IN THE SEARCH FOR THE FUTURE ENGINEER: THE EELISA DISCIPLINARY BROADENING WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

E. Görgül, H. S. Erden*

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Abstract

The emerging adhocracy of sustainability in every field of life, do also claims its legacy in the field of education, particularly in the discipline of engineering. Institutions necessitate to adapt their curriculums to the possible changes so that the engineers of the future are ready to address interdisciplinary and evolving challenges in their careers. As a European University Alliance aiming to define and implement a European engineering model, EELISA project has a dedicated work package to explore and propose various approaches to address this challenge by deploying disciplinary broadening workshops. This paper scrutinizes the initial outputs of the first full-day workshop organized by three partner universities of the alliance under the theme of “Cities and Communities” in October 2021, and opens it to a broader discussion. This paper is structured in four parts while deploying qualitative research methods to analyze the collected data. Initially, it expresses the role of EELISA University, the state-of-the-art skills of today's engineers and the challenges for enriching them to materialize the vision of European engineering, including bridging and expanding disciplinary domains. The second part explains the workshop structure that was organized under four interdisciplinary subtopics related to the theme to increase the involvement of various engineering and non-engineering academics and professionals. Then the workshop outputs, the participants' brainstorms about the skills, competences, proposals to overcome challenges and barriers are conveyed. The final part summarizes the workshop results and introduces valuable inputs to the search for the European engineer profile and the roadmap of the EELISA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEFI 2022 - 50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, Proceedings
EditorsHannu-Matti Jarvinen, Santiago Silvestre, Ariadna Llorens, Balazs Vince Nagy
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
Pages1206-1216
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788412322262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2022 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 19 Sept 202222 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameSEFI 2022 - 50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, Proceedings

Conference

Conference50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2022
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period19/09/2222/09/22

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 SEFI 2022 - 50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, Proceedings. All rights reserved.

Funding

EELISA is an ERASMUS + project funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement Number 101004081 - EELISA.

FundersFunder number
European Commission101004081 - EELISA
Erasmus+

    Keywords

    • Cities and Communities
    • Disciplinary Broadening
    • EELISA-European University
    • Future Engineering Education
    • Skills

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