ERIC Number: ED097848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Needs in the South.
Galambos, Eva C.
Current issues in engineering education and supply and demand information on engineering personnel in the Southern region are summed up in this report. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) Although changes in national priorities make it difficult to forecast the demand for engineers, projections are in agreement that the national demand for bachelors of engineering will exceed the available supply. (2) The minimum annual national projection of demand for graduate engineers is 44,000. Yet with declining enrollments the expected annual supply in 1976 will be only 28,000, and will not reach 40,000 during the remainder of the decade. (3) For the Southern region the gap between available graduates and jobs will mirror the national imbalance. (4) At the Ph.D. level, however, it is expected that engineers will have difficulty in finding jobs that require training at that advanced level. (5) The current manpower situation has the following implications for the education of engineers: recruitment of women and minorities, integration of the engineering curriculum with social sciences, reduction or stabilization in the number of Ph.D. programs, and stress on continuing education for engineers by colleges and universities. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.