ERIC Number: ED310915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Engineering Infrastructure Diagramming and Modeling. Engineering Education and Practice in The United States.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.
This report forms an integral part of a study conducted by the Committee on the Education and Utilization of the Engineer, under the auspices of the National Research Council. Five major tasks undertaken by the panel were: (1) defining engineering; (2) determining influences on the engineering community, including external influences and internal factors; (3) developing schematic flow diagrams that include the major sources, flows, and activities of the engineering community; (4) developing and describing a first-order model of the engineering community; and (5) providing an overview and assessment of 14 data bases used in the development of the diagram and model. "The Definition of Engineering and of Engineers in Historical Context"; "Trends in Engineering Enrollments and Degrees Granted"; and "Flow Diagrams" are provided in the appendices. (YP)
Descriptors: Databases, Diagrams, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Labor Force, Models, Schematic Studies, Scientific Personnel
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.
Note: For another publication in this series see SE 050 841. Tables and charts with small print may not reproduce well.