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The New Engineering Education in China Based on 207 New Engineering Research and Practice Projects

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Approaches to Curriculum and Policy

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Educational Research and Methods

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Jinlu Shen Zhejiang University

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College of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University

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Tuoyu Li Zhejiang University

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Li Tuo-yu, Research Assistant
Institute of China’s Science, Technology and Education Policy, Zhejiang University
College of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University
Research Center on Science and Education Development Strategy, Zhejiang University
Address:Room 1205-3, Administration Building, Zijingang Campus, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province;
310058 P.R. China

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Under the background of accelerating new industrial revolution, China's higher engineering education is in urgent need of cultivating a group of innovative talents in engineering science and technology. In order to improve the quality of engineering education, China proposed the "new engineering research and practice project" in June 2017. This study attempts to adopt systematic review based on 207 projects of engineering superior universities in China’s new engineering research and practice project for text analysis, discovered the common key issues such as mechanism issues, ability issues and discipline issues that are concerned in existing projects, and discussed how to meet industry demand in the process of new engineering construction. The research findings are as follows: (1) The commonness of construction schemes is emerging. In terms of mechanism construction, the mechanism of collaborative education receives the most attention, while the talent ability pays more attention to the cultivation of soft ability and engineering innovation ability; (2) Most of the construction plans are aimed at the transformation of traditional disciplines, and there is little construction of corresponding disciplines for national key industries such as energy conservation, environmental protection and new materials; (3) The overall design of the project are somewhat lacking innovation and features, and certain construction schemes are similar with minor differences, failing to effectively combine the advantages of universities and disciplines to serve local industries and truly show its characteristics.

Shen, J., & Li, T. (2020, June), The New Engineering Education in China Based on 207 New Engineering Research and Practice Projects Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35351

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