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A professional skills survey was designed, drawing on previous research which had identified 53 competences in six sets (Fundamental Technical Skills, Application Skills, Outward Facing – People Orientated Skills, Inward Facing – Ways of Thinking, World View, Character and Ethical Orientation). The survey was completed by 235 academics, students and engineering employers (ranging from SMEs to large multinationals) on the island of Ireland in 2022. Analysis highlighted interesting similarities and differences in stakeholder perspectives between the two jurisdictions. Whilst awareness of SDGs was markedly higher in Ireland compared to NI, average importance ratings for many competences were generally similar in both jurisdictions.
These findings have improved engineering educators’ understanding of the stakeholder perceptions including how those vary by location. Such improved understanding, including regional insights, should help to inform engineering curriculum development at tertiary level and ensure that engineering graduates are equipped with the appropriate skill set to contribute solutions to the big global challenges of our day.
|Title of host publication
|51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
|Subtitle of host publication
|Engineering Education for Sustainability
|Ger Reilly, Mike Murphy, Balázs Vince Nagy, Hannu-Matti Järvinen
|European Society for Engineering Education
|Number of pages
|Published online - 21 Nov 2023
|SEFI Conference 2023: Engineering Education for Sustainability - Technological University Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Sept 2023 → 14 Sept 2023
|SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education: Engineering Education for Sustainability, Proceedings
|SEFI Conference 2023
|11/09/23 → 14/09/23
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors would like to thank the HEA, DFHERIS and the Shared Island Fund for support of this project under the North South Research Programme.
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Addressing Challenges of the SDGs: Stakeholder Perspectives on Skills Required by Engineering Students on the Island of Ireland (Research Paper)
Rosalind Henry (Speaker)13 Sept 2023
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