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Graduate shortage: the key to civil engineering's future?

Graduate shortage: the key to civil engineering's future?
Graduate shortage: the key to civil engineering's future?
Recent years have seen a steady decline in admissions to UK civil engineering degree courses such that an intense skills shortage looms. Civil engineering graduates will be in greater demand than ever before—but ironically this could finally trigger the increase in status that the profession has sought for so long. This paper reveals the roller-coaster trend in university admissions since 1966 and shows why many of the engineering departments across the country are now struggling to survive. But, reassuringly, there are signs that the profession is at last attracting an increasing number of high-calibre students.
education and training, management
0965-089X
161-165
Byfield, M.P.
35515781-c39d-4fe0-86c8-608c87287964
Byfield, M.P.
35515781-c39d-4fe0-86c8-608c87287964

Byfield, M.P. (2001) Graduate shortage: the key to civil engineering's future? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering, 144 (4), 161-165. (doi:10.1680/cien.144.1.161.39551).

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Recent years have seen a steady decline in admissions to UK civil engineering degree courses such that an intense skills shortage looms. Civil engineering graduates will be in greater demand than ever before—but ironically this could finally trigger the increase in status that the profession has sought for so long. This paper reveals the roller-coaster trend in university admissions since 1966 and shows why many of the engineering departments across the country are now struggling to survive. But, reassuringly, there are signs that the profession is at last attracting an increasing number of high-calibre students.

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Published date: November 2001
Additional Information: Byfield M. P., (2001). "Graduate shortage: the key to civil engineering's future?." Civil Engineering: proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. 144, 161-165
Keywords: education and training, management

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Local EPrints ID: 53918
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53918
ISSN: 0965-089X
PURE UUID: 28bf23c6-b568-4422-825f-25cb8ff4efcb
ORCID for M.P. Byfield: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9724-9472

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Date deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:43

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