Goh, Steven and Bullen, Frank (2011) Engineering faculties in developing and assessing professional competencies for engineers in Australia. In: 39th SEFI Annual Conference: Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability and Mobility (SEFI 2011), 27-30 Sep 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.
The paper argues for Australian engineering faculties to develop a structured mechanism that supports the current drive towards chartered (professional) status and national registration system in Australia. This paper outlines the initial proposition for a postgraduate program at the Master level to achieve chartered status for engineers and engineering managers. A roundtable gathering of representatives from industry, academia, and profession was organized and provided input in the form a SWOT analysis on the concept and rationale behind the proposition, and is presented in this paper. A refined model is then presented in this paper that outline pathways for achieving chartered status (stage 2 competencies) via an Engineering Master program. But also pathways via an Engineering Doctorate program to achieve Engineering Executive (EngExe) status, recognition for achieving stage 3 competencies for senior engineering managers; and potentially the proposed EngExe (Technical), recognition for achieving stage 3 competencies for technical specialist. This paper argues the case for engineering faculties to be active in the development and assessment of engineers and engineering managers as part of the life-long learning approach that is demanded of modern professionals.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||c. Society for European Engineering Education.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||postgraduate engineering education; engineering professional development; life-long learning|
|Depositing User:||Mr Steven Goh|
|Date Deposited:||12 Apr 2012 04:11|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:58|
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