Designing inclusion into engineering education

Royal Academy of Engineering July 2018

Written as a guideline for engineering leaders and educators, this report looks at how diversity impacts on engineering and offers strategies for how tertiary institutions can make changes in course design to increase inclusion and diversity.

Designing inclusion into engineering education

Improving employment opportunities for diverse engineering graduates

Royal Academy of Engineering 2018

This report looks at the reasons for and learnings from a UK three-year pilot Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme aimed at addressing the engineering skills gap by inspiring, attracting, recruiting and retaining people from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment.

Improving employment opportunities for diverse engineering graduates

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education

The National Academies Press 2018

This report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the USA argues for integration of STEM and the humanities. This meshes with comments from employers who attended TEC engineering and ICT workshops several years ago – that they wanted ‘more rounded’ graduates who had experienced a wider range of learning experiences.

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education

UK engineering 2016: an independent review

IET, ICE and IMechE November 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers commissioned Professor John Uff to conduct an independent review of the profession of engineering in the UK. This report covers a wide range of issues, including the division between university and employment-based or apprenticeship training which, it states, is “…still attended by ill-informed prejudice and snobbery…”

UK engineering 2016: an independent review

Knowing Practice: Vocational Thresholds for GPs, Carpenters, and Engineering Technicians - summary report

NZCER January 2016

New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) researchers interviewed GP registrars, carpentry apprentices and engineering cadets about their practice-based learning. They focused particularly on people’s most significant learning experiences and found that certain characteristics were shared across all three fields. Knowing Practice: final report 

 

Knowing Practice: Vocational Thresholds for GPs, Carpenters, and Engineering Technicians - summary report

Progressing women in STEM roles: practical guidance for employers

IET/Prospect November 2015

The difficulty in attracting women into engineering is not solely a diversity issue, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), but also an economic one. Following a joint conference with Prospect, the UK union for professionals, on recruiting, promoting and retaining women in STEM-related industries, it released this report.

Progressing women in STEM roles: practical guidance for employers

Progressing women in STEM roles: report

IET/Prospect November 2015

The difficulty in attracting women into engineering is not solely a diversity issue, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), but also an economic one. Following a joint conference with Prospect, the UK union for professionals, on recruiting, promoting and retaining women in STEM-related industries, it released this report.

Progressing women in STEM roles: report

Women in the engineering workplace

Engineering New Zealand 2015

A survey of 15 engineering organisations shows that women remain greatly under-represented at all levels of the engineering profession. This snapshot considers the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in engineering, and makes a number of recommendations about how to increase their numbers.

 

Women in the engineering workplace

Good practice in student retention

The Higher Education Academy October 2011

This report studies how student retention is affected by learners’ sense of social and academic integration. The research findings showed that students found activities that combined social opportunities with an academic context as important in helping them to continue with their degree programmed, and that they valued the integration-focused activities evaluated in the research.

Good practice in student retention

National Engineering Education Plan

Engineering New Zealand 2010

The National Engineering Education Plan was developed with guidance from tertiary educators, industry training organisations, industry stakeholders and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand. This report sets out a national plan for ensuring that the right numbers of the right types of graduates are produced to meet New Zealand’s needs.

National Engineering Education Plan