From engineering to mechatronics management

Kopacek, P. and Hajrizi, E. and Stapleton, L. (2013) From engineering to mechatronics management. [Conference Proceedings]

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International development is critical if we are to stabilise previously unstable regions. The development of new, sustainable education systems in such regions is well known to be an important driver for international development generally, attracting considerable body of literature as well as numerous donor initiatives. Developing economies in the midst of fundamental restructuring of higher education may benefit from radical approaches to engineering education programme design. This paper sets out the case of the development of a BSc and a MSc curriculum in Mechatronics Management in Kosovo. It demonstrates that it is possible to develop higher-education programmes in advanced engineering, which have potential local economic impact in an emerging economy and are designed with that goal specifically in mind. The case demonstrates how it is possible to apply theories of engineering and technology professional competence to develop higher education programmes with the potential to deliver on aggressive economic and educational objectives. Copyright © 2013 IFAC.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Conference code: 99973; Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Vienna University of Technology, IHRTAustria; Funding Details: EC, European Commission; References: Devereux, N., (2004) Information Technology Professional Competence: An Empirical Study of Irish Higher Education, , M.Sc. Thesis, WIT, Ireland; (2000) The Bologna Declaration - An Explanation, ,; Fischer, G., (2004) Industry and Participant Requirements for Engineering Management, , PhD Thesis; VUT, Vienna; Kopacek, P., Ceccarelli, M., Hajrizi, E., Stapleton, L., Mechatronics education and international stability the development of university level education programmes in advanced engineering in kosovo (2006) Proceedings of the Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation ISA '06, pp. 1-8. , Elsevier IFAC publication; Kopacek, P., A mechatronics management laboratory (2006) Proceedings of the Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation ISA '06, pp. 37-42. , Elsevier IFAC publication; Stapleton, L., Hersh, M., Technology development and ethical decision making: Identity factors and social construction (2004) Proceedings of International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, , Tech. Univ. of Vienna, Elsevier; Thamhain, H.J., (1992) Engineering Management: Managing Effectively in Technology-Based Organisations, , J. Wiley and Sons, 1992; (IFAC); (9.5); (9.1); (9.2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering education; International development; International stability; Advanced engineerings; Developing economies; Educational objectives; Engineering and technology; Higher education programmes; Professional competence; Sustainable educations; Curricula; Design; Driver training
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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 21:44
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