A systematic literature review of university-industry partnerships in engineering education

Principal investigator: Rehan SHAH
Co-investigator(s): Dr. Andrew Gillen (Northeastern University, USA)
Over the last few decades, a wide range of works have featured case studies documenting successful pedagogic collaborations in the form of university-industry partnerships in the field of engineering education. In light of this, this project is aimed at conducting a systematic literature review of these studies centred around five key research questions: (a) purposes of university-industry collaborations, (b) theories used to motivate such work, (c) types of methods employed, (d) evidence-based best practices identified and (e) areas of future work to be explored. The findings are expected to yield recommendations for education practitioners to embed industry involvement within the undergraduate engineering curriculum.