Leadership in a technological environment

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A three year co-curricula Engineering Leadership Programme was commenced at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2007. Approximately 60 new students enter the programme each year so that currently approximately 160 students are in the programme. The first cohort graduated from the programme in November 2009. The programme includes major industry input and support. The programme was a major commitment by the Faculty of Engineering to future leadership and excellence in the engineering profession. The vision and boldness of the programme has paid off by the increased connection with industry and the increased number of high achieving students that are attracted to engineering at Monash University. The development and implementation of the Engineering Leadership Programme are discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Education 2010
Subtitle of host publicationInspiring the Next Generation of Engineers, EE 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventEngineering Education 2010: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers, EE 2010 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20108 Jul 2010


ConferenceEngineering Education 2010: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers, EE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Case study
  • Engineering leadership
  • Leadership modules
  • People skills
  • Personality type

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