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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author)
To assist in resolving the perceived lack of transversal competencies (TCs) of engineering graduates by industry, this study investigates the characteristics of transforming an existing industry TC instrument for use in engineering education. The instrument consists of 36 nuanced sub-competencies with the corresponding definitions and...
journal article 2022
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author)
The engineering industry has changed in the last decades with the increasing complexity of technology, the global mobility of the engineering profession, the concern with sustainability and social responsibility, and the need for innovation and creativity. This shift has caused employability issues that include both the lack of engineering...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Sá, Sofia (author), Mesquita, Diana (author), Lima, Rui M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author)
Although accreditation bodies emphasise communication competencies development in engineering curricula due to its importance for future engineers, the focus is often mainly on oral presentation and written reports. A communication activity was created to practice and reflect on students’ communication competencies including describing...
journal article 2021
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author)
Most studies in engineering education focus on the effectiveness of the teaching interventions and what transversal competencies engineering students gain from those interventions immediately after they take place. This study explores the effectiveness of an existing game-based learning activity and the competency retention of the participating...
journal article 2021
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), van den Bogaard, M.E.D. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author), Groen, W.A. (author)
Contribution: This study reports on a reliable and valid instrument that measures engineering students' perceptions of their competency levels. A better understanding of students' needs in engineering curricula will support the development of engineering students' transversal competencies. Background: Prior research has investigated how...
journal article 2020
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Carthy, D (author), Craps, S. (author)
The urgency to stimulate transversal competencies is evident and acknowledged by accreditation commissions and institutions. For this reason, higher engineering education has developed practices and implemented in the engineering curricula elements that stimulate these competencies. However, educators find difficulties in developing and...
conference paper 2019
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author), Groen, W.A. (author)
poster 2019
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author), Groen, W.A. (author)
poster 2019
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author), Groen, W.A. (author)
The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the state-of-the-art of competency measurement methods with an aim to inform the creation of reliable and valid measures of student mastery of competencies in communication, lifelong learning, innovation/creativity and teamwork in engineering education. We identified 99 studies published in...
review 2019
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author)
The importance of which transversal competencies, a collective term for non-technical competencies such as problem-solving and communication skills, are required for student success in the labor market has been studied. There is no doubt that students need transversal competencies for professional practice. However, little is known about the...
conference paper 2019
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Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author)
Engineering education has recognised that engineering graduates require transversal competencies like communication, teamwork and problem-solving alongside technical competencies. The importance of transversal competencies has grown and curriculum elements have been implemented to stimulate these competencies. However, a gap still exists between...
conference paper 2018
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Craps, S. (author), Pinxten, M (author), Saunders-Smits, Gillian (author), Leandro Cruz, M. (author), Gaughan, K. (author), Langie, G. (author)
Although there is high degree of agreement on the importance of transversal skills for engineers, employers observe a significant gap between expectations and reality. This paper discusses the need for the development of a framework of professional roles for future engineers and the implementation of dedicated skills education in engineering...
conference paper 2017
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