In this paper, we present a vision on how engineers can play different roles in future society 2030. First we predicted how society in the Netherlands (in relation to Europe and the rest of the world) is going to develop and how future engineers will behave, act and take their position in this future world. We used the ‘Vision in Design’ methodology to unravel the complexity of future society step-by-step and to understand the diversity of engineer(ing)-behaviour: 260 relevant future conditions for 2030 were derived from 10 interviews with visionaries in society, experts in the field of engineering education and from literature search. Clustering these factors into ten driving forces helped us to discover three independent determining dimensions, defining eight possible engineer-behaviours in 2030. As a result of this rich contextual research, these eight roles are further illustrated with accompanying skills and pathways to support role development. The vision and roles have been developed in co-creation and validated in a series of workshops with a wide variety of people within and beyond academia and within the professional world of engineering.
|Title of host publication||The 14th International CDIO Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings – Full Papers|
|Editors||Casey Bean, Jens Bennedsen, Kristina Edström, Ron Hugo, Janne Röslof, Robert Songer, Tomohito Yamamoto|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||14th International CDIO Conference - Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa, Japan|
Duration: 28 Jun 2018 → 2 Jul 2018
|Conference||14th International CDIO Conference|
|Period||28/06/18 → 2/07/18|
- Engineering education
- Vision in Design
- Engineering Roles
- Higher Education
- CDIO Standards 1(Context)
Klaassen, R., van Dijk, M., Hoope, R., Ceulemans, D., Kamp, A., Jacobs, M., & van der Sanden, M. (2018). A design-based vision on future roles in engineering. In C. Bean, J. Bennedsen, K. Edström, R. Hugo, J. Röslof, R. Songer, & T. Yamamoto (Eds.), The 14th International CDIO Conference: Proceedings – Full Papers (pp. 882-894). CDIO.