Diversification of engineering management studies in enriching the learning experience for the 21st century global engineer

Goh, Steven and Bullen, Frank (2009) Diversification of engineering management studies in enriching the learning experience for the 21st century global engineer. In: AaeE 2009: Engineering the Curriculum, 6-9 Dec 2009, Adelaide, South Australia.

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Abstract

This paper examines the engrained practice of contextualising engineering management studies within a technical context. The author argues that this practice has attributed to a generation of graduates that are well focused and technically competent but lack the creativity and professional skills needed to operate as a global engineer in the 21st century. The world is moving rapidly and an adaptive workforce is part of the success formula now and into the future. In the future world of mega projects, crosscultural diversity, intellectual mobility, multiple stakeholders and increasingly complex operating frameworks for engineers, one would argue the current curriculum of training engineers within disciplines to be technical specialists is inherently outdated. This paper provides an initial scoping study for further work to be developed and proposes a diversification principle in the reform of curriculum design in engineering management programs.


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Depositing User: Mr Steven Goh
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 00:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering management; engineering leadership; engineering education; 21st century engineer
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6593

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