Mobility Engineer 2030 is a collaborative initiative, led by FISITA, utilising the organisation’s unique, international status and relationships between its key industry and academic stakeholders to consider how mobility engineers of the future can be best educated and prepared to deliver the skills-sets that the fast evolving ‘mobility services’ industry will require.
The initiative aims to identify the skills that mobility engineers will require in 2030 as a first step in a long-term process of engagement, evaluation and feedback.
The intention of this paper is to support further progressive discussions, considerations and thought leadership as industry and academia prepares the environment for the next generation of our industry’s technologists; the ‘mobility engineers’.
Table of Contents
2 How Automotive is Changing
Redefinition of automobiles
Attributes of a modern mobility device
3 The Demands of Industry
Technical and interdisciplinary skill requirements
Project, process management and soft skills requirements
4 Examples of Current Best Practice
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Deakin University, Australia
University of Michigan, USA
University of Piteşti, Romania
University of Tsinghua, China
5 A New Educational Concept
Designing the individual curriculum
Education and training on the job
Maximised learning and virtual education delivery
Closing thoughts from the FISITA President
7 Contributors and Acknowledgements
8 About FISITA
Paper published: September 2018.
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