A multicultural, multidisciplinary short course to introduce recently graduated engineers to the global nature of professional practice

TitleA multicultural, multidisciplinary short course to introduce recently graduated engineers to the global nature of professional practice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHazelton, P, Malone, M, Gardner, A
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume34
Issue3
Pagination281-290
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number41689978
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , Foreign , INDUSTRIAL , multicultural , multidisciplinary , professional , research , STUDENTS , SURVEYS , sustainable , Women
AbstractSince 2001, the International Institute of Women in Engineering (IIWE) at EPF, Ecole d'ingenieurs generaliste, Sceaux, France, has conducted a 3 week short course for culturally and discipline diverse, recently graduated and final year engineering students. The aim of this course is to introduce young engineers to broad global concepts and issues relating to their future professional practice, through intercultural learning. The initial course programme provided examples of engineering practices in various countries throughout the world. This paper will discuss the success of the strategies used to engage international students in the IIWE course activities, and after consideration of the results of participant surveys, the curriculum initiatives that followed.
NotesHazelton, Pam 1; Email Address: Pam.Hazelton@uts.edu.au Malone, Molly 2 Gardner, Anne 1; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia 2: International Institute of Women in Engineering, EPF-Ecole d'ingenieurs generaliste, Sceaux, France; Source Info: Jun2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p281; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: WOMEN in engineering; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: ENGINEERS; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL practice; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE engineering; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL engineering; Subject Term: STUDENTS, Foreign; Subject Term: SURVEYS; Author-Supplied Keyword: multicultural; Author-Supplied Keyword: multidisciplinary; Author-Supplied Keyword: professional practice; Number of Pages: 10p; Illustrations: 5 Graphs; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/03043790903047503
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