The global engineering college: Exploring a new model for engineering education in a global economy

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

16 Scopus citations

Abstract

The increasing globalization of corporate economies has changed the face of engineering practice. In addition to core engineering skills, modern engineers must possess cross-cultural communication skills, team management skills, and the ability to perform on geographically distributed teams. We describe a novel auricular paradigm called the Global Engineering College (GEC) that we are currently exploring under an NSF planning grant. The GEC concept is based on the idea of seamlessly combining the curricula and educational opportunities of several internationally-distributed engineering institutions to create a virtual engineering college spanning multiple countries and cultures. We report on the technical, pedagogic, and administrative challenges we have exposed in our exploration of the GEC concept, and on our approach to addressing them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7127-7139
Number of pages13
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The global engineering college: Exploring a new model for engineering education in a global economy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this