A study of the impacts of variable factors on built environment graduates’ prospects
AffiliationUniversity of Salford
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AbstractThis paper investigates the impacts of variable factors, such as practical experience and factors related to study style, on employment outcomes and patterns of built environment graduates in Australia. This paper also compares the employment prospects of different built environment sub-disciplines, including Architecture, Construction, Real Estate and Urban Planning and Regional Studies. Practical experience and the possibility of work with final year employers after graduation were found to have a statistically significant impact on the employment outcomes for graduates of built environment and all of its sub-disciplines. However, degree level and type of university attended were not found to have a statistically significant impact. Attendance type and employment mode in the final year of study had a statistically significant impact on the employment patterns for graduates of built environment and all of its sub-disciplines. The graduates who studied part-time and worked full-time in their final year of study were more likely to secure full-time jobs after graduation. The findings of this paper can be used by built environment graduates to identify the variable factors which they can change in order to enhance their employment prospects.
CitationPoon, J. and Brownlow, M. 2016, 'A study of the impacts of variable factors on built environment graduates prospects' , International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 12(2) pp. 99-121.
JournalInternational Journal of Construction Education and Research