4.1. Preparing for Global Professional Practice

This course comprises six workshops on the dynamics of engineering practice and regulatory cultures around the world.

Mobility of engineering professionals across national boundaries through immigration and emigration has changed the demand-supply perspective and is forcing educational planners to take a global view. Engineers from North America and Europe constitute a smaller and smaller fraction of the profession, as more and more engineers are educated and work in other nations, especially in Asia and South Asia. In the future, engineers will practice in national settings and in global corporations.

At the same time exponential advances in knowledge, instrumentation, communication, and computational capabilities have created mind-boggling possibilities, and students are cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries in unprecedented ways. Engineers increasingly find themselves at the center of globalization, sustainability, environmental management and climate change all of which are now major concerns of engineering education and professional practice.

Further engineers are recognized as a valuable asset for the counties in which they work particularly for 
contributions to innovation and productivity Today engineers around the world may be required to meet certain official competence standards before they can carry out specific activities, use a professional title, or sell their services to the public. Such regulation results both in barriers to entering work resulting in economic losses and barriers to international mobility as a  worker who has been admitted to the profession in one country may not have the formal academic credentials to be admitted in another.  The engineering workforce is also highly complex: it involves a range of engineering occupations operating across the economy in various industry sectors, within a number of different engineering disciplines, each of which includes a number of broad work areas.

Current arrangements for international recognition of engineering credentials have resulted from a very complex history involving a wide range of regulatory practices between countries and a range of regulating authorities with different powers and relationships with government. To  make it easier for an engineer to prepare to immigrate and work as a professional engineer in a country of his or her choice IPK360 is offering this  course comprising the following  six workshops:

  • Workshop 4.1.1: The European Dynamic in Engineering - Academic versus Apprenticeship Cultures
  • Workshop 4.1.2: The American Dynamic - Professional Licensing Culture 
  • Workshop 4.1.3: The Canadian Dynamic - Self-Regulated Licensing Culture 
  • Workshop 4.1.4: The Anglo/American Dynamic - Ethics, Advocacy, Public Safety, Health, and Welfare
  • Workshop 4.1.5: The Internationalization Dynamic - Mutual Recognition Culture 
  • Workshop 4.1.6: Globalization Dynamic - Engineering Without Boundaries Culture







Intended Audience: Engineers intending to immigrate and practice outside their home countries, Engineers who wish to immigrate and practice engineering in other countries and regions, Engineers wishing to immigrate and enter professional engineering practice in other countries and regions

Overview video - 4.1.1 European DynamicUntitled Lesson
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Overview video - 4.1.2 American Dynamic
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Overview video - 4.1.3. Canadian Dynamic
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Overview video - 4.1.4. Anglo-American Dynamic
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Overview video - 4.1.5. Internationalization Dynamic
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Overview Video - 4.1.6. Globalization Dynamic
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What's included

  • 6 Video Lessons
  • 12 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Gurmeet Bambrah

Instructor