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ERIC Number: EJ831897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Designing a Competency Based Program to Facilitate the Progression of Experienced Engineering Technologists to Professional Engineer Status
Dowling, David G.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n1 p95-107 Mar 2006
This paper describes the pedagogical principles that underpin the design of the Master of Engineering Practice, a distance education program offered by the University of Southern Queensland. This innovative program enables experienced engineering technologists to use their workplace learning to assemble portfolios that demonstrate their achievement of many of the competencies defined for a graduate of the program. Students are required to be self-directed learners and to use reflective practices to assess their own learning. Following a self-assessment process undertaken in the first course in the program, each student prepares a Pathway to Graduation Plan which they then follow through to graduation. Graduates of the program are able to become registered as Chartered Professional Engineers. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia