San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Attributes of a Global Engineer: Field-Informed Perspectives, Recommendations, and ImplicationsWhat knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics are needed by engineering professionalsliving and working in an increasingly global context? At what stage of an engineer’sprofessional development are these attributes acquired and applied? In what ways doacademicians, employers, policymakers, and others play a role in equipping engineering studentsand practitioners with such attributes? And to what extent are there similarities and differencesin the nature of expected attributes based on one’s background or location?For the past three years, the ASEE Corporate Member Council’s Special Interest Group forInternational Engineering Education developed, presented, and vetted with its stakeholders aseries of attributes representing the desired competencies and characteristics needed by engineersin order to effectively live and work in a global context. An online survey was launched tovalidate the performance and proficiency levels of each attribute, including the stages at whichattributes were essential to the preparation, performance, and employability of global engineers.Educators, employers, students, and professional engineers throughout the global engineeringcommunity were invited to participate in the survey. To promote input and obtain feedback fromthe largest possible global engineering audience, ASEE collaborated with the InternationalFederation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) to make the survey available in Chinese,English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish andTurkish.This paper describes the stakeholder-driven process to identify and define attributes of a globalengineer; survey development and sampling procedures; summary of key findings-to-date; theperspectives, recommendations, and implications of how findings should be used to enhanceengineering education; and brief discussion and next steps.
Hundley, S., & Fox, P., & Brown, L. G., & Jacobs, A., & Didion, C., & Sayre, D. R., & Hoyer, H. J. (2012, June), Attributes of a Global Engineer: Field-informed Perspectives, Recommendations, and Implications Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21000
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