Assessment of professional competence in engineering, product design – and higher education–speculative directions for developing practice

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Dowlen, C (2016). Assessment of professional competence in engineering, product design – and higher education–speculative directions for developing practice. International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Aalborg University, Denmark 08 - 09 Sep 2016
AuthorsDowlen, C
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The IED’s development of the Chartered Technical Product Design has prompted an investigation into methods and processes of assessment of professional competence. This is intended to assess competence in normal work and not using an invented assignment. The paper suggests the meanings for professional competence and assesses different assessment methods, comparing them with those currently used for engineers, designers and educators. It concludes that the current processes are generally effective, but includes suggestions to modify current processes rather than suggest a complete replacement.

KeywordsProfessional competence; Assessment methods
Year2016
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Accepted02 May 2016
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