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Abdulwahed / Hasna

Engineering and Technology Talent for Innovation and Knowledge-Based Economies

Competencies, Leadership, and a Roadmap for Implementation
2016. Buch. Book. Hardcover
Springer-Verlag GmbH ISBN 978-3-319-46438-1
Format (B x L): 16.1 x 24.1 cm
Gewicht: 521 g
In englischer Sprache

This book introduces and analyzes the models for engineering leadership and competency skills, as well as frameworks for industry-academia collaboration and is appropriate for students, researchers, and professionals interested in continuous professional development. The authors look at the organizational structures of engineering education in knowledge-based economies and examine the role of innovation and how it is encouraged in schools. It also provides a methodological framework and toolkit for investigating the needs of engineering and technology skills in national contexts. A detailed empirical case study is included that examines the leadership competencies that are needed in knowledge-based economies and how one university encourages these in their program. The book concludes with conceptual modeling and proposals of specific organizational structures for implementation in engineering schools, in order to enable the development of necessary skills for future engineering graduates.

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Contains a comprehensive literature review of skills development and research in engineering education, as well as a comprehensive appendix of research methodologies
Contains case studies of engineering programs from schools in Finland, Singapore, and Ireland, as well as a more detailed study of implementing an engineering program in Qatar
Examines the biggest gaps in skills found in recent graduates, and outlines the future trends of skills demand and a roadmap to meet these demands