Engineering management education post GFC and Copenhagen: are we on the right track?

Goh, Steven and Bullen, Frank (2010) Engineering management education post GFC and Copenhagen: are we on the right track? In: 40th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2010): Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation, 27-30 Oct 2010, Arlington, VA. United States.

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As world leaders around the globe navigate around the global financial crisis (GFC) and climate change agendas, aspiring engineering and engineering educators must rethink the enabling pathways for the personal, professional and educational development of professional engineering managers. A call for reform has exhibited in the early 21st century in form of numerous reports and literature around the globe. However, a revisit may now be required to ensure that the recommendations remain valid in the education of the next generation of engineering managers. The paper looks to the latest literature to review the findings of those pre GFC reports and highlights some of the existing engineering management and leadership programs around the world. It comments on the adequacy of those programs post GFC and provides a clearer picture of the key components and pathways of an aspiring engineering manager's learning journey. The issues that educators need address within course and program design are identified and discussed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © IEEE 2010. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2010 06:25
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 02:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering education; engineering leadership; management education; professional development
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2010.5673628

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