Darren Carthy wins Emerging Scholar Award at UK & IE EER Network Symposium

November 2nd 2018

At the 6th Annual Symposium of the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network, Darren Carthy (PhD Researcher of DIT) won the Emerging Scholar Award with his work on a psychometric test to align students with a particular professional role. >>

Participants of the PREFER session at the SEFI 2018 Conference

October 2018 \\ Newsletter PREFER 03

Over 50 engineering education professionals participated in our session and critically evaluated the output of the PREFER project. >>

Communication and lifelong learning curriculum elements piloted at TU Delft

July 2018 \\ Newsletter PREFER 02

The communication element is already tested in a Masters' course at TU Delft. >>

Take-off tool development process

July 2018 \\ Newsletter PREFER 02

Based on the results of the expert panels, a two tests will be developed: a motivational test and a competence test. >>

PREFER @ the SEFI 2018 Conference

July 2018 \\ Newsletter PREFER 02

A session with 4 papers and a workshop will be dedicated to the research activities of PREFER. >>

PREFER @ University-Industry Interaction Conference London

20-22 June 2018

Sofie presented the literature review on frameworks or classifications to position the wide variety on engineering positions. The confernce was organised by UIIN.

Prof. Greet Langie at the launch event of the Engineers Europe Advisory Group

October 2018 \\ Newsleter PREFER 03

At the launch event of the Engineers Europe Advisory Group, oganised by FEANI, Greet Langie presented the Professional Roles Model and the output of the PREFER project to a wider European audience. >>

PREFER workshop at the SEFI 2018 Conference: let's get to work!

October 2018 \\  Newsletter PREFER 03

During a 2-hour hands-on session, the workshop participants were provided the opportunity to get a first-hand experience on the items that we have developed for the competence test. >>

Experts from  industry identify key competences for engineers

July 2018 \\ Newsletter PREFER 02

72 engineers and 15 HR professionals participated in 12 round table workshops (i.e., expert panels) to identify the key competences for engineers entering the labour market. >>

Company tour @ SIEMENS Field Lab

6 February 2018

During the Mobility Event Week in Delft, the PREFER team visited SIEMENS, partner of the PREFER consortium. After an insight into the organisation and SIEMENS' vision on digitization and automation, the team got a tour in the SIEMENS Field Lab. The visit ended with an interesting discussion on job profiles and competences.

Full house @ the SEFI 2017 Conference

September 2017

The PREFER paper and workshop were well received at the SEFI 2017 Annual Congres (18-21 September). >>

Behind the scenes

July 2017 \\ Newsletter PREFER 01

The last few months, we worked mainly behind the scenes: literature search, making an overview of the learning outcomes or an inventory of awareness roles etc. We are happy that our paper and workshop are accepted to be presented and discussed at the SEFI Annual Congres (18-21 September)

Questionnaire @ job fairs KU Leuven

February-March 2018

188 companies who attended one of the job fairs at the engineering campuses of KU Leuven, filled in a questionnaire about the Professional Roles Framework for Future Engineers

Visit @ KIVI The Hague

8 February 2018

Micaela dos Ramos welcomed the PREFER team at KIVI The Hague. She presented KIVI's view on employability of engineering students and Life Long Learning.

A new researcher in the team: meet Darren Carthy

October 2017

Darren is a post graduate researcher at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in the research area of engineering education. Darren's main responsibility will be to evaluate the software developed tool to test students' transversal skills. >>

Meet the PhD Researchers

July 2017 \\ Newsletter PREFER 01

As of June 1st, two new members have joined the PREFER team at KU Leuven and TU Delft.

At TU Delft, Mariana Leandro Cruz will work on the implementation of innovative practices into the engineering curriculum.

Sofie Craps (KU Leuven) started a PhD that will focus on the development of a Professional Roles framework.

The PREFER project is cofunded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance - 575778-EPP-1-2016-1-BE-EPPKA2-KA

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