ERIC Number: ED101960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Development of Engineering Technology Programs Leading to the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Degree.
New York State Education Dept. , Albany. Bureau of Research in Higher and Professional Education.
This publication describes the undergraduate programs leading to the attainment of the Bachelor of Technology Degree in New York State. An employer survey instrument was utilized and yielded a test sample of 96 employers of Bachelor of Technology graduates. A second survey sought information from the program directors of existing Bachelor of Technology programs in the State. Other sources of information included professional journals, reports, and relevant papers, together with data available from federal and state agencies. The main issue concerned the need for additional Bachelor of Technolgoy degree programs. Findings showed that even the terms, Bachelor of Technology and technologist, suffer from lack of definition. It was concluded that the State does not need expansion of career-oriented programs based on elusive definition, and there is need for rigorous evaluation of existing programs. The document includes a detailed list of the employers sampled, the employer questionnaire and tabular data related to the survey of program directors. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. , Albany. Bureau of Research in Higher and Professional Education.