Development of non-technical skills required by future global practitioners in MSE and corrosion engineering

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620909
Title:
Development of non-technical skills required by future global practitioners in MSE and corrosion engineering
Authors:
Robertson-Begg, John
Abstract:
Traditionally, engineers have been taught a subject specific curriculum that would have made them technically proficient in their specialist area. In this chapter, the author argues that currently a broader educational base is needed to prepare them for work in the global environment. Engineers need to become aware of, and be able to embrace, issues such as sustainability, ethics, human rights, social justice and at the same time develop their own skills through continuing professional development. They need to be able to continue keeping themselves technologically aware, take control over their own future career paths, and as their career progresses, they have to think strategically. The chapter covered the following subject matter: The Global Engineer, Strategic Thinking, Global Ethics (Engineering, Business, Social, and Environmental), sustainability, and career planning. It discussed the best approaches to deliver the materials on these topics to engineers from the author’s reflections on his own experiences.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Robertson-Begg, J. (2015) 'Development of non-technical skills required by future global practitioners in MSE and corrosion engineering' in Lim, H. W. (ed.) 'Handbook of Research on Recent Developments in Materials Science and Corrosion Engineering Education', IGI Global: Hershey, PA 17033, USA, pp. 397-415
Publisher:
IGI Global
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620909
DOI:
10.4018/978-1-4666-8183-5.ch020
Additional Links:
http://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-recent-developments-materials/120296
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-1-4666-8183-5; 978-1-4666-8184-2
Appears in Collections:
Department of Electronics, Computing & Maths

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dc.contributor.authorRobertson-Begg, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T10:13:35Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-21T10:13:35Z-
dc.date.issued2015-02-
dc.identifier.citationRobertson-Begg, J. (2015) 'Development of non-technical skills required by future global practitioners in MSE and corrosion engineering' in Lim, H. W. (ed.) 'Handbook of Research on Recent Developments in Materials Science and Corrosion Engineering Education', IGI Global: Hershey, PA 17033, USA, pp. 397-415en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4666-8183-5-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4666-8184-2-
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/978-1-4666-8183-5.ch020-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620909-
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, engineers have been taught a subject specific curriculum that would have made them technically proficient in their specialist area. In this chapter, the author argues that currently a broader educational base is needed to prepare them for work in the global environment. Engineers need to become aware of, and be able to embrace, issues such as sustainability, ethics, human rights, social justice and at the same time develop their own skills through continuing professional development. They need to be able to continue keeping themselves technologically aware, take control over their own future career paths, and as their career progresses, they have to think strategically. The chapter covered the following subject matter: The Global Engineer, Strategic Thinking, Global Ethics (Engineering, Business, Social, and Environmental), sustainability, and career planning. It discussed the best approaches to deliver the materials on these topics to engineers from the author’s reflections on his own experiences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIGI Globalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-recent-developments-materials/120296en
dc.subjectGlobal engineeringen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.titleDevelopment of non-technical skills required by future global practitioners in MSE and corrosion engineeringen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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