Competence Orientation in the Engineering Sciences

In an article for the journal “Wissenschaftsmanagement”, Prof. Dr. Birgit Baum, Associate Consultant at CHE Consult, presents a way to efficiently and effectively anchor competence orientation in engineering sciences.

In her article, Birgit Baum describes the historical development of competence orientation in German higher education teaching based on some milestones and the changed requirements for higher education teaching in the course of the Bologna Process. She then looks at the current situation in engineering and presents common support services for competence-oriented teaching at German universities.

Finally, she explains a five-pronged approach for the engineering sciences that achieves acceptance and can thus bring about a sustainable anchoring of competence orientation