Interdisciplinary Course in Engineering Education

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by David O. Swint, US Air Force Acad, United States,
Kenneth W. Kemp, US Air Force Acad, United States,
Brian J. Nichelson, US Air Force Acad, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space:

Abstract: Few would disagree that an undergraduate education should equip the engineer with more than technical competence. The subject of this paper includes discussion of a senior-level interdisciplinary course structured to help engineering majors understand historical and philosophical perspectives on science, technology, and engineering; the moral and ethical aspects of the technical professions; and the influence of science, technology, and engineering on future national challenges.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Structural engineering | Engineering history | Ethics | Undergraduate study | Historic buildings |

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