Gender and Diversity aspects in Engineering Education and their impact on the design of engineering curricula

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Today’s global transformation processes and sustainability issues, lead to challenges and modified competence requirements that the engineering sciences have to face. In addition to digitalization as a major influencing factor, graduates need to be prepared to develop complex and interdisciplinary solutions in teams. Engineering sciences have to take up the challenges to provide suitable engineering curricula for a divers and a broader target group (e.g. non-technical and female students); especially in light of the current shortage of qualified specialists. As a consequence, there is a need for evidence-based innovative curriculum design dealing with diversity and heterogeneous target groups and encouraging interdisciplinary approaches. This paper contributes threefold to that discourse on transformation processes and diversity aspects in Engineering Education: (1) by considering gender-specific data in Engineering Higher Education and Engineering Education Research (EER); (2) by presenting a qualitative study, which analyses gender-specific curriculum design requirements; and (3) by introducing a research-based bachelor’s program for a divers target group.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021 : Women in Engineering
EditorsThomas Klinger, Christian Kollmitzer, Andreas Pester
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date18.06.2021
Article number9454043
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8478-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8478-4
Publication statusPublished - 18.06.2021
EventIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - EDUCON 2021 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 21.04.202123.04.2021

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    Research areas

  • Engineering - Gender and diversity in Engineering, Transformation processes in engineering, innivative curriculum design in engineering