ERIC Number: ED098390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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A Study of the Relationship Between the Practice of Civil Engineering and Student Courses: Volume 1.
Bull, A. J. U.; Richardson, E.
Australian civil engineers were surveyed for a study intended to establish a model for development based on a list of the basic stock of knowledge and techniques that need to be mastered by the graduate civil engineer. Following a brief introduction and summary, chapters 3-7 review the survey objectives, civil engineering definitions and population, sample design and selection, instrument development and testing, and the processing of the questionnaire responses. Chapters 8-12 discuss results, curriculum development, professionalism, attitudes and opinions revealed by the survey about civil engineering training, and recommendations on survey technique, engineer training, technician training, future work, and broad and specific objectives. About one-half of the document consists of appendixes, largely in table form, concerning aspects of the data derived from the Task Analysis Questionnaire used in the survey. Basic data concerning respondents are presented together with analyses of the following task categories: manual skills, economic/financial, communication/exchange of information, management and personnel matters, and technical matters. The training analysis and responsibility rating sections, job characteristics, and Foreman questionnaire are separately tabulated. The Task Analysis and Foreman's Questionnaires are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Engineering Technicians, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Task Analysis, Technical Education, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia