The Necessity of Competency Development in Engineering Informatics Education in the Light of Students’ Characteristics

  • Zita Tordai
  • Ildikó Holik
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


Current technological innovations and continuous change in the labor market have generated new challenges for higher education, and universities now underline the importance of competency development. The purpose of this paper is to examine the competencies of undergraduates attending Engineering Informatics education, and to identify their personal needs for development in the light of workplace demands. The characteristics of the motivation and personality profiles of Engineering Informatics students are also addressed in this research in order to reveal possible ways of motivating them by implementing new methods or approaches in Engineering Informatics education.


Engineering education Competency development Students’ characteristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ágoston Trefort Centre for Engineering EducationÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary

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