Challenges in engineering education: student engagement and employability skills

Chowdhury, Rezaul (2020) Challenges in engineering education: student engagement and employability skills. In: 2nd International Conference on Research and Innovation in Civil Engineering, 10-11 Jan 2020, Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore key challenges of engineering education. In particular, the study is concentrated on two specific challenges - student engagement and employability skills. Major challenges in engineering education are increased work-based students and demand for online education, lack of student engagement in online education and competency deficiencies of engineering graduates. Identified competency deficiencies involve gaps in problem solving skills; communication, teamwork, interpersonal and leadership skills; business and project management skills; application of engineering skills and emotional intelligence skills. Two case studies, previously published in journals, have been discussed. They are related to industry-practice-based and project-based-learning in engineering education. It is discussed and
recommended that industry-focused course curriculum can play an effective role in minimising competency deficiencies of engineering graduates and student engagement can be improved by adopting project based learning approach in engineering education.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Invited talk.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 05:01
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering education, engagement, competency, industry, project based learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37838

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