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Engineering Education and Practice in the United States : Foundations of Our Techno-Economic Future.

Author: Committee on the Education and Utilization of the Engineer
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engineer, Committee on the Education and Utilization of the.
Engineering Education and Practice in the United States : Foundations of Our Techno-Economic Future.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Committee on the Education and Utilization of the Engineer
ISBN: 9780309534000 0309534003
OCLC Number: 940510333
Notes: Panel on review of current concerns and responses.
Description: 1 online resource (150 pages)
Contents: Engineering Education and Practice in the United States; Copyright; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Contents; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; BROAD ISSUES IN ENGINEERING; IS THE ENGINEERING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM HEALTHY?; HOW COMPETENT ARE ENGINEERS IN THE UNITED STATES?; WHAT IS THE EMPLOYMENT PICTURE FOR ENGINEERS IN THE UNITED STATES?; ARE WOMEN AND MINORITIES ADEQUATELY REPRESENTED?; WILL THE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY, BE ABLE TO MEET FUTURE DEMAND?; CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVE; RECOMMENDATIONS; BACKGROUND; 1 Introduction; CONTEXT OF THE STUDY; THE COMMITTEE'S APPROACH; REPORT STRUCTURE. 2 The Role of Engineering in AmericaROOTS OF THE PROFESSION; MAINTAINING AMERICAN STRENGTH AND INFLUENCE; IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE; MAINTAINING THE PUBLIC TRUST; References; WHERE DOES ENGINEERING STAND IN AMERICA TODAY?; 3 Defining the Engineering Community; THE CHANGING NATURE OF CONTEMPORARY ENGINEERING; CHARACTERIZING ENGINEERING'S INFRASTRUCTURE; Objectives and Accomplishments; Definitions; Flow Diagrams; Data Bases; The Engineering Personnel Model; THE SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR ENGINEERING; FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS; References. 4 Current Status of Engineering EducationCRITICAL AREAS; Faculty; Graduate Degrees; Equipment Obsolescence; The Two-Tiered System; Student Demographics; Variability of Demand; SPECIAL TOPICS; Specialization vs. Breadth; Cooperative Education; Continuing Education and Professional Development; Educational Technology; AREAS OF RAPID CHANGE; Student Prepareduess; Engineering Technology Programs; Computer Science; University-Industry Interactions; FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS; References; 5 Utilization of Engineering Resources; THE ENGINEERING WORK FORCE: CHARACTERISTICS AND TRENDS. Concentration RatiosPredominant Work Activity; Specializations; Women in Engineering; Minorities; QUALITY OF THE ENGINEERING WORK FORCE; ISSUES OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND; Shortages and Surpluses; Salaries; Unemployment Rates; Mobility; Aging and Retirement; THE IMPORTANCE OF ADAPTABILITY; Adaptability of Engineers; Adaptability of the Engineering Organization; FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS; References; A LOOK AT THE FUTURE; 6 Engineering's Future: Requirements for a Changing Environment; THE YEAR 2000: WHAT WILL THE ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT BE LIKE?; Likely Characteristics. Impacts and ImplicationsMEANS AND MECHANISMS FOR ADAPTING SUCCESSFULLY; Curriculum Requirements; Requirements for the Professional Career; FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS; References; APPENDIX A SUBCOMMITTEE AND PANEL MEMBERS, CONSULTANTS, AND LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES; SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS; PANEL ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION; PANEL ON TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION; PANEL ON CONTINUING EDUCATION; PANEL ON GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH; PANEL ON INFRASTRUCTURE DIAGRAMMING AND MODELING; PANEL ON ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS.

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