Engineering Education Quality Assurance [electronic resource] : A Global Perspective / edited by Arun Patil, Peter Gray.
Contributor(s): Gray, Peter [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2009Description: online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441905550.Subject(s): Engineering | Science -- Study and teaching | Engineering | Job Careers in Science and Engineering | Science Education | Engineering, generalDDC classification: 502.3 Online resources: Click here to access online
Overview/History -- The Background of Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Engineering Education -- Issues and Challenges (Global/Regional Perspectives) -- Quality Assurance in European Engineering Education: Present and Future Challenges -- EUR-ACE: The European Accreditation System of Engineering Education and Its Global Context -- Toward Consensus Global Standards for Quality Assurance of Engineering Programmes -- Quality Assurance in the Preparation of Technical Professionals: The ABET Perspective -- Issues and Challenges (Country/Institutional Perspectives) -- Quality Assurance in Engineering Education and Modernization of Higher Education in Russia -- Quality Assurance in Vietnam’s Engineering Education -- Quality Assurance for the Engineering Paraprofessional in Thailand -- Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Chile: National and Engineering Dimensions -- Quality Assurance of Engineering Education in Sweden -- Assessment of Engineering Education Quality: An Indian Perspective -- Quality Issues Facing Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions: A Case Study of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia -- Quality Assurance in Engineering Education in the United States -- Quality Assurance in Engineering Education: An All-round Perspective -- Engineering Education Quality Assurance: The Essential Pillar of Higher Education Reform in Lithuania -- General Approaches and Techniques -- Using a Measure of Student Holistic Development for Quality Assurance -- CDIO and Quality Assurance: Using the Standards for Continuous Program Improvement -- Using Soft Systems Thinking to Confront the Politics of Innovation in Engineering Education -- Real-Time Quality Control Methods in PBL-based Engineering Education -- Enhancing the Quality of the Engineering Student Experience -- Taxonomies of Engineering Competencies and Quality Assurance in Engineering Education -- Future Direction -- Internal and External Quality Assurance Approaches for Improvement and Accountability: A Conceptual Framework.
Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective provides a world-wide view of the history and the current conditions of Engineering Education Quality Assurance. This book provides the first wide-ranging picture of Quality Assurance schemes from essentially every continent and the issues related to their development and implementation. In addition, a generic Engineering Education Quality Assurance Model is described that synthesizes all of the extant approaches and provides a structure for future development. The book begins with an overview of the history and background of Quality Assurance in higher education and Engineering Education over the past century. This is followed by a discussion of the general issues and challenges facing Quality Assurance in the 21st century from global, regional and national perspectives. Then the history and current conditions of Engineering Education Quality Assurance in a sample of ten different countries around the world are discussed. The last section provides a variety of strategies and techniques to aid in the development and institutionalization of effective Quality Assurance approaches. Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective brings together leading academics and professionals from fifteen different countries who share their wealth of experience and insights. Their collective expertise provides a snap-shot of the current state of Quality Assurance in higher education and Engineering Education, an explanation of how we got to where we are, and a road-map for the future.