An exploration of the professional competencies required in engineering asset management

Bish, Adelle, Newton, Cameron J., Browning, Victoria, & O'Connor, Peter J. (2014) An exploration of the professional competencies required in engineering asset management. European Journal of Engineering Education, 39(4), pp. 432-447.

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Engineering asset management (EAM) is a rapidly growing and developing field. However, efforts to select and develop engineers in this area are complicated by our lack of understanding of the full range of competencies required to perform. This exploratory study sought to clarify and categorise the professional competencies required of individuals at different hierarchical levels within EAM. Data from 14 field interviews, 61 online surveys, and 10 expert panel interviews were used to develop an initial professional competency framework. Overall, nine competency clusters were identified. These clusters indicate that engineers working in this field need to be able to collaborate and influence others, complete objectives within organisational guidelines, and be able to manage themselves effectively. Limitations and potential uses of this framework in engineering education and research are discussed.

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ID Code: 68807
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online: 17 Mar 2014
Keywords: Engineering Education, Interpersonal Communication, Curriculum Development, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2014.895701
ISSN: 0304-3797
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 00:40
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 02:49

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