TaVIE - Global competency test tool for engineers

Try the new tool to test your competencies!


 Within the EU founded project Tools for Enhancing and Assessing the Value of International Experience for Engineers (TAVIE) a new tool was created in order to test the global competencies of the enginner students.

The tool is available here or on the code below.



The TA VIE project works to identify those competences currently essential to work in a multidisciplinary and international context and to measure them. The goal of the project is to contribute to the development of global competencies in students and new professionals. The underlying assumption is that some skills and attitudes can change, and possibly improve in a positive way, after an international mobility. The competencies are also listed in order to meet the requirements of the employers.

The TA VIE project stems from a collaboration of five European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs): Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden, École Centrale de Nantes (ECN) in France, Budapesti Muszaki es  Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem (BME) in Hungary, and Università degli Studi di Trento (UniTrento) in Italy. The chosen countries allow a comparative perspective of different European countries with different educational systems and labor market conditions. The European Commission invested fundamental resources in the form of, for example, public policy initiatives focusing on the New Skills Agenda. Nowadays, the educational expansion process contributes to the improvement of the quality of educational pathways and reaches many more individuals from various social and economic backgrounds, expanding their opportunities. One of the consequences is that today technical skills alone are not sufficient anymore, and the labor market has enlarged the list of competencies required. Another sort of competence is required in a growing number of occupations, which is the ability to communicate across disciplines, systems, and cultures, as well as self-knowledge. The TA VIE project aims to identify those competencies currently essential to working in multidisciplinary and international contexts and to measure them. The project is an example of the academic effort to contribute to the development of global competencies among students and young professionals. The underlying assumption is that several skills and attitudes can change and improve after international mobility. The general objective of TAVIE is to develop internationalization strategies and tools for enhancing and assessing global competencies for engineering students and alumni, promote embedded mobility schemes and enforce their quality, and strengthen employability through cooperation across national and organizational borders.