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Sheppard, S., Macatangay, K., Colby A., Sullivan, W. (2008). Educating Engineers: Designing for the Future of the Field. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Educating EngineersABSTRACT: Educating Engineers: Designing for the Future of the Field is the third of a series of reports on professional education issued by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Preparation for the Professions Program. Informed by the findings of the Foundation's concurrent studies of professional education, Educating Engineers is also, like the other studies, grounded in direct observation of education in process. Initial study focused on forty schools of engineering and examination of one hundred accreditation self-study reports. Over several academic semesters, a research team visited eleven electrical and mechanical engineering programs at six colleges and universities in the United States. Public and private, part of technical institutes or situated within universities, geographically diverse and serving different populations, these 11 programs represented a cross section of U.S. undergraduate engineering education.


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