Engineering education issues in the UK

Davis, Lesley and Eley, Robert and Lamb, Fiona (2002) Engineering education issues in the UK. In: 2nd Annual Symposium on Engineering Education, 3-4 Jan 2002, London.

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Abstract

What are the current engineering education issues in the UK? This paper will present the results of a major consultation exercise carried out by the LTSN Engineering Centre during the early part of 2001. In particular, the paper will compare the opinions of academia and industry. LTSN Engineering is the national engineering subject centre of the UK Learning and Teaching Support Network, providing subject based support to promote high quality learning and teaching to all UK engineering academics. The centre has high visibility within the engineering community and provides information, resources and advice on good practices and innovations in learning and teaching, and a pro-active and responsive service to the needs of the community. In order to support this activity effectively the UK funding bodies have committed over eight million pounds annually to establish the LTSN comprising 24 subject-based centres and a generic centre. This subject-focused network has been established in recognition that for many in higher education, most networking and exchange of learning and teaching practice and innovation takes place within the subject discipline.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is the authors' pre-print version.
Depositing User: Dr Robert Eley
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering, education, issues
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1752

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