Liberal Education in 21st Century Engineering

Liberal Education in 21st Century Engineering

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Twenty-first century engineering education must meet radically revised national accreditation standards, known colloquially as EC2000. This book shows paths forward for all faculty involved in the -liberal education- of engineering undergraduates. Beginning with an exhortation for liberal education, it includes the EC2000 criteria and its historical origin, as well as example institutional and individual responses to these criteria - which include topics in communication, ethics and professional responsibility, contemporary issues, art and aesthetics, and the integration of engineering and the humanities. The variety of curricular responses presented indicate that this is a formative - perhaps even revolutionary - period in engineering education.qReasons 2, 3, and 4 all have something to do with limiting the demand of doing something they believe is beyond ... The cost of such an orientation to the potential value of their taking eighteen humanities and social science hours is incalculable. ... the mat of humanism is not easy. ... each other and the texts much more productively, enthusiastically, and efficiently by the end of two semesters of wrestling.

Title:Liberal Education in 21st Century Engineering
Author:David F. Ollis, Kathryn Angelyn Neeley, Heinz C. Luegenbiehl
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2004


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