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The discussions after the Bologna Process in Europe: The Global Engineer Prof. Dr. Claudio da R. Brito President of Science and Education Research Council - COPECThe discussions after the Bologna Process in Europe is about to graduate a globalengineer, i.e., an engineer who thinks globally and acts locally. The engineer's training islong; it is not easy to face the demand for Institutions well-equipped labs, etc. Thenumber of students who choose engineering as a career decreases every year, and it is aphenomenon that occurs in the western world, not just in Brazil. So, add to the table theneed to motivate students who will leave the K12 to pursue careers in technology.Another aspect that is discussed is about the engineering professor who is today a verydifferent student than he was. About that there is already an organization that for 39 yearshas been preparing, certifying teachers, engineers and Institutions of education, at thebeginning in Europe and now internationally. This organization is present in Brazil, andCOPEC – Science and Education Research Council is the only institution that preparesand certifies teachers, engineers in the Americas. From these discussions, manyinitiatives have been taken and many engineering schools have been implementing newprograms with new pedagogical approaches and experiences with good results. Not aneasy task, but not impossible to prepare an engineer as much as the application designthat can enter and remain in the new global job market. Companies have some demandsthe search area has its own, for this reason some aspects have been taken into accountwhen it comes to shape a course. Mobility is an important aspect, hence the Europeanengineer who is trained with the course recognized throughout Europe and in Brazil thereis a double degree which is extremely interesting; for future engineer to have aninternational experience is important for developing an understanding of differentcultures and respect for diversity and communication. There are differences in the focusof the courses, general or more specific, more or less practical and etc. There is no recipe,an equation that can be applied to all the Institutions to ensure the expected results,precisely because there is a great diversity in addition to the increasingly rapid changesthat occur more embodiments by scientific and technological development.
Brito, C. D. R., & Ciampi, M. M. (2011, June), The discussions after the Bologna Process in Europe: The Global Engineer Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18754
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