Assessment of global competencies for the development of global engineering education

Khwanruethai Rawboon, Atsuko K. Yamazaki, Sayoko Oda, Atikorn Wongsatanawarid

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Abstract

The engineering workplace is becoming increasingly multinational because of technological advances and global economic integration. Consequently, engineering students should learn how to use advanced and appropriate technologies, as well as develop transferable skills, such as global competence, which are necessary to successfully work in a global environment. However, the question of which global competencies are required from engineers by the global marketplace has not been addressed. In this study, we present the results of a survey in which we asked industrial engineering leaders and multinational companies in Thailand about the appropriate and essential skills that should be targeted by engineering departments and programs at universities in Thailand, Japan, and other countries to enhance the engineering curriculum of students. According to the survey results, well-known Thai companies value global competencies, whereas Japanese and other multinational companies in Thailand tend to emphasize on technical skills. All the respondents agreed that global competence is very important for engineering graduates to be recognized as professional engineers in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICDTE 2019 - 2019 the 3rd International Conference on Digital Technology in Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages190-194
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 25
Event3rd International Conference on Digital Technology in Education, ICDTE 2019 - Yamanashi, Japan
Duration: 2019 Oct 252019 Oct 27

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Digital Technology in Education, ICDTE 2019
CountryJapan
CityYamanashi
Period19/10/2519/10/27

Keywords

  • Company survey
  • Engineering education
  • Global competence
  • Professional engineer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Rawboon, K., Yamazaki, A. K., Oda, S., & Wongsatanawarid, A. (2019). Assessment of global competencies for the development of global engineering education. In ICDTE 2019 - 2019 the 3rd International Conference on Digital Technology in Education (pp. 190-194). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3369199.3369244