Engineering Completion Program Students’ Reasons For University and Program Preferences, Problems They Experience And Their Suggestions

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Asian Journal of Instruction, vol.3, no.1, pp.107-118, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : Asian Journal of Instruction
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-118


Due to the low rate of employment, technical teachers wanted to be active in

areas other than teaching. They faced a variety of problems since they did not have 

engineering degrees. To address such problems, programs were opened to help technical 

teachers earn their engineering degrees. This study used the qualitative research method 

to evaluate the engineering degree completion exam and programs with participants in 

different programs in the 2013-2014 academic year. The data in the study were gathered 

using a semi-structured interview form. The results revealed that the students took the 

exam to earn their engineering degrees and chose to attend universities located close to 

their place of residence. They identified problems such as transportation and 

accommodation due to the exam being held in only one location in Turkey. Most 

participants asserted that they were not able to attend classes because of their intensive 

work program, and were not able to study enough because of the exam schedule being 

announced late.