Re-engineering graduate skills - a case study

TitleRe-engineering graduate skills - a case study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNair, CSid, Patil, A, Mertova, P
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume34
Pagination131-139
Date Published2009
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number03043797
KeywordsAUSTRALIA , Case , COLLEGE , DECISION , Emotional , employer , ENGINEERING , Graduate , Leadership , MONASH , PROBLEM , SOCIAL , WORK
AbstractResearch 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. 
NotesNair, Chenicheri Sid 1 Patil, Arun 2 Mertova, Patricie 1; Email Address: patricie.mertova@adm.monash.edu.au; Affiliation: 1: Monash University, Centre for Higher Education Quality, PO Box 3A, Clayton Campus, Vic. 3800, Australia 2: Monash University, Faculty of Engineering, Building 60, Clayton Campus, Vic. 3800, Australia; Source Info: May2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p131; Subject Term: COLLEGE graduates; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: PROBLEM solving; Subject Term: LEADERSHIP; Subject Term: EMOTIONAL intelligence; Subject Term: SOCIAL ethics; Subject Term: WORK environment; Subject Term: CASE studies; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; Author-Supplied Keyword: employer survey; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering graduates; Author-Supplied Keyword: graduate attributes; Author-Supplied Keyword: graduate competencies; Company/Entity: MONASH University; Number of Pages: 9p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 2 Charts, 1 Graph; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/03043790902829281

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