Continuing Education in Engineering—What's New?

by Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 2, Pg. 68-74

Document Type: Feature article


ASCE's growing program in continuing education is described, plus a view of projected program growth. Two background factors—whether or not more states are likely to follow Iowa's lead and mandate continuing education as a condition of retaining the engineering license, and the question of quality control and credits for short courses—are tackled. (Specifically reported: whether or not ECPD should separately accredit organizations offering engineering short courses; and a new IEEE pilot program of quality validation of courses.) Described are four of the more successful and interesting programs in continuing engineering education—at the University of Wisconsin, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the World of Concrete exposition, and the engineering firm Gilbert/Commonwealth, of Reading, Pa. Finally, some of the more useful scources of information of upcoming short courses, in engineering and in management, are listed.

Subject Headings: Engineering firms | Education | Quality control | Professional societies | Lead (chemical) | Licensure and certification | Accreditation | Validation

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