This report presents the findings of a snapshot review of engineering education reform in Chile, conducted between October 2015 and June 2016. Focusing on selected engineering schools that have achieved positive and well-regarded educational change, it explores the drivers, facilitators and barriers to engineering education reform across the country. Case studies of engineering education reform from across Chile are also highlighted.
The study draws on one-to-one interviews (n=36) as its primary evidence-gathering tool, targeting change leaders, senior university managers, engineering faculty, policy makers and other stakeholders supporting or observing educational change in engineering in Chile. The interview data were complemented by a snapshot literature search and review, to identify pre-existing evaluations or documentation relating to engineering education reform in Chile.