ERIC Number: ED200070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Placement of Engineering and Technology Graduates, 1980.
Gilmore, Arthur W.
Information on the placement status of 1980 engineering and technology graduates is presented. At the doctoral degree level, the percentage without job offers or other firm plans was lower than in 1979. The bachelor's degree level experienced a one percentage point reduction in the number of graduates employed as of graduation compared to 1979, and the master's degree level dropped by 2 percent in the number of graduates employed at graduation. The job prospects for four-year engineering technology graduates, including those returning to a job as well as those considering job offers, were improved over 1979. For graduates electing to continue their education, the majority at all degree levels selected a technical rather than a nontechnical program. Information is also presented on the associate-level technology graduate, average monthly starting salaries of new engineering and technology graduates, placement status of graduates by specific field of study, placement status of women and minority engineering and technology graduates, and enrollment and degree trends in engineering from the 1950s through 1979. An additional feature of the 1980 survey was questions relating to the current concerns about U.S. productivity and innovation. Of the 212 schools reporting, 9 percent stated that they were currently offering coursework in innovation and entrepreneurship. Another 7 percent indicated that such instruction was either currently offered as a part of ongoing courses in other areas or that they were now planning to offer such courses. A copy of the survey questionnaire, on which the results for all schools and degree levels are presented, is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Enrollment Trends, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Innovation, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Productivity, Questionnaires, Salaries
American Association of Engineering Societies, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Engineering Societies, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.
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