Interdisciplinary Course in Engineering Education

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


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: Structural engineering | Engineering history | Undergraduate study | Historic buildings | Engineering education | Ethics | Curricula | Space exploration

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