Research Output

Quality Assurance in European Engineering Education – Present and Future Challenges.

  This chapter focuses on the quality assurance (QA) of higher engineering education in the United
Kingdom and Europe, by considering eight challenges which are predicted by the writer to be of increasing
importance in the years ahead. QA in higher education is taken here as a process that sets out to assure
society, and responsible bodies within it, about the quality of educational provision for students. The
purpose of the chapter is to identify the present and forthcoming challenges and changes in QA in
engineering education in the United Kingdom and Europe, in the light of present circumstances as well as
of the historical context.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • DOI:

    10.1007/978-1-4419-0555-0_2

  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    620 Engineering & allied operations

Citation

Cowan, J. (2008). Quality Assurance in European Engineering Education – Present and Future Challenges. In Patil, A. & Gray, P. (Eds.). Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective, 29-40. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0555-0_2. ISBN 978-1-4419-0554-3

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Keywords

Engineering education; accreditation; quality assurance;

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