Micro-credentials in engineering educationJanuary 2019
Engineering e2e is funding five micro-credentials pilots underway this year. Project Manager Brenden Mischewski wrote this background paper to update the New Zealand Board of Engineering Diplomas on progress in introducing micro-credentials into engineering education. He looks at Government support for micro-credentials, how developing this type of qualification could potentially improve uptake of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology, and the implications of three of the pilots for the NZDE.
Engineering e2e evaluationFebruary 2018
Karen Vaughan, of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, conducted a document review and interviewed stakeholders for this evaluation of Engineering e2e’s role as a ‘systems integrator’. In response, we have focused our plans for the programme over the next two years through six key initiatives.
Engineering e2e evaluation - summaryFebruary 2018
We’ve written a two-page summary of the Engineering e2e evaluation report (below), for those who don’t have time to read the entire document.
Regional Engineering Education HubsNovember 2017
The Tertiary Education Commission commissioned research into regional education hubs as one possible solution to the shortage of engineers. Massey University researchers published this report: Regional Engineering Education Hubs: an investigation into mechanisms for improving the supply of engineers for New Zealand Industry.
A Pilot Study Of The Application Of Degree Apprenticeships In New ZealandJune 2017
A group of engineering employers and representatives from institutes of technology and polytechnics were involved in developing a degree apprenticeship standard in Infrastructure Asset Management. The Massey University research team which facilitated their work wrote this report, commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission.
Micro-credentials: a model for engineering education?April 2017
This report was commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission to provide advice on how micro-credentials [competency-based, personalised, formal or informal units of learning] might be used to improve the uptake of engineering education in New Zealand, particularly of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.
UK Degree Apprenticeships A Year in ReviewNovember 2016
This report discusses one tertiary institute’s experience of the design and operation of Degree Apprenticeships in the UK. It highlights what’s working and where important lessons have been learned. Engineering e2e hopes that the recommendations provided here will form the basis of a discussion which leads to a degree apprenticeship programme in New Zealand.
Making tertiary studies in engineering more relevantNovember 2016
Last year a group of engineering industry representatives reviewed a Professional and Graduate Capability Framework and discussed the competencies and capabilities valued in their companies. They recommended that an engineering graduate study based on the Framework should be conducted in New Zealand. Otago Polytechnic ran the research and has published this report.
Creating Engineers – Climbing the Educational StaircaseNovember 2015
Dr Greg Frater and Associate Professor Nigel Grigg of Massey University investigated staircasing and its potential to provide viable strategies for students progressing into or within engineering careers. Their report builds on the findings from research into apprenticeship models for delivering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.
Talking with EmployersJune 2015
This report summarises the key outcomes and recommendations from the employer-engagement workshop facilitated by Emeritus Professor Geoff in June.
Stepping into one another's worldJune 2015
The report Stepping into one another’s world: Apprenticeships – transforming engineering technologist education in New Zealand was commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission and provides advice on the viability of apprenticeship models in delivering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.
Make the World discussion document The Leaky Pipeline diagramJanuary 2015
Improving Pathways to Engineering EducationDecember 2014
The report from the Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum provides recommendations on how to improve pathways from school to tertiary to industry, particularly around bridging and foundation courses. It also looks at how to address broader challenges to raising the profile of engineering.
Background paper - Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional ForumNovember 2014
This paper provides background information to support discussion at the Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum. It includes a summary of work being conducted by other agencies, an overview of existing pathways into the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes and explores some key issues related to bridging education.
Techlink Pathways Project Statement of IntentMarch 2014
The Techlink Pathways Project was a cooperative arrangement between IPENZ and the Metropolitan Group of ITPs. The statement of intent sets out a framework to support the Government’s priority of increasing the number of tertiary engineering graduates, especially through increased enrolments in New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes.
Growing the pipeline of work-ready engineering graduatesNovember 2013
Commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission, this report provides a summary and analysis of engineering provider initiatives to grow the pipeline of engineering and link with industry.
Engineering Barriers and ResponsesOctober 2014
Engineering e2e commissioned research on barriers to the uptake of engineering study in New Zealand. The report looks at barriers in the secondary/tertiary education systems and industry, and existing perceptions amongst students, parents, teachers and the general public.