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Engineering graduates’ development of expertise and skills –views from academic stakeholders

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Engineering graduates’ development of expertise and skills –views from academic stakeholders. / Pyrhönen, Veli-Pekka; Niiranen, Sonja; Pajarre, Eila.

The 47th SEFI Annual Conference : Varietas delectat… Complexity is the new normality, 16-20 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary. toim. / Balázs Vince Nagy; Mike Murphy; Hannu-Matti Järvinen; Anikó Kálmán. 2019. s. 1851-1860 DI:265.

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Pyrhönen, V-P, Niiranen, S & Pajarre, E 2019, Engineering graduates’ development of expertise and skills –views from academic stakeholders. julkaisussa BV Nagy, M Murphy, H-M Järvinen & A Kálmán (toim), The 47th SEFI Annual Conference : Varietas delectat… Complexity is the new normality, 16-20 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary., DI:265, Sivut 1851-1860, ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION, 1/01/00.

APA

Pyrhönen, V-P., Niiranen, S., & Pajarre, E. (2019). Engineering graduates’ development of expertise and skills –views from academic stakeholders. teoksessa B. V. Nagy, M. Murphy, H-M. Järvinen, & A. Kálmán (Toimittajat), The 47th SEFI Annual Conference : Varietas delectat… Complexity is the new normality, 16-20 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary (Sivut 1851-1860). [DI:265]

Vancouver

Pyrhönen V-P, Niiranen S, Pajarre E. Engineering graduates’ development of expertise and skills –views from academic stakeholders. julkaisussa Nagy BV, Murphy M, Järvinen H-M, Kálmán A, toimittajat, The 47th SEFI Annual Conference : Varietas delectat… Complexity is the new normality, 16-20 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary. 2019. s. 1851-1860. DI:265

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Pyrhönen, Veli-Pekka ; Niiranen, Sonja ; Pajarre, Eila. / Engineering graduates’ development of expertise and skills –views from academic stakeholders. The 47th SEFI Annual Conference : Varietas delectat… Complexity is the new normality, 16-20 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary. Toimittaja / Balázs Vince Nagy ; Mike Murphy ; Hannu-Matti Järvinen ; Anikó Kálmán. 2019. Sivut 1851-1860

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