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Quality Assurance in European Engineering Education: Present and Future Challenges

Cowan, John


John Cowan


Arun Patil

Peter Gray


This chapter focuses on the quality assurance (QA) of higher engineering education in the United
Kingdom and Europe, by considering eight challenges which are predicted by the writer to be of increasing
importance in the years ahead. QA in higher education is taken here as a process that sets out to assure
society, and responsible bodies within it, about the quality of educational provision for students. The
purpose of the chapter is to identify the present and forthcoming challenges and changes in QA in
engineering education in the United Kingdom and Europe, in the light of present circumstances as well as
of the historical context.

Online Publication Date Jul 25, 2009
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Sep 7, 2012
Publicly Available Date Sep 7, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 29-40
Book Title Engineering Education Quality Assurance
ISBN 9781441905543; 9781441905550
Keywords Engineering education; accreditation; quality assurance;
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Contract Date Sep 7, 2012


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