Enhancing Communication And Professional Practice Skills In An Introductory Engineering Course
Communication skills; Introductory engineering course; Professional practice skills
One of the major requirements of today's employers is for their new hires to have excellent communication and professional skills. These skills include writing, speaking, listening, presenting, working in multidisciplinary teams, engaging in life-long learning, and exhibiting professional and ethical behavior. These skills have been clearly identified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology as being essential for all engineering graduates, but tend to be very difficult to teach and embed in the curriculum. This paper describes how to structure an introductory course in the major that would help to teach communication and professional practice skills in the context of the student's chosen major. The objectives of this course are to provide students with an exposure to the entire domain of the discipline in order to set the stage for the remaining curriculum, and to develop the students' skills in, and awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of professional practice and communication skills.
Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Number of Pages
Article; Proceedings Paper
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Pet-Armacost, Julia and Armacost, Robert L., "Enhancing Communication And Professional Practice Skills In An Introductory Engineering Course" (2003). Scopus Export 2000s. 1946.