ERIC Number: ED295830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Engineering Undergraduate Education. Engineering Education and Practice in the United States.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.
The Panel on Undergraduate Engineering Education prepared this report as part of the overall effort of the National Research Council's Committee on the Education and Utilization of the Engineer. The panel studied the academic preparation of engineers for practicing their profession. This document provides an analysis of the research done by the panel. Its findings and recommendations deal with: (1) "The Goals of Undergraduate Engineering Education"; (2) "Undergraduate Students"; (3) "Faculty"; (4) "The Curriculum"; (5) "The Role of Laboratory Instruction"; and (6) "The Two-Tiered System." The major conclusions of the study are described in the executive summary. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Laboratories, Science Teachers, Undergraduate Study
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.
Note: For other documents in this series, see SE 049 209-212. Some pages with small print may not reproduce well.