Educating the new generation of engineering managers to stay relevant in the 21st century workforce

Despo Ktoridou, Elli Doukanari, Achilleas Karayiannis

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Abstract

The growing pace of innovation in terms of products and business models, forces organizations to seek innovative engineers who can build for the future, not just through a technical job, but through a wide range of management roles in any industry, the government and even academia. Engineering managers are distinguished from other managers as they have the ability to apply engineering principles and skills in organizing and managing people and projects. Some of the most important questions that this paper considers, are the following: Is engineering education in line with today's engineering profession demands? Which are the most appropriate teaching methods that need to be implemented in order for higher education to promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels? This paper presents a modified framework on how 21st century interdisciplinary themes derived from core subjects in Finance, Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, have been weaved into the MSc Engineering Management (MScEM) Program (at the University of Nicosia, so that students of the program are trained to become 21st century industry leaders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019
EditorsAlaa K. Ashmawy, Sebastian Schreiter
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1547-1551
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538695067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Event10th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
VolumeApril-2019
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference10th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period9/04/1911/04/19

Keywords

  • 21 century skills
  • Engineering education
  • Engineering management
  • Higher education

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