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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
The national strategy for higher level education underlines the importance of innovation and enterprise; and well qualified engineers are central to furthering that strategy. This honours bachelor degree engineering graduate study represents an intense dialogue between engineering faculties across the Institutes of Technology to gain insight into the quality of our engineering education. The study provides a fresh insight into how NFQ Level 81honours bachelor degree engineering graduates from the Institutes are perceived by employers, how well the graduates themselves feel they are prepared to perform as engineers, and how both employers and graduates judge the strengths and weaknesses of the engineering programmes in the light of their experience.
Shivnan, J. (2011). Engineering graduates:preparation and progression: Institutes of Technology Honours Bachelor Degree Engineering Graduate Study. (eds: Hanley, A, Murphy, M. et al) . .Higher Education Authority