Enterprise training and development in an electronics undergraduate programme

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Abstract

There is growing pressure on UK academic institutions to incorporate enterprise training as part of student key skills development, especially in the sciences and engineering subjects. Set this against professional bodies overseeing engineering degree programmes maintaining pressure to retain core technical content and a time conflict arises. A simple solution is to increase the length of undergraduate programmes. This, however, has funding implications with students now paying an increasing percentage of the total cost of their education. This paper describes an approach that is being piloted that embeds enterprise training into an electronics degree in a way that supports the core academic content and learning objectives without increasing programme duration. The key feature of this activity is the integration of non-core technical material in a manner that supports the mainstream technical material and thereby overcomes some of the commonly encountered sources of resistance. Furthermore, every effort is taken to ensure the widest academic involvement so that the load on any one member of staff is as small as is practical.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4TH UICEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
EditorsZJ Pudlowski
Place of PublicationCLAYTON
PublisherUICEE, FACULTY ENGINEERING
Pages418-421
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7326-2146-1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event4th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education - BANGKOK
Duration: 7 Feb 200110 Feb 2001

Conference

Conference4th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education
CityBANGKOK
Period7/02/0110/02/01

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