Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz


In developing the models and approaches for engineering education, in addition to having technical knowledge (engineering science) there is a specific focus on skills and attitudes (engineering practice). Hence, the determination of engineering education objectives with regard to the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes for engineers is the basis of many studies in the present century. The aim of this paper is to determine the objectives of engineering education based on content analysis of present documents. The society in this research includes present documents in the context of engineering education objectives in which seven documents as purposeful samples and desirable cases were selected for analysis. The instruments for data collection were a checklist and researcher-made forms. The data was analyzed and interpreted by open coding and axial coding. Based on the performed content analysis, 24 objectives were determined for engineering education, which were classified into five categories. Then it was determined how the established objectives were supported by present documents. At last, based on the performed research in the field, the relation between assumed objectives with present documents was determined. 


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