Engineering Gen Y: an integrated approach

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Abstract

A significant growth in the number of admissions into university engineering programs in recent years is driving graduate engineers to be distinctive to ensure employability after graduation.[1] Furthermore, surveys of engineering employers have found that engineering graduates often lack competency in their transferable skills, which is undesirable.[2] Employers desire these transferable skills as it renders the graduates much more adaptive to the ever-changing environment of professional engineering, therefore, transferable skills must also be a demonstrable quality for a competent engineer.[3]

[1]:Australia, Engineers. "The engineering profession: a statistical overview." Canberra:
Engineers Australia (2006).

[2]:Ferns, Sonia. "Graduate employability: Teaching staff, employer and graduate
perceptions." 2012 Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference. 2012.

[3]:Candy, Philip, Gay Crebert, and Jane O'leary. "Developing lifelong learners through
undergraduate education." (1994).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education - AAEE2015
EditorsAman Oo, Arun Patel, Tim Hilditch, Siva Chandran
Place of PublicationVictoria, Australia
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780730000419
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (26th : 2015) - Geelong, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015
Conference number: 26th

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (26th : 2015)
Abbreviated titleAAEE 2015
CountryAustralia
CityGeelong
Period6/12/159/12/15

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