chapter  17
18 Pages

Engineering

WithJohn Davies

Of course, a strong characteristic is that it is a vocational subject: a degree in engineering is a preparation for a specific career. This affects much of the thinking behind the design and delivery of engineering courses. The profession has quite a big say in content (as we shall find out in the next section), and it is common to hear academics explain, for instance, that a particular approach to running a project is designed to prepare students for the challenges they will face in industry.