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The Global Engineer

  • Douglas Bourn
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Abstract

Engineering is clearly a global profession and this discipline has witnessed a major expansion of the impact of globalisation in terms of skills needed to work around the world and to recognise the value of broader interdisciplinary skills.

This chapter reviews the ways in which the concept of the ‘global engineer’ has been developed and promoted within higher education courses. It also recognises the contribution that engineering student networks have played in terms of encouraging the need for ‘globally orientated’ skills to be effective engineers. The chapter looks also at the increasing importance given to inter-cultural competencies and a major European project on the Global Dimension to Engineering Education.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Bourn
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  1. 1.Development Education Research CentreUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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