Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Dermot Brabazon
Denise McMorrow
Sumsun Naher

Subjects

Education

Topics
student skills software engineering engineers ireland competency engineering students competency education engineering education careers key skills

Employer and student perspectives on skills for engineers in the twenty first century and beyond (2010)

Abstract This research focused on skills identified among final year engineering students. It provided evidence of different levels of skills by students and identifies their greatest learning influences in these areas. The skills were self-assessed by students and covered seven areas designated by Engineers Ireland. Competency levels such as science, software, creativity, engineering practice, social and business, ethics, discipline specific were assessed. It also investigated the important role that work placements play in skills developed by students. Key skills sought by leading Engineering firms from graduates now and in the next five years were also researched in this paper. Employers were surveyed to determine and investigate skills needed from graduate engineers and how best to meet these challenges. The emphasis on work placements and its impact on skills’ development in engineering students such as business acumen and working effectively and efficiently in industry were highlighted.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Engineering education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Brabazon, Denise McMorrow, Sumsun Naher

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