ERIC Number: ED238368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Spring 1982 Graduating Seniors in the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
Thomson, Gregg E.
Opinions and experiences of college seniors majoring in engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, were studied in spring 1982. Specific attention was focused on the unequal distribution of interest in the various engineering programs. Data were analyzed by program, year of entry, and commitment to engineering in general and/or one's specific program. Responses to the questionnaire, which is appended, were received from 79 students in electrical engineering and computer science, 49 in mechanical engineering, 25 in civil engineering, 12 in engineering science, 11 in industrial engineering and operations research and 12 in other programs. Findings include the following: students across all programs viewed the employment prospects for students in electrical engineering and computer science as being excellent (and generally better than those in other programs); nearly three of every four students in computer science suggested that their enrollment in engineering was contingent on being in computer science itself; almost 90 percent of the sample of graduating seniors reported that they were satisfied with their education in engineering and with their specific program as well; and only half of the seniors expressed satisfaction with the faculty advising they received. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Bachelors Degrees, College Seniors, Computer Science, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Questionnaires, Specialization, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Study
University of California, Office of Student Research, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley, Office of Student Research.