Traditionally, engineering education books describe and reinforce unchanging principles that are basic to the field. However, the dramatic changes in the engineering environment during the last decade demand a paradigm shift from the engineering education community. This revolutionary volume addresses the development of long-term strategies for an engineering education system that will reflect the needs and realities of the United States and the world in the 21st century. The authors discuss the critical challenges facing U.S. engineering education and present a plan addressing these challenges in the context of rapidly changing circumstances, technologies, and demands.
Table of Contents
|I. THE BOARD'S MESSAGE||1-11|
|II. ENGINEERING AT THE MILLENIUM: A NEW VISION||12-18|
|III. ENGINEERING EDUCATION TODAY||19-39|
|IV. ACHIEVING CHANGE||40-43|
|V. A CALL TO ACTION||44-55|
|APPENDIX A: BEEd TASK STATEMENT||59-59|
|APPENDIX B: LIST OF REGIONAL SYMPOSIA AND PARTICIPANTS||60-67|
|APPENDIX C: CONTRIBUTORS TO THE STUDY||68-76|
|APPENDIX D: TOWARD A PROGRESSIVE NEW ENGINEERING CURRICULUM||77-79|
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