Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skills for Engineering Students

The concept of emotional intelligence will be presented and discussed with participants, and its relevance to the professional training of engineering students highlighted.

Soft skills are now been considered the new hard skills, and the pedagogical transformation of engineering training at IST in order to include training in these skills embedded in the new curricula will be used as an example.

In particular, self-regulation and interpersonal regulation, as well as empathy will be trained in short role-play exercises with participants. Increased awareness of the self-consciousness needed in order to do other and self regulation is intended, as well as the building of a personal program of development concerning skills usually identified as belonging to the realm of emotional intelligence.

Instructor: Isabel Gonçalves