ERIC Number: ED075191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Engineering and Technology Graduates 1972.
Iceland, Carol; And Others
A report on the placement status of engineering and technology graduates in 1972 is presented on the basis of survey data obtained from registrars and placement directors of institutions in the U. S. The numbers of graduates were: (1) 44,190 bachelor's, 17,003 master's, 353 engineer, and 3,774 doctorate degrees in engineering, and (2) 22,578 associate degrees, 6,768 certificates, 5,487 bachelor's, and 68 post-baccalaureate degrees in technology. Analyses are made in connection with placement status at each degree level, major curricula of favorable and unfavorable job climate, expected graduate shortage, student trends in schools accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD schools) and non-accredited schools, starting salaries, and chronological comparison. Job prospects for next year's graduates are characterized as excellent or good. Graduates of ECPD schools are more likely to continue further study in comparison with those from non-ECPD schools. The strongest demand is in civil engineering, followed by mechanical engineering; strong demand of women and minority members is found in all branches. Also included are statistical tables of varying-degree graduates versus institutions and curricula. (CC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Employment Patterns, Employment Services, Engineering Education, Graduate Surveys, Job Placement, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Salary Wage Differentials, Technical Education
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 10017 (15.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.