Visioning transition: A framework for collaborative change

Degang Chen, K. Krishnamurthy, Reza Langari, Luigi Martinelli, Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad, David F. Radcliffe, Linda Ann Riley, Ray Taghavi, Margarita D. Takach, Janet M. Twomey, Yiyuan J. Zhao

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Abstract

Tomorrow's engineers will look nothing like the engineers of the past. Aside from a proficiency in core, technical knowledge, tomorrow's engineers will require a collection of non-engineering skills and competencies to successfully function in a dynamic, global environment. Technical competency will always be viewed as an integral skill; differential advantage however, will be gained by those individuals that can communicate effectively, and participate fully in an organization's different functional realms. What has motivated this vision and rethinking of the engineering discipline? Where are we in the journey to prepare our students for an engineering working environment characterized by a global, integrated and multi-disciplinary nature? And finally, is it possible, or should it be necessary, for traditional engineering education systems to fundamentally change to meet corporate requirements? These are but a few of the compelling issues discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6785-6794
Number of pages10
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 21 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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