GOALS OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY THE GOALS COMMITTEE THAT DURING THE NEXT DECADE BASIC ENGINEERING EDUCATION BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION LEADING TO THE MASTER'S DEGREE. THIS STUDY WOULD GIVE EXPERIENCE UNDER FACULTY SUPERVISION IN CRITICAL AND COMPARATIVE READING OF NEW ENGINEERING LITERATURE. SKILL WILL BE ACQUIRED IN EFFICIENT USE OF THE LIBRARY AND OF OTHER RESOURCES. THE EMPHASIS COULD BE ORIENTED TOWARDS CREATIVE DESIGN EXPERIENCE. IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVE DESIGN THROUGHOUT UNDER-GRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS DESERVES ATTENTION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATORS. ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF COMPLEX ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, DEALING WITH PROBLEMS AS A WHOLE, MUST HAVE GREATER ATTENTION AND EMPHASIS. ENGINEERING GRADUATES RESPONDING TO A SURVEY REPORTED A USE OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION, SPEECH AND ECONOMICS AS FREQUENTLY AS THE USE OF ALGEBRA, ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. CONTINUING AND INCREASED EMPHASIS ON THESE SKILLS WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. ENGINEERING EDUCATION SHOULD PROVIDE A BASIS FOR A LIBERAL EDUCATION APPROPRIATE TO THE TIMES. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE CONTINUED AND INCREASED DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS BE ENCOURAGED AND THAT A NATIONAL STUDY OF TECHNICIAN EDUCATION BE UNDERTAKEN.

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    • Vol 38, No 8, PP 52-55, 3 FIG
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

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  • Accession Number: 00200213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 1970 12:00AM