Would Engineers Need Non-technical Skills or Non-technical Competences or Both?

Velli Parts, Mare Teichmann, Tiia Rüütmann


Two main competence approaches are under the discussion. There is evidence that graduates do not fully perceive and/or underestimate the influence of non-technical competences on their employability. An understanding of the necessity of non-technical competences develops after a graduate has already been hired and is working at that job.


Competency; competence; engineering non-technical competences; employability; the gap between engineersâ?? required and real competences.

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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