June 22, 2008
June 22, 2008
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The Formation of Contemporary Engineer
Claudio da Rocha Brito COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences
Melany M. Ciampi OPASS –Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety
Engineers are among the main agents of promotion of development in the world and the formation of a new kind of engineer is the priority to face the future economical and political market. Nations are recognizing the importance of engineers once they are the ones that make possible the world goes round. Engineering Schools worldwide have implemented more flexible programs, more investments in labs and equipments, promoted more exchanges programs and so on. It is the education evolution in order to adequate the formation of engineers of the 21st. Century. This work discusses an important issue as the engineer formation under the perspective of the great international organizations. COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences has a history of action in engineering education, conceiving and implementing projects with success. However, more and more it is necessary the permanent attention to the changes in world scenario concerning the political, economical and social aspects of the country and the globe. This awareness helps to develop and implement new programs in order to form the engineer for tomorrow. Although it is not an easy task it is the way to assure the future of engineering as well as the development of science and technology. COPEC as an organization that works for the future of education has established some guide lines to be applied on the design of engineering programs. The guide lines are the result of researches as well experience designing and implementing engineering programs.
The discussions about Globalization in general show a bad scenario and the future is unpredictable once it is not possible to foreseen the big players’ next movement in such huge business game of fighting for markets. The world is changing quickly, the distances are smaller and so we have a larger number of people moving around, interacting with different cultures and habits and at the same time having a kind of influence. Big corporations are looking for new talents no matter where they are and so more opportunities and the reverse side of the same coin more competitiveness. The history shows an enormous amount of companies and engineers working in different places in the world accomplishing huge projects promoting the development of countries and societies. Now more then ever engineers should pay attention to what is going on worldwide to go for international experiences to improve personal skills and get different opportunities because nothing has more impact than personal experience.
Brito, C., & Ciampi, M. (2008, June), The Formation Of Contemporary Engineer Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/3240
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