The Importance of Balance in Engineering Education

by John B. Wilbur,

Serial Information: Journal of the Professional Practice, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 15-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


The engineer must have a firm grounding in science, but he must operate in areas that are in part above and beyond the well-documented areas of systematized knowledge. If the art of harmonizing and relating conflicting forces and tendencies be crowded out by science to the point where we are merely training scientific technicians, the essence of professionalism in engineering will be lost.

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