Diversifying engineering education: a transdisciplinary approach from RWTH Aachen University

  • Engineers and therefore engineering education are challenged by the increasing complexity of questions to be answered globally. The education of future engineers therefore has to answer with curriculums that build up relevant skills. This chapter will give an example how to bring engineering and social responsibility successful together to build engineers of tomorrow. Through the integration of gender and diversity perspectives, engineering research and teaching is expanded with new perspectives and contents providing an important potential for innovation. Aiming on the enhancement of engineering education with distinctive competencies beyond technical expertise, the teaching approach introduced in the chapter represents key factors to ensure that coming generations of engineers will be able to meet the requirements and challenges a changing globalized world holds for them. The chapter will describe how this approach successfully has been implemented in the curriculum in engineering of a leading technical university in Germany.

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Author:Linda Steuer-DankertORCiD, Anna Bouffier, Sonja Gaedicke, Carmen Leicht-Scholten
Parent Title (English):Strategies for increasing diversity in engineering majors and careers
Publisher:IGI Global
Place of publication:Hershey, USA
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2017
Date of the Publication (Server):2022/09/20
First Page:201
Last Page:235
Link: https://www.igi-global.com/book/strategies-increasing-diversity-engineering-majors/172774
Institutes:FH Aachen / Fachbereich Energietechnik