ERIC Number: ED031130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-12
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Continuing Engineering Studies Series. Monograph No. 1.
American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this conference was to provide an opportunity for discussion between educators and representatives of the industrial world on the needs, programs, new developments, and other matters on which continuing engineering studies (CES) should be based. The first 2 papers examine the role of the engineer in a rapidly changing technological society, advocate broadly-based engineering programs that prepare students for leadership in the socio-political structure of US society, and present new technological systems with which colleges and universities could provide additional training for practicing engineers. Statements given during the first and second general sessions of the conference generally proposed that CES be effectively publicized and designed to serve greater numbers of engineering graduates through flexible program planning and job-related curricula that are jointly planned by faculty and industry. It is felt that continuing studies for engineers is an efficient way to avoid technical obsolescence, and universities, employers, and professional societies should support CES in locations convenient to practicing engineers. The relationship of CES to undergraduate and graduate studies is discussed, as well as the motivation of young engineers toward CES in order to close the gap between education and professional practice. The reports of 4 workshops are appended. (WM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Engineering Education, Flexible Scheduling, Higher Education, Industrialization, Professional Continuing Education, Technological Advancement
American Society for Engineering Education, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of a Conference, Chicago, Illinois, December 12-13, 1966.