New challenging approaches to engineering education: enhancing university-industry co-operation

TitleNew challenging approaches to engineering education: enhancing university-industry co-operation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKorhonen-Yrjänheikki, K, Tukiainen, T, Takala, M
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number24409846
KeywordsACADEMIC-industrial , Curricula , education , EMPLOYEES , ENGINEERING , GLOBALIZATION , INDUSTRIAL , information , Innovation , Interdiscip-linarity , Interdisciplinarity , STAKEHOLDERS , university-industry
AbstractThis paper describes two on-going projects: development of Finnish engineering education policy and development of Industrial Management programs together with ICT-industry. These projects aimed at restructuring engineering education in Finland. Both projects are unique in emphasizing the importance of crossing organizational borders within and outside of traditional engineering education system. The paper also introduces recent initiatives of global ICT industry (IBM, Cisco, Nokia and Apple) that challenge the traditional practices and content of engineering education. Experiences from examples confirm that a dynamic and interactive approach is essential for the success of future engineering education.
NotesKorhonen-Yrjänheikki, Kati 1 Tukiainen, Taina 2 Takala, Minna 3; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers TEK, Ratavartijankatu 2, 00520 Helsinki, Finland 2: Institute of Industrial Management, Helsinki Polytechnic, Stadia Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki, Finland 3: Nokia Corporation, Keilalahdentie 4, 02150 Espoo, Finland; Source Info: May2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p167; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Subject Term: ENGINEERING; Subject Term: GLOBALIZATION; Subject Term: INFORMATION & communication technologies; Subject Term: EMPLOYEES; Subject Term: EDUCATION & state; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL management; Subject Term: ACADEMIC-industrial collaboration; Subject Term: STAKEHOLDERS; Author-Supplied Keyword: Curricula design; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Industrial management; Author-Supplied Keyword: Innovation; Author-Supplied Keyword: Interdiscip-linarity; Author-Supplied Keyword: Interdisciplinarity; Author-Supplied Keyword: Stakeholders; Author-Supplied Keyword: University-industry co-operation; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; Number of Pages: 13p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 1 Chart; Document Type: Article
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