Engineering Education and the Construction Industry: Modern Trends in Construction Engineering Education

by Robert L. Schiffman,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 13-18


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: This paper examines the current trends in engineering education towards a first degree in the engineering sciences, and professional training similar to Law and Medicine. In particular this paper looks at the needs of the construction industry in view of these trends in education. It is concluded that with the establishment of an organized job training program the construction industry can greatly benefit from such a program, in that future engineers will be well versed in the basic sciences, and will be able to bring these achievements to the industry, unhampered by preconceived notions of construction hardware.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Construction industry | Training | Professional development | Licensure and certification

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