ERIC Number: ED047641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
On the Cost of Engineering Education.
This study examines how the cost of engineering education changes with the size and characteristics of programs, and tries to establish whether there is some minimum scale at which point engineering education becomes financially viable, and considers the manner in which financial viability is affected by program characteristics. Chapter I presents the approach to the study. Chapter II discusses the faculty requirements related to the curricula, including the ground rules and characteristics of a baseline curriculum and constraints as factors in faculty workload. Chapter III deals with the academic workload for an electrical engineering college. Chapter IV discusses the utilization of faculty slack time. Chapter V discusses the effect of program enhancement on faculty requirements, such as increasing both the number of subjects offered and class size. Chapter VI deals with faculty requirements in a college with three major areas, and Chapter VII with the effect of graduate education and research on faculty requirements. Possible extensions of the models are presented in Chapter VIII. Recommendations on how to calculate faculty requirements are presented in the appendix. (AF)
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.