Engineering management studies as part of continuing engineering education Online publication date: Fri, 11-Dec-2009
by Stuart Palmer
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 9, No. 2, 1999
Abstract: Engineering management is an important area of undergraduate preparation. With the introduction of engineering and technology degrees via flexible delivery, there are a growing number of mature-age engineering students returning to study to upgrade their qualifications. These students offer a new and unique perspective on engineering management – they may have had significant practical experience as a manager/supervisor in an engineering environment. This paper reports on a survey undertaken to better understand the perceptions of mature-age engineering students relating to engineering management. The engineering management competencies identified as most important by mature-age engineering students are those that are practically orientated, and most clearly associated with engineering and generic professional skills. Management competencies identified as less important by mature-age students are those that are more theoretical and most clearly associated with other business functions or professional occupations.
Online publication date: Fri, 11-Dec-2009
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