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Project management learning: a comparative study between engineering students’ experiences in South Africa and the United Kingdom

Williams, Terry; Ashleigh, Melanie J.; Chipulu, Max; Marshall, Alasdair; Ojiako, Udechukwu


Melanie J. Ashleigh

Max Chipulu

Alasdair Marshall

Udechukwu Ojiako


This study explores how engineering students studying project management perceive their learning experiences. To facilitate an understanding of the constituent components of engineering students’ experiences, and to understand how these experiences influence preferred learning styles, a comparative study of university students studying engineering in South Africa and the United Kingdom is conducted. The study finds no significant demographic differences in learning experiences across the two student cohorts. However, the South African cohort reports higher levels of overall experiences. They also report higher usage of online learning materials but lower levels of blended learning and individual critical evaluation skills experiences.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2015-08
Journal Project management journal
Print ISSN 8756-9728
Electronic ISSN 1938-9507
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 4
Pages 47-62
Keywords Learning, Project management, Engineering, South Africa
Publisher URL
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., Ashleigh, M. J. and Williams, T. (2015), Project Management Learning: A Comparative Study Between Engineering Students’ Experiences in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Proj Mgmt Jrnl, 46: 47–62, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1002/pmj.21510. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.


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