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ERIC Number: ED458086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
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Engineering Education from the Standpoint of Curricular Structure and the Challenges of the End of the Century.
Glas, Gregorio Oscar; Denazis, Julia; Speltini, Cristina
This study sets out the institutional educational project for undergraduate students. At the same time, the authors have tried to adapt the current study programs to the extraordinary scientific and technological development in the second half of the 20th century. The paper tries to integrate various sources. Written documents and the structure of the Undergraduate Curriculum of Universities in some European countries have also included the opinions given by graduates, professors and professional people related to engineering. The authors have chosen different points to be taken into account through the analysis of the Undergraduate Curriculum. These points comprise the following: length of the engineering studies courses, credit-designed curriculum and the criteria to assign those credits, cycle division, distribution of subjects and akin activities in the Curricular Structure, Thesis in Engineering, the responsibility of connecting the student to the social situation, and the characteristics of their degrees and teaching methods. All these points have been taken into account to make a proposal to adapt the current syllabus to the social demands and production challenges. The conclusions of the paper are a synthesis of the different perspectives and the authors' views, which are not only open-ended but also try to foster an unpostponable debate about the teaching of engineering in a complex and changing world. (Contains 11 references.) (SAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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