Global competencies for engineering education: A comparative study of industry and academic perspectives

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

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Abstract

Globalization affected the world's labor markets and economy, which created new criteria and expectations for the employment of graduates. Engineering graduates are critical for today's global employment market, and in the current conditions, many industries look for engineering graduates who can work in multinational teams without any cross-temporal, geographical, and disciplinary boundaries. However, both engineering industries and universities play a crucial role in guaranteeing the employment of graduates. This study was conducted to gain insights from academia and industry perspectives on the global competencies of engineering graduates. The respondents who took part in this study are among the educational stakeholders and leaders of a Thai university engineering program and multinational Thai companies that are based in Thailand. Overall, the findings of this study highlight the critical global competencies required by global engineering industries as well as the perspectives of many universities of these competencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Education Innovations, ICIEI 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages66-71
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375757
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 26
Event5th International Conference on Information and Education Innovations, ICIEI 2020 - London, Virtual, United Kingdom
Duration: 2020 Jul 262020 Jul 28

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Education Innovations, ICIEI 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon, Virtual
Period20/7/2620/7/28

Keywords

  • academia perspective
  • engineering education
  • engineering graduate
  • global competency
  • industry perspective
  • multinational company

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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