Applying an Engineering PhD at Work: A Test Case and Foresight in a Developing Country

By Nader Montazerin, Mohsen Bahrami and Masoud Nikkhoo.

Published by The Learner Collection

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PhD courses in the modern world are established means of training researchers for universities and industry. Such researchers produce knowledge that when is turned into product, it would bring wealth and synergy into the society and economy. Universities in developing countries follow the same patterns as in developed nations for training PhD graduates. The industries in the developing countries on their turn make use of foreign designs and are not able to invest on lesser attractive domestic products where cost of research, design and development would far exceed the license fee of a readily imported design. This makes it hard to find research fields in industry that would absorb PhD graduates and therefore ends the research cycle in the universities. This paper studies different aspects of PhD training from a developing country prospective. Although the test case is in Iran but we believe that this can be similar to other developing countries where industry has not grown on the same level as universities. After an overall analysis, a test case is introduced on an engineering department to show different aspects of course management, its content and a foresight into the future path. It shows that although poor industrial relations has pushed research and graduates into an academic cycle but students and graduates are ready and demonstrate the need for joint PhD research topics with industry.

Keywords: Future Research, Higher Education, PhD Course, Simultaneous Regression, Discriminant Analysis

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp.127-150. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.909MB).

Prof. Nader Montazerin

Professor, Future Studies Group, Mechanical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Professor Montazerin holds a PhD and MSc from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield Institute of Technology, Cranfield, England. He earned the degree of BSc from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Teheran, Iran. He has served since 1985 as Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Prof. Mohsen Bahrami

Professor, Future Studies Group, Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Masoud Nikkhoo

Senior Researcher, Future Studies Group, Mechanical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)


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