In order to explore the wide variety of engineering positions, we will develop a Professional Roles Framework. The Professional Roles Framework will consist of a number of different roles that engineers can take up in industry. Each role will be clearly defined with an associated set of competencies and skills.
Thereafter, an Innovative Test System will be developed in order to (1) increase engineering students’ awareness of the multitude of professional roles in engineering and (2) to make them reflect on their own engineering identity, interests, strengths, and weaknesses. The test system will consist of a number of tools that engineering students can use for self-exploration in different stages of their education career.
Third, we will explore how we can structurally embed the Professional Roles Framework and associated tools in the engineering curriculum. The implementation of these tools will result in a modern learning environment wherein students can shape their own engineering identity.