Several Issues in Civil Engineering Education

by Emmett M. Laursen, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 83-88

Document Type: Journal Paper


The reduction in the breadth and depth of coverage in a typical bachelor's degree program in civil engineering, the rise in competing bachelor's degree programs in civil engineering technology, the push for professional programs that are less than they seem, jointly and severally, could result in future practicing civil engineers less competent than those of today. Several actions by ASCE could counteract these trends and could increase the competence of tomorrow's practitioners.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Licensure and certification

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