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1. Muller, Jan. Electrical engineering professionals’ continuing professional development needs within one South African company.

Degree: MPhil, 2015, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of the study performed in 2014 was to identify what the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs are of a selected group of electrical engineering professionals from one company in South Africa. The interpretivist research paradigm formed the basis for the “Interactive Qualitative Analysis” methodology used in the study. Due to limitations research was focused on only one constituency, a selected group of electrical engineering professionals in one organisation, which is close to, but have very little power over the specific phenomenon of CPD. Research activities included conducting focus group and individual interviews with participants to gain a better understanding of identified problem through the analysis and interpretation of the collected data. The phenomenon of CPD was found to lie within the spectrum of lifelong learning. Due to increasingly fast changing technological and work environments, practicing professionals take part in professional development, if it is compulsory or not, in order to stay competitive in the global arena. Research has shown that compulsory CPD for registered engineering professionals may further their professional development. From the “Possible Implications for CPD Provision for Engineering Professionals” document several issues and concerns were identified, which influence engineering professionals’ perception of the professional body. The CPD system and CPD provision facilitated by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) may be one of the key reasons why many practicing engineers choose not to register professionally. Through this study the perceived and proposed CPD needs for the selected group of electrical engineering professionals have been identified, but to identify the actual needs of practicing engineering professionals in South Africa, a more detailed study will need to be done that should include all the constituencies that practice within the engineering environment or have any influence on the CPD phenomenon. The study also identified aspects that could help to improve the CPD system and the available CPD initiatives, and enhance the leadership from the professional body. This may positively influence the perception of practicing engineering professionals. Such positive perceptions could result in more practicing engineering professionals registering with ECSA and maintaining their professional registration.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie uitgevoer in 2014 was om die Voortgesette Professionele Ontwikkeling (VPO) behoeftes van ‘n geselekteerde groep elektriese ingenieurs van een maatskappy in Suid-Afrika te bepaal. Die interpretatiewe navorsingsparadigma het die “Interaktiewe Kwalitatiewe Analise” metodologie wat gebruik is in die studie onderlê. Binne die studie beperkinge is gefokus op slegs een konstituensie, ‘n geselekteerde groep professionele elektriese ingenieurs binne een organisasie, wie digby die spesifieke fenomeen van VPO funksioneer, maar baie beperkte mag daaroor het. Navorsingsaktiwiteite het…

Advisors/Committee Members: Frick, B. L., Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Education. Centre for Higher and Adult Education..

Subjects/Keywords: Electrical engineers  – Education (Continuing education); Continuing professional development; Continuing education; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Muller, J. (2015). Electrical engineering professionals’ continuing professional development needs within one South African company. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96694

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Muller, Jan. “Electrical engineering professionals’ continuing professional development needs within one South African company.” 2015. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed July 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96694.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Muller, Jan. “Electrical engineering professionals’ continuing professional development needs within one South African company.” 2015. Web. 20 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Muller J. Electrical engineering professionals’ continuing professional development needs within one South African company. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2015. [cited 2019 Jul 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96694.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Muller J. Electrical engineering professionals’ continuing professional development needs within one South African company. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96694

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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