Many engineering Ph.D.s are finding career opportunities in industry. Despite the increase in number of Ph.D. engineers working in industry, there is little research on what it takes to be a successful engineering Ph.D. in industry. This study explores the characteristics, and expectations of engineering Ph.D.s by interviewing ten engineering Ph.D.s working in industry. These preliminary findings reveal that responsibilities of engineering Ph.D.s in industry include more than research and development. Among other things, engineering Ph.D.s that work in this sector are expected to communicate effectively and teach others. The characteristics that engineering Ph.D.s need to possess to be successful in industry are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2013 Frontiers in Education Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Energizing the Future, FIE 2013 - Proceedings|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2013|
|Event||43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK, United States|
Duration: Oct 23 2013 → Oct 26 2013
|Name||Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE|
|Other||43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013|
|City||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Period||10/23/13 → 10/26/13|
- Engineering Ph.D.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications