This new Public research paper written by Dr Kenn Fisher is focused on the engineering industry.
The engineering profession has been experiencing a major transformation over the past decade. In part this is due to ever improving technologies and software capabilities, but it is also a result of the increasing complexities associated with the multi-disciplinary approach to procuring engineering projects. Infrastructure and other societal engineering issues are now being seen in thematic terms such as water, energy and transport infrastructure.
This paper examines the issues identified by the profession itself and explores how this impacts on the physical teaching, learning and research environment, much of which was designed and built in the context of post-war technologies and practices.
It concludes with a summary of what an early 21st century engineering faculty might look like.
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Dr Kenn Fisher, Woods Bagot's Director of Education, is recognised as one of the leading educational planners practising internationally. As a consultant of the OECD and UNESCO he has practiced in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He is multi-skilled in a range of disciplines having practiced in all educational sectors as a teacher and academic / researcher, a strategic facility and campus planner and as a project, facility and design manager. [more]
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