and Allison, Janelle and Dowling, David and Ranmuthugala, Dev (2014) Engineering pathways for regional Australia built through knowledge partnering. In: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: Engineering the Knowledge Economy: Collaboration, Engagement & Employability, 7-10 Dec 2014, Wellington, New Zealand.
Kinash, Shelley and Crane, Linda and Knight, Cecily and Dowling, David and Mitchell, Kirsty and McLean, Matthew and Schulz, Mark (2014) Global graduate employability research: a report to the Business20 Human Capital Taskforce (DRAFT). Government Report. Bond University , Australia. [Report]