A Roadmap for development

25 July 2019


Michael Edmond and Brenden Mischewski have written three reports on Engineering e2e’s Graduate Capabilities project. In A roadmap for development, they consider effective teaching and learning practices organised as five key factors – learners at the centre, tutors as skilled educators, valued industry connections quality resources and excellent support systems – with examples from engineering educators on how they are reflected in teaching and learning.

A Roadmap for development

Understanding the distribution of good practice

25 July 2019


In this report, the authors assess the performance of the engineering education system with a specific focus on the development of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Understanding the distribution of good practice

Good Practice Guide

25 July 2019


The Good Practice Guide sets out effective teaching, learning and engagement practices which tertiary education organisations use to impart the capabilities that employers expect to see in engineering graduates.

Good Practice Guide

Interim progress report - degree apprenticeship

July 2019


This document– the Interim Progress Report on the Development of an Engineering Degree Apprenticeship with a Focus on Asset Management – summarises the accomplishments and challenges of Phase 2 in developing the pilot degree apprenticeship which launches in 2020, and explains how it will be delivered.

Interim progress report - degree apprenticeship

Canterbury Engineering Hub Proposal

January 2019


Professor Phil Bones and Shayne Crimp report on last year’s Engineering e2e-funded feasibility study into a pilot hub, and recommend the establishment of an engineering education hub in Canterbury focused on electrical engineering. Their report looks at key roles for the hub, three types of potential learners, current electrical engineering programmes and a proposed staffing structure.

Canterbury Engineering Hub Proposal

Micro-credentials in engineering education

January 2019


Engineering e2e is funding five micro-credentials pilots underway this year.  Project Manager Brenden Mischewski wrote this background paper to update the New Zealand Board of Engineering Diplomas on progress in introducing micro-credentials into engineering education. He looks at Government support for micro-credentials, how developing this type of qualification could potentially improve uptake of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology, and the implications of three of the pilots for the NZDE.

Micro-credentials in engineering education

Engineering e2e evaluation

February 2018

Karen Vaughan, of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, conducted a document review and interviewed stakeholders for this evaluation of Engineering e2e’s role as a ‘systems integrator’. In response, we have focused our plans for the programme over the next two years through six key initiatives.

Engineering e2e evaluation

Engineering e2e evaluation - summary

February 2018

We’ve written a two-page summary of the Engineering e2e evaluation report (below), for those who don’t have time to read the entire document.

Engineering e2e evaluation - summary

Regional Engineering Education Hubs

November 2017

The Tertiary Education Commission commissioned research into regional education hubs as one possible solution to the shortage of engineers. Massey University researchers published this report: Regional Engineering Education Hubs: an investigation into mechanisms for improving the supply of engineers for New Zealand Industry.

 

Regional Engineering Education Hubs

A Pilot Study Of The Application Of Degree Apprenticeships In New Zealand

June 2017

A group of engineering employers and representatives from institutes of technology and polytechnics were involved in developing a degree apprenticeship standard in Infrastructure Asset Management. The Massey University research team which facilitated their work wrote this report, commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission.

A Pilot Study Of The Application Of Degree Apprenticeships In New Zealand

Micro-credentials: a model for engineering education?

April 2017

This report was commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission to provide advice on how micro-credentials [competency-based, personalised, formal or informal units of learning] might be used to improve the uptake of engineering education in New Zealand, particularly of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.

Micro-credentials: a model for engineering education?

UK Degree Apprenticeships A Year in Review

November 2016

This report discusses one tertiary institute’s experience of the design and operation of Degree Apprenticeships in the UK. It highlights what’s working and where important lessons have been learned. Engineering e2e hopes that the recommendations provided here will form the basis of a discussion which leads to a degree apprenticeship programme in New Zealand.

UK Degree Apprenticeships A Year in Review

Making tertiary studies in engineering more relevant

November 2016

Last year a group of engineering industry representatives reviewed a Professional and Graduate Capability Framework and discussed the competencies and capabilities valued in their companies. They recommended that an engineering graduate study based on the Framework should be conducted in New Zealand. Otago Polytechnic ran the research and has published this report.

Making tertiary studies in engineering more relevant

Creating Engineers – Climbing the Educational Staircase

November 2015

Dr Greg Frater and Associate Professor Nigel Grigg of Massey University investigated staircasing and its potential to provide viable strategies for students progressing into or within engineering careers. Their report builds on the findings from research into apprenticeship models for delivering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.

Creating Engineers – Climbing the Educational Staircase

Talking with Employers

June 2015

This report summarises the key outcomes and recommendations from the employer-engagement workshop facilitated by Emeritus Professor Geoff in June.

Talking with Employers

Stepping into one another's world

June 2015

The report Stepping into one another’s world: Apprenticeships – transforming engineering technologist education in New Zealand was commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission and provides advice on the viability of apprenticeship models in delivering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.

Stepping into one another's world

Make the World discussion document The Leaky Pipeline diagram

January 2015

The Engineering e2e Steering Group reviewed two infographics which will accompany its final report to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

Make the World discussion document The Leaky Pipeline diagram

Improving Pathways to Engineering Education

December 2014

The report from the Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum provides recommendations on how to improve pathways from school to tertiary to industry, particularly around bridging and foundation courses. It also looks at how to address broader challenges to raising the profile of engineering.

 

Improving Pathways to Engineering Education

Background paper - Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum

November 2014

This paper provides background information to support discussion at the Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum. It includes a summary of work being conducted by other agencies, an overview of existing pathways into the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes and explores some key issues related to bridging education.

Background paper - Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum

Techlink Pathways Project Statement of Intent

March 2014

The Techlink Pathways Project was a cooperative arrangement between IPENZ and the Metropolitan Group of ITPs. The statement of intent sets out a framework to support the Government’s priority of increasing the number of tertiary engineering graduates, especially through increased enrolments in New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes. 

Techlink Pathways Project Statement of Intent

Growing the pipeline of work-ready engineering graduates

November 2013

Commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission, this report provides a summary and analysis of engineering provider initiatives to grow the pipeline of engineering and link with industry.

Growing the pipeline of work-ready engineering graduates

Engineering Barriers and Responses

October 2014

Engineering e2e commissioned research on barriers to the uptake of engineering study in New Zealand. The report looks at barriers in the secondary/tertiary education systems and industry, and existing perceptions amongst students, parents, teachers and the general public.

Engineering Barriers and Responses