OPENING DOORS TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION

Ivana Šimonová

Abstract


The spreading globalization offers moreopportunities but also requires new competences fromcurrent technical university graduates. Now it is the time weworked together, solved problems together, and togetherbrought the world a little closer. That must be a contributionof engineering education towards the IT society.The paper deals with the process of developing internationalengineering competences, defines and discusses the key oneswhich are required from current technical universitygraduates in the Czech Republic. These include both generaland professional competences. The ability to work ininternational teams and communicate with other members inforeign languages is crucial and belongs to general keycompetences, not only in the tertiary education. This topicrelates to the whole system of engineering education, so thatthe graduates are able to succeed on the labour market, winprofessional recognition, and thus contribute to furtherdevelopment.Index Terms ⎯ Engineering education, foreign languages,key competences, learning style, team work.

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