ERIC Number: ED041758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Engineering Manpower Bulletin, Number 16.
Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.
This bulletin presents the highlights of an evaluation of today's engineering graduates as seen by the managers of engineering, manufacturing and technical marketing in a major electrical equipment manufacturing company. Today's engineer is seen as far more productive than his predecessor. The computer has greatly expanded his productive capacity. Supporting personnel has relieved him of many of his routine jobs, enabling him to work at a higher technical level than his predecessor. New engineers are generally well versed in mathematical techniques and in the use of the computer. They also possess more technical knowledge and are expected to utilize it more effectively and quickly than their predecessors. The bulletin identifies two trends in engineering education as (1) a conscious desire for unity of purpose in engineering and for uniformity of standards and practices within the various branches and (2) the existence of a strong move toward broadening the content of engineering programs in all branches. The bulletin also presents a detailed examination of questions asked in the survey and an evaluation of the replies. (LC)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Engineering Education, Engineers, Evaluation, Industry, Labor Utilization, Occupational Surveys
Engineering Manpower Commission, Engineers Joint Council, 345 East 47th St., New York, N.Y., 10017 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.