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ERIC Number: EJ857185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Re-Engineering Graduate Skills--A Case Study
Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Patil, Arun; Mertova, Patricie
European Journal of Engineering Education, v34 n2 p131-139 May 2009
Research on student-learning outcomes indicates that university graduates do not possess important skills required by employers, such as communication, decision-making, problem-solving, leadership, emotional intelligence, social ethics skills as well as the ability to work with people of different backgrounds. Today, engineering graduates are required to work within multicultural and multinational workplace environments, and thus need to possess adequate professional attributes and competencies. This paper elaborates on the missing links between engineering graduate attributes and employers' expectations. It further investigates whether the attributes gained by engineering graduates from Monash University, Australia, meet the expected needs of the industry. The paper also proposes a 3-D Competency Model to address the potential shortfalls of employers' expectations in that regard. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia