Freshman Programming and Engineering Design: Comedy, or Tragedy

by Patrick A. Fitzhorn, Colorado State Univ, United States,
Gearold R. Johnson, Colorado State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


It is apparent from the literature, as well as discussions with faculty at other colleges of engineering, that the topics of freshman engineering design and computation are being dealt with in a superficial manner. We argue that such courses are technologically and academically inappropriate, and only obfuscate and perpetuate the real pedagogical issues.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Computing in civil engineering | Computer programming | Computer languages | Undergraduate study | Computer aided design | Colleges and universities

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