The Global Engineer

An Implementation of Outcomes-based Accreditation Requirements

The current state of the public’s perception and understanding of the engineering profession, in addition to changing nature of engineering practice with the rise of the globalized economy, demands that Canadian universities change the way we train engineers. This is further reinforced by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) transitioning towards a new outcome-based framework for accreditation. At Engineers Without Borders (Canada), we have been working with Canadian universities to develop more Global Engineers, a concept that is similar to the new CEAB accreditation requirements. We present our Global Engineering concept, as well as our identified implementation best practices, as a potential model to help guide universities towards outcome-based accreditation.