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ERIC Number: EJ837700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
A Strategic Approach for Supporting the Future of Civil Engineering Education in Europe
Angelides, Demos C.; Loukogeorgaki, Eva
European Journal of Engineering Education, v30 n1 p37-50 Mar 2005
A new strategic vision of the extensively debated European higher education is proposed with focus on civil engineering. Civil engineering education for the future is considered with relevance to potential world-wide trends and anticipated societal requirements and, therefore, required employee qualifications of the construction-related providers to society. These employee qualifications include proper knowledge, skills and attitudes of the civil engineer to be developed with the proper civil engineering educational system. The influence on this system of intrinsic characteristics of knowledge, extrinsic requirements, constraints and drivers, and the "Bologna process", is highlighted. It is emphasized that future civil engineering education in Europe should be developed in a systematic way. The strategic approach presented addresses the societal requirements influenced by world-wide trends, the requirements of the customers of civil engineering education, and several pertinent constraints and drivers. It is believed that the proposed strategic framework could have an impact towards the direction of making changes in a systematic way, with the implication of congruence and better communication among all stakeholders of European civil engineering education. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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