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Analysis of Engineering Skills and Competencies

Stakeholders were asked to evaluate a set of 22 engineering skills on three main levels:

  • • Skills importance currently.
  • • Satisfaction level of engineering talent passion of these skills, as an outcome of existing undergraduate engineering education system.
  • • Skills importance in 2030.

The set of 22 skills are categorized in four dimensions:

  • • Dimension I—Core Knowledge and Practice: disciplinary engineering fundamentals, interdisciplinary engineering knowledge, practical experience, ICT experience, multidisciplinary knowledge, and Science knowledge (math, physics and science fundamentals);
  • • Dimension II—Cognition, Thinking, and Mental: lifelong learning, problem-solving, decision-making, systems thinking, critical thinking, innovation, and design;
  • • Dimension III—Professional and Interpersonal: professionalism, ethics, adaptability, communication, teamwork, and foreign language(s); and
  • • Dimension VI—Business and Management: management, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Stakeholders were asked to provide their answers on a Likert scale from 1 to 5 where 1 = “strongly disagree”, 2 = “disagree”, 3 = “neutral”, 4 = “agree”, and 5 = “strongly agree”.

 
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