The Microcomputer in C.E. Education: A Survey

by James F. McDonough, (M.ASCE), William Thoms Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Head; Dept. of Civ. & Environmental Engrg., Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH,

Serial Information: Journal of Technical Topics in Civil Engineering, 1985, Vol. 111, Issue 1, Pg. 16-19

Document Type: Journal Paper


What is the state of microcomputers in civil engineering education? Which microcomputers are being used? Are program developers willing to exchange programs? The survey conducted by the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) attempts to answer these questions and determine the next step to take in encouraging the development of usage by faculty and students. The respondents to the survey indicated a desire to participate in a software exchange. Many institutions have software they are prepared to make available. There are many problems of compatibility and transportability of programs. A summary of the most popular micros at the department, college, and university levels is provided. The C.E. division has established a committee to carry forward this effort. A special software demonstration and exchange was conducted at the 1984 ASEE national convention.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Computer software | Computing in civil engineering | Education | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Computers | Colleges and universities | Professional societies

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