ERIC Number: ED052937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Prospects of Engineering and Technology Graduates 1970.
Alden, John D.
Reported is a survey of the placement of the engineering and technology graduates who received degrees in June, 1970. This is the seventh in the series of annual surveys conducted by the Engineering Manpower Commission. Deans and placement officers of 180 engineering schools and 109 other technological institutions participated in this survey. The data for salaries and employment status are categorized by degree level: associate, bachelor, master, or doctorate. The figures are also categorized by the various engineering and technology curricula. Conclusions made from the data include: (1) new engineering graduates generally fared well in securing jobs, (2) the percentages of graduates entering military service changed little from recent years, and (3) an unusually high percentage of advanced degree engineering graduates returned to jobs previously held. As a general rule, graduates of schools accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development had higher salaries, went on more frequently for further study, and were less frequently without job offers than were graduates of other schools. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Employment, Engineering Education, Engineering Technicians, Engineers, Job Placement, Surveys, Technical Education, Vocational Followup
Engineers Joint Council, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.