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D21-14/D21-15 Concept Note: Sustainability in Education to Make Engineering More Globally Responsible
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D21-14/D21-15 Concept Note: Sustainability in Education to Make Engineering More Globally Responsible
In Concept notes
D21-14/D21-15 Concept Note: Sustainability in Education to Make Engineering More Globally Responsible
In Concept notes
D21-14/D21-15 Concept Note: Sustainability in Education to Make Engineering More Globally Responsible
In Concept notes
D21-14/D21-15 Concept Note: Sustainability in Education to Make Engineering More Globally Responsible
In Concept notes
D21-14/D21-15 Concept Note: Sustainability in Education to Make Engineering More Globally Responsible
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Tiffany Grimwade
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Feb 14, 2021
I have read through your concept note. I really like the idea that professional engineers will be more likely to specify (sustainable) innovative technology if they attain a greater awareness of emerging products and systems and the reassurance from research and studies during university. What research did you do to identify the disconnect? Why do you think engineering studies are very traditional? Do you think this affects the type of people who apply to study engineering or reinforces the idea of what an engineer does? Would your proposal have other positive benefits, increasing the diversity of ideas? Did you find any courses at other universities that seek to modernise the curriculum and showcase sustainable technologies which could provide a model? Do you think education linked to innovative products would also encourage and motivate more engineering students to become entrepreneurs who seek to develop sustainable technology? I like the idea of a platform to showcase new technology. Have you thought about how you would fund and maintain the platform? Would the funding model affect who had access? Have you talked about how to maintain curiosity for and awareness of new sustainable technologies once you enter the workforce? Chartered engineers are required to undertake hours of continuing professional development each year. How do the Engineering institutions such as ICE and IStructE support the promotion of sustainable development and new technologies?
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