Engineering Education Quality Assurance

A Global Perspective

Editors: Patil, Arun, Gray, Peter (Eds.)

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  • Provides a global perspective on engineering education quality assurance
  • Covers the fundamental elements of existing quality assurance schemes and the issues surrounding the development and implementation of these schemes
  • Provides a comprehensive review of the past and present efforts related to quality assurance in engineering education
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Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective provides a world-wide view of the history and the current conditions of Engineering Education Quality Assurance. This book provides the first wide-ranging picture of Quality Assurance schemes from essentially every continent and the issues related to their development and implementation. In addition, a generic Engineering Education Quality Assurance Model is described that synthesizes all of the extant approaches and provides a structure for future development.

The book begins with an overview of the history and background of Quality Assurance in higher education and Engineering Education over the past century. This is followed by a discussion of the general issues and challenges facing Quality Assurance in the 21st century from global, regional and national perspectives. Then the history and current conditions of Engineering Education Quality Assurance in a sample of ten different countries around the world are discussed. The last section provides a variety of strategies and techniques to aid in the development and institutionalization of effective Quality Assurance approaches.

Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective brings together leading academics and professionals from fifteen different countries who share their wealth of experience and insights. Their collective expertise provides a snap-shot of the current state of Quality Assurance in higher education and Engineering Education, an explanation of how we got to where we are, and a road-map for the future.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • The Background of Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Engineering Education

    Pages 3-25

    Gray, Peter J. (et al.)

  • Quality Assurance in European Engineering Education: Present and Future Challenges

    Pages 29-40

    Cowan, John

  • EUR-ACE: The European Accreditation System of Engineering Education and Its Global Context

    Pages 41-49

    Augusti, Giuliano

  • Toward Consensus Global Standards for Quality Assurance of Engineering Programmes

    Pages 51-71

    Hanrahan, Hu

  • Quality Assurance in the Preparation of Technical Professionals: The ABET Perspective

    Pages 73-83

    Peterson, George D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Education Quality Assurance
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Arun Patil
  • Peter Gray
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0555-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0555-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0554-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8452-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 316
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