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GAPC Benchmark Updated: Spotlight #15
Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies Document Revised
The International Engineering Alliance has announced that all related Accords and Agreements have approved revisions to its Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (GAPC) international benchmark. The review, supported by UNESCO, was undertaken by a joint IEA-WFEO Working Group who engaged extensively with IEA signatories, WFEO members and WFEO partners representing academics, industry and women globally. The agreement, which represents three years of effort, reflects requirements for new technologies and engineering disciplines, new pedagogies and values such as sustainable development, diversity and inclusion and ethics.
The new document is the most significant change to the Framework since it was first developed in the 1990’s, and charges the 33 member nations to adapt their own professional frameworks and engineering degrees accreditation standards.