Engineering Management Education—An Overview

by Walter G. Heintzleman, (M.ASCE), Managing Engineer; Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Anthony M. DiGioia, Jr., (M.ASCE), Pres.; GAI Consultants, Inc., Monroeville, Pa.,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 2, Pg. 73-79

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The writers emphasize that civil engineers are engineering managers as well as technicians. Civil engineering departments must begin providing the undergraduate with engineering management education for the following reasons: (1)Civil engineers need basic management tools early in their careers; and (2)very high percentage of civil engineers eventually spend more than 50% of their time in management of supervising activities and eventually almost all civil engineers become involved in management in someway. A suggested approach is to structure civil engineering undergraduate courses around a systematic approach to the management of constructed facilities.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Undergraduate study | Managers | Professional development | Structural engineering | Systems engineering

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