Courses

The Global Engineer

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Alejandra Boni, professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Overview

By its very nature, engineering is bound to society and human development. It seeks to solve complex problems using scientific knowledge and practical experience. Nonetheless, different factors in engineering problems - complexity, int +

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Jordi Peris, professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

Course Overview

As was discussed in depth in Course A.1, the practice of engineering involves much more than the mastery of subjects. In engineering design, non-technical factors and interactions can be just as significant as the technical. This is espec +

Academic Coordinator

Mr. Andrew Lamb, World Federation of Engineering Organizations – WFEO

Course Overview

Global challenges faced by society in the 21st century - including climate change, resource limitations and extreme poverty - are complex and interconnected, transcending the confines of traditional scientific disciplines. Despite this, t +

Supervising BS/MS thesis with fieldwork

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Manuel Sierra, professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare academics to support engineering students who are interested in integrating concepts of the global dimension into their own education.

Since a common method of integration is through a self-selected thesis projec +

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Angela Ortigara, Università degli studi di Trento 

Course Overview

One of the aims of the GDEE project is to develop and sustain links between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in technical development work and universities, in order to better inform education practices on development topics in technical c +

Dr. Guido Zolezzi, professor at Unversità degli Studi di Trento

Course Overview

This course will cover the practical and logistical requirements for carrying out project work in international development.  It will include sessions covering an overview of tools and methodologies commonly used in project design, implem +

Integrating GDE into teaching and research

Academic Coordinator

Mr. Andrew Lamb, World Federation of Engineering Organizations – WFEO

Course Overview

This course will introduce academics to methods for integrating the global dimension into engineering education at a high level in order to achieve systemic change. The sessions within this course will provide the students an overview of +

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Jordi Segalàs, professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Course Overview

This course will build on the existing experience of participants, including topics covered in the Course C.7, to provide a framework for academics interested in developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules focusing on the global dim +

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Rhoda Trimingham, professor at Loughborough University.

Course Overview

The final course is aimed at engineering and technical academics interested in adapting or developing research programs aligned with global dimension topics.  Sessions will provide participants with an overview of engineering education research for +

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