- An integrated and comprehensive way to approach engineering problems includes the ability to understand and implement multidisciplinary projects in the context of a research problem, the ability to provide leadership, and a life-long desire to learn.
- The new kind of engineer is expected to have a broad, multidisciplinary approach to research problems keeping a human dimension at the heart of every design and solution. Holistic and transformative engineering incorporates elements across the fields of engineering, sustainable design, environmental science, economics, sociology, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics and business to zero in on optimized and sustainable solutions.
- The education afforded to engineers in training and professional engineers shall broaden their global thinking with an integrated and all-inclusive approach to design and problem solving; thus, providing them with the necessary tools to advance society towards a more sustainable future.
Creating the Holistic Engineer & Its Implications in Engineering Education
- As holistic-minded engineers, how can we increase action on the significant challenges our current global development model poses on nature and society?
- What are the best practices to enlighten engineering faculty, educators in the area of sustainability its design and applications, and students of the cyclical economy and holistic engineering models?
- How to broaden the T-shaped engineer in an already compact engineering curriculum?
- What are the essential soft skills that a holistic engineer should receive through formal instruction?
- Professional ethics, social responsibility and inclusivity, can these be taught?
- How can we effectively disseminate the Barcelona Declaration’s decrees to the greater engineering community, to government officials, and to the public?