San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Challenges of Creating a New Engineering Education Model in Russia The engineering education model in the Russian Federation has its roots in the Soviet system of higher education, where students would study for 5 or even 6 years according to a very strict pre‐determined curriculum, which earned them a diploma of “engineer” in a narrow area of specialization, e.g. polymer engineering or petroleum engineering. Today, after signing the Bologna agreement which is aimed at standardizing the rigor of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Europe, the Russian Federation is transforming its system to meet the requirements of the agreement. Universities are developing four‐year Bachelor’s curricula and two‐year Master’s curricula. This implies a restructuring of the sequence and content of courses, which will form a new generation of engineers who will have a solid foundation in engineering principles plus the soft skills needed to meet the challenges of this global world. This paper concentrates on development of a new engineering education model in Russia, Master’s degrees in particular, challenges that Universities face in this process, and opportunities of using the best practices of the US engineering education.
Sanger, P. A., & Ziyatdinova, J., & Barabanova, S. V., & DUPE Ivanov, V. (2012, June), Challenges of Creating a New Engineering Education Model in Russia Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21054
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