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Jean, Ming-Der; Jiang, Ji-Bin; Chien, Jia-Yi – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to construct the indicators of professional competencies of the nanotechnology-based sputtering system industry based on industry requirements and analyse the core competencies of the industry for promoting the human resource of physical vapour deposition technology. The document analysis, expert interview, and Delphi…
Descriptors: Competence, Engineering Education, Delphi Technique, Foreign Countries
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Shabani, R.; Massi, L.; Zhai, L.; Seal, S.; Cho, H. J. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
In order to address the challenges and restrictions given by a traditional classroom lecture environment, the top-down and bottom-up nanotechnology teaching modules were developed, implemented and evaluated. Then based on the hypothesis that instructors could further develop students' interest in this emerging area through the introduction of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Engineering, Lecture Method, Higher Education
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Bruun, E.; Nielsen, I. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
Nanotechnology is having an increasing impact on university curricula in electrical engineering and in physics. Major influencers affecting developments in university programmes related to nanoelectronics are discussed and a model for university programme development is described. The model takes into account that nanotechnology affects not only…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Physics, College Science, College Curriculum
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Borsen, T. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2008
Many philosophers and sociologists of science have tried to understand the profound changes that have occurred in science, engineering and technology. In the first part of this paper, I present the work of one such scholar: Jerome Ravetz who, in collaboration with Silvio Funtowicz, has characterised what he calls "postnormal science".…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Engineering, Scientists, Ethics