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Developing soft skills to produce work-ready international graduate diploma students in engineering: A comparative study


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The final year project (FYP) in engineering provides an opportunity for students to both develop and
demonstrate their professional capabilities and interpersonal skills which are key graduate attributes
assessed by accreditors (in accordance with the Washington, International Engineering Alliance, or
Sydney Accord), as well as solve complex problems with open-ended projects (Rasul 2009). “Soft
skills” are critical professional capabilities, required by the Engineering New Zealand professional
body, that must be integrated into the FYP to meet the graduate profile for Graduate Diploma
International (GDI) students. This demand comes at a time when engineers are increasingly called upon
to play an active role in addressing global challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century
(Bernard 2019).

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Final year project (FYP), Soft Skills, Work-Ready, Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
Depositing User: Mohammad Al-Rawi
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 01:02
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:24

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