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.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information:||c. Society for European Engineering Education.|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||12 Apr 2012 04:11|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:58|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||postgraduate engineering education; engineering professional development; life-long learning|
|Fields of Research :||13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
|Socio-Economic Objective:||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development|
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