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CLIC Global Engineer Digital Badge

Skills for the Global Engineer

Today's Engineers require the following effective communication skills: oral and written proficiency in English, expertise in more than one language, and inter-communication skills or the ability to interact effectively across cultures and understand different perspectives as well as world views (CDIO syllabus; GELS network; BADGE project).

CLIC is therefore launching a NEW Global Engineer Digital Badge scheme in 2020-2021, based on the work of the GELS network.

During their time at CUED, participants can earn a digital badge for each of the four individual skills: language proficiency, presentation skills, writing excellence and inter-communication. Once the requirements for all four skills have been met, participants are automatically awarded the Global Engineer Digital Badge.

 

Requirements

The requirements for each badge are as follows:

 

Language proficiency badge

 

Evidence of proficiency in the mother tongue & 1 language at B2 level or above

Presentation skills badge

Completion of CLIC’s presentation skills training (course or series of supervisions depending on results of a needs analysis)

Completion of a recorded and uploaded presentation in English in the participant’s Engineering sub-field (assessed by your CUED DoS/supervisor and CLIC supervisor)

 

Writing excellence badge

 

Completion of CLIC’s academic writing training (course or series of supervisions depending on results of a needs analysis)

Completion of an assessed piece of written work in English with no major issues regarding structure, language or style (assessed by your CUED DoS/supervisor and CLIC supervisor)

Written correspondence relating to the completed oral presentation using appropriate & effective language & register (i.e. Q&A email/text exchange)

 

Inter-communication badge (interacting effectively across cultures; understanding different perspectives and world views)

 

Completion of an individual assessment with CLIC’s inter-communication expert

Completion of an intercultural communication assessment/questionnaire

 

Global Engineer Digital Badge

 

Awarded once participants have successfully earned all four individual badges for language proficiency, presentation skills, writing excellence and inter-communication.

 

Possible badge extensions include:

Language Equipped Engineer  →  Evidence of mother tongue + 2 languages (B2 level or above)

EMI Equipped Engineer  →  Evidence of teaching engineers effectively in English

Industry Equipped Engineer  →  Evidence of successful interaction in industry 

 

CLIC support

Please email any questions to CLIC Director, .

CLIC offers the following support to help CUED participants to complete the Global Engineer Digital Badge scheme:

  • Foreign language courses at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish
  • Communication for Global Engineers for all students and postdocs to support their academic and professional skills development. The programme includes online group sessions and/or individual support for: