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Educating Globally Competent Engineers in London, United Kingdom

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Preparing Engineering Students for the Global Workplace

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25.492.1 - 25.492.12



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Brian D. Koehler North Carolina State University

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Brian D. Koehler is Director of International Engagement in the College of Engineering at NC State University. He leads NC State’s Engineering Career Fair, which has become one of the largest and highest quality opportunities in the nation, mentors the NC State Engineering Ambassadors, and advises the Engineers’ Council. Teaching and research areas include engineering education, career development, international engineering, leadership, corporate recruiting, and supply chain management. Koehler received degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville (B.S.), and NC State University (M.A. and M.B.A).

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Educating Globally Competent Engineers in London, United KingdomThis paper describes the background, implementation, assessment, and future plans of the ENG331: London experience hosted by the College of Engineering and the College of Humanities &Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. The motivation for initiating the programwas to structure an international experience for engineering students, which differentiates themfurther to become the success that they want to be. The success of international programs iswidely documented, and indeed at NC State there are many existing programs that have beenintegrated into the curriculum to further student success. The goal of ENG 331: London is toprepare students to become more globally competent engineers through international courseworkand experiences.

Koehler, B. D. (2012, June), Educating Globally Competent Engineers in London, United Kingdom Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21250

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