|Title||Scaffolding professional skill development across the undergraduate curriculum|
Engineers must be well versed in a range of professional skills including communication, teamwork, ethics, equity and project management. These professional skills are reflected in the Engineers Canada Graduate Attributes which all engineering programs must develop and assess to be accredited. This project seeks to create a cohesive framework for developing these professional skills in engineering programs focusing on the Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Environmental Engineering undergraduate programs. The envisioned framework will align and enhance existing professional skill development elements across multiple courses, while also incorporating new elements, to create continuity in skill development throughout the programs. At UBC, students enter specialized engineering programs following a general first year. This project will therefore engage students, faculty and staff involved in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year curriculum.
The project resources developed will be published openly so they can be adapted to other UBC programs or other institutions.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2023/2024|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Jonathan Verrett|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||19,635|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Jonathan Verrett, Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science / Bauder Professorship in Experiential Learning and Leadership
Catherine Brochard-Lalande, Co-President, CHBE Undergraduate Student Club
Zeina Baalbaki, Lecturer, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Marlene Chow, Director, Academic Programs, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science