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Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes Needed for Developing a Hydrogen Engineering Workforce: A Systematic Review of Literature on Hydrogen Engineering Education


Growth in Australia’s demand for engineers is fast outpacing supply. A significant challenge for Australia to achieve high projected low emissions hydrogen export targets by 2030 will be finding engineers with suitable knowledge, skills, and attributes to deliver hydrogen engineering projects safely and sustainably. This systematic review investigates educational outcomes needed to develop a hydrogen engineering workforce. Sixteen relevant studies published between 2003 and 2023 were identified to explore “What key knowledge, skills and attributes support the development of a hydrogen engineering workforce?”. While these studies advocated the need for training and prescribed areas of required knowledge for the low-emissions hydrogen sector, there was limited empirical evidence that informed what knowledge, skills and attributes are relevant for entry to practice. This finding represents a significant opportunity for researchers to engage with employers and engineering practitioners within emerging low-emissions hydrogen sector, capture empirical evidence and inform the design of educational programs.

Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: Australia

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