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Abstract: Engineering graduates need to be able to "perform professionally/socially in an international and multicultural environment" (OECD). They need to be aware of the sociocultural, economic, geographical aspects in the particular environment they will be contributing to. This paper examines how an Australian university engineering faculty, in their local and offshore campuses preparing engineering graduates to be adaptable in an international and culturally diverse environment. Data generated from surveys carried out at the two campuses highlighted some interesting responses from both local and international students. This paper shares their responses to questions relating to how they currently view their profession in the global environment and how well they feel they are being prepared to work in diverse culturally mixed global environments. The paper will conclude with a description on how one discipline group is planning to trial some class work changes that is intended to enhance cross-cultural engagement among students.

To cite this article: Rhamdhani, MA; Salehi, K; Wong, YC; Kapoor, A and Vakhguelt, A. How are engineering graduates prepared to work in a culturally changing world? [online]. In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2009: Engineering the Curriculum. Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia, 2009: 656-661. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=918781421509933;res=IELENG> ISBN: 1876346590. [cited 27 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Rhamdhani, MA; Salehi, K; Wong, YC; Kapoor, A; Vakhguelt, A; Source: In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2009: Engineering the Curriculum. Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia, 2009: 656-661. DOI: Document Type: Conference Paper ISBN: 1876346590 Subject: Engineering students--Employment; Sex differences; Intercultural communication--Study and teaching (Higher); Engineering students--Attitudes; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia
(2) Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia
(3) Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia
(4) Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia
(5) Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia, email: ARhamdhani@swin.edu.au

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