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Rigler, Kenny – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
The first steps in the engineering design process are to identify and define the problem (Eide, Jenison, Mashaw, & Northup, 2001). The primary purpose of this article is to highlight the problem that has existed for the past three decades (a disconnect between industrial educators and proponents of technological literacy) and to make a…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Industrial Arts, Design, Design Requirements
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Lackey, Ellen – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the implementation of an industrial-based case study as the basis for a design project for the Spring 2009 Introduction to Mechanical Design Course at the University of Mississippi. Course surveys documented the lack of student exposure in classes to the types of projects typically experienced by engineers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Engineering, Case Studies, Design
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Fook, Chan Yuen; Balaraman, Selvam – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
The main purpose of this research is to verify the relevancy of knowledge and skills acquired by engineering graduates from university to automotive industry in Malaysia. Hence, this paper aims to identify to what extent the knowledge and skills acquired by the new engineers in the university have equipped them with job competency in the…
Descriptors: Engineering, Technical Occupations, Foreign Countries, Motor Vehicles
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Garousi, V.; Giray, Görkem; Tüzün, Eray – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Context: Knowledge level and productivity of the software engineering (SE) workforce are the subject of regular discussions among practitioners, educators, and researchers. There have been many efforts to measure and improve the knowledge gap between SE education and industrial needs. Objective: Although the existing efforts for aligning SE…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Standards, Knowledge Level, Engineering Education
Berger, Roger W. – Engineering Education, 1977
A short history of United States metrication is given. Some differing implications for industrial engineers are discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Higher Education, History, Mathematics Education
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Kutnick, Peter; Chan, Rosanna Yuen-Yan; Chan, Cecilia Ka Yuk; Good, David; Lee, Betty Pok-Yee; Lai, Veronica Ka Wai – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Many post-industrial societies have seen a decline in secondary school students' aspirations to become an engineer. Hong Kong (HK) is a post-industrial region within a larger industrialising society where no current study identifies engineering aspirations of secondary students. A representative sample of HK (3724 students/23 schools) explored…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Occupational Aspiration, Positive Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Boys, Alexander J.; Walsh, Mark C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Elementary and middle school science curricula typically focus on generating an interest in science and engineering through the use of hands-on activities that demonstrate specific concepts. Laboratory activities designed in this manner often circumvent some of the main challenges that engineers and scientists face, namely balancing advantages and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Pinto, Carla; Nicola, Susana; Mendonça, Jorge; Velichová, Daniela – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 2019
The Fourth Industrial Revolution era has arrived, according to the World Economic Forum. Everything is changing (viz., artificial intelligence, automation, intelligent robots, self-driving cars and genetic editing) and exciting opportunities accompanied with major challenges come to the surface. On the other hand, major difficulties may also rise,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, 21st Century Skills, Educational Innovation
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Ritz, John M. – Journal of Technology Education, 2009
To develop meaningful instructional programs for technology education, goals need to be in place to direct the outcomes of curriculum development and teaching. Goals are program terminal outcomes that focus curriculum writers or teachers who structure content for learners. Goals provide direction so content can be delivered for long-term impact to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Literacy, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1986
Because of the impetus on how to improve productivity in companies, the demand for graduating industrial engineers continues to be strong from a variety of sources. Starting salary offers for graduates have been averaging $26,784. Enrollments in industrial engineering programs are increasing (with 3,923 graduates in 1984). (JN)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Engineering, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends
American School Board Journal, 1979
Describes how a school district created a more efficient bus routing system with the help of two industrial engineers and the district computer. (IRT)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Eskandari, Hamidreza; Sala-Diakanda, Serge; Furterer, Sandra; Rabelo, Luis; Crumpton-Young, Lesia; Williams, Kent – Education & Training, 2007
Purpose: This paper aims to present the results of an initial research study conducted to identify the desired professional characteristics of an industrial engineer with an undergraduate degree and the emerging topic areas that should be incorporated into the curriculum to prepare industrial engineering (IE) graduates for the future workforce.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Engineering, Delphi Technique, Engineering Education
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Murray, Mike; Hendry, Gillian; McQuade, Robert – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2020
Vocational disciplines such as engineering provide an ideal opportunity for contextualising the curriculum. The provision of co-curricular activities can stimulate students to assimilate their prior knowledge and skills whilst enhancing employability attributes. Team-based co-curricular activities linked to problem-based learning can offer…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1985
Recent economic growth and improved manufacturing profitability are supporting increased employment for industrial engineers. Promising areas include modernizing manufacturing technology and productivity with large amounts of hiring in aerospace, electronics, and instrumentation. Percentages of women employed in these fields for 1982 and 1983 are…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Taylor, Gemma – School Science Review, 2014
"Real life" learning has often been suggested as a good method for engaging students in the science curriculum. In this article, an evidence-based rationale for the use of engineering as a context for "real life" science study is explained. This has been achieved through development work undertaken by the National Science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Evidence, Best Practices, Engineering
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