The Continuing Challenge of Engineering Education

by Arthur G. Hansen, Pres.; Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN,


Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 351-357


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Cowan John (See full record)

Abstract: A review is given of existing academic programs for today's engineering students. There is a recent decline in engineering enrollments, in particular a decline in the percentage of freshman enrolling in engineering. There is a vanishing distinction between the various departments of engineering. For example, aeronautical engineering is increasing its emphasis to problems concerning transportation and large-scale systems design. The flexibility of most engineering curricula must be increased. A public relations effort is required on behalf of both engineering education and the engineering profession. Central to the solution of most of the problems in engineering education is faculty selection.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Aerospace engineering | Engineering profession | Colleges and universities | Students | Systems engineering | Transportation engineering | Curricula

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