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


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 | Structural engineering | Systems engineering | Managers | Professional development

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