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Designing The Identities Of Engineers, Mike Murphy, Shannon Chance, Eddie Conlon Jan 2015

Designing The Identities Of Engineers, Mike Murphy, Shannon Chance, Eddie Conlon

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Book Chapter forthcoming in Engineering Education and Practice in Context, Vol. 2 to be published by Springer in 2015.


A Doctoral Thesis Examining Change In A Hei In Ireland: Changing Universities And The Response Of Academics To Change In The Dublin Institute Of Technology, Kevin Kelly Jan 2010

A Doctoral Thesis Examining Change In A Hei In Ireland: Changing Universities And The Response Of Academics To Change In The Dublin Institute Of Technology, Kevin Kelly

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This is doctoral thesis undertaken by an experienced academic in the Engineering Faculty of a Higher Education Institute in Ireland. It examines the demand for universities to change in response to a fast changing external environment. This research explores how stakeholders are responding to the demands for change and how a bureaucratic organisation is attempting to become more responsive and innovative.


Sustainable Design: A Case Study In Energy Systems, Eugene Coyle, Marek Rebow Jun 2009

Sustainable Design: A Case Study In Energy Systems, Eugene Coyle, Marek Rebow

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Since the publication of the UN climate report in 2007, most countries now agree that recent climate change has occurred as a result of human intervention and that it will require fast and profound measures to reduce this negative imprint imposed upon nature. Central to this is the need to radically reduce CO2 emissions resulting from combustion of carbon-based energy resources to meet global energy demands. Greater measures must be taken to develop new non-combustion based technologies, in addition to using low-carbon energy resources. Increasing energy efficiency and using energy wisely will also feature in reducing emissions. Sustain-able Energy is ...


Universities Changing In Response To A Volatile Environment: A Case Study From Ireland, Kevin Kelly Jan 2009

Universities Changing In Response To A Volatile Environment: A Case Study From Ireland, Kevin Kelly

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This paper is a short summary of a research thesis submitted for a doctoral degree in education in late 2008. The substantive issue investigated was the response of a large higher education institute (HEI) in Ireland, the Dublin Institute of Technology and hereafter referred to as the Institute, to the demands for change. The research was undertaken by an experienced academic from inside the organisation. What is happening in this institute may be significant to others because change in higher education is a key debate throughout the world at present. The research study shows that stakeholders in the Institute acknowledge ...


An Evolutionary Perspective On Engineering Design, William Grimson, Mike Murphy Jan 2009

An Evolutionary Perspective On Engineering Design, William Grimson, Mike Murphy

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No abstract provided.


Liberal Studies In Engineering And Technology, William Grimson, Michael Dyrenfurth, Mike Murphy Jan 2009

Liberal Studies In Engineering And Technology, William Grimson, Michael Dyrenfurth, Mike Murphy

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Reinventing A Level 7 Programme In Electrical Engineering And Greatly Improving On Student Retention, Eugene Coyle, Mike Murphy, Frank Costello, Leslie Shoemaker Jan 2007

Reinventing A Level 7 Programme In Electrical Engineering And Greatly Improving On Student Retention, Eugene Coyle, Mike Murphy, Frank Costello, Leslie Shoemaker

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Following the successful implementation over a number of decades of a three-year Diploma in Electrical and Control Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology, the programme entered a period of extreme difficulty and uncertainty in the late nineteen ninetees and early years of the new millennium. As with many such engineering programmes, student numbers seeking to enter began to diminish. Furthermore, engagement and retention of students who had enrolled on the programme became evermore challenging, necessitating some radical moves in the formation and operation of the programme and in putting additional student support mechanisms in place. The situation hit rock bottom ...


Engineering Science As Opposed To Natural Science, Eugene Coyle, Mike Murphy, William Grimson Jan 2007

Engineering Science As Opposed To Natural Science, Eugene Coyle, Mike Murphy, William Grimson

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In exploring the epistemology of engineering science, we propose a model of engineering. This model incorporates the goals of engineering, the approach to engineering (also called the engineering method) and the role of experience in engineering. The basis for understanding the nature of engineering science will be explored, and will be contrasted with natural science. To begin, a large-scale engineering project that was successfully completed in Ireland many years ago is discussed - specifically, the development of a megalithic passage tomb as an exemplar of the engineering method in structural design, project management and aesthetics. This exemplar firmly demonstrates that engineering ...