Dr Ruth Graham, Higher Education Consultant
Global perspective on engineering higher education
The global engineering education sector is at a turning point. For decades, governments, professional bodies, industry, and universities across the world have been calling for systemic change in how we educate our future engineers.
In the series' fifth webinar, Dr Ruth Graham, Higher Education Consultant, Director, R H Graham Consulting, outlines the changing landscape of engineering education, highlighting some examples of best practice from across the world. She discussed how the direction and speed of change might be influenced by the rapid shift to online teaching and learning resulting from COVID-19 restrictions.
The case for reform is simple and compelling: engineering and technology will play a crucial role in addressing the problems facing the world in the 21st century, but traditional engineering curricula do not nurture the skills and mindsets that graduates need to tackle these complex, multi-dimensional challenges.