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Pages: 1858-1869
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS

I. Ilsbroux, E. Sammels

Groep T Leuven Engineering College (BELGIUM)
GROUP T – Leuven Engineering College is an innovative and international university college for engineering education in Flanders (Belgium). Since the academic year 2008-2009 GROUP T designed a pilot project (with the permission of the Ministry of Education) for the two year path of the master. The content of the official one-year master program (60 ECTS credits) is maintained and supplemented with the Postgraduate Program in Entrepreneurial Engineering Experience of 60 ECTS credits. The core of this program is a one year internship in collaboration with industry (the Entrepreneurial Engineering Experience, EEE; 40 credits) in collaboration with different companies and research institutes. The two year program prides itself in providing students with not just engineering, entrepreneurial and innovation compentencies but also with opportunities for career and personal development.

Students make their personal competences profile at the onset, do a SWOT-analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) to get personal insight. Consequently, they design their personal development plan with well selected actions and learning activities. At the end students make a new profile and reflect on their progress in competences. The complete process is coached by a Human Resources Manager from industry.

Within the competence profile the following competency domains are distinguished: intellectual competences, research competences, entrepreneurial and innovation competences, self-management competences, personality-related competences.

The poster will give an answer to two questions:
1. Are the personal development needs of the students matching the needs of the industry?
2. Do the students of the two year path have a ‘head start’ in pursuing their career path?
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I. Ilsbroux, E. Sammels (2011) PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 1858-1869.
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