Classical engineering education coping with engineering profession demands

By Ciampi, M.M.; Brito, C.R.; Vasconcelos, R.M.; Amaral, L.A.; Santos, H.

Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017

2017

Abstract

The present world scenario shows that without any doubt there is an increasing recognition that leadership in technological innovation is key to the nation’s prosperity and security in a hypercompetitive, global, knowledge-driven economy. Universities must cope with this need and change to reach the levels of required quality education in order to form the professional who will leave university to the work market. The Engineering Education Team of COPEC – Science and Education Research Council has designed this program that is knowledge centered and specially challenging, which integrates classical engineering approaches and real experience in order to achieve a high level of engineers ready to perform as professionals or researchers. The goal is to form the Engineer – a professional that is capable to learn for life and be creative in many ways.

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