Engineering Skills to Respond to SDGs: A Survey of Employers, Academics and Students

Rosalind Henry, Margaret Morgan, Una Beagon, Brian Bowe, Ruchita Jani, Janet McKennedy

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Addressing challenges posed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require the next generation of engineers from all disciplines to be equipped with specific skills. Given this context, a professional skills survey was designed, drawing on previous European-level research. Its results provide valuable localised insights for educators into the most important skills for the next generation of engineers (on the island of Ireland) to achieve the SDGs. They also reveal some variance in views of employers, academics and students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 39th International Manufacturing Conference proceedings
PublisherIrish Manufacturing Council
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished online - 25 Aug 2023
EventThe 39th International Manufacturing Conference: Smart Manufacturing - The Next Generation - Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Duration: 24 Aug 202325 Aug 2023


ConferenceThe 39th International Manufacturing Conference
Abbreviated titleIMC39 2023
Country/TerritoryNorthern Ireland
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  • engineering education
  • competence
  • SDGs
  • sustainability


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