Engineering Education and the New Industrial Revolution

Engineering Education and the New Industrial Revolution, by David Thom of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand. This is an excellent paper on the changes that need to be instituted within the education system to ensure that engineers are equipped to both be leaders and successful practitioners in a changing world context. As Thom states in the opening exerpt: “The engineering profession is facing the greatest challenge of its history, a challenge that will determine its future. But the nature of the forces shaping this future, and the societal expectation of the role of technology can be deduced. Rate of change is a critical factor. The direction taken by engineering education will greatly affect the future of the profession. But the base for reform exists in work carried out in various parts of the world. The challenge can be met. What is needed is the will to make the change.” Follow the link below to read/download the paper.
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