ERIC Number: ED108966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Future Directions for Engineering Education: System Response to a Changing World.
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Center for Policy Alternatives.; American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
This report consolidates information on the engineering population - numbers, employment patterns, educational levels, personality, technical obsolescence - and probes the implications of current social and employment trends. Included are: data and analyses of the engineering education system seen in the context of the changing world; the conclusions that the committee drew from this information and from its own knowledge; and the recommendations, which are directed to schools of engineering, to funding agencies, and to institutions concerned with certification and research. Among the recommendations are: that clinical experience should be provided as a significant and integral part of engineering education; that more schools should offer a "bachelor of engineering" program for students planning graduate study in the professions, and institutions must be evaluated as rigorously as possible. (Author/MLH)
Descriptors: Careers, College Science, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Engineering, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Science Education
The American Society for Engineering Education, Suite 400, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50, prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Center for Policy Alternatives.; American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.