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Engineering Graduates’ Generic Skills: Issues and Solutions

Abstract: Raymond Wong and Albert Tsang from Hong Kong Polytechnic University write about how, over the last two decades, globalization and modernization have created an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Technological changes have revolutionized the workplace, patterns of work, job requirements and organizational structures. Such development invites questions about which competencies are most important for meeting the current and emerging needs of industry, and how these competencies can be developed and fostered at schools and universities. Thinking well or thinking critically involves at least two critical generic components: problem-solving and communication skills.

Keywords: Higher Education Brief

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