Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Global Engineering Education
Upspeeding technological evolution and globalisation characterise today's and future lives of engineers. It is vital for all institutions involved in engineering education to keep pace and to anticipate future needs. The herein presented collection of papers results from the Workshop on Global Engineering Education (GEE'3) which took place at Aachen University of Technology, 18 - 20 October 2000. In this meeting more than 150 specialists from 25 countries discussed the topic "Educating the Engineer for the Century". Which role to attribute to non-technical qualifications? How to integrate ethical aspects in education? Do we have to define international standards in education? What about quality control? What is the potential of new media for knowledge transfer? How to organise lifelong learning for engineers? - These are some of the questions discussed among representatives of industries, educational institutions, politicians and individuals during this meeting. According to the sessions of the workshop, the book is subdivided into chapters covering the areas "Role of the Global Engineer in Meeting the Challenges of Society in the Century", "Internationality and Interdisciplinarity", "Engineering Education in Emerging Economies", "European Bachelor and Master Programmes", "Developing Personal Skills to be a Global Engineer". Three chapters deal with successful practice in engineering education covering the topics "Programmes, Curricula and Evaluation", "Educational Concepts", and "University-Industry Partnership, Design Projects".
Part I: Role of the Global Engineer in Meeting the Challenges of Society in the 21st Century. Review of the visions for the Global Engineering Education Workshops; F.W. Stephenson. The role of the Global Engineer - A European view; T. Hedberg. The Asian view on the role of the Global Engineer; V.S. Raju. An American viewpoint on engineering education; P. Kurstedt. Part II: Internationality and Interdisciplinarity. New demands on engineers - Paths in education leading to professional qualifications; M. Reuber, F. Klocke. Developing leaders for technology intensive companies - The UNITECH International story; P. Bascherma, N. Rickert. Challenges of a Virtual University Campus: University policy as a consistent system; M. Polke. Interdisciplinary training of engineers - A challenge between superficiality and overspecialization; Y.J.M. Bréchet. Part III: Engineering Education in Emerging Economies. Present engineering education in India - an emerging economy - and a glimpse of scenario in the 21st century; R.N. Bhargawa. Lebanon as an engineering educational center in the Middle East; S.M. Chehade. Part IV: European Bachelor and Master Programmes. The new engineering bachelor programmes in Italy and at Politecnico di Milano; R. Negrini. Restructuring a University level engineering curriculum - A possible response to the Bologna declaration; A. Kündig. An American opinion of the European adaptation of the B.S./M.S. degrees; S.S. Melsheimer. Part V: Developing Personal Skills to be a Global Engineer. The young entrepreneur's experience or: `What can universities do to make of a student a successful Global Engineer?'B. Richerzhagen. Students' international perspective; M. Püttner. Part VI: Successful Practice in Engineering Education &endash; Programmes, Curricula and Evaluation. Engineering the future of civil engineering in the United States; S.G. Walesh. Three years of experience with an international graduate program at TU München; J. Hagenauer, et al. Future developments of the European Mineral Programs. Teaching control engineering to mechanical engineering students by a combination of traditional and modern methods; H. Rake. Biomedical engineering education: A case study; M.M. Rao. Quality management &endash; How to manage education and research in a research institute; T. Pfeifer, L. Sommerhäuser. Attracting the next generation of students; D. Brandon. Part VII: Successful Practice in Engineering Education &endash; Educational Concepts. Learning inventive thinking in the formation of engineer-architects; J. Depuydt. Acquiring the tools to become a successful engineer in the 21st century: Aptitudes and attitudes; E. Esposito, E. Sigler. Interdisciplinary curriculum for development of a global engineer; V. Sinha. A multi-university engineering summer study abroad program; R.L. King, et al. INTEGRAL &endash; a web-based tool to support learning in interdisciplinary teams; M. Rötting. An international collaborative networked venture for mobile communication studies; V. Sinha, B.H. Walke. A virtual classroom and more for global education; V. Sinha. Part VIII: Successful Practice in Engineering Education &endash; University-Industry Partnership, Design Projects. Northern Arizona University's Design4Practice sequence &endash; Interdisciplinary Trainin