One Graduate—Two Majors: Employers’ Demands, Students’ Interests

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Abstract

The article discloses a study on the identification of multidisciplinary master degree majors, which interest potential employers and students in Russia. Results of the initial phase of the research project conducted at Tomsk Polytechnic University are presented. The study focuses on collecting raw data from two categories of respondents: potential employers (industry representatives) and potential master students (4th year bachelor students of engineering majors, TPU). The respondents underline the demand for double major master programs and rate reasons for studying two majors. The study proposes particular pairs of master programs that should be harmonized on the latter stages of the project. The importance of the research lies at the root of communicating modern issues and requirements of industry and society with the responses provided by universities, i.e. the quality and relevance of students’ professional training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2018 - Volume 2
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages403-414
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030119348
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2018 - Kos Island, Greece
Duration: 25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume917
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2018
CountryGreece
CityKos Island
Period25.9.1828.9.18

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Keywords

  • Double majors
  • Engineering education
  • Harmonized programs
  • Master programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Chervach, M. Y. (2019). One Graduate—Two Majors: Employers’ Demands, Students’ Interests. In M. E. Auer, & T. Tsiatsos (Eds.), The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2018 - Volume 2 (pp. 403-414). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 917). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11935-5_39