ERIC Number: ED062133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Computers on Electrical Engineering Education--A View from Industry.
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. Commission on Education.
A two-day conference was held in 1969 with industrial representatives and COSINE members to examine the impact that computer technology has had upon the practice of engineering in industry and to assess the meaning of these changes upon the structure of electrical engineering education. The major conclusions and recommendations of the meeting may be summarized as follows: (1) Every electrical engineer should understand the capabilities and limitations of computers. He should know how to use computers as an aid in solving complex technical problems; (2) Digital and analog circuits are of major importance in the design of modern systems. Students should have equal familiarity with both classes of circuits; (3) Students should have more design experience. This experience can be obtained by introducing more project-oriented course and laboratory work into the undergraduate program; (4) Students should obtain more experience with simulation techniques and model making. They should also learn the factors that limit the usefulness of these techniques; and (5) The undergraduate program of a student should provide considerable flexibility and a minimum of required courses. The actual program of study, selected by a student with the help of a faculty advisor, should help provide the background for a lifetime of self-motivated and self-directed study. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Science, Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Electromechanical Technology, Engineering Education, School Business Relationship, Simulation, Undergraduate Study
Commission on Education, National Academy of Engineering, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. Commission on Education.