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TitleDeveloping professional competencies through projects in interaction with companies : a study in Industrial Engineering and Management Master Degree
Author(s)Mesquita, Diana
Lima, Rui M.
Flores, Maria Assunção
KeywordsEngineering education
Project-Based Learning
Professional profile
Issue dateJul-2013
Abstract(s)This paper draws upon a part of a research project aiming to analyze curricula elements and competencies related to professional practice, in order to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the training program in engineering courses. Data were collected through a general survey to students, teachers and professionals. This paper focus on professionals’ perspectives and the results show the relevance that PBL experiences assumed in professional situations. Four main topics emerged from data, were analyzed, and discussed, namely technical competencies, transversal competencies, curriculum organization and interaction with companies. The results of the professionals’ survey point to the relevance of PBL experiences in professional situations. The findings also highlight the importance of project-learning approach for the quality of engineering curriculum and the development of both technical and transversal competencies.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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