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April 21, 2022


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This course, Personal development planning for engineering, has been written in keeping with the requirements of UK-SPEC and the professional engineering institutions (e.g. ImechE, IET etc).

It will provide you with a range of relevant information and guidance in critically assessing and scrutinising your career development aspirations.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Provide evidence of critical assessment of personal career development
  • Provide evidence of a career development plan linked to the requirements of professional engineering institutions, with a clear strategy for achieving personal goals
  • Demonstrate an awareness of factors that might help or hinder personal development towards becoming a professional engineer

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:25:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
    • PDP and career development 00:25:00
    • The benefits of career development planning 00:20:00
    • Managing your career development 00:25:00
    • Summary 00:05:00
    • Evaluating your abilities (‘Where am I now?’) 00:20:00
    • Your skills and competences 00:25:00
    • What you enjoy doing 00:25:00
    • Your opportunities and threats 00:20:00
    • Summary 00:03:00
    • Identifying your career goals (‘Where do I want to go and how will I get there?’) 00:20:00
    • Your values 00:20:00
    • Identifying career opportunities 00:07:00
    • Your career action plans 00:20:00
    • Conclusion 00:05:00

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