CONSULTANT'S PERSPECTIVE ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF FOREIGN ENGINEERS ON TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

This paper discusses the implications for transportation engineering of foreign-born engineers in the United States from the consultant's perspective. The following questions are addressed: What is a foreign engineer? How have consultants used foreign engineers? How is the foreign engineer different than the U.S. born engineer? What is the anticipated future supply of U.S. born engineers? And finally, what types of engineers are needed in the future? The conclusion reached is briefly summarized as follows: It is not important whether a person's engineering knowledge has been acquired in the United States or in a foreign country. We should continue to use foreign engineers in the United States as we have done in the past and use them for their experience and their expertise, and also to compensate them fairly for their efforts. There are differences between foreign and U.S. born engineers that can be minimized. This is a task that we can accomplish. Our anticipated supply of new engineers will fall short of our future needs. To achieve our goals we need engineers with good technical skills, related experience and communication skills.

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    • This paper appears in Transportation Research Circular No. 357, National Impact of Foreign-Born Engineers.
  • Authors:
    • Kraft, W H
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Pagination: p. 17-19
  • Monograph Title: National impact of foreign-born engineers
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  • Accession Number: 00496803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM