Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Professor, Department of Education,Faculty of Humanity & Social Science, University of Mazandaran

2 Department of education science of mazandaran university


The purpose of this study is to design a competency model for civil engineering based on the needs of the labor market. The research was conducted using the dominant exploratory sequential mixed method. The research included collecting and analyzing qualitative data by content analysis and mapping, holding DACUM workshops with experts and collecting and analyzing quantitative data to validate competencies. Quantitative data analysis was performed using inferential descriptive statistics (Friedman mean and mean rank) using SPSS Ver 24. In this study targeted and snowball sampling methods have been used. Competency components were identified and prioritized, and a competency model and a competency evaluation model were presented. The results show that specialized knowledge (engineering and technology, construction, mathematics and design) along with computer and electronics, English, government law, customer service are in the first priority of knowledge competencies. Practical skills (mathematics, science, monitoring, human resource management, material and financial) and cognitive skills (critical thinking, problem solving, comprehension, operations analysis and systems) are also important to meet the needs of the labor market. To evaluate the components of knowledge: written test and project, practical skills: functional written test, identification, and work sample, cognitive components: emotional and cognitive tests were suggested.


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