Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Education
The global market of higher education is growing at a rapid pace. Prospective graduate students in engineering have more options - domestically and internationally - than ever before. At this moment, the international setting of engineering graduate programs continues to shift and expand. This study analyzes the decision-making processes of students from India who pursue graduate education in Australia and the United States of America. In this setting, decision-making processes of student choice were examined after study participants selected higher education institutions in Australian and U.S. The research question is: why do graduate degree-seeking engineering students from India pursue studies in the United States and Australia? In addressing this central question, this study seeks to understand the decision-making processes of students from India by undertaking a multi-methodological approach to the study of selection and choice of graduate institutions abroad.
Berends, Louis, "Australia v. USA: Indian Engineering Students Pursuing Graduate Degrees Abroad, an Analysis of Factors Influencing the Choice and Location of Institution" (2011). Dissertations. 154.
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