AUDIT OF ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS AS REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL POLICY DIRECTION
Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education «Ural Federal University named (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
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Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Definition of long-term needs of the industrial region for engineers, a shortage problem solution of engineering qualifications may be considered as a form and result of long-term interaction between employers and educational organizations in producing of required competencies. The article summarizes the experience of usе of sociological approaches to the needs forecasting s for engineering cadres. The advantage of sociological forecasting involves the ability to use a combination of quantitative / formalized and qualitative / unformalized methods for collecting and analyzing information in work, both with large and small data sets in a situation of objective studies, taking into account the specifics of the investigated enterprises. Method of sociological analysis of qualifications provided surveys of stakeholders (engineers, managers of engineering projects). The stakeholder evaluation model of learning outcomes was aimed to clarify the disparity of assessments in importance and the presence level of competence development of future engineers. Evaluation of prognostic background, necessity of analysis of conditions and factors that have affected, affect or can affect to development of needs of the region in engineering qualifications led to our turning to the research of innovative behavior of large industrial enterprises of the region.
Keywords: Engineer, engineering qualifications, stakeholder model, learning outcomes.