Engineering Education: Accreditation & Graduate Global Mobility, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Engineering Education

Accreditation & Graduate Global Mobility, 1st Edition

By Firoz Alam, Alexandra Kootsookos

CRC Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9780815396017
pub: 2019-11-01
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This book examines the paradigm of engineering education, the process of accreditation and how accreditation affects graduate global mobility and employability. The book focuses on different accreditation schemes including the Washington Accord and the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education and the emerging process of dual accreditation. Important concepts are demonstrated through case studies. Finally the book examines the importance of using an outcome-based approach to pedagogy and curriculum development to ensure and demonstrate the achievement of the required graduate attributes.

This work will be of value to professionals and students in the field of engineering education, accreditation bodies, government policy makers, engineering Deans, Heads of School and professional engineering organizations.

Table of Contents

Engineering Education, Economic Development and Global Mobility. Accreditation. Case Study: Engineers’ Australia Accreditation Process. Dual Accreditation within the Washington Accord Framework. Outcome-Based Education.

About the Authors

Dr. Firoz Alam is a Professor and Program Director in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University. He completed his PhD from RMIT in 2000. He completed his Master’s degree combined with Bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Riga Civil Aviation Engineers Institute, Latvia in 1991. Prof. Alam’s research interest includes aerodynamics of road vehicles, aircraft and trains, sports aerodynamics, energy and power generation, noise and vibration. He has strong research track record in continuous improvement of engineering education pedagogy, quality assurance, accreditation and transnational education. He was the recipient of RMIT University Teaching Award. Prof. Alam is actively involved in delivering and managing engineering programs both onshore and offshore. He has over 200 peer reviewed publications that include scholarly book, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. His publications on engineering education include transnational education, program quality assurance and accreditation, dual accreditations, technology enabled engineering pedagogy and education design, outcome-based and problem-based learning, intensive mode teaching and postgraduate supervision.

Dr. Alexandra Kootsookos is Senior Lecturer at RMIT University’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. She received her PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1995. Thereafter, she worked with the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymer Blends, where she was involved in a number of projects relating to the durability of composite materials. Since joining RMIT University in 1999, she has been heavily involved in the teaching instruction of undergraduate students within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. She has used a blended learning environment within this context since 2000. From 2004-2009 she was the Program Director for the Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics program and subsequently she has been the Year Coordinator with a particular focus on transitional issues and program structure, quality assurance and accreditation of engineering degrees. Dr. Kootsookos published over half dozen research papers and book chapters on engineering program accreditation, dual accreditation and transnational education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)